The Chinese Dream (Китайская Мечта): What Moscow is Learning from Beijing's Success

The Chinese Dream (Китайская Мечта): What Moscow is Learning from Beijing's Success

When it comes to the Russia-China alliance, many Westerners tend to view it simplistically, basically as China buying oil and gas plus acquiring military technology from the Russians. The notion that the One Belt One Road (OBOR) goes both ways, and Moscow also has much to learn from Beijing’s tremendous success in lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty in less than two generations, is seldom acknowledged in Brussels, London or Washington. Yet as RogueMoney contributor London Paul of the Sirius Report likes to say, “Watch China and Russia” — because these two giants are the economic and security spearheads respectively to a post-dollar dominated, indeed a post-Western led world.

As the Russian Analyst noted in a previous post about the Valdai discussion group meetings in Shanghai of April 2018, several Chinese experts points of emphasis was greater cooperation between Russia and China in the media space. We see examples of this in RT launching a Chinese language channel in 2017 and more recently, in CGTN’s coverage of the 2018 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). But these programs have mostly targeted international rather than domestic Russian audiences, even as polling data shows Russians rank China as their country’s greatest friend on the world stage, alongside former Soviet republics Belarus and Kazakhstan, and well ahead of European trading partners Germany and France. China requites this ‘love’, to the extent that the historically inward looking and vast Middle Kingdom can, with polling data showing Putin is the most admired world leader among 1.4 billion Chinese.

Late in May Russian TV extensively promoted a new documentary film titled “The Chinese Dream: Path to Revival” by Alexei Denisov. The title is suggestive, not only of China’s revival, but that of Russia as well.

Sputnik photo by: Sergey Guneev

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Petrodollar loses another customer as India agrees to buy oil from Iran in Rupees

Petrodollar loses another customer as India agrees to buy oil from Iran in Rupees

2018 is quickly becoming the year that the Petrodollar likely ends, or at least loses more than half of its customers as on May 30, another tandem of nations have agreed to conduct oil purchases in a different currency.

Iran and India will soon conduct oil transactions in Rupees according to Iranian officials.

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Rogue Mornings with Special Guest London Paul of the Sirius Report 05-23-2018

Rogue Mornings with Special Guest London Paul of the Sirius Report 05-23-2018

London Paul of the Sirius Report returns to the Rogue Mornings program from the U.K. after his recent visit to St. Petersburg, Russia. Paul discusses the coming economic shocks across the former Western world, and V recounts his drive through the dilapidated next town over from his New York State Hudson Valley community and the recently released Fed statistics about the lost Millennial generation. — JWS

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Repercussions from the Iran Deal could see the dollar rejected as a trade currency, but kept by central banks as a monetary reserve

Repercussions from the Iran Deal could see the dollar rejected as a trade currency, but kept by central banks as a monetary reserve

Despite the fact that the many nations are quickly tiring of dollar hegemony, and especially in Washington's use of the reserve currency to impose their will over the rest of the world, the dollar remains the standard by which country's set their own course for monetary policy.

However following President Trump's decision to tear up the Iran Deal, what began originally as an Eastern based policy in 2013 (Russia and China) to dump the dollar has suddenly shifted over to Europe.  And what could potentially emerge is a new paradigm where nations reject the dollar for use in trade settlement, while at the same time holding dollars as a monetary reserve to support their currencies.

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Syraq SITREP 53: Can Putin and Bibi Cut a Face Saving Deal to End Israeli Attacks On Syria?

Syraq SITREP 53: Can Putin and Bibi Cut a Face Saving Deal to End Israeli Attacks On Syria?

The situation in the Levant appears to be spiraling downward toward full scale war between Iran’s Syrian and Hezbollah allies and Israel. Tel Aviv has cited an Iranian military presence in the war-torn nation as a pretext to launch continuous attacks. Not only Israel’s Air Force but the Iron Dome defense system and the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) artillery were engaged after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) retaliated for multiple IAF strikes inside Syria last week.

The clashes initiated from the Israeli side, which the ‘international community’ aka the NATO/Gulf Arab states bloc blamed on Iran, came hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Victory Day ‘Immortal Regiment’ march alongside Vladimir Putin in Moscow. The symbolism of a Russian leader jointly commemorating the Soviet victory over the Nazis with the PM of the Jewish State was not lost on anyone, especially after a report in Izvestia that no S300 missile systems would be delivered to the Syrians (though this report did not rule out that the systems have been covertly shipped to the Russian base at Kheimmim for safe storage from IAF missiles next to Russian troops).

What quid pro quo between the two world leaders led to this controversial Kremlin decision was the subject of widespread speculation among Russia watchers and academics with an interest in the complex Moscow-Tel Aviv relationship. A bilateral engagement tested by being on opposite sides of the Syria War, yet (as we wrote back in late 2015) bound by shared interests in eastern Mediterranean pipeline gas, Jewish Russian re-pats returning from Israel to Moscow, and the Russian Orthodox Church’s historic role in the Holy Land. Due to the late and post Soviet emigration, after the three official languages of Hebrew, Arabic and English, Russian is Israel’s unofficial fourth language.

Photo of Syrian SAMs streaking across the Damascus skies, May 10, 2018 by 24 Resistance Axis

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As China Retaliates for and Mocks Trump Tariffs, Eurasian Consolidation Accelerates

As China Retaliates for and Mocks Trump Tariffs, Eurasian Consolidation Accelerates

Team RogueMoney, Jim Willie, London Paul, Pepe 'empire of chaos' Escobar have all been saying it for years: a new Eurasian axis centered on China and Russia with Iran and soon Turkey is rising. But the obvious connection between the second Cold War the legacy media has incessantly pushed against Russia since 2013 if not 2008 and the Trump Administration's bemoaned 'trade war' with China remains deliberately obscured for mainstream 'informed' Americans.

