Thailand the missing link in China’s Maritime Silk Road

In a policy shift, Thai PM Prayut Chan-ocha says state agencies will study the construction of a long-envisioned ocean-linking canal China craves for economic and security reasons By Benjamin Zawacki After demurring for years, Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-ocha last week ordered national planning and security agencies to look into building a possible canal … Continue reading Thailand the missing link in China’s Maritime Silk Road

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Russia – China – Cooperation & Trade News

Russia to replace US soybean exports to China amid escalating trade war The ongoing trade conflict with Washington is forcing China to look for new suppliers of day-to-day produce to the domestic market. Russia is expected to be the answer when it comes to soybeans and other goods. According to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, … Continue reading Russia – China – Cooperation & Trade News

What sanctions on Russia and China really mean

The Pentagon may not be advocating total war against both Russia and China – as it has been interpreted in some quarters By Pepe Escobar A crucial Pentagon report on the US defense industrial base and “supply chain resiliency” bluntly accuses China of “military expansion” and “a strategy of economic aggression,” mostly because Beijing is … Continue reading What sanctions on Russia and China really mean

Trade war upsides abound for Vietnam

Trade-geared nation is poised to benefit more than most from coming shifts to global supply chains away from China-based production By Nate Fischler As Asian nations brace for US-China trade war impacts on their economies, Vietnam is positioning itself as a possible two-way winner of the conflict. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc made clear … Continue reading Trade war upsides abound for Vietnam

Trump is losing the trade war and blaming China

By Ken Moak US President Donald Trump boasted that he is winning the trade war, telling delegates at the recent United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York that the US economy is booming whereas China’s is faltering. In light of the delegates’ snickering and laughing, however, few if any attendees took him seriously, perhaps … Continue reading Trump is losing the trade war and blaming China