Will China’s bruited $400 bn. investment in Iran make Beijing an oil Gulf power?

Will China’s bruited $400 bn. investment in Iran make Beijing an oil Gulf power?

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) holds talks with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province, June 10, 2018. (Xinhua/Ding Lin) August 31, 2020 By Niranjan Jose The relationship between China and Iran has been in the spotlight recently. A huge, 25-year deal is reportedly being considered that would see $400 billion of Chinese […]

China: Everything proceeds according to plan – Complete interruption of relations with the US

China: Everything proceeds according to plan – Complete interruption of relations with the US

Pepe Escobar August 26, 2020 Let’s start with the story of an incredibly disappearing summit. Every August, the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) converges to the town of Beidaihe, a seaside resort some two hours away from Beijing, to discuss serious policies that then coalesce into key planning strategies to be approved at […]

The China Fear Factor

The China Fear Factor

August 24, 2020 Michael Wong Vice President of Veterans For Peace, Chapter 69 America vs. China: “A Clash of Civilizations” Hillary Clinton famously said, “’I don’t want my grandchildren to live in a world dominated by the Chinese.”   During his tenure, President Obama launched his “Pivot to Asia,” moving 60% of US naval power to […]

In times of Corona, history’s train is speeding up: Reboot humanity!

In times of Corona, history’s train is speeding up: Reboot humanity!

Gordon Dumoulin July 27, 2020 While most people all over the world are debating the current health, geopolitical, and economic developments in the COVID19-era, the history train has already left the station quite some time ago for a drastic new destination as this era is a transformative time for humanity and earth; whether we like […]

ObergComment: How the West lost Iran to China and others – and why

ObergComment: How the West lost Iran to China and others – and why

📌 We know that many of our readers would like to see some short, pointed posts here. So, in contrast to the longer, more analytical articles we usually publish – normal for an academic institution – an Oberg Comment is a short text by the editor of The Transnational, Jan Oberg, which alerts you to […]

Why Xi won’t repeat Ming Dynasty mistakes

Why Xi won’t repeat Ming Dynasty mistakes

China has learned from its own rich history and is applying those lessons to re-emerge as a major 21st century power May 20, 2020 Pepe Escobar With hybrid warfare 2.0 against China reaching fever pitch, the New Silk Roads, or Belt and Road Initiative, will continue to be demonized 24/7 as the proverbial evil communist […]

Battle of the Ages to stop Eurasian integration

Battle of the Ages to stop Eurasian integration

Photo: Pepe Escobar The coming decade could see the US take on Russia, China and Iran over the New Silk Road connection May 18, 2020 Pepe Escobar The Raging Twenties started with a bang with the targeted assassination of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani. Yet a bigger bang awaits us throughout the decade: the myriad declinations […]

Post-Corona thoughts from Beijing: ‘There is and will be no going back to normal’

Post-Corona thoughts from Beijing: ‘There is and will be no going back to normal’

Photo – Jan Oberg Gordon Dumoulin May 5, 2020 People from abroad ask me lately how it is to be ‘back to normal’ in Beijing after the lockdown? A little introduction First of all we have not witnessed a strict lockdown here in Beijing such as in Wuhan, Hubei province, some other cities in China […]

Understanding the rise of China

Martin Jacques May 4, 2020 One of the world’s leading experts on China – and its relations with the West – presents a few absolutely essential building blocks of understanding China’s rise and why it will never become Western. If in your view these thoughts were useful, you may reward TFF for posting them here […]

China unleashes the Health Silk Road against the Corona Pandemic

China unleashes the Health Silk Road against the Corona Pandemic

By Hussein Askary April 22, 2020 When China was fighting alone against the Corona virus in January and February, Western media mocked China and its leadership for mismanaging the health affairs of the nation. A Danish newspapers gleefully published a cynical cartoon of the Chinese flag with a cluster of Corona viruses instead of the […]

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