Myanmar a perfect fit on China’s Belt and Road

Four priority BRI projects in Myanmar promise to make China a balance-of-power tilting Indian Ocean force by Bertil Lintner If the four most important of 33 agreements Xi signed with his Myanmar hosts during his tour are actually implemented – a big if considering BRI’s spotty follow through on ballyhooed projects – they would have … Continue reading Myanmar a perfect fit on China’s Belt and Road

Iran Is China’s Secret Weapon for Killing off the US Dollar’s Global Reserve Status

Federico Pieraccini There is a strong current of change affecting the international political arena. It is the beginning of a revolution brought on by the transition from a unipolar to multipolar world order. In practice, we are faced with the combination of several factors, including the application of US tariffs on Chinese exports, Washington’s sanctions … Continue reading Iran Is China’s Secret Weapon for Killing off the US Dollar’s Global Reserve Status

Chinese psyops vs US have been one hell of a success

Beijing was equally successful in Washington – making a clean sweep of US administrations until Trump came along. Of course, each “had its reasons.”

Some combination of money, flattery and a 10-course dinner is usually all that’s needed with Americans ByGrant Newsham The Chinese Communist Party is a nasty regime. But sometimes one marvels at what it has accomplished. And no, we’re not talking about the Shenzhen skyscrapers or the new Beijing airport. Rather, the CCP over the last … Continue reading Chinese psyops vs US have been one hell of a success

Great Wall pushes ahead with US$1.1 billion EV plant

But prominent players in new energy vehicles are now suffering — and blaming it on the drop-off in government subsidies ByDave Makichuk Car sales are down in China, and around the world — so why is Great Wall Motors still bullish on building a new factory in Jiangsu province? Bucking the trend, the Chinese carmaker … Continue reading Great Wall pushes ahead with US$1.1 billion EV plant

Where the Silk Roads meet the mighty Mekong

Sleepy, landlocked Laos is undergoing rapid changes as China builds connections to mainland Southeast Asia ByPepe Escobar, Luang Prabang The small wooden boats slowly make their way down the brown waters of the Mekong at sunset. Flowing meditation – just enjoying the silence, watching the river flow. Then, suddenly, in the distance, an apparition – … Continue reading Where the Silk Roads meet the mighty Mekong