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China In Latin America: Partner Or Predator?

Whether they’re new colonisers or a vital source of cash and technology, the jury is out on Beijing’s investment in the region – but one thing is certain, the US will not relinquish its control without a fight. For the United States, China’s widening presence in Latin America has been much more than a minor nuisance in its geopolitical backyard.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

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Emerging Vulnerabilities In Emerging Economies

For many emerging economies, it is imperative to pursue a rebalancing of growth patterns, with a more active approach to managing debt and capital flows and their effects on asset prices, exchange rates, and growth. Otherwise, the dangers of unsustainable growth patterns will bring expansion to an abrupt halt.

Read Here – Project Syndicate

Belt, Road, and Ball? How China’s Soccer Diplomacy Handles Latin America

If “Ping-Pong diplomacy” smoothed out bumpy relations between China and the United States in the 1970s, soccer diplomacy may be China’s key to Latin America now. For at least a decade, soccer has played a role in China’s diplomatic relations with Latin America. Press conferences frequently refer to the sport as an area to increase cooperation and both of China’s policy papers, which outline the country’s official stance in the region, point to sports as a means of exchange, albeit in different ways.

Read Here – Forbes

 

China Launches Mega Aid Agency In Big Shift From Recipient To Donor

China is laying the groundwork for a new aid agency to oversee its massive – and opaque – foreign aid programmes as Beijing closes in on Washington as the world’s biggest donor. The new agency, the International Development Cooperation Agency, will answer to China’s highest executive body, the State Council, and consolidate roles that had been between divided between the ministries of commerce and foreign affairs.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

It’s Time India Stopped Punching At Shadows

Many in India are under the illusion that we are in some kind of a geopolitical competition with China. The reality is that we are already hard put to keep China out of our own backyard, let alone compete with Beijing elsewhere

Read Here – The Wire

How China Is Building The Biggest Commercial-Military Empire In History

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the sun famously never set on the British empire. A commanding navy enforced its will, yet all would have been lost if it were not for ports, roads, and railroads. The infrastructure that the British built everywhere they went embedded and enabled their power like bones and veins in a body.

Now it’s the turn of the Chinese. Much has been made of Beijing’s “resource grab” in Africa and elsewhere, its construction of militarized artificial islands in the South China Sea and, most recently, its new strategy to project naval power broadly in the open seas.

Read Here – Defense One

China And Its Long-Term View Of The World

China essentially follows four partnership models: creative partnership, comprehensive cooperative partnership, strategic partnership (of cooperation) and comprehensive strategic partnership (of cooperation). The difference, according to the newspaper, is that while cooperative partnerships are formed at a fundamental level, are bilateral in nature and focus mainly on politics, economics, science and technology and culture, the strategic partnerships can be both bilateral or multilateral and are based on benefits of national security.

Read Here – Pragati 

China’s Definition Of Friends And Foes

Courtesy: Global Times

China’s Big Dip In South America

Global Times

Is A Borderless World For Real?

Ecuador, inspired by a vision of a pre-modern world with more freedom to wander, has been experimenting in recent years with making political boundaries more flexible. It’s one of the world’s boldest contemporary efforts to reinvent human migration. Is it working?

Read Here – The Atlantic

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