Spycraft or Not, Shootdown of Chinese Weather Balloon Using 5th-Gen Jet Looks ‘Silly’

By Ilya Tsukanov – Sputnik – 05.02.2023 A US jet destroyed a Chinese weather balloon off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday, with US officials saying the balloon had engaged in espionage as it flew over US airspace over the past several days. Beijing insists the dirigible was just a meteorological research balloon that […]

Will U.S. ‘Interests’ Become Sacrificed on Altar of New Indo-Pacific Strategy?

By Matthew Ehret | Strategic Culture Foundation | February 4, 2023 As the trans-Atlantic world is pulled into the vortex of a McCarthyite nightmare with a renewed wave of anti-Russian and now anti-China hysterics, a wave of new “Asia Pacific” doctrines have emerged across captured states… I mean “member” states throughout NATO. Starting with the […]

Bolivia and China Agreement for CBC Consortium to Mine Lithium

This week’s News on China in 2 minutes. • Bolivia and China agreement for CBC consortium to mine lithium • 892 million trips for the Chinese new year • Extension of rights for migrant workers • The challenges of football in China
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Bubble Balloon China Prices

Bubble Balloon China Prices The Ochelli Effect 2-2-2023 Mike Swanson Bubble Balloon China Prices The Ochelli Effect 2-2-2023 Mike Swanson The lowest unemployment since the 60s happened this week allegedly, how bad is your inflation? Are you seeing businesses run well in any sector? Are new terms going to define the economic [...]
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Ex-Pentagon Analyst Doubts China Would Risk Sending Surveillance Balloon Over US

Sputnik – 04.02.2023 WASHINGTON – A former US defense official told Sputnik it is hard to imagine why China would risk sending an uncontrollable balloon with high-end surveillance equipment over the United States. The Pentagon on Friday said it detected another Chinese surveillance balloon – this one transiting Latin America, which comes a day after […]

Scholtz failed to secure support for Ukraine on his tour of South America

By Ahmed Adel | February 2, 2023 German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s trip to Argentina, Brazil and Chile was with the aim of involving them in the Ukraine conflict and to create a regional counterweight to China’s growing influence. These are similar actions already made by the US in South America and one that we can […]

The Priority of National Interests and Subtle Wording in Mongolia’s Official Position on the Ukrainian Crisis

The events in Ukraine in 2022, as well as the international and political fallout from them, necessitated cstating its position on the rapidly escalating crisis. The position of this country is sensitive for both Russia and the opposing forces in Ukraine. The opinion of Mongolians is particularly important to Russia because Russia values their partnership […]

The 14th Dalai Lama’s (possible) visit to Taiwan as a factor in Sino-Indian relations

The first and, of course, alarming question to be expected after reading the title of this article can be formulated roughly as follows: “And what does India actually have to do with the Taiwan problem, which is almost central in the present phase of the “Great World Game”?” Any positive response to this question (“something […]

BRICS in global integration processes

Since it’s establishment in 2008, the BRICS forum, in the absence of economic, political or geographical dominance by any of the participating countries, has created comfortable and parity conditions for cooperation between states, steadily deepening it between countries located in different parts of the world on different contingents, in different hemispheres. Potential rivalry among the […]