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  • Daily Chronicles

    The Daily Chronicles are snippets of the most important news across the world for this and each day as it rolls in – as such, this thread is non-structured with the latest news on top. The rough theme from the previous Daily Chronicles was: Empire Strikes Back and this theme changes to For Whom the…

  • Putin/Xi Jinping Summit: Feet Dry! Day 1

    Chairman Xi Jinping is in Moscow

    There is a very big bunch of journalists awaiting him.  The Russian military band is ready to play the appropriate music.  Loads of wellwishers with banners await him at the entrance to his hotel.  There are short videos on the RT telegram channel if anyone wants to vicariously take part…

  • Spotlight (Part 2) – The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Arctic maritime routes

    With thanks to Nat South, the author 

    1st part: The Spotlight, Part 1 – The geopolitical and military Implications

    Abstract: The article discusses the Chinese government-led project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which aims to increase global economic interdependence and trade relations. However, the BRI has met resistance from the US and the EU, who…

  • Xi Hints At New Xin-Civilization, America Is Losing It!

    The Collective West Isn’t Reporting

    With thanks to Thorsten J. Pattberg, the author

    China‘s President Just Announced The ‘Global Civilization Initiative’ To World Party Leaders; Here‘s Some Take-Away

    BEIJING – Ah, the Global Civilization! What a marvelous utopia it will be! With less American hubris and more Chinese characteristics, it will be a shining beacon of harmony and…

  • Putin/Xi Jinping Summit: The Bell Tolls

    … by reason of its existence

    A phenomenon:  our fraternals frequently speak about China without a clue and this is a growing phenomenon.  It is among us, not a formal anti-China process at all, but growing.  Refer to the slight debunk of the article from Rostislav Ishchenko.    In essence, they spread the western narrative shamelessly…

  • Russia and China: A Future-Bound Partnership – Putin & Xi Jinping

    Vladimir Putin’s Article for People’s Daily Newspaper, Russia and China: A Future-Bound Partnership
    March 19, 2023 / 23:00
    I am glad to seize this opportunity to address the friendly Chinese people in one of the largest and most authoritative world media in advance of the state visit of President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping to Russia. This landmark event reaffirms the special nature of the Russia-China partnership, which has always been built on mutual trust, respect for each other’s sovereignty…

  • Ukraine Peace: from Maria Zakharova

    Apparently, from reading this, the telephone call with China / Ukraine happened or perhaps it was a preparatory call.  I cannot see that XJP will actually speak to Zelensky.

    The answer of the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry M.V. Zakharova to the media question in connection with the statement of the Minister of Foreign…

  • Rostislav Ishchenko: A view on China

    Rostislav Ishchenko is a popular and respected columnist in Russia.  This article has been machine translated from

    It represents a Russian view of China, that departs from the professional and formal view of the Russian State.   It also departs strongly from the information and views that we receive from the Valdai club.  I find…

  • Vladimir Putin with the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

    Vladimir Putin took part in the annual congress of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

    President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Shokhin, colleagues, friends,

    Thank you for the invitation. I would like to welcome the participants of the congress of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

    Mr Shokhin has just said that you have been working for a couple of days here, and all the key members of the Government spoke today. I hope that the dialogue…

  • Empire: the strategy, the tactics

    What we know while watching empire even while it burns, is that it is holding on like nits on a child’s hair to its single polar hegemony.  It is doing that with various tactics and a list of these could be outright war, regime change operations, destabilization operations, threats to others and their own allies,…