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Posts Tagged ‘Chinese soft power’

Western contempt for China turns to panic

Posted by seumasach on September 24, 2017

Spengler

Asia Times

18th September, 2017

Not since the British garrison at Singapore surrendered to Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita in 1942 has Western opinion of an Asian power changed so fast. When China’s 2015 stock market bubble popped, prevailing Western opinion held that China’s economic boom would flame out in a debt crisis comparable to America’s subprime disaster of 2008 or the near collapse of Europe’s southern tier in 2013.

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The Russia-China plan for North Korea: stability, connectivity

Posted by seumasach on September 17, 2017

“Largely unreported by Western corporate media, what happened in Vladivostok is really ground-breaking. Moscow and Seoul agreed on a trilateral trade platform, crucially involving Pyongyang, to ultimately invest in connectivity between the whole Korean peninsula and the Russian Far East.”

Pepe Escobar

13th September, 2017

Moscow has been busy building agreements that would extend Eurasian connectivity eastward. The question is how to convince the DPRK to play along…

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China calls US bluff on North Korea – again

Posted by seumasach on September 14, 2017

Alexander Mercouris

The Duran

13th September, 2017

The North Korean crisis took a further twist on Monday with a significant climbdown by the US at the UN Security Council and a further diplomatic victory by China.

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Work begins soon to bring Haiti into ‘Silk Road’

Posted by seumasach on September 3, 2017

The Silk Road is reaching right into the US backyard

Telesur

1st September, 2017

The People’s Republic of China is preparing to carry through with plans to invest a massive US$30 billion in developing Haiti’s infrastructure, including power plants, sanitation works, water systems, railways, affordable housing, and marketplaces, in an agreement that is expected to have a major social, economic, and developmental impact.

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China sees new world order with oil benchmark backed by gold

Posted by seumasach on September 3, 2017

Nikkei Asian Review

1st September, 2017

DENPASAR, Indonesia — China is expected shortly to launch a crude oil futures contract priced in yuan and convertible into gold in what analysts say could be a game-changer for the industry.

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China gets its way on North Korea despite resistance in Washington

Posted by seumasach on August 7, 2017

Alexander Mercuris

The Duran

7th august, 2017

The latest UN Security Council resolution on the North Korea crisis shows that it is China’s approach which is prevailing.

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Petrodollar faces growing threat from the East

Posted by seumasach on April 29, 2017

Asia Times

27th April, 2017

While the recent raft of Sino-Saudi trade agreements benefited Chinese soft power in protecting Xinjiang, and the Saudis by diversifying their economy, China’s slow intertwining with Saudi Arabia complements the Sino-Russo alliance. Primarily, its benefits could lead to a realistic threat to the petrodollar.

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Did Rex Tillerson dance to China’s tune?

Posted by seumasach on March 23, 2017

Asia Times

22nd March, 2017

For all his tough talk in Tokyo and Seoul, Rex Tillerson adopted a remarkably soft tone when he met China’s president and officials in Beijing during the last stop of his first Asian tour as US secretary of state last week.

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China-led AIIB approves 13 new members

Posted by seumasach on March 23, 2017

Asia Times

23rd March, 2017

The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said on Thursday it has approved 13 new applicants to join the bank, including Canada, a major ally of the United States, bringing its total membership to 70.

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How China can gain after Trump muddies the waters with Australia

Posted by seumasach on March 21, 2017

“With the US and Europe now retreating, China should seek to draw Australia closer and build a [political] partnership with Australia,”

South China Morning Post

21st March, 2017

Australia is likely to tread an increasingly delicate path in balancing its relations with China and its traditional ally the United States amid sometimes erratic behaviour and unclear policy direction under US President Donald Trump, according to analysts.

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Trump prioritises meeting with Xi Jinping

Posted by seumasach on February 28, 2017

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

27th February, 2017

The Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi is in Washington at the invitation of the US administration. He is the first senior Chinese official to visit the US after President Donald Trump took office. Yang had visited New York in December to meet with Trump’s transition team.

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