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The Mask of US Aggression Against China is Off

For years, the US has positioned its military on key spots along China’s One Belt-One Road (aka New Silk Road). Furthermore, the recent inflaming of the protracted disputes between Washington and Pyongyang along with American provocations against China in the South China Sea, all add up to American power trying to fully encircle not only …

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Africa’s Pivotal Role in the Successful Implementation of China’s OBOR Vision

Africa has been one of the integrally important regions regarding the successful implementation of China’s ambitious One Belt One Road (OBOR) project. Just as in Eurasia, China is planning to cover this continent with a network of railroads and highways which will stretch from the ports along the eastern coast of Africa all the way …

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Gwadar and Chabahar Aren’t China and India’s Only “Dueling Ports”

The “dueling ports” of Gwadar and Chabahar in Pakistani and Iranian Balochistan have come to symbolize the Great Power competition between China and India, respectively, but there are actually two more pairs of ports in the Bay of Bengal which are paid comparatively less attention to by most observers despite their high-level collective importance in …

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Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan attends a news conference at a BRICS trade ministers' meeting in Shanghai on August 2, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Aly Song

Against All Odds, BRICS Nations Get Their Act Together

The trade ministers of the five BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) met this week in Shanghai, ahead of the annual summit of heads of state in Xiamen next month. Trouble looms across the board. China and India are immersed in a silly, almost Monty Pythonesque face-off in the Tibet/Sikkim/Bhutan tri-junction, with …

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India’s Road Games Will Always Flounder Compared with China’s One Belt–One Road

The ongoing border dispute between India and China combined with the hyper-nationalist and religiously sectarian Hindutva politics of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have led India to try and reinvent the wheel or more specifically, reinvented the road on which the wheels turn. China’s One Belt–One Road seeks to build infrastructure and implement harmonious political agreements between …

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China Celebrates 90 Years of the People’s Liberation Army While Sending a Strong Message to the World

China has held a large parade honouring the 90th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). In addition to displays of cutting edge, never before seen weapons, China’s President Xi Jinping clarified the purpose of a large, modern and highly trained PLA in the 21st century. Speaking at a ceremony after the parade, Xi stated, …

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China and India Torn Between Silk Roads and Cocked Guns

So, once again it’s down to a face-off in the Himalayas. Beijing builds a road in the disputed territory of Doklam (if you’re Indian) or Donglang (if you’re Chinese), in the tri-junction of Sikkim, Tibet and Bhutan, and all hell beaks loose. Or does it? The Global Times blames it on an upsurge of Hindu nationalist …

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The Sun King and The American Friend

So what did Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron really talk about throughout their effusive buddy-buddy Parisian act?This being France, let’s start where things matter: gastronomy. Yes, that dinner at Alain Ducasse’s overpriced Jules Verne restaurant at the Eiffel Tower. Cool window table with a view. Only the principals, along with wives Melania and …

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