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Washington Not Happy About New China Focus on...

P654624232As it becomes clear that the Trump Administration support, so far unsuccessful, for regime change in Venezuela is also very much about targeting the huge financial presence of China with the Maduro regime, recent news of a major Chinese oil success in Cuban waters will clearly…

Chinese Leader’s Trip to Europe

XIE674522The visit by the President of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Xi Jinping, to Europe in March was a significant event in world politics for the first half of 2019. The tour began only a week after a routine, but invariably important internal political event, called the Two Sessions…

The US has Locked China as its Enemy No. 1

HW4534522Although a South China Morning Post news article of March 9 tried to dismiss a popular notion that there is going on a ‘clash of civilisations’ between the US and China and further showed that the present conflict between the two states could potentially be resolved by “reaching…

Making China Great Again, Reorienting Europe

75d1682In 1820,China’s economy was the largest in the world, as it had been for centuries. Then the Opium Wars initiated by theBritish Empirefoisted Indian opium upon the country. By mid-century the ruling Qing dynasty had been so weakened that China came within a hair’s breadth of being…

Washington is Determined to Sucker Punch Chin...

USLB534532No matter what Western media source you would choose to read, you are compelled to come across the rhetorics about the persistent “Chinese aggression,” the notion that has already become the dominant narrative in the US

On the Recent Press Conference of China’...

CHN6767868The National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China’s annual meetings have traditionally been used as a platform for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to outline key positions the country has taken in its foreign policy. Entrenched stances are held up and new trends…

This Map Shows a Trillion-Dollar Reason Why U...

XBARAs part of a larger, concerted effort to encircle and contain China, an ongoing disinformation campaign has been waged by the Western media against Beijing’s massive global infrastructure building spree known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). A recent and…

Who’s Afraid of Electric Cars? And Why

EC6456222In the fall of 2017, as China announced its dramatic new regulations pushing electric cars, the price of lithium and cobalt went through the roof. The two minerals, essential in the production of batteries for ‘New Energy Vehicles’, were highly sought. The Democratic Republic of the Congo…

City of Xi’an and Why the New Chinese Silk Ro...

ANT342342Snow is falling on the wide sidewalks of the historic city of Xi’an, but people don’t seem to be troubled by the bitter cold. One of the oldest cities in China, Xi’an, is now vibrant, optimistic and stunningly beautiful. Sidewalks are paved with expensive stones and have more…

What’s Not Being Said About the Venezuela Oil...

VNSo far much of the discussion over what is driving the bizarre Trump Administration intervention into Venezuela centers around the comments of National Security Adviser John Bolton to claim it’s about oil. In a previous analysis we looked at the prospects of the huge Chavez Basin…

Two Rounds of US-China Talks are Behind Us. W...

7433An important event for international policy in 2019 has been held; two rounds of talks (between 7 and 9 January in Beijing, and between 30 and 31 January in Washington) dealt with the major challenge currently affecting relations between the two leading world powers, which is…

Is Debt China’s Achilles Heel?

12China’s credits to various countries along its much-discussed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the most ambitious infrastructure undertaking in history, have recently been criticized for drawing poor countries into a debt trap by extending huge credits. Myanmar is often cited, as well as Sri Lanka. Malaysia and Pakistan are renegotiating …


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