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China Ups the Game in the South China Sea

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By Pepe Escobar

"Information Clearing House" - "Sputnik" - The Joint Sea-2016 started this Monday; that’s the fifth annual China-Russia naval drill, featuring stalwarts from both navies in action at the eastern waters of Zhanjiang, in Guangdong province, the HQ of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Nanhai Fleet.

The Whole Game is About Containing Russia-China

By Pepe Escobar

 "Information Clearing House" - "Sputnik" - The next BRICS summit, in Goa, is less than two months away. Compared to only two years ago, the geopolitical tectonic plates have moved with astonishing speed. Most BRICS nations are mired in deep crisis; Brazil’s endles political/economic/institutional debacle may yield the Kafkaesque impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.

Global Growth – Still Made in China


Project Syndicate, Stephen Roach
NEW HAVEN – Despite all the hand-wringing over the vaunted China slowdown, the Chinese economy remains the single largest contributor to world GDP growth. For a global economy limping along at stall speed – and most likely unable to withstand a significant shock without toppling into renewed recession – that contribution is all the more important.

The Global Origins of China’s Domestic Conflicts

Increasing domestic conflicts are an unintended consequence of the rapid globalization behind China’s rise.

By Zheng Wand and Vance Crowe

There is an interesting phenomenon regarding how the world views China. One day we see China as an enormous global factory, recognizing its global interconnectedness, and the next we view China’s domestic problems, such as the recent terrorist attack in Kunming and tensions in Xinjiang and Tibet, as purely domestic conflicts between one group and another—distinctly separate from the rest of the world.

Turkey sends message to West by choosing China for defense system

Neseibe Hicret Soy

Turkey's decision to award China the long-awaited tender for a long-range defense system sends a strong message to the Western bloc that Turkey has alternative partners other than NATO members, experts said.

 

Putin-Xi meeting underlines Russian weakness faced with China's geoeconomics strategy

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Central Asia Caucasus Analyst, Robert Cutler
On June 25, Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jinping of China met in Beijing, immediately after spending two days together in Tashkent at a summit meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The two countries’ industrial cooperation is dominated by the energy sector, where the several dozen agreements that were signed in Beijing confirmed that in bilateral economic and trade relations China is the agenda-maker and Russia is the agenda-taker. This relationship is now extending itself to the geoeconomic competition between the two in Central Asia and East Central Eurasia generally, as well as into Greater South Asia at a slower pace.

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