SHOW NOTES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=23932 China has announced a “new world order” for world oil markets that could have profound effects on the global economy and the monetary order itself. But as The Shanghai International Energy Exchange gears up for operation, it’s important to note yet again that this is another engineered conflict with the pre-determined death of the dollar system being used to bring in the new multipolar world order that the NWO has been openly working toward for decades.
Russia has just dropped another bombshell, announcing not only the de-coupling of its trade from the dollar, but also that its hydrocarbon trade will in the future be carried out in rubles and local currencies of its trading partners – no longer in dollars – see Voice of Russia
Russia’s trade in hydrocarbons amounts to about a trillion dollars per year. Other countries, especially the BRICS and BRCIS-associates (BRICSA) may soon follow suit and join forces with Russia, abandoning the ‘petro-dollar’ as trading unit for oil and gas. This could amount to tens of trillions in loss for demand of petro-dollars per year (US GDP about 17 trillion dollars – December 2013) – leaving an important dent in the US economy would be an understatement.
Added to this is the declaration today by Russia’s Press TV – China will re-open the old Silk Road as a new trading route linking Germany, Russia and China, allowing to connect and develop new markets along the road, especially in Central Asia, where this new project will bring economic and political stability, and in Western China provinces,where “New Areas” of development will be created. The first one will be the Lanzhou New Area in China’s Northwestern Gansu Province, one of China’s poorest regions.
“During his visit to Duisburg, Chinese President Xi Jinping made a master stroke of economic diplomacy that runs directly counter to the Washington neo-conservative faction’s effort to bring a new confrontation between NATO and Russia.” (press TV, April 6, 2014)
“Using the role of Duisburg as the world’s largest inland harbor, an historic transportation hub of Europe and of Germany’s Ruhr steel industry center, he proposed that Germany and China cooperate on building a new “economic Silk Road” linking China and Europe. The implications for economic growth across Eurasia are staggering.”
Curiously, western media have so far been oblivious to both events. It seems like a desire to extending the falsehood of our western illusion and arrogance – as long as the silence will bear.
Germany, the economic driver of Europe – the world’s fourth largest economy (US$ 3.6 trillion GDP) – on the western end of the new trading axis, will be like a giant magnet, attracting other European trading partners of Germany’s to the New Silk Road. What looks like a future gain for Russia and China, also bringing about security and stability, would be a lethal loss for Washington.
In addition, the BRICS are preparing to launch a new currency – composed by a basket of their local currencies – to be used for international trading, as well as for a new reserve currency, replacing the rather worthless debt ridden dollar – a welcome feat for the world.
Along with the new BRICS(A) currency will come a new international payment settlement system, replacing the SWIFT and IBAN exchanges, thereby breaking the hegemony of the infamous privately owned currency and gold manipulator, the Bank for International Settlement (BIS) in Basle, Switzerland – also called the central bank of all central banks.
To be sure – the BIS is a privately owned for profit institution, was created in the early 1930’s, in the midst of the big economic melt-down of the 20th Century. The BIS was formed precisely for that purpose – to control the world’s monetary system, along with the also privately owned FED and the Wall Street Banksters – the epitome of private unregulated ownership.
The BIS is known to hold at least half a dozen secret meetings per year, attended by the world’s elite, deciding the fate of countries and entire populations. Their demise would be another welcome new development.
As the new trading road and monetary system will take hold, other countries and nations, so far in the claws of US dependence, will flock to the ‘new system’, gradually isolating Washington’s military industrial economy (sic) and its NATO killing machine.
This Economic Sea Change may bring the empire to its knees, without spilling a drop of blood. An area of new hope for justice and more equality, a rebirth of sovereign states, may dawn and turn the spiral of darkness into a spiral of light.
Peter Koenig is an economist and former World Bank staff. He worked extensively around the world in the fields of environment and water resources. He writes regularly for Global Research, ICH, the Voice of Russia and other internet sites. He is the author of Implosion – fiction based on facts and on 30 years of experience around the globe.
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Note: My feeling about all the “economic collapse” warnings, is that there’s an X-Factor that most analysts aren’t aware of in relation to negotiations with ET races who are here assisting humanity thru the coming shift. IMO there’s a Divine plan unfolding to recover humanity’s stolen assets and restructure the global economy to a system of abundance vs scarcity. How it will look or function is anyone’s guess. The key here is in knowing that all your needs will be met easily, and in learning how to manifest our abundance without doubt or fear.
