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By Godfree Roberts – an early extract from his weekly Here Comes China newsletter and posted with permission WILL RUSSIA DESTROY THE US DOLLAR? Farewell to Inordinate Privilege Earlier this week, Russia announced that countries on its Unfriendly Nations list must pay in roubles for its gas. Within hours, the rouble regained its pre-embargo value on international markets. De facto, the rouble also established itself as a reserve currency in
This week’s China Sitrep is by Godfree Roberts and went viral across the resistance sites. Amidst global gloom, 2021 was the best year in modern Chinese history. Here’s what they accomplished: Eliminated extreme poverty. Reached 96% home ownership. Kept Covid death rate at 0.6% of America’s. bigger Grew the economy $2 trillion PPP, the fastest growth ever. Became the richest country on earth. Became the world’s biggest overseas investor. Became
By Godfree Roberts – selected from his extensive weekly newsletter : Here Comes China You can get it here: https://www.herecomeschina.com/#subscribe We start the regular sitrep with Godfree’s new book Why China Leads the World. I’m reading now and will write a book review after working my way through all five parts of this detailed tome. (Amarynth) To put the World in order, we must first put the nation in order;
By Godfree Roberts – selected from his extensive weekly newsletter : Here Comes China This is why we study China. There is no point in believing we can make sense of China by a skin-deep knowledge of present-day China. We will be little the wiser. Chinese civilization is over 4,000 years old: as a political entity it is over 2,000 years old, the longest continuously existing polity in the world.
By Godfree Roberts selected from his extensive weekly newsletter : Here Comes China Editorial Comments Before we dive into Godfree’s newsletter for this week, those that are interested in space, satellites and imaging will enjoy this. China’s new ‘multi-mode’ satellite releases first high-res images and they are truly magnificent. Take a look as we do not have permission to post anything here. https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-09-30/China-s-new-multi-mode-satellite-releases-first-high-res-images-Ud2polxoWc/index.html This week from the Here Comes China
By Godfree Roberts selected from his extensive weekly newsletter Here Comes China Street Wisdom If you are born in a country with 1.4 billion people and thousands of years of history, you will know how important cooperation is. We need order more than freedom. We need collectivism more than individualism. Many Westerners don’t understand it. The per capita cultivated land of Canada is 18 times that of China, and the
By Godfree Roberts selected from his extensive weekly newsletter: This week’s selection is only three pieces from the Here Comes China newsletter and this selection corresponds with recent essays and discussions on the Saker Blog. The first piece is Belarus and the New Silk Road, then a BRI update and finally the question that we face frequently: How does Russia and China cooperate. (No, you won’t see this in the
By Godfree Roberts from his newsletter This week we focus mainly on China’s development and business. We still see signs of an unrestricted and type of unformed war on China that is described by many names, examples cold war or, hybrid war. The main characteristic of this war is where nothing that disrupts the enemy is off limits. Despite an unprecedented downturn in US-China relations during a pandemic, US businesses
By Godfree Roberts from his newsletter This week’s selection from Godfree’s excellent China newsbrief includes the status of Dollar trade, Huawei, Technology and the much maligned (in the West) Social Credit system. Economy and Finance After years of talking about abandoning the US dollar, Russia and China are doing it for real. In the first quarter of 2020, the share of the dollar in trade between the countries fell below
By Godfree Roberts for The Saker Blog Eurasia has most of the world’s wealth, resources, and population — yet there is very low economic connectivity. A Sino-Russian partnership can collectively create a gravitational pull that allows them to capture the geoeconomic levers of power by creating an alternative to the Western-centric model. This entails developing new global value chains that captures the high-value activities in strategic industries and energy markets,