Xi’s wild geese chase the Silk Road gold

President Xi Jinping invokes Ming dynasty heroes, geopolitical development strategies and wild Asian geese analogies to portray China’s New Silk Roads initiative as the flagship of a trade-focussed new world order By Pepe Escobar President Xi Jinping used the two-day New Silk Road international forum in Beijing to establish China as the flagship of a … Continue reading Xi’s wild geese chase the Silk Road gold

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

Chinese ‘taking over’ Malaysia in 20 years, politician warns

‘What is there to prevent China from owning all of our strategic assets like airports, ports and railways?’ asks Zaid Ibrahim By Johan Nylander, @johannylander   China has overtaken Singapore as the largest investor in Malaysia, while thousands of mainland Chinese are taking advantage of the Southeast Asian nation’s generous long-stay visa for wealthy foreigners. Now, … Continue reading Chinese ‘taking over’ Malaysia in 20 years, politician warns

Chinese-Russian Strategic Partnership

In an interview with Sputnik, Russian political analyst Sergey Sanakoyev focused on the current level of the Moscow-Beijing ties which he said is already starting to look like an alliance Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov said that Russia's President Vladimir Putin will take an active part in the international One Belt, One Road forum which will … Continue reading Chinese-Russian Strategic Partnership

Korean Peninsula – Moon win puts allies approach to North Korea in doubt, but drastic policy shift unlikely, experts say

By Tomohiro Osaki and Jesse Johnson Staff Writers With Wednesday’s swearing-in of liberal candidate Moon Jae-in as South Korea’s new president, all eyes are on whether he will stick to his campaign promise of pursuing rapprochement with Pyongyang after years of a pro-sanctions push out of Seoul — a policy shift that, if realized, would destabilize … Continue reading Korean Peninsula – Moon win puts allies approach to North Korea in doubt, but drastic policy shift unlikely, experts say