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Here’s the real reason the US must talk to Russia

Pepe Escobar Editor's note: A new book details why future historians may well identify Putin’s landmark March 1 speech as the ultimate game-changer in the 21st century New Great Game in Eurasia.   Future historians may well identify Russian President Vladimir Putin’s landmark March 1 speech as the ultimate game-changer in the 21st-century New Great Game

China, Nigeria to prosecute 7 importers of substandard products

Godsgift Onyedinefu China and Nigeria has resolved to prosecute companies importing substandard products from china into Nigeria. At least seven companies importing substandard and life-endangering products would be blacklisted and their promoters prosecuted in both countries. This is the fall out of the war against dumping of substandard and life-endangering products into the

China urges US to block Taiwan president’s travel

China has urged the United States on Tuesday not to allow Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to transit its territory when she visits Belize and Paraguay next month, adding to tension between Beijing and Washington that has worsened amid a trade war. Beijing considers democratic Taiwan to be a wayward province of

In Senegal, China’s president Xi pledges stronger Africa ties

China's President Xi Jinping pledged during a visit to Senegal on Saturday to strengthen economic ties with Africa, a continent already awash with cheap Chinese loans in exchange for minerals and huge construction projects. Xi arrived in Senegal on Saturday for a two-day visit to sign bilateral deals, the first leg of an

China Battles France for Business in Former African Colonies

China Battles France for Business in Former African Colonies Pauline Bax. and Olivier Monnier Fast-growing economies of Ivory Coast, Senegal lure Chinese Chinese loans to Ivory Coast rise 1,400 percent in 2010-2015 When Ivory Coast put out a tender to build a bridge over the lagoon in its commercial hub of Abidjan, 10 out of

China overloading poor nations with debt, says top US official

Joe Bavier, Ed Cropley and William Maclean   China is saddling poor nations with unsustainable debt through large-scale infrastructure projects that are not economically viable, the head of the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) said on Monday. The criticism of Beijing - targeted by President Donald Trump in a trade war that

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