It's as if The New York Times, Washington Post and others cannot, or more accurately do not wish to admit, that American sanctions or tariffs on Moscow and Beijing respectively inevitably make either pole of the Eurasian axis increase its support for the other and points in between (like Tehran). That would require them to then logically concede that attacking the Russian economy through sanctions means Russia gets more diplomatic and economic help from China, at the very moment when they are demanding President Trump take a tougher line on the former while seeking conciliation in trade talks with the latter. That is, they would have to admit waging Cold War 2 is economically asinine, so long as China remains determined to support Russia, and mainline Washington is locked in a geoeconomic struggle the USA cannot win but can only lose, so long as Americans remains outside the One Belt One Road (OBOR) New Paradigm.

Nonetheless, there are signs that official Washington and especially London are having to belatedly cope with the new reality. British media went into damage control mode to defend the integrity of UK intelligence agencies if not Theresa May and Boris Johnson this weekend, after the UK FM was exposed as lying about Porton Down identifying nerve agent that supposedly poisoned Sergei and Yulia Skripal as coming only from Russia. Even CNN has had to report Gen. Wei Fenghe's blunt statement this week at the Moscow International Security Conference that "I am visiting Russia as a new defense minister of China to show the world a high level of development of our bilateral relations and firm determination of our Armed Forces to strengthen strategic cooperation...to support the Russian side in organizing the Moscow International Security Conference the Chinese side has come to show Americans the close ties between the Armed Forces of China and Russia, especially in this situation. We’ve come to support you." With Moscow accelerating completion of mega-gas pipelines and other infrastructure forward financed by China's newly introduced petroyuan, this trend will continue...until the 'double helix' as one Vineyard of the Saker contributor calls Russia's integration into Beijing's financial, military/industrial and energy/scientific megaproject, becomes unbreakable.

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Iran and Russia Look to Establish a Joint Bank, Trading in Non-Dollar Terms

Iran and Russia Look to Establish a Joint Bank, Trading in Non-Dollar Terms

Iran's emergence from western sanctions since the nuclear deal with the U.S. and EU has made it an even more attractive market for Russian investment. With a banking sector that has long been neglected since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Russian financial specialists are at the forefront of establishing trade settlement in national currencies rather than the dollar and euro. -- JWS

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War Danger Intensifies — We Must "Go Like Hell" To Expose and Destroy Russia-Gate

War Danger Intensifies — We Must "Go Like Hell" To Expose and Destroy Russia-Gate

The war party in the U.S. is escalating to a fever pitch for war, not only with Russia but now also with China. While the media and the Congress continue making up new excuses to attack Trump, to subvert his effort to build constructive relations with Putin and Xi Jinping, the British and their assets in the U.S. have dropped any pretense of sanity, demanding preparation for a nuclear world war.

Secretary Tillerson today drew out the battle lines in a press briefing at the State Department. Asked about the new sanctions on Russia passed overwhelmingly by the Congress, Tillerson was direct: "I think the American people want the two most powerful nuclear powers in the world to have a better relationship.... Neither the President nor I are are very happy about how Congress went about the sanctions bill, but we can't let it take us off-track in trying to restore the relationship."

Some people in the Administration did not get the message — or are out to wreck it.

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Congressional McCarthyites Win on Anti-Russia Bill Trump Opposes

Presidential Press Secretary Sarah Sanders indicated Sunday that the President would likely sign the bill, though that is to be seen. The newly negotiated bill originates in the House, lets Congress block any lifting of sanctions within 30 days—though providing that the Senate must be first to do so—but removes the prohibition of oil companies’ deals with Russia, and delays some of the sanctions.

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Southfront Global Changes Chillout Mix and London Paul's 2016 Year in Review

Listen to a concise 20 minute length audio summary of geoeconomic shifts in 2016 from UK citizen and RogueMoney guest London Paul, who sums up the rise of the New Silk Road/One Belt One Road (OBOR) as the biggest shift of the year.

London Paul also discussses the Panama Papers, the failed mid-July CIA-backed coup in Turkey, Hillary Clinton and the globalist cabal's defeated regime change campaign in Syria, the internal crisis of Saudi Arabia and its rebuffed aggression in Yemen, and the stunning Brexit/Trump victories. London Paul also discusses the acceleration of dollar dumping and Russian/Chinese gold accumulation and Beijing's global leadership role.

London Paul concludes with the Russia, Turkey and Iran talks in Astana, Kazakhstan -- without the participation of the USA/EU -- to end the war in Syria, and with hints that tactical and strategic nuclear missiles as we've known them for the last sixty years possibly being neutralized via Russia's game changing direct energy weapons. This month's revelations of last summer's shockingly errant and embarrassing Trident SLBM test of the United Kingdom's aging missile force in the Atlantic Ocean off Florida being a widely discussed speculative example of this purported phenomenon...

-- JWS

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U.S. blinks and allows Iran backdoor access to SWIFT following their move to sell oil in Euros

For much of the tenure in Barack Obama's administration, the U.S. has suffered a bout of Meige's syndrome, which stems from excessive blinking taking place during normal activities.  And whether it was the U.S. blinking in 2013 in Syria when Vladimir Putin stepped in to aid Bashir Assad, or when Washington backed down to China in allowing them to join the IMF's SDR basket of currencies, the fact of the matter is that the reputation and strength of Washington's power has essentially been waning steadily over the past four years.

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