China’s Historic Silk Road is Resurrected from the Rubble

Elementum

In 2013, President Xi Jin Ping introduced an initiative to construct a modern-day equivalent of the Silk Road as part of the country’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In a move criticized by some as neo-colonialism, it has become Africa’s largest trading partner , establishing trade zones in several African countries and importing 1.4 China is leading an initiative to revive one of the largest feats of trade infrastructure the world has ever known.

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Global electric vehicle demand drives scramble for fresh supplies of vital metals

EFT

Investment bank Goldman Sachs predicts that sales of batteries to power EVs will rise from under $10 billion to $60 billion by 2030, which will require that the global availability of battery metals expands to meet swelling demand.