US Risks Reigniting Islamic Extremism In Xinjiang

By Vijay Prashad and Jie Xiong, Asia Times. -

“Kashgar is a key location for the land and sea interface of the Belt and Road, connecting not only westward to West Asia, Europe, the Red Sea and Africa, but also southward to the Indian Ocean [...]

The Chinese ‘Debt Trap’ Is A Myth

By Deborah Brautigam and Meg Rithmire, The Atlantic. -

China, we are told, inveigles poorer countries into taking out loan after loan to build expensive infrastructure that they can’t afford and that will yield few benefits, all with the end goal of [...]

The East-Bound Wind Causes A Storm In The West

By Behrooz Ghamari Tabrizi, Counterpunch. -

A few months after the publication of his remarkable book, Adam Smith in Beijing, I had an illuminating conversation with Giovanni Arrighi about the significance of China in world history. The [...]

Iran-China Pact Turbocharges The New Silk Roads

By Pepe Escobar, Information Clearinghouse. -

Two of the US’s top ‘strategic threats’ are getting closer and closer within the scope of the New Silk Roads — the leading 21st century project of economic integration across Eurasia. The Deep [...]

China rolls Out The Health Silk Road

By Pepe Escobar, Asia Times. -

When President Xi Jinping was on a phone call in mid-March with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conti, before the arrival of a China Eastern flight from Shanghai to Milan full of medical help, [...]

No Weapon Left Behind: The American Hybrid War On China

By Pepe Escobar, Strategic Culture -

The New Silk Roads – or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – were launched by President Xi Jinping in 2013, first in Central Asia (Nur-Sultan) and then Southeast Asia (Jakarta). One year later, [...]

Iran, China And The Challenge To US Hegemony

By Qiao Collective. -

In order to mount a serious challenge to American empire, the U.S. anti-war movement must understand the terms of engagement: economic terrorism through sanctions and political isolation and [...]

China – The Belt And Road Initiative – The Bridge That Spans The World

By Peter Koenig, -

Today, in the western world we have lost this concept. The terms of trade are imposed always by the ‘stronger’ partner, the west versus the poorer south – the south where most of the natural [...]

U.S. Imperial Decline And The Belt And Road Initiative: The Most Important Global Struggle Of The Century

By Danny Haiphong, -

The U.S. is once again mired in the political circus of the presidential election cycle. Corporate Democrats have aligned themselves firmly against the social democratic aspirations of the [...]

China’s Belt And Road of Science

By Emanuel Pastreich, Foreign Policy In Focus -

Ultimately the issue for the United States will not be about emotional responses to what China says or does, but rather in its ability to stay on the frontiers of science, the wellspring of [...]