RWR Data Referenced in Financial Times Article on BRI-Related Real Estate Investment

On March 31, research by RWR on Chi­nese real estate invest­ment in BRI coun­tries was ref­er­enced by the Finan­cial Times.  RWR found that that such activ­i­ty decreased from $23.6 bil­lion in 2016 to $14 bil­lion in 2018, and that invest­ment in 2019 has not yet reached $1 bil­lion.  RWR COO Andrew Dav­en­port told the Finan­cial Times, “It dose appear includ­ing in com­mer­cial real estate devel­op­ment projects in BRI ...

RWR Featured in Financial Times Article on Chinese Companies Operating in Xinjiang

On March 29, RWR CEO Roger W. Robin­son offered a com­ment to the Finan­cial Times on the risk expo­sure of cer­tain Chi­nese com­pa­nies that have been alleged­ly asso­ci­at­ed with the ongo­ing per­se­cu­tion of Uighurs and oth­er Mus­lims in Xin­jiang. Mr. Robin­son said, “State pub­lic pen­sion funds, the MSCI EM index and oth­er funds under man­age­ment that hold com­pa­nies like Hikvi­sion have seem­ing­ly engaged in lit­tle, if any ...

Davenport Quoted in Foreign Policy on Huawei’s Involvement in Africa

On March 19, RWR COO Andrew Dav­en­port was quot­ed in a For­eign Pol­i­cy arti­cle on Chi­nese telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pa­ny Huawei’s involve­ment in Africa. Mr. Dav­en­port said that being the only viable provider of inter­net con­nec­tiv­i­ty can give Chi­na sig­nif­i­cant lever­age over African gov­ern­ments. He added, “Beyond just espi­onage, there’s lever­age that comes with being the low-cost solu­tion provider to a coun­try whose ...