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Holter warns, “I think what we are looking at is an EVENT that you’re not going to be able to recover from. If this market snaps and the markets close, and you’re not in position, you’re out. You’re out for the rest of your life. This is going to be an EVENT that you can’t recover from.”
As readers of SGT Report know, Silver is the best performing commodity asset of 2016 thus far, and there are some very quantifiable, very important reasons for it. This may well be your last chance to protect yourself from what is coming.
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In a shocking move likely to crush the US economy overnight, China is refusing to make its new gold-backed Yuan, convertible from or to US Dollars. The new Yuan will be introduced next Tuesday, April 19.
When the International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreed to add the Yuan to the basket of world currencies used for Global Reserves and International Trade, they wanted China to make the Yuan more reliable as a currency. Since then, China has almost un-pegged its Yuan from the Dollar, allowing its value to fluctuate on world markets.
But for years, China has been amassing huge amounts of gold bullion; some have said their appetite for bullion has been “staggering.” And with a new gold-backed Yuan to be issued next Tuesday, the entire world will have a choice of a new currency to use for international trade: The old US Dollar which is backed by nothing, or the new Chinese Yuan, which is backed by gold. Which currency would YOU use?
When this new currency is issued, countries that have been forced to use US Dollars for decades, and have had to keep billions of dollars in their foreign currency reserves, will be free to dump those dollars. But they won’t be able to dump them to China for the new gold-backed, Yuan!
China has reportedly decided “there can be no conversion of gold-backed Yuan to or from US dollars.” What China fears is that many countries around the world will want to trade their reserve US dollars for the new Yuan, leaving China with mountains of worthless US dollars. China already has several trillion in US dollar reserves and does not want or need more.
If news of this decision by China is correct, then countries around the world may just have to decide whether or not they wish to continue trading with the USA at all?
The upheaval this could cause as early as next week, would be staggering.
This is a fast-=developing story; check back.
Mike Harris interviewed Ben Fulford on Feb. 9th for his Short End of the Stick radio show. This was a fascinating discussion, and mostly a positive one. Ben Fulford thinks the days of the cabal’s power reign are almost over. 2016 looks to be a very important year.
With cheap gasoline at the pump, and increased interest rates, you’d think we were just recovering from a bad financial hang-over, but something much more sinister is at place. Don’t worry though, there is a happy ending. A revolution is happening before our eyes.
Oversupply is not the reason that oil is dropping in price faster that Exxon Corporation can say “uh-oh.” Canadian oil is dropping even lower, in some cases to $8 a barrel. Russia is not suffering from these falling oil prices, either, as the mainstream press would convey. Similarly, despite the recent Fed hike in the US interest rate, which is the first in more than a decade, this does not herald an economic turning point, at least not for the debt-slavery system that is currently in place, but that is crumbling. The magic-money system of debt and quantitative easing based on the petro-dollar is on its knees. This was an act of desperation.
Falling oil prices are not driving Moscow to expand its austerity program in an attempt to balance an expected deficit of $38.6 billion in 2016. You can be sure President Vladimir Putin was at least three chess moves ahead of tumbling oil prices. Marek Dabrowski, co-founder of the Center for Social and Economic Research in Warsaw and a professor at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics, recently ran the numbers on the oil-exporting economies and discovered a paradox. Russia is not even close to being the most oil-dependent of these countries.
It gets even more interesting though. China has announced that the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is up and running as promised late last year. Members of the bank include China, Russia, Denmark, Egypt, Iran, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Kuwait, and others – noticeably absent is the United States of America.
Moreover, the BRICS Bank, headed by Russia, is also moving forward. A recent Forbes article, titled, “With Russian Official Said to Head BRICS Bank, Will Dollars Get Dissed?” invokes the underlying theme of the silent revolution happening under our noses.
Add to the picture – commerce between Europe and North America has literally come to a halt. For the first time in known history, few cargo ships are in-transit in the North Atlantic between Europe and North America. All of them (hundreds) are either anchored offshore or in-port. NOTHING is moving, reports ZeroHedge. Some claim that shipping companies are demanding to be paid in Chinese yuan, and this is why no goods are moving.
Add these little tidbits:
- The Swiss National Bank decoupled from the Euro.
- Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts claimed the Federal Reserve doesn’t have any more gold. That’s why they could only give Germany 5 tons of the 1,500 tons it’s holding. In fact, when Germany asked for this delivery, the Fed said no.
- China has been dumping US debt.
