Tag "China"

The New Silk Road Increases the Strategic Importance of Karelia

by Sakari Linden Republic of Karelia and its Head Alexander Hudilainen have targeted their eyes and hopes to China. After its relations with the West have been deteriorated due to the Ukraine crisis, Russia has increasingly directed geopolitically and economically towards Eurasia and China. Russia’s new direction changes position of Karelia, but at the same time it opens totally new opportunities for the region. From the point of view of

South East Asia SITREP October 26th, 2015 by Joseph K

The situation in South East Asia these last two weeks has been relatively calm, but things are most certainly simmering away beneath the surface. This SITREP focuses on Vietnam’s “tightrope” diplomacy between the US and China, the situation in Myanmar as the country approaches elections, the ever-present danger of US provocations in the South China Sea, and finally, Russia’s developing relationship with ASEAN. Vietnam is changing… and so is the

Nepal’s Constitutional Crisis: The First Stage Of A Chinese-Indian Cold War?

by Andrew Korybko The relatively obscure and media neglected topic of Nepal’s growing constitutional crisis has the very real possibility of transforming into a larger proxy confrontation between China and India. Neither state stands to gain by falling into this strategic trap, but as their mutual neighbor’s destabilization only intensifies, and each Asian giant finds themselves increasingly supporting opposing sides, it might just take another small spark of violence to

China Develops Relations with Iran, Syria, Russia

by SouthFront On October 14, SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence stated that “China actively prepares for the participating in the Russian anti-ISIS operation“. As all our conclusions, this was grounded on the lots of work. Nonetheless, time to time, readers express doubts about our conclusions or even argue that we provide “wishful thinking” or kind of “patriotic believes” [SF’s editor: LOL]. So, we’ve decided to show a little of  our analyses’ backstage. Let’s check how the “alternative” anti-ISIS

China, IMF and SDR SITREP October 17th, 2015 by the Serbian Girl

Is China preparing for a “Super SDR” to challenge the US dollar? China has made every effort to bypass the US/EU financial institutions by creating parallel structures such as the AIIB, BRICS bank, launching initiatives such as New Silk Road, OBOR, and CIPs to replace SWIFT. They have also built-up their gold reserves in view of a possible gold-backed Yuan. So why is China so committed to the IMF? The

Andrew Korybko’s Interview With China’s Dr. Pang Zhongying

Regular contributor to The Saker, Andrew Korybko, is presenting us with additional correspondence from his recent China trip . He had the opportunity to conduct a prolonged interview with Dr. Pang Zhongying,one of the country’s premier international relations experts, alongside his colleague from TASS, Ksenia Petrova. The following is a transcript of their conversation, with minor grammatical changes made to the text to make it more understandable. This is the first

President Putin’s interview to TASS and Xinhua news agencies

Ahead of his visit to the People’s Republic of China to attend celebrations of the 70th anniversary of China’s victory in the War of Resistance Against Japan and the end of World War II, Vladimir Putin gave an interview to the Russian news agency TASS and the Chinese news agency Xinhua. Question: This year marks 70 years since the victory over Nazism in World War II. Both your father and the father of China’s President Xi Jinping fought in that war. Your memories of the war are both your personal, family memories and the memories of the whole nation. After Xi

The Russian-Chinese-Indian Strategic Convergence In Myanmar – PART I

by Andrew Korybko The Southeast Asian state of Myanmar is beleaguered by creeping threats that risk returning the country to the dark days of full-scale civil war. Neighboring powers India and China have no interest in seeing this scenario, as such an event would spoil the role that they expect a stable Myanmar to fill vis-à-vis their strategic vision for the country. In what makes for tragic irony, however, their

A New World Order Requires a New Mindset – a response to Nikolai Starikov’s interview in the People’s Daily

by Mister Unknown Russian author & political analyst Nikolai Starikov recently gave an interview to the Russian language version of the “People’s Daily”, the official state newspaper of the PRC. Starikov’s attitudes toward China were predictably positive & friendly, but I noticed one problematic theme that emerged repeatedly in Starikov’s interview answers, one which I find all too common in the Russian discourse on Sino-Russian relations – a preoccupation with the US &

