Why BRI is back with a bang in 2023

Why BRI is back with a bang in 2023

Photo Credit: The Cradle Pepe Escobar February 1, 2023 As Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative enters its 10th year, a strong Sino-Russian geostrategic partnership has revitalized the BRI across the Global South. The year 2022 ended with a Zoom call to end all Zoom calls: Presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping discussing all aspects of the […]

David Ferguson: Western bridgebuilder in China

David Ferguson: Western bridgebuilder in China

January 28, 2023 Born and brought up in Scotland, David Ferguson moved to China to work and live in 2006. In 2008, he joined the Foreign Languages Press, covering major issues, including the Wenchuan earthquake, the Beijing Olympic Games and the Shanghai World Expo. “I spend quite a lot of my time writing about China. […]

Pepe Escobar: Why BRI is back with a bang in 2023

Pepe Escobar: Why BRI is back with a bang in 2023

Photo: The Cradle Pepe Escobar January 23, 2023 As Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative enters its 10th year, a strong Sino-Russian geostrategic partnership has revitalized the BRI across the Global South. The year 2022 ended with a Zoom call to end all Zoom calls: Presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping discussing all aspects of the […]

Li Xing: Why the global democratic alliance is nothing more than a Western fantasy

Li Xing: Why the global democratic alliance is nothing more than a Western fantasy

Illustration: Craig Stephens Li Xing 19 January 2023 – The West likes to argue that market capitalism and political liberalism go hand in hand; in reality, the former has proved far more powerful than the latter – Having made countries around the world economically interdependent, the West should not expect them to jeopardise their global […]

Wang Wen: Beyond China, as more nations reject the US-led order, 2022 will go down as the year of ‘de-Westernisation’

Wang Wen: Beyond China, as more nations reject the US-led order, 2022 will go down as the year of ‘de-Westernisation’

• From China’s socialist path to Latin America’s left turn and Asean’s neutral stance, more countries are quietly but firmly spurning the Western world order • Instead, they seek to favour national interests, a more democratic form of international politics and mutual respect Wang Wen January 6, 2023 The global significance of 2022 has been […]

Martin Jacques: Five key points that the West can learn from China’s governance

Martin Jacques: Five key points that the West can learn from China’s governance

Martin Jacques December 28, 2022 The West could learn a great deal from China’s system of governance. It is highly unlikely this will happen, at least anytime soon. On the contrary, the West believes that its governance system is the best in the world, cannot be improved upon, and is incomparably superior to that of […]

Peter Peverelli: Western policy towards the non-Western world – From development cooperation to development obstruction

Peter Peverelli: Western policy towards the non-Western world – From development cooperation to development obstruction

Peter Peverelli, TFF Associate December 7, 2022 (The text is an adaption of an earlier article on Chinasquare.be) As one of the editors of chinasquare.be, the Dutch language site for neutral news about China, I recently set out to write about the possible prohibition by the Dutch government for ASML to export chip-making machines to […]

Two visual moments of historic world order change

Two visual moments of historic world order change

Jan Oberg November 20, 2022 Perhaps you have no time to read thick analytical books, but you are interested in macro-history and how the world changes right before our eyes? If so, the two clips below from 2021 and 2022 are loaded with content that speaks volumes of history, conflict and world order change. And […]

Erik Solheim: The leadership of the Communist Party Of China is a historical necessity

Erik Solheim: The leadership of the Communist Party Of China is a historical necessity

Erik Solheim October 21, 2022 A voice of reason and knowledge – an open mind based on a lot of international experience. Here is a short interview at China’s international broadcasting – CGTN’s – Channel on YouTube. Do visit CGTN itself and “See the Difference.” More about Erik Solheim

Deborah Lehr: Trust in China – and in the West

Deborah Lehr: Trust in China – and in the West

Trust among Chinese citizens in their government is a record 91 percent, the highest seen in a decade. The result is even more striking compared to the U.S., where trust in government is at 39 percent. By Deborah Lehr October 24, 2022 Fraught U.S.-China relations will continue entering 2022. This year, leaders of both countries […]

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