- Commerce – that is dry goods going from other countries to the US as measured by the Baltic Dry Index, has been greatly slowed if not stopped.
- China and Russia have been buying up physical gold.
- 12,000 oil-smuggling trucks have been caught taking Iraq’s ‘liquid gold’ into Turkey for use via ISIS.
- Russia now has access to cheap oil from Iran.
- Countries have been clamoring to exit the cabal banking system propped up by US Mafioso banks and criminal drug cartels, as well as a rigged stock market.
- The US Stock market took a nose dive at the beginning of the year.
- As Matt Taibi wrote for Rolling Stone last year in an article titled, “Everything is Rigged, Continued: European Commission Raids Oil Companies in Price Fixing Probe,”: “the European Commission regulators yesterday raided the offices of oil companies in London, the Netherlands and Norway as part of an investigation into possible price-rigging in the oil markets. The targeted companies include BP, Shell and the Norwegian company Statoil. The Guardian explains that officials believe that oil companies colluded to manipulate pricing data.”
To many, it is old news that the US Corporate government is bankrupt. The new news is how they are being taken down systematically by the ‘white hats’ and other benevolent interests within our world organizations that are tired of being pushed around by criminals using the petro-dollar, and fiat money.
These signs tell of a larger picture.
Secret bank bailouts are soon to be a thing of the past. So are bank bail-ins. Industry corruption such as the Fifa ‘bribe’ which was funneled via HSBC in Hong Kong came from a US bank fined for a link to Colombian drug cartel will continue to be exposed, and huge fines will be paid. In other cases, bankers representing the cabal will be fired or put in jail.
At the end of 2015, the CEO of Brazil’s largest investment bank was arrested. This was accompanied by huge layoffs at major banks across the US. Regions bank has announced 260 layoffs for 2016. Bank of America, Citibank and other cabal-fronts will also lay off thousands of people this year. As part of a crackdown on corruption, China has also uncovered the largest “underground bank” in the country. Over 370 individuals involved in the scheme have been arrested, according to the People’s Daily, for handling 400 billion yuan ($64 billion) in illegal foreign-exchange transactions. It seems the crime syndicate had tentacles everywhere. Though slow, the preliminary schedule for mass arrests and for the re-chartering of the world’s fraudulent banking system is underway.
With cyber warfare becoming part of leaked news daily, the strategic moves of Putin, and the new banking institutions coming into the fore, we may finally see the end of Cabal rule.
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A gold-backed ruble and gold-backed yuan could start a ‘snowball exit’ from dollar F. William Engdahl notes, adding that it will diminish America’s ability to use the reserve dollar role to finance Washington’s perpetual overseas wars.
The irony of the situation is that the central banks of China, Russia, Brazil and other countries “diametrically opposed” to US foreign policy course are forced to stockpile dollars in the form of “safe” US Treasury debt in order to protect their economies, American-German researcher, historian and strategic risk consultant F. William Engdahl stresses.The truth of the matter is that the role of the US dollar as the world’s major reserve currency is the countries’ economic Achilles Heel, the strategic risk consultant elaborates.
At the same time, by buying US Treasury debt in dollars, they are de facto financing Washington’s “endless” overseas military operations.
Fortunately, “[t]hat’s quietly changing. In 2014 Russia and China signed two mammoth 30-year contracts for Russian gas to China. The contracts specified that the exchange would be done in Renminbi [yuan] and Russian rubles, not in dollars. That was the beginning of an accelerating process of de-dollarization that is underway today,” Engdahl writes in his article for New Eastern Outlook.
The researcher points out that on November 27 Russia’s Central Bank reported that it has included the Chinese Renminbi (yuan) into its official reserves for the first time.Furthermore, in August 2015 Russian currency traders bought almost 18 billion yuan and only 3 billion US dollars. It is obvious that Russia is gradually increasing the use of the yuan in Russian financial markets, substituting it for the US dollar.
“But the actions of Russia and China to replace the dollar as mediating currency in their mutual trade, a trade whose volume has grown significantly since US and EU sanctions in March 2014, are not the end of it,” the researcher remarks.
According to Engdahl, there are clear signs showing that gold “is about to make dramatic return to the world monetary stage.”
— Dan Popescu (@PopescuCo) 7 ноября 2015
And it’s not all good news for Washington.
While it is believed that the US Federal Reserve holds about 8,133 tons of gold, the rumors circulated that things are not what they seem and “the gold chamber of Fort Knox” are nearly empty, Engdahl narrates.
