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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Kazakhstan Launching Fiat Cryptocurrency

Kazakhstan Launching Fiat Cryptocurrency

Last week's story about the expected launch of a cryptocurrency backed by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation (CBRF) overshadowed an announcement from Russia's big ex-Soviet neighbor, Kazakhstan that it's also issuing a sovereign crypto unit of exchange.

The oil and gas endowed ninth largest country in the world, led since its independence by President (almost for life) Nursultan Äbishuly Nazarbayev, is where the idea of a Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) thoroughly integrated with China originated. Much like the Kremlin, Astana is also keen to reduce corruption in state contracting and cement its pivotal status in the One Belt One Road through use of the blockchain technology.

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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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Another Message to the US/NATO: Chinese and Iranian Troops Drill in Russia's Western Baltic Exclave of Kaliningrad

Another remarkable development in a week of interesting geopolitical developments almost totally ignored by the U.S. mainstream media: for the first time ever this past weekend, Chinese and Iranian troops visited not only Russia but the westernmost Russian exclave of Kaliningrad along the Baltic Sea, strategically located in between NATO countries for military exercises. While the contingents are very small, the message is the same as in the South China Sea: the Russia-China-Iran Eurasian alliance is real and rapidly developing into a formidable opponent of U.S. imperial hegemony.

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High, Dry, and Left to Die in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev is no stranger to CIA-inspired color revolutions and Jihadi terrorists. Oh and he's Muslim. So when a gang of Islamic radicals terrorized the city of Aktobe today, we just had to ask: "Has George Soros finally lost his mind?"  

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