The US war on China’s economic model

The growing hostility of Western governments to China is more about the interests of Western investors than legitimate security fears By Stephen Gowans The United States stations 320,000 troops in the vicinity of China [1], maintains a continuous B-52 bomber presence in the region, including over waters claimed by the East Asian giant, [2] and … Continue reading The US war on China’s economic model

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Erdogan sees China as a partner for the future

Even as a US-Turkey stand-off cools, the Turkish leader is pursuing China as a long-term hedge against the West By Burcu Karakaş “We are facing an economic war. Do not worry, we will win it,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during the presentation of his 100-day action plan in August, as a currency crisis … Continue reading Erdogan sees China as a partner for the future

How the New Silk Roads are merging into Greater Eurasia

That’s irreversible. The dogs of demonization, containment, sanctions and even war may bark all they want, but the Eurasia integration caravan keeps moving along.

Russia is keen to push economic integration with parts of Asia and this fits in with China's Belt and Road Initiative By PEPE ESCOBAR The concept of Greater Eurasia has been discussed at the highest levels of Russian academia and policy-making for some time. This week the policy was presented at the Council of Ministers and … Continue reading How the New Silk Roads are merging into Greater Eurasia

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

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