Adding more fuel to the fire are doubts surrounding US’ official gold statistics, a strange event occurred in 2012.
“In 2012 the German Government asked the Federal Reserve to return German central bank gold ‘held in custody’ for the Bundesbank by the Fed. Shocking the world, the US central bank refused to give Germany her gold back, using the flimsy excuse that the Federal Reserve ‘could not differentiate German gold bars from US ones…’ Perhaps we are to believe the auditors of US Federal Reserve gold were laid off in the US budget cuts?” the researcher asks.
Engdahl remarks, that Germany is considered the second-largest gold holder with its reserves of 3,381 tons of golden ingots.Meanwhile, Moscow and Beijing are boosting their gold holdings steadily.
Engdahl emphasizes that from January 2013 Russia’s official gold reserves increased by 129 percent to 1,352 tons as of September 30, 2015, adding that during “the dark Yeltsin years” of the 1990s Russia’s golden vaults contain only 343 tons.
“Russia now holds as many ounces of gold as the gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs) do,” he stresses.
According to the researcher, Russia and China are decisively paving the way for the world economy de-dollarization.
“A Russian-Chinese alternative to the dollar in the form of a gold-backed ruble and gold-backed Renminbi or yuan, could start a snowball exit from the US dollar, and with it, a severe decline in America’s ability to use the reserve dollar role to finance her wars with other peoples’ money,” Engdahl concludes.
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The 2015 Bilderberg conference is discussed with Daniel Estulin, who explores how the group is facing declining influence and hedging their bets against a global economic collapse. The tools of false flags and unrest that are being employed by the world’s elite, as well as the upcoming documentary on the Bilderbergs, and the possible catastrophic outcomes of the Iran Nuclear deal are explored. Learn about the Tavistock house, the growing power of the BRIC alliance, and if deindustrialization and population control are on the agenda of the elite in this Buzzsaw interview, hosted by Sean Stone.
Daniel Estulin is an award winning investigative journalist and bestselling author of The True Story of the Bilderberg Group, published in 59 countries and translated into 34 languages. He was featured on Jesse Ventura’s Conspiracy Theory television show. He is currently the host of RT TV show, DESDE LA SOMBRA, and has a new documentary on the Bilderberg Group.
SGT Report welcomes V, the guerrilla economist from Rogue Money.net to the show to discuss the end of the western banking and precious metals price suppression paradigm.
On Sunday night the banking cartel struck again by flooding the world market with paper gold, slicing $50 off the price within fractions of a second.
But this is a paradigm that will soon come to an end according to V. “These morons could drive down the price of gold in the paper markets down to the pennies. It doesn’t matter, because what’s happening is a paradigm shift that cannot be stooped… The West is an Emperor with no clothes.”
V goes on to quantify it by explaining the massive onslaught of infrastructural and physical precious metals entities coming on line in Asia in the very near term. “You have the Eurasian trade zones, Global South, SCO, the BRICS, AIIB… these are paradigm altering SYSTEMS that are coming online, and it’s all happening this fall.”
We also discuss the overt tyranny of the US government, from unconstitutional treaties to mandatory vaccinations – it all adds up to the end of America unless we the people stop it.
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Let’s start with the geopolitical Big Bang you know nothing about, the one that occurred just two weeks ago. Here are its results: from now on, any possible future attack on Iran threatened by the Pentagon (in conjunction with NATO) would essentially be an assault on the planning of an interlocking set of organizations — the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization), the EEU (Eurasian Economic Union), the AIIB (the new Chinese-founded Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank), and the NDB (the BRICS’ New Development Bank) — whose acronyms you’re unlikely to recognize either. Still, they represent an emerging new order in Eurasia.
Tehran, Beijing, Moscow, Islamabad, and New Delhi have been actively establishing interlocking security guarantees. They have been simultaneously calling the Atlanticist bluff when it comes to the endless drumbeat of attention given to the flimsy meme of Iran’s “nuclear weapons program.” And a few days before the Vienna nuclear negotiations finally culminated in an agreement, all of this came together at a twin BRICS/SCO summit in Ufa, Russia — a place you’ve undoubtedly never heard of and a meeting that got next to no attention in the U.S. And yet sooner or later, these developments will ensure that the War Party in Washington and assorted neocons (as well as neoliberalcons) already breathing hard over the Iran deal will sweat bullets as their narratives about how the world works crumble.
