Eurasia – China’s Project of the Century

BEIJING/BERLIN Berlin and Brussels are obstructing China's "New Silk Road" mega project. Last Sunday, the EU refused to sign a declaration pertaining to this project at an international summit in Beijing with representatives from more than 100 countries, including 29 heads of states and governments. Beijing plans to invest trillions in this project to develop … Continue reading Eurasia – China’s Project of the Century

Eurasia Integration: A Three-Speed Affair

Pepe Escobar Europe, relatively integrated, lives today in a de facto two-speed reality. Eurasia integration, a work in progress and with vastly more reach, is for the moment a three-speed process, as seen through the positioning of three Central Asian “stans” Away from the hysterical 24/7 news cycle, Turkmenistan quietly went to the polls. President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, … Continue reading Eurasia Integration: A Three-Speed Affair

One China, three foreign policy faces

By EMANUELE SCIMIA China has a changing attitude to the thornier diplomatic and security crises now afflicting the Asian continent. Depending on the amount of national interest at play and the power it can reasonably project in the relevant geopolitical chessboards, Beijing can put on the face of peace facilitator in Syria, peace broker in … Continue reading One China, three foreign policy faces

Turkey – Between Brussels and Shanghai

  By Altay Atli At a time when the relations between Turkey and the European Union (EU) have hit an all time low, with the European Parliament voting in favor of freezing accession talks with Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s remarks that Turkey “should not be fixated on the idea of joining the EU” and … Continue reading Turkey – Between Brussels and Shanghai

Eurasian Economic Union to combat counterfeit imports from Asia

November 25, 2016 Kira Egorova, RBTH The countries of the Eurasian Economic Union are beginning to fight counterfeit imports with the help of radio-frequency identification (RFID). Starting on January 1, 2017, RFID tags will be used to identify all imported medicine. The announcement was made by Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov at … Continue reading Eurasian Economic Union to combat counterfeit imports from Asia