Recently, there has been no shortage of highly pessimistic commentaries published & republished, pointing out the supposed "follies" of Russia's eastern pivot, by highlighting this year's decline in Sino-Russian trade, China's stock market volatility, and its supposed economic "weakness". The conclusion implied by these articles is clear: "Russia's economic pivot to China … [Read more...] about The “follies” of Russia’s pivot to China
PDF attachment: Q&A with a Russian Friend Sometimes it is helpful for the Hidden Harmonies audience to remember that China is not alone in being demonized by the mainstream western (primarily US) media. Any country that doesn't "fit" neatly into the US "liberal-democratic" ideological dogma will naturally be painted as some kind of morally degenerate rogue state out to … [Read more...] about Q&A with a Russian friend (see download links or attached PDF)
In my recent article on Philippines' ultimately absurd legal challenge to China's claims in the S. China Sea, I noted how that conflict arose from the prevailing wind to diss China's interests in the post WWII world. The cause for that are many. No doubt China's relative weakness vis-a-vis the West and/or Soviet Union, its plunge into a major civil war in the aftermath of … [Read more...] about Is China a Real Victor of WWII?
I want to share a GREAT analysis from the Valdai Club (see links below), outlining the opportunities for the PRC & Russia to jointly promote development and stability in Central Asia, by integrating the Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) & Eurasian Union initiatives. I find it an insightful counter-narrative to the mainstream (mostly western) rhetoric of China & Russia … [Read more...] about Creating Central Eurasia – a vision for collaboration between the Silk Road & Eurasian Union projects
For those who read Chinese, here is a great article that calls on all Chinese to reject russophobia & get our strategic priorities straight. http://military.china.com.cn/2015-05/12/content_35546603.htm … [Read more...] about A rebuke of Chinese russophobes from the PLA Daily