The Eurasian Silk Road
With the Vienna deal, whose interminable build-up I had the dubious pleasure of following closely, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and his diplomatic team have pulled the near-impossible out of an extremely crumpled magician’s hat: an agreement that might actually end sanctions against their country from an asymmetric, largely manufactured conflict.
Think of that meeting in Ufa, the capital of Russia’s Bashkortostan, as a preamble to the long-delayed agreement in Vienna. It caught the new dynamics of the Eurasian continent and signaled the future geopolitical Big Bangness of it all. At Ufa, from July 8th to 10th, the 7th BRICS summit and the 15th Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit overlapped just as a possible Vienna deal was devouring one deadline after another.
Consider it a diplomatic masterstroke of Vladmir Putin’s Russia to have merged those two summits with an informal meeting of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). Call it a soft power declaration of war against Washington’s imperial logic, one that would highlight the breadth and depth of an evolving Sino-Russian strategic partnership. Putting all those heads of state attending each of the meetings under one roof, Moscow offered a vision of an emerging, coordinated geopolitical structure anchored in Eurasian integration. Thus, the importance of Iran: no matter what happens post-Vienna, Iran will be a vital hub/node/crossroads in Eurasia for this new structure.
If you read the declaration that came out of the BRICS summit, one detail should strike you: the austerity-ridden European Union (EU) is barely mentioned. And that’s not an oversight. From the point of view of the leaders of key BRICS nations, they are offering a new approach to Eurasia, the very opposite of the language of sanctions.
Here are just a few examples of the dizzying activity that took place at Ufa, all of it ignored by the American mainstream media. In their meetings, President Putin, China’s President Xi Jinping, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi worked in a practical way to advance what is essentially a Chinese vision of a future Eurasia knit together by a series of interlocking “new Silk Roads.” Modi approved more Chinese investment in his country, while Xi and Modi together pledged to work to solve the joint border issues that have dogged their countries and, in at least one case, led to war.
The NDB, the BRICS’ response to the World Bank, was officially launched with $50 billion in start-up capital. Focused on funding major infrastructure projects in the BRICS nations, it is capable of accumulating as much as $400 billion in capital, according to its president, Kundapur Vaman Kamath. Later, it plans to focus on funding such ventures in other developing nations across the Global South — all in their own currencies, which means bypassing the U.S. dollar. Given its membership, the NDB’s money will clearly be closely linked to the new Silk Roads. As Brazilian Development Bank President Luciano Coutinho stressed, in the near future it may also assist European non-EU member states like Serbia and Macedonia. Think of this as the NDB’s attempt to break a Brussels monopoly on Greater Europe. Kamath even advanced the possibility of someday aiding in the reconstruction of Syria.
You won’t be surprised to learn that both the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the NDB are headquartered in China and will work to complement each other’s efforts. At the same time, Russia’s foreign investment arm, the Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), signed a memorandum of understanding with funds from other BRICS countries and so launched an informal investment consortium in which China’s Silk Road Fund and India’s Infrastructure Development Finance Company will be key partners.
Full Spectrum Transportation Dominance
On the ground level, this should be thought of as part of the New Great Game in Eurasia. Its flip side is the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the Pacific and the Atlantic version of the same, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, both of which Washington is trying to advance to maintain U.S. global economic dominance. The question these conflicting plans raise is how to integrate trade and commerce across that vast region. From the Chinese and Russian perspectives, Eurasia is to be integrated via a complex network of superhighways, high-speed rail lines, ports, airports, pipelines, and fiber optic cables. By land, sea, and air, the resulting New Silk Roads are meant to create an economic version of the Pentagon’s doctrine of “Full Spectrum Dominance” — a vision that already has Chinese corporate executives crisscrossing Eurasia sealing infrastructure deals.
For Beijing — back to a 7% growth rate in the second quarter of 2015 despite a recent near-panic on the country’s stock markets — it makes perfect economic sense: as labor costs rise, production will be relocated from the country’s Eastern seaboard to its cheaper Western reaches, while the natural outlets for the production of just about everything will be those parallel and interlocking “belts” of the new Silk Roads.
Meanwhile, Russia is pushing to modernize and diversify its energy-exploitation-dependent economy. Among other things, its leaders hope that the mix of those developing Silk Roads and the tying together of the Eurasian Economic Union — Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan — will translate into myriad transportation and construction projects for which the country’s industrial and engineering know-how will prove crucial.
