China plans another multibillion-dollar spending spree

Beijing announces plans to boost infrastructure investment despite debt crackdown and escalating trade tensions with the US By Gordon Watts It appears the best way to avoid a debt trap is to keep on spending. At a meeting of the State Council, the de facto cabinet of the Chinese government, plans were rolled out to … Continue reading China plans another multibillion-dollar spending spree

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China builds a wall of BRICS to help counter US trade war barrier

The bloc has now morphed into a key political and economic organization fueled by China’s global expansion drive By Gordon Watts Only the Chinese could turn an acronym into a trading bloc. On Wednesday, the BRICS summit will get underway in Johannesburg and top of the agenda for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa … Continue reading China builds a wall of BRICS to help counter US trade war barrier

Hamburg: China’s European trade hub

By John J. Metzler As ill trade winds blow across the Pacific from the Trump Administration’s decision to impose tough tariffs on Chinese products, across the Atlantic there’s a growing commercial relationship between the European Union (EU) states and China. The nexus for this business and a primary transportation hub rests in Germany’s port of … Continue reading Hamburg: China’s European trade hub

America’s self-defeating quest for global supremacy

By Ken Moak US President Donald Trump’s trade war against China (and the world) might not be his decision alone. Previous administrations, the US Congress and neoconservatives have made preventing any nation from challenging US supremacy their business. In this regard, this author was wrong in predicting that Trump would not follow through with the … Continue reading America’s self-defeating quest for global supremacy

China’s Polar Silk Road Offers the West a Chance to Escape Post-Industrial Rot

By Jonathon Ludwig China, as a responsible major country, is ready to cooperate with all relevant parties to seize the historic opportunity in the development of the Arctic, to addresses the challenges brought by the changes in the region” –Chinese White Paper January 25, 2018. China’s January 25th unveiling of the “Polar Silk Road” has created a wonderful … Continue reading China’s Polar Silk Road Offers the West a Chance to Escape Post-Industrial Rot