Shanghai Cooperation Organisation To Introduce ‘Mutual Settlement In National Currencies’ And Ditch US Dollar

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 March 18, 2020Posted by Silk Road Briefing The eight-member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), including China, Russia, and India, have made the decision to conduct bilateral trade and investment and issue bonds in local and national currencies instead of US dollars. Details, a road map will be finalized and signed at SCO’s Finance Ministers’ …

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Ground-Control-Planet-Lockdown-Only-Test by Pepe Escobar

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Ground Control (to Major Tom)* April 2, 2020 © Photo: Pixabay.com As much as Covid-19 is a circuit breaker, a time bomb and an actual weapon of mass destruction (WMD), a fierce debate is raging worldwide on the wisdom of mass quarantine applied to entire cities, states and nations. Those against it argue Planet Lockdown …

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New Silk Road for US bloc ‘Threat of Peace’

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Why the New Silk Roads are a ‘threat’ to US bloc 4761 ViewsJanuary 26, 2020 11 Comments By Pepe Escobar posted with permission The Middle East is the key to wide-ranging, economic, interlinked integration, and peace Under the cascading roar of the 24/7 news cycle cum Twitter eruptions, it’s easy for most of the West, especially …

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New Silk Road (BRI): Authentic International Community 2.0 By Pepe Escobar

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We’re all actors in the New Silk Road play By Pepe Escobar –https://thesaker.is/were-all-actors-in-the-new-silk-road-play/ posted with permission Scores of nations across the Global South have adopted the Chinese development model over financing from the US or EU for very simple reasons It’s the same old story: The dogs of demonization bark while the New Silk Road …

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Huawei Sanktionen und US-oktroyierter Handelskrieg mit China

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Kei Pritsker & Sheng Zhang 4. Februar 2019 Aus dem Englischen: Einar Schlereth Meng Wanzhou, der Finanzchefin des chinesischen Telekommunikations-Titanen Huawei, erschien am Dienstag vor dem kanadischem Gericht, um ihre Auslieferung an die Vereinigten Staaten zu bekämpfen. Wenn sie ausgeliefert wird, wird sie mit neuen Anklagen des U.S. Justizministeriums (DoJ) konfrontiert, in denen Meng und Huawei …

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Geopolitical Chessboard Revisited

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Back in the (Great) Game: The Revenge of Eurasian Land Powers 1111 ViewsAugust 30, 2018 7 Comments by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with Consortium News by special agreement with the author) Get ready for a major geopolitical chessboard rumble: from now on, every butterfly fluttering its wings and setting off a tornado directly connects to the battle between Eurasia integration …

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China’s Latest Move in the Graveyard of Empires by Pepe ESCOBAR

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EDITOR’S CHOICE | 10.02.2018 Beijing’s strategic priority is to prevent ETIM fighters exiled in Afghanistan crossing the Wakhan Corridor to carry out operations in Xinjiang The latest plot twist in the endless historical saga of Afghanistan as a graveyard of empires has thrown up an intriguing new chapter. For the past two months, Beijing and Kabul have …

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Protecting the Belt and Road Initiative From US-Led Terrorism: Will China Send Troops to Syria?

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FEDERICO PIERACCINI | 09.01.2018 | FEATURED STORY An interesting theme concerning Syria is the involvement of the People’s Republic of China in the conflict. While China’s diplomatic and economic assistance has been constant, its military contribution to Syria is less known. It is important for China and Russia to contain and defeat the terrorist phenomenon in the Middle East, …

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The Petro-Yuan Bombshell by Pepe Escobar

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The new 55-page “America First” National Security Strategy  (NSS), drafted over the course of 2017, defines Russia and China as “revisionist” powers, “rivals”, and for all practical purposes strategic competitors of the United States. The NSS stops short of defining Russia and China as enemies, allowing for an “attempt to build a great partnership with those and …

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China ergattert strategischen Stützpunkt vor Indiens Küste

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Neu-Delhi besorgt © AP Photo/ 16:45 18.12.2017Zum Kurzlink China hat vor wenigen Tagen einen weiteren ausländischen Hafen bekommen. Sri Lanka verpachtet den Hafen Hambantota im Süden des Landes für 99 Jahre an China. Die Chinesen haben damit zwar ein verlustbringendes, jedoch strategisch sehr wichtiges Objekt bekommen. Neu-Delhi zufolge will Peking damit verdeckt einen Militärstützpunkt nahe Indien …

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