As the EEU has begun establishing free trade zones with India, Iran, Vietnam, Egypt, and Latin America’s Mercosur bloc (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela), the initial stages of this integration process already reach beyond Eurasia. Meanwhile, the SCO, which began as little more than a security forum, is expanding and moving into the field of economic cooperation. Its countries, especially four Central Asian “stans” (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan) will rely ever more on the Chinese-driven Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the NDB. At Ufa, India and Pakistan finalized an upgrading process in which they have moved from observers to members of the SCO. This makes it an alternative G8.
In the meantime, when it comes to embattled Afghanistan, the BRICS nations and the SCO have now called upon “the armed opposition to disarm, accept the Constitution of Afghanistan, and cut ties with Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and other terrorist organizations.” Translation: within the framework of Afghan national unity, the organization would accept the Taliban as part of a future government. Their hopes, with the integration of the region in mind, would be for a future stable Afghanistan able to absorb more Chinese, Russian, Indian, and Iranian investment, and the construction — finally! — of a long-planned, $10 billion, 1,420-kilometer-long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline that would benefit those energy-hungry new SCO members, Pakistan and India. (They would each receive 42% of the gas, the remaining 16% going to Afghanistan.)
Central Asia is, at the moment, geographic ground zero for the convergence of the economic urges of China, Russia, and India. It was no happenstance that, on his way to Ufa, Prime Minister Modi stopped off in Central Asia. Like the Chinese leadership in Beijing, Moscow looks forward (as a recent document puts it) to the “interpenetration and integration of the EEU and the Silk Road Economic Belt” into a “Greater Eurasia” and a “steady, developing, safe common neighborhood” for both Russia and China.
And don’t forget Iran. In early 2016, once economic sanctions are fully lifted, it is expected to join the SCO, turning it into a G9. As its foreign minister, Javad Zarif, made clear recently to Russia’s Channel 1 television, Tehran considers the two countries strategic partners. “Russia,” he said, “has been the most important participant in Iran’s nuclear program and it will continue under the current agreement to be Iran’s major nuclear partner.” The same will, he added, be true when it comes to “oil and gas cooperation,” given the shared interest of those two energy-rich nations in “maintaining stability in global market prices.”
Got Corridor, Will Travel
Across Eurasia, BRICS nations are moving on integration projects. A developing Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar economic corridor is a typical example. It is now being reconfigured as a multilane highway between India and China. Meanwhile, Iran and Russia are developing a transportation corridor from the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to the Caspian Sea and the Volga River. Azerbaijan will be connected to the Caspian part of this corridor, while India is planning to use Iran’s southern ports to improve its access to Russia and Central Asia. Now, add in a maritime corridor that will stretch from the Indian city of Mumbai to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas and then on to the southern Russian city of Astrakhan. And this just scratches the surface of the planning underway.
Years ago, Vladimir Putin suggested that there could be a “Greater Europe” stretching from Lisbon, Portugal, on the Atlantic to the Russian city of Vladivostok on the Pacific. The EU, under Washington’s thumb, ignored him. Then the Chinese started dreaming about and planning new Silk Roads that would, in reverse Marco Polo fashion, extend from Shanghai to Venice (and then on to Berlin).
Thanks to a set of cross-pollinating political institutions, investment funds, development banks, financial systems, and infrastructure projects that, to date, remain largely under Washington’s radar, a free-trade Eurasian heartland is being born. It will someday link China and Russia to Europe, Southwest Asia, and even Africa. It promises to be an astounding development. Keep your eyes, if you can, on the accumulating facts on the ground, even if they are rarely covered in the American media. They represent the New Great — emphasis on that word — Game in Eurasia.
Location, Location, Location
Tehran is now deeply invested in strengthening its connections to this new Eurasia and the man to watch on this score is Ali Akbar Velayati. He is the head of Iran’s Center for Strategic Research and senior foreign policy adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. Velayati stresses that security in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia, and the Caucasus hinges on the further enhancement of a Beijing-Moscow-Tehran triple entente.
As he knows, geo-strategically Iran is all about location, location, location. That country offers the best access to open seas in the region apart from Russia and is the only obvious east-west/north-south crossroads for trade from the Central Asian “stans.” Little wonder then that Iran will soon be an SCO member, even as its “partnership” with Russia is certain to evolve. Its energy resources are already crucial to and considered a matter of national security for China and, in the thinking of that country’s leadership, Iran also fulfills a key role as a hub in those Silk Roads they are planning.