For the first time the PRC publishes a white paper on China’s Military Strategy

  BEIJING, May 26 (Xinhua) — The Information Office of the State Council on Tuesday published a white paper on China’s military strategy.   Following is the full text:   China’s Military Strategy   The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China   May 2015, Beijing   Contents   Preface   I. National Security Situation   II. Missions and Strategic Tasks of China’s Armed Forces   III. Strategic Guideline of Active Defense   IV. Building and Development

Saker interview with Jeff J. Brown

Foreword by the Saker:  Just as I was about to publish this interview with Jeff J. Brown, I got the following email for Larchmonter445: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-05/26/c_134269678.htm Yang, the man in glasses next to the woman interpreter, is top Councillor for Foreign Policy and often deals as a second Foreign Minister. They hide his importance by describing his portfolio as less than his actions and interactions. He is a brain on policy

Did a Chinese-Russian-Iranian coalition opposing NATO debut in Moscow?

by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya for GlobalResearch The Moscow Conference on International Security in April was used as a venue to give notice to the US and NATO that other world powers will not let them do as they please. Russia’s Defense Minister Shoigu and Iran’s Defense Minister Dehghan at the IV Moscow Conference on International Security (RIA Novosti/Iliya Pitalev) Talk about joint efforts between China, India, Russia and Iran against

Behind the Great Western Firewall Is the Ugly Truth

By: Jeff J. Brown Cross linked with 44 Days The Great Western Firewall vs. the Great Firewall of China: different methodologies, identical results. (www.guardian.co.uk) A truth untold is a lie. A fact hidden is censorship. – The Author When I recently signed off of Reflections in Sinoland, saying I was not going to do any more columns for the time being, so as to write my third book, Red Letters

Dear Children of Hong Kong

by an anonymous resident of Hong Kong Dear children of Hong Kong: Most if not all of you are very concerned about the puzzling scenes and conflicting interpretations/comments (some with fake photos) flying around, each perhaps serving some untold purposes. Concerned but not necessarily adequately informed (not as those who have followed the socio-political development in Hong Kong as a cool pursuit of truth rather than passion – to look

The tip of the immense iceberg of US diplomatic stupidity now spotted off the Chinese Pacific coast

written specially for the Asia Times Do you remember President Clinton ordered two US aircraft carrier battle groups into the Strait of Taiwan in 1996 to “send a message” to China?  Well, it appears that Barak Obama, the lame duck spineless multi-humiliated and multi-defeated President of the US of A just had a surge of testosterone and decided to provoke China yet again by mocking its decision to extend its

Syrian Army tactics and few examples of how Russia, China and Iran could help

The Abhazian Network News Agency ANNA (http://anna-news.info/ and http://www.youtube.com/user/newsanna) and its editor in chief, Marat Musin (http://maramus.livejournal.com/) have recorded some truly fantastic coverage from the frontlines of the war in Syria.  Alas, the video commentary is always in Russian, hence I do not show these videos here, but their latest video shows a good example of the new tactics adopted by the Syrian army.  Take a look at this photo:

An interesting theory about the recent tensions on the Korean Peninsula

Shevchenko I just heard one of my favorite analysts, Maksim Shevchenko, offer a very interesting theory about the tensions on the Korean Peninsula.  Here is a summary of his theory:There is no way the DPRK would have started that kind of confrontation with the USA without the blessing of the Chinese.  What happened in this case is that the Chinese told the North Koreans to “rock the boat” in Korea

Why the civilized world has a moral obligation to help Syria to defeat the US/NATO/al-Qaeda coalition

Yesterday, in the comments section of my post Assad and the Syrian Army are fighting for all of us, Uprooted Palestinian reminded me that he had predicted that what I had called the “US subversion model: Bosnia v.4, Kosovo v.3, Libya v.2 and now Syria v.1” would not work in Syria (FYI: the preceding sentence contains five links, not one long one).  He was right.  Something really different happened, and

China and Russia are Acquiring Gold, Dumping US Dollars

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky for Global Research There is evidence that central banks in several regions of the World are building up their gold reserves. What is published are the official purchases.A large part of these Central Bank purchases of gold bullion are not disclosed. They are undertaken through third party contracting companies, with utmost discretion. US dollar holdings and US dollar denominated debt instruments are in effect being traded in