Blood on the tracks of the New Silk Roads

By Pepe Escobar China’s cardinal foreign policy imperative is to refrain from interfering abroad while advancing the proverbial good relations with key political actors – even when they may be at each other’s throats. Still, it’s nothing but gut-wrenching for Beijing to watch the current, unpredictable, Saudi-Qatari standoff. There’s no endgame in sight, as plausible … Continue reading Blood on the tracks of the New Silk Roads

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China – Imports take off on renewed demand for hi-tech gadgets

Robust rebound in a broad range of non-resources imports during May pushed China’s foreign trade growth far beyond expectations By Steve Wang and Lin Wanxia, @wxlin1220   Robust rebound in a broad range of non-resources imports during May pushed China’s foreign trade growth far beyond expectations, in a sign that the world’s largest emerging economy … Continue reading China – Imports take off on renewed demand for hi-tech gadgets

China’s market – sensible people acting insensibly

By Grant Newsham The recent US-China 100-day action plan – under which Beijing mostly agreed to do things it was already supposed to do but wasn’t, while the US kept its market wide open – once again shows the Chinese market’s hypnotic effect on foreigners. The allure of a China where one sells one of something … Continue reading China’s market – sensible people acting insensibly

Washington and OBOR (One Belt One Road)

Pottinger, Branstad could help cement US role in China’s OBOR   By Doug Tsuruoka   US participation in China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) plan and reciprocity on bilateral trade issues are made more likely by the emergence of Matthew Pottinger and Terry Branstad as key players in formulating the Donald Trump administration’s policy toward Beijing, … Continue reading Washington and OBOR (One Belt One Road)

China Plans to Launch Luxury Cruise Liners Three Times Bigger Than Titanic

China has announced it will become the world’s largest cruise liner center in the future. China’s State Shipbuilding Corporation has recently partnered up with an iconic Italian ship building company and together they plan to construct super luxurious cruise liners The general director of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, Wu Qiang, said that in 2021 China plans to launch … Continue reading China Plans to Launch Luxury Cruise Liners Three Times Bigger Than Titanic