That growing web of literal roads, rail lines, and energy pipelines, as TomDispatch has previously reported, represents Beijing’s response to the Obama administration’s announced “pivot to Asia” and the U.S. Navy’s urge to meddle in the South China Sea. Beijing is choosing to project power via a vast set of infrastructure projects, especially high-speed rail lines that will reach from its eastern seaboard deep into Eurasia. In this fashion, the Chinese-built railway from Urumqi in Xinjiang Province to Almaty in Kazakhstan will undoubtedly someday be extended to Iran and traverse that country on its way to the Persian Gulf.
A New World for Pentagon Planners
At the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum last month, Vladimir Putin told PBS’s Charlie Rose that Moscow and Beijing had always wanted a genuine partnership with the United States, but were spurned by Washington. Hats off, then, to the “leadership” of the Obama administration. Somehow, it has managed to bring together two former geopolitical rivals, while solidifying their pan-Eurasian grand strategy.
Even the recent deal with Iran in Vienna is unlikely — especially given the war hawks in Congress — to truly end Washington’s 36-year-long Great Wall of Mistrust with Iran. Instead, the odds are that Iran, freed from sanctions, will indeed be absorbed into the Sino-Russian project to integrate Eurasia, which leads us to the spectacle of Washington’s warriors, unable to act effectively, yet screaming like banshees.
NATO’s supreme commander Dr. Strangelove, sorry, American General Philip Breedlove, insists that the West must create a rapid-reaction force — online — to counteract Russia’s “false narratives.” Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter claims to be seriously considering unilaterally redeploying nuclear-capable missiles in Europe. The nominee to head the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Commandant Joseph Dunford, recently directly labeled Russia America’s true “existential threat”; Air Force General Paul Selva, nominated to be the new vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs, seconded that assessment, using the same phrase and putting Russia, China and Iran, in that order, as more threatening than the Islamic State (ISIS). In the meantime, Republican presidential candidates and a bevy of congressional war hawks simply shout and fume when it comes to both the Iranian deal and the Russians.
In response to the Ukrainian situation and the “threat” of a resurgent Russia (behind which stands a resurgent China), a Washington-centric militarization of Europe is proceeding apace. NATO is now reportedly obsessed with what’s being called “strategy rethink” — as in drawing up detailed futuristic war scenarios on European soil. As economist Michael Hudson has pointed out, even financial politics are becoming militarized and linked to NATO’s new Cold War 2.0.
In its latest National Military Strategy, the Pentagon suggests that the risk of an American war with another nation (as opposed to terror outfits), while low, is “growing” and identifies four nations as “threats”: North Korea, a case apart, and predictably the three nations that form the new Eurasian core: Russia, China, and Iran. They are depicted in the document as “revisionist states,” openly defying what the Pentagon identifies as “international security and stability”; that is, the distinctly un-level playing field created by globalized, exclusionary, turbo-charged casino capitalism and Washington’s brand of militarism.
The Pentagon, of course, does not do diplomacy. Seemingly unaware of the Vienna negotiations, it continued to accuse Iran of pursuing nuclear weapons. And that “military option” against Iran is never off the table.
So consider it the Mother of All Blockbusters to watch how the Pentagon and the war hawks in Congress will react to the post-Vienna and — though it was barely noticed in Washington — the post-Ufa environment, especially under a new White House tenant in 2017.
It will be a spectacle. Count on it. Will the next version of Washington try to make it up to “lost” Russia or send in the troops? Will it contain China or the “caliphate” of ISIS? Will it work with Iran to fight ISIS or spurn it? Will it truly pivot to Asia for good and ditch the Middle East or vice-versa? Or might it try to contain Russia, China, and Iran simultaneously or find some way to play them against each other?
In the end, whatever Washington may do, it will certainly reflect a fear of the increasing strategic depth Russia and China are developing economically, a reality now becoming visible across Eurasia. At Ufa, Putin told Xi on the record: “Combining efforts, no doubt we [Russia and China] will overcome all the problems before us.”
Read “efforts” as new Silk Roads, that Eurasian Economic Union, the growing BRICS block, the expanding Shanghai Cooperation Organization, those China-based banks, and all the rest of what adds up to the beginning of a new integration of significant parts of the Eurasian land mass. As for Washington, fly like an eagle? Try instead: scream like a banshee.
