By Nury Vittachi, Friday, 6 May 2022. THE US SOLAR POWER industry’s activities have ground to a sudden halt as the US Commerce Department started looking for possible China links. More than 300 large scale solar panel implementations across America have been frozen—and this includes some forest-sized projects. “Tens of billions of dollars, and tens of thousands of jobs are at risk,” the New York Times warned. The US will also fall further back on its environmental targets, too. The freeze risks US business relationships with other Asian nations and is causing outrage among green campaigners and the “renewable energy” … Continue reading US solar industry in sudden crisis, as China accusations fly
Article by Carlos Martinez The Anglo ruling classes have gone into a state of frenzy over a recently-signed security agreement between the People’s Republic of China and the Solomon Islands. Various people who had barely heard of the Solomon Islands just a few weeks ago are now expressing grave concern that this small sovereign nation could be used as a pawn by an aggressive and expansionist China in its bid for world domination. The deal itself appears to be entirely ordinary, allowing for China to “make ship visits to, carry out logistical replenishment in, and have stopover and transition in … Continue reading No to a new Monroe Doctrine in the Pacific: Solomon Islands and China
Poland has secret plan for Ukraine, Moscow claims https://www.rt.com/russia/554671-poland-ukraine-spy-split/ Continue reading Poland has secret plan for Ukraine, Moscow claims
Shared from CEN Geopolitics CHINA & SOLOMON ISLANDS SIGN SECURITY COOPERATION FRAMEWORK Background In October 2019, the Solomon Islands severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan, recognized Peoples China as the sole government of China, and signed agreements to join the Belt & Road Initiative. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Solomon Islands Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Jeremiah Manele, recently signed a China-Solomon Islands intergovernmental framework agreement on security cooperation. This was announced at a regular press briefing on 19 April 2022 by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin. The security cooperation with the Solomon Islands … Continue reading Will the Solomon Islands be the next victim of US power struggle?
According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the current situation in Ukraine is a direct result of the US and West’s desire to rule and dominate the world. In the attached exclusive interview with India Today‘s Foreign Affairs Editor Geeta … Continue reading Exclusive interview with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the war in Ukraine
Environmental protection and economic growth in China are complementary Despite recent concerns caused by the Russia-Ukraine conflict and supply chain uncertainties, the ultimate path for China to ensure energy security is turning to renewable energy through energy structure adjustment, Zou Ji, President of Energy Foundation China, said at the 2022 Tsinghua PBCSF Global Finance Forum on 17 April 2022. As China’s GDP per capita has reached around $12,000, climate change solutions and environmental protection have been crucial to supporting [economic] growth, he said in a panel at the annual forum. Green transformation and digitalization of traditional industries, especially the traditional … Continue reading China’s energy security will be ensured through structural adjustment
The world’s new monetary system, underpinned by a digital currency, will be backed by a basket of new foreign currencies and natural resources. And it will liberate the Global South from both western debt and IMF-induced austerity. International affairs analyst … Continue reading The Russia-China strategic partnership – Exclusive interview with Russia’s Sergey Glazyev on the emerging new global financial system
Panama’s Foreign Minister Erika Mouynes recently visited Beijing and met with China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. See our recent China Environment article. Panama cut ties with Taiwan and established diplomatic relations with Beijing five years ago, and was the first nation in Latin America to join China’s the Belt & Road Initiative. Since then, a number of Latin American and Caribbean countries have followed suit. China’s CGTN anchor Wang Guan, recently interviewed Nicole Wong, who as a lawyer, and a specialist in diplomacy and foreign policy affairs, played a fundamental role in the establishment of diplomatic relations … Continue reading Panamanian official: Right to establish relations with Beijing
Published: 19 March 2022 –Professor Michael Hudson Download Transcript Whatever the outcome in Ukraine, one thing is for sure the economic reverberations will be felt by everyone for years to come as the world divides between the West and a rapidly reshaping Eurasia.Host, Ross Ashcroft met up with Economist, Michael Hudson to discuss the tectonic shifts and fractures in the world and how sanctions against Russia are likely to reshape a set of new global geopolitical realities. Protective tariffs With a geo-strategically important part of the Eurasian land mass once again in the grip of conflict, the United States government … Continue reading Western sanctions – the Blowback
Shared by CEN Geopolitics – News & media firstname.lastname@example.org on Facebook · Moscow, April 6, 2022 (Xinhua) The United States is consistently building up its military biological potential in various regions of the world, taking advantage of gaps in international law, the … Continue reading Russia accuses the US of increasing military biological capacity globally
Panamanian Foreign Minister Erika Mouynes expressed her will to strengthen the relationship between Panama and China during an interview with CGTN on Monday in Tunxi, east China’s Anhui Province. In November 2017, Panama became the first Latin American country to endorse BRI, five months after switching diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China. The Panama Canal gives the country a unique position in world trade. China is the second largest user of the Panama Canal, after the United States, and the biggest exporter to the Colón Free Trade Zone. Panama’s per capita income ($15,000 in nominal terms and $25,000 in PPP … Continue reading Panama calls for more trade with China under BRI
Political Commentary and Geopolitics Article by Laura Ruggeri, 29 March 2022.https://laura-ruggeri.medium.com/is-russia-losing-the-information-war-79016e0ee32e On March 10, 2022 when CIA director Bill Burns addressed the US Senate and declared “Russia is losing the information war over Ukraine”, he repeated a claim that had already been amplified by Anglo-American media since the start of Russia’s military operations in Ukraine. Though his statement is factually true, it doesn’t tell us why and mainly reflects the West’s perspective. As usual the reality is a lot more complicated. The US information warfare capability is unparalleled: when it comes to manipulating perceptions, producing an alternate reality and weaponizing … Continue reading The US information war on Russia
A new report titled Phaseout Pathways for Fossil Fuel Production, argues rich nations must phase out fossil fuels by 2034 if the world his to have any chance of keeping global warming to the 1.5 degrees centigrade Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change target. The Phaseout Pathways Report from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, in the U.K., points to the need to recognize the differentiated capacities for countries to act quickly to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Kevin Anderson, professor of energy and climate change at the University of Manchester, notes: “Responding to the ongoing climate emergency requires a rapid shift away … Continue reading Rich countries must phase-out fossil fuels by 2034 to meet IPCC target
The Russian State Duma establishes parliamentary commission with four working groups to conduct a detailed analysis of all documents and facts. MOSCOW, March 31 (Xinhua) — A Russian parliamentary commission held its first meeting on Thursday, announcing the establishment of four working groups to investigate U.S.-controlled biological laboratories in Ukraine. The commission heard information from the Russian Defense Ministry on the investigation into biological research by American specialists in Ukraine, the Russian State Duma or the lower house of the country’s Federal Assembly said in a statement. During Russia’s special military operation, the dangerous biological activities of the United States … Continue reading Russia’s State Duma establishes parliamentary commission to probe US-controlled biolabs in Ukraine
Watch the video and read the transcript on Monthly Review: https://mronline.org/2022/03/29/ukrainian-forces-want-to-surrender-and-azov-forces-started-shooting-at-them-they-are-at-war-with-each-other/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ukrainian-forces-want-to-surrender-and-azov-forces-started-shooting-at-them-they-are-at-war-with-each-other&mc_cid=f9cb4175fa&mc_eid=a9616b6200 Continue reading Azov Battalion neo-nazi units shooting Ukraine regular army soldiers
As the world is grappling with climate change in consensus to move to green energy, China-Africa’s renewable energy cooperation is bearing fruits. In various parts of Africa, China-Africa cooperation brings in clean electricity to boost power supply. WIND FARMS UNINTERRUPTEDLY PROVIDE ELECTRICITY In De Aar, central South Africa, long and white blades on high towers were rotating like fans on top of the mountain. Companies formed by China’s Longyuan Power through its South African subsidiary Longyuan South Africa Renewables (Longyuan SA), which holds 60 percent of shares, and its South African partners including South African renewable energy developer Mulilo … Continue reading China-Africa cooperation supports Africa’s transition to green energy
“By seizing several hundred billion dollars of Russia’s central bank reserves, Washington has put a question mark over the rationale for the existing financial system, and encouraged the rest of the world to ‘rethink currency reserve holdings’ – in plain English, that means to rethink the trillion dollars a year that the rest of the world lends to the United States.” Asia Times “Russia and India took a small but important step towards non-dollar trade financing and investment on March 25, when the Reserve Bank of India allowed Russia to invest the proceeds of its arms sales to India in … Continue reading US dollar reserve system begins to unravel
The US is attempting to politicize ecological water issues in the Mekong River for the purpose of tarnishing China’s reputation via launching rhetoric battles has become more trendy. The Stimson Center, a US-backed think tank, again bashed China in February for allegedly “holding a massive amount of water” and “might need to be paid to release water for downstream communities afflicted by droughts,” marking the US’ latest efforts to sow discord in the area. Misrepresentation and biased reports aimed at the dams China has built along the Mekong River have intensified. What’s behind it is a long-planned and extensive war … Continue reading US-led propaganda foments water conflict: Do “Chinese dams” threaten the Mekong River ?
The Solomon Islands government has confirmed it was “diversifying the country’s security partnership including with China,” and would sign off a number of agreements with China “to further create a secure and safe environment for local and foreign investments.” The growing relationship between the Pacific Island nations and China is evident from the fact that there have already been three successful China-Pacific Island Countries Economic Development and Cooperation Forums. The parties have jointly promoted numerous cooperative projects on issues such as climate change, fisheries, covid-19 assistance and other matters. In October 2021, the first China-Pacific Island Countries Foreign Ministers’ Meeting … Continue reading Solomon Islands and China confirm discussions on possible border security deal
NATO is nothing more than a machine for the implementation of the US’ global hegemonic will, which both disparages Europe as a whole and runs counter to Europe’s pursuit of independence and autonomy. As long as NATO exists, there will … Continue reading Can ‘brain-dead’ NATO prolong its life by exploiting China? – Global Times editorial
Russia plans to abandon all “compromised” currencies in gas payment settlements, it was announced on yesterday (23 March 2022). This followed what Russia said was illegitimate decisions by a number of Western countries to freeze Russia’s assets, which had destroyed all confidence in those “compromised” Western currencies. As a consequence, in future “unfriendly countries” will have to pay for Russian gas in Rubles. Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said this month that Russia was unable to access around $300 billion worth of its reserves due to Western sanctions. Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday that Western sanctions against his country have dealt a … Continue reading Russia requires ‘payment in rubles only’ for energy exports to Europe
From the Straits Times, March 19, 2022.By Kishore Mahbubani, Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the author of ‘Has the West Lost It?’ Could we have predicted this war in Ukraine? And could we have prevented it? The simple answer to both these questions is yes. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is illegal and has to be condemned by the international community. And it has been condemned. As a former Ambassador to the United Nations, I fully understand and support the need to protect the principles of the UN Charter. Yet, in geopolitics we must always do two … Continue reading Ukraine war: Where are the peacemakers?
Context As the recent Russia-Ukraine conflict continues to heat up, the world energy market is experiencing huge tensions. The author points out the stark reality of the global energy landscape behind the war and the urgency for developing countries to build a united community in order to address the issues of global energy equity and justice and the race for influence in the sector. Key Points Within the previous global framework, capital flowed from rich to poor countries while resources moved in the opposite direction. However, the flow of energy is reversing due to the growth of emerging economies. BP, … Continue reading The global energy landscape behind the Russia-Ukraine war
The Russia-led Eurasia Economic Union has just agreed with China to design the mechanism for an independent financial and monetary system that will by pass US dollar transactions. Say hello to Russian gold and Chinese petroyuan The following article by Pepe Escobar … Continue reading New independent financial and monetary system to bypass $USD transactions?
A Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson said on Sunday (March 6) that evidence of a U.S.-financed military biological program developed in Ukraine has been revealed during Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, according to a report by Russian media agency TASS. The spokesperson, Igor Konashenkov, said, “In the course of the special military operation, evidence of the Kyiv regime’s hasty measures to conceal any traces of the military biological program, financed by the U.S. Department of Defense in Ukraine, has been revealed.” Konashenkov said employees of Ukrainian bio laboratories had provided information that especially hazardous pathogens, including plague, anthrax, cholera, tularemia and … Continue reading Russia finds more evidence US funded bio-program on germ warfare in Ukraine