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

New battery to revolutionize energy storage

Safe, high-density battery developed in Hong Kong is tipped to boost penetration of renewable energy A safe, high-rate and long-life oxygen battery that exploits a potassium biphenyl complex anode instead of the problematic potassium metal anode has recently been developed by researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The technology promises a safe and … Continue reading New battery to revolutionize energy storage

The A380 may keep flying in China’s skies

Beijing to reward fat orders for technical cooperation as the nation needs more super-jumbos ByFrank Chen The A380 passenger aircraft is already flying into the sunset, after its maiden flight merely a little more than a decade ago. Airbus made a wistful announcement this week, saying it would ground the program and halt production in … Continue reading The A380 may keep flying in China’s skies

Putin’s three days in Singapore mark Russia’s major geopolitical changes since 2000

Vladimir Putin has been trying to strengthen Russia's ties with Southeast Asia lately. This is beneficial to all parties, Nikkei Asian Review wrote. After the meeting with the leadership of Singapore, Putin attended the East Asian Summit (EAC) and the Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The EAC includes ASEAN countries plus … Continue reading Putin’s three days in Singapore mark Russia’s major geopolitical changes since 2000

New Silk Roads define brand China

Belt and Road Initiative is a strategic axis embodying the organizing Chinese foreign policy concept for the next three decades By Pepe Escobar The New Silk Roads symbolize way more than high-speed rail lines crisscrossing Eurasia, or a maze of highways, pipelines and port connectivity. They represent a Chinese alliance with at least 65 participating … Continue reading New Silk Roads define brand China