Get ready for ground shattering geopolitical changes. At the crossroads of Asia and Europe, it has been decided that the Russian city of Ufa will be the point of convergence for all the initiatives and projects of the Silk World Order of trade and integration that China and Russia are spearheading. Ufa, which is the capital of Russia’s Bashkortostan, is being used to simultaneously host an extraordinary summit for both the BRICS—which has increasing become an alternative forum to that of the G7—and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) respectively from July 8 to 9 and from July 9 to 10, 2015.
The Coming Together of Eurasia and Beyond
The joint BRICS and SCO summit in Ufa has been organized by Moscow as the simultaneous holder of both the rotating chairmanships of the BRICS and the SCO. It is no coincidence, however, that the Seventh BRICS and Fifteenth SCO summits have been amalgamated as one large international summit. The Kremlin has used the opportunity to bring Russia’s partners together. This is part of the integration process of the Silk World Order. There will be joint BRICS and SCO sessions and many important exchanges and discussions about a new archetype for the world.
One informal session at Ufa will not only include all the members of the BRICS and the SCO, but will also include all the members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), according to information disclosed by Russian President Putin’s aide Yury Ushakov to the Russia media days before the summit in Ufa. Aside from Brazil and South Africa, since all the members of the BRICS and the SCO are located in Eurasia, the Kremlin saw it as pertinent that the EEU be involved in some type of discussion about the development of the Eurasian space. In essence this means that Armenia will be attending the joint BRICS and SCO summit in Bashkortostan, since all the other members of the Eurasian Economic Space are either full SCO members or, in the case of Belarus, an SCO dialogue partner. According to the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) in Berlin, which asserts that the BRICS-SCO-EEU talks are «a sign that Russia is aiming for political block-building,» the Republic of Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan will also take part in informal meeting of the BRICS, SCO, and EEU. 
The Eurasian and global convergences in Ufa are clear. Using the links that already exist between the two, China’s New Silk Road and the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union will begin a roadmap to fuse together in Bashkortostan as the pivotal axis of rotation in the Eurasian space. This is a continuation of the high-level discussions that were announced by both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Putin on May 8 on the Xi Jinping’s arrival to Moscow, ahead of the Victory Day celebrations on May 9, 2015.
After failed attempts at different venues, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rohani will finally meet in Ufa. India and Iran are rekindling their strategic bonds that had been neglected by the government of Modi’s predecessor, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The use of the Iranian port Chabahar by India for gaining access to Russia and Central Asia through the North-South Corridor will definitely be discussed by Indian and Iranian officials at Ufa.
The Coming Silk World Order Being Unveiled in Ufa
While the New Silk Road and the EEC come together in Ufa, the BRICS will put together a development map while the SCO will outline its expansion plans for new full members. The applications of India, Iran, and Pakistan for full membership will be addressed. Moreover, Egypt and several other countries have applied to join the SCO in come context.
Ufa is being used to stamp out a roadmap for the «Eurasian Century» and a Silk World Order that goes beyond Eurasia, which includes everything from a transcontinental mega railroad network connecting the Iberian Peninsula to the South China Sea and to what has been dubbed as the «modern city of the Eurasian continent» in Belarus.
The US is clearly worried about the Silk World Order that is emerging. It has begun to pull out all the stops, from courting Brazil on the eve of the summit in Ufa to calls for the European Union to not join China’s banking project. The Pentagon’s 2015 Military Strategy that addresses the possibility of confrontation with an updated «Axis of Evil» composed of China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea is catered to Washington’s proclivity to confront the countries that are challenging a US-dominated international order.
While Washington and NATO are making a general call to arms, the Chinese are busy building trade infrastructure and transport networks. In Belarus, the Chinese are building the first «modern city of the Eurasian continent» in the forests next to the Minsk National Airport as part of what Bloomberg calls «a manufacturing springboard between the European Union and Russia.»  Upon completion, the new export-oriented city in Belarus, which is being built on the route of the European highway that links Berlin, Warsaw, Minsk, and Moscow, will be the largest manufacturing and industrial park in Europe.
The US Dollar and Bretton Woods are Finished
The Silk World Order that is being shaped in Ufa will see the existing Bretton Woods financial architecture of the world unraveled and replaced by one that is no longer dominated by the trilateral grouping of the United States, Western Europe, and Japan. The monopoly of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, which has benefited Washington, is at its end. The US dollar as a currency in bilateral and multilateral trade is being scraped by the BRICS, SCO, and EEU— Washington’s flooding of oil markets was partially aimed at derailing this by forcing renewed dependence on the