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One year on, impact of Xi’s agenda-setting Davos speech still felt

​Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech to the Davos World Economic Forum one year ago, on January 17, 2017, decisively shaped international discussion – the US magazine Newsweek summarized its impact as being that China was now seen as: “the linchpin of global economic stability.”  Ian Bremmer, head of the Eurasia Group, the most influential Western…

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Good China-Russia relations are the guarantee of world peace

President Xi Jinping’s visit to Moscow on the way to the G20 summit draws attention to a key fact of present day geopolitics: that good relations of China and Russia are the most important international guarantee of world peace. Because of the importance of this point it is necessary to understand in straightforward terms, without…

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Wrong analyses of China – listed by author and date

Numerous authors make wrong analyses predicting an economic crash or drastic slowdown in China and then, when these fail to occur, nevertheless continue to present themselves as ‘China experts’. The ability to do this rests on readers forgetting what they predicted. Given that the test of an analysis and a theory is its ability, or…

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The truth about China’s crucial role World War II is not only history

When on 3 September 2015 China staged its Victory Parade, commemorating the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and China’s contribution to the World War against fascism, this was a solemn day for China and an opportunity for the world to understand events which are not only historical but without which today’s world cannot…

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How Singapore achieved a higher per capita GDP than the US

​The economic development of Singapore under is famous as one of the greatest success stories in history. Singapore has become the only Asian country to achieve a higher per capita gross domestic product than the United States by every measure. To have achieved this from the starting point of a third world country, and during a…

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Socialist policies can help famine-stricken countries

An immense human catastrophe is threatening in parts of Africa and in Yemen. As the Washington Post wrote in February: “The world is in the grip of an astonishing and acute crisis: More than 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, northern Nigeria and Yemen face starvation in the next six months, according to the United…

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Comparison of Hong Kong and ‘poor whites’ in the US South

July 1st 2017 was the 20th anniversary of the correction of one of the great crimes against China and of one of the dirtiest episodes in Britain’s history. It was be the anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to China. China’s President Xi Jinping has strongly stressed that reunification with Hong Kong was a…

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