China: the moral superiority of the new hegemon
China is poised to become the world’s new superpower. Today, it is the second most powerful economy in the world and according to analysts and economists, it will become the first in the coming decade.
China’s debt-trap diplomacy; a threat to the developing world
Analysts who follow global geopolitical trends frequently come across the phrase: “the 21st century belongs to China”. To lend credibility to the claim, they often mention China’s $1 trillion “one belt, one road” initiative. Through this huge initiative, China is supporting infrastructureprojects in strategically-located developing countries while extending loans for those projects.
China and Venezuela; An Emerging Axis of Resistance?
It has been a couple weeks since the introduction of fundamental changes in the Venezuelan economy. It is pretty clear that things are improving steadily but surely in Venezuela when one compares the economic situation of a year ago, or even 2 months ago, to the situation today.
Sino-Iranian Energy Relations in light of new sanctions
Energy, mainly from oil exports, is one the main foundations on which Sino-Iranian relations are built. China’s growing economy needs energy from reliable sources, and Iran’s huge oil and natural gas reserves go a long way towards covering the surplus in demand. By 2017, the bilateral volume of trade amounted to around $37.2 billion – massively in China’s favor.
China is looking for a collaboration with Arabic World: key-steps
In Beijing on July 10, the China-Arab Cooperation Forum was opened, attended by representatives of Middle Eastern and African countries. China proposes to partners to increase mutual trade turnover and to develop infrastructure projects. China's rapprochement with the Arab world is taking place during a deep crisis in relations between Beijing and Washington and is a response to the trade war unleashed by the United States.