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17.05.2017

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: an ancient route renewed

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: an ancient route renewed

China’s Belt and Road Initiative revives history for modern trade, development and renewable energy across Asia Stretching thousands of kilometres, across mountains and deserts, the Silk Road holds a special place in history. Traversed by Marco Polo and named after one of its most precious goods, the trade route facilitated… »

14.05.2017

Belt & Road: China welcomes heads of state, international bodies at global cooperation forum

Belt & Road: China welcomes heads of state, international bodies at global cooperation forum

Beijing is hosting a high-level international cooperation forum, dubbed “One Belt, One Road,” which brings together dozens of heads of state and government, along with financial organizations and hundreds of business representatives and entrepreneurs. “Spanning thousands of miles and years, the ancient silk routes embody the spirit of peace and… »

14.05.2017

China pledges $124bn to Silk Road initiative

China pledges $124bn to Silk Road initiative

China has pledged as much as $124 billion to a project which is meant to revive the ancient Silk Road intercontinental trade route. The Belt and Road initiative could be the world’s most expensive multi-modal transportation project. It is expected to funnel investments worth up to $502 billion into… »

14.05.2017

Enriching the Belt and Broadening the Road

Enriching the Belt and Broadening the Road

Viewpoint by LI Hong LI Hong is Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in Bangkok, Thailand. BANGKOK (IDN) – The Silk Road, which is a route linking several major world civilizations 2000 years ago, is invigorated by… »

05.05.2017

Arms racing and the NPT : modernisation of nuclear weapon systems

Arms racing and the NPT : modernisation of nuclear weapon systems

Another cycle of conferences started this week in Vienna to culminate in a conference to review the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in 2020.  States Parties and civil-society organisations have exchanged views in the general debate and in a number of side events. Many nations with nuclear weapons, and those… »

26.04.2017

Free Tibet – for the dignity of Tibetan People

Free Tibet – for the dignity of Tibetan People

By Denise Nanni and Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik. In the following interview with Sam of the organization Free Tibet struggling for the rights of Tibetan people and for their dignity as a free people. They denounce the Chinese oppressive regime at a national and international level. We would like to… »

01.03.2017

Peace Between China and Japan (and the three Chinese revolutions)

Peace Between China and Japan (and the three Chinese revolutions)

By Johan Galtung Keynote: New Vision of Peace in East Asia – Sino-Japanese Peace Dialogue Nanjing, 22-23 Feb 2017 As Buddhist philosophy teaches, peace, like violence and conflict, is a relation; not an attribute of China or Japan. As Daoist philosophy teaches, in a holon like East Asia there… »

05.02.2017

US Trade Hawks and the China Bogey

US Trade Hawks and the China Bogey

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram* New US President Donald Trump has long insisted that its major trading partners having been taking advantage of it. Changing these trade terms and conditions will thus be top priority for his administration, and central to overall Trump economic… »

30.12.2016

China and Europe–Comparisons and Futures

China and Europe–Comparisons and Futures

By Johan Galtung To understand something we often compare it with something else. A recent Harvard study found 26.7% of world car production in China and 13.3% in USA; US economy bigger but China leading in export with 8 of the 12 biggest harbors;… »

30.12.2016

2017 Seen as Turning Point for Liberal Democracies

2017 Seen as Turning Point for Liberal Democracies

By Jorge Valero | EurActiv.com* Western democracies will be further challenged next year, as populist parties are expected to make gains in Europe, while China and Russia increasingly set the global agenda, taking advantage of a US withdrawal. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, American political scientist Francis Fukuyama… »

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