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The Chain Weekly News Digest - September 20, 2021
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> TOP STORIES
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) plays a crucial role in connecting China to Cambodia and enhancing connectivity and cross-border trade within Asia.
There are few Western writers who have managed to nail down the important components of China’s ambitious “Belt Road Initiative.”
Thant Sin Maung said that the underdevelopment of the logistics industry was one of the reasons why Myanmar’s progress has been delayed.
The 21st century has been good to the textile industry. Global clothing production doubled between 2000 and 2017 to surpass 100 billion items annually for the first time in 2014.
US-China trade war could create winners — www.cnbc.com Southeast Asia is "a very attractive alternative" for companies looking to diversify away from China in the trade war, according to Satish Shankar from management consultancy Bain & Co.
One of the most immediate — and already live — applications for robotics and artificial intelligence in general has been in using unmanned robots in warehouses and other environments.
Textiles and apparel are, without a doubt, global industries. However, analysis by Dr Sheng Lu suggests world textile and apparel trade is also becoming more regional.
The South Korean government said it will use blockchain technology to track beef through the supply chain to provide consumers with information about the source of their food.
The sōgō shōsha have two fundamental business models: Their traditional, core business model as trader, supplier, wholesaler and distributor of a vast array of goods and...
Air freight will benefit from China-US trade war — theloadstar.co.uk The failure of the US and China to agree on trade at the weekend makes further tariffs on Chinese goods to the US seem increasingly likely.
> UPCOMING EVENTS
Trade Wars & Supply Chains, December 18 (Webinar) This exclusive webinar will delve into the implications of the escalating trade war on supply chain, logistics, sourcing and manufacturing operations in China.
At the Digital Procurement Webinar, you will get the chance to hear how leading companies in Asia are working on harnessing data and using technologies to support value-creation in procurement.
> INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK
Asia is expected to lose out from the impact of the US-China trade war but Nomura analysts say Malaysia is best placed to benefit as an alternative source of imports, while Vietnam is set to gain as companies move production to escape tariffs.
Source: Financial Times
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