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The strategic triangle that Is changing the world

Posted by seumasach on March 12, 2017

Strategic Culture

11th March, 2017

While the world continues to decipher, or digest, the new Trump presidency, important changes are afoot within the grand strategic triangle that lies between Russia, Iran and China.

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Beijing, US should consider joint counter-terror operations

Posted by seumasach on March 4, 2017

Asia Times

3rd March, 2017

China recently confirmed it was participating in “joint counterterrorism operations” inside Afghanistan. The size of Beijing’s force is still unclear but reports began surfacing last November that it was patrolling in northeastern Afghanistan’s Little Pamir region.

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Trump seeks early meeting with Xi Jinping

Posted by seumasach on March 4, 2017

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

4th March, 2017

The Japanese media has reported quoting “diplomatic sources” in Tokyo that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will embark on his first Asian tour in mid-March, which will take him to Japan, China and South Korea.

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China could help make America great again

Posted by seumasach on March 4, 2017

China Daily

27th January, 2017

Instead of opponents, the two nations could be partners assisting the Trump administration in achieving its stated aims

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Trump and Xi Jinping could meet as early as May

Posted by seumasach on February 28, 2017

“China also appears to be probing linking the BRI[Belt and Road Initiative] — its giant connectivity project for Asia, Europe, West Asia and Europe — in its equation with Washington.”

“Mr. Woolsey had described as a “strategic mistake,” the Obama administration’s opposition to the formation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) — a China-led multilateral bank, from which projects under the BRI are likely to benefit.”

Hindu

28th February, 2017

China’s ties with the United States appears for a re-set amid signs that a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping could be held as early as May.

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EU preparing early China summit in message to Trump

Posted by seumasach on February 20, 2017

Nation

16th February, 2017

The European Union is preparing an early summit with China in April or May in Brussels to promote free trade and international cooperation in the face of a more protectionist and inward-looking Washington, three EU officials said.

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Germany urges EU to speed trade deals after Trump, Brexit

Posted by seumasach on January 28, 2017

Reuters

27th January, 2017

Germany called on the European Union on Friday to speed deals to open trade with a dozen or more countries, mainly in Asia, and to boost support for free trade around the world in response to scepticism about it from new U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Deutsche Bank sees end to pound’s reserve status

Posted by seumasach on January 28, 2017

Mr Winkler has cited data from the IMF which shows that the sterling share of global reserves has fallen slightly in the two quarters to September.

He also says the Chinese central bank is moving out of sterling more rapidly than it moves out of other currencies, as it sells down its massive hoard of reserves in order to stop the value of the renminbi from falling too fast.

27th January

Read Independent article:  Is the pound in danger of losing its reserve currency status because of Brexit?

 

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Rex Tillerson means business and it’s fine with Russia and China

Posted by seumasach on January 25, 2017

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

24th January, 2017

Rex Tillerson, US President Donald Trump’s nominee as state secretary, has narrowly won confirmation from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – 11 senators in favor and 10 against. The split is on party lines and the clincher came on Monday when Republican senator Marco Polo (who regarded Russian President Vladimir Putin to be a ‘war criminal’ and vainly insisted that Tillerson agreed with him) fell in line at the eleventh hour.

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China wealth fund wants to turn Treasuries to U.S. Infrastructure

Posted by seumasach on January 22, 2017

Larouchepub

17th January, 2017

Jan. 16, 2017 (EIRNS)—In a speech to the Asia Financial Forum in Hong Kong today, China Investment Corporation chairman Ding Xuedong said that CIC wants to change its holdings of U.S. Treasury debt, into an investment in building of new infrastructure in the United States. Ding’s speech was reported in the South China Morning Post, Reuters, and other media.

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How Israel can align its strategy with China’s Silk Road

Posted by seumasach on January 22, 2017

Kevin Lim

Asia Times

21st January, 2017

When China’s President Xi Jinping articulated his idea of the Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) in Astana in September 2013 and again a month later in Jakarta, 1what emerged was a vision to parlay large-scale economic dynamism into a foreign policy projecting Chinese influence overseas in the name of development. Inclusive and expansive at once, this is an ambitious vision and one which could seal ours as the Chinese century if it succeeds in weaving the loose ends of China’s overseas interests into a coherent whole. Three years into SREB, now better known as the “Belt& Road Initiative” (BRI), a part of the vision is slowly taking on flesh. The volume of media reports attests to this. What remains less clear is the strategic implications and opportunities of BRI on China’s partners. Occupying a slight sliver at the intersection of West Asia and the Middle East, Europe and Africa — regions of intimate relevance to BRI — Israel too has joined the new Silk Road caravan. Where does it fit in, and what difference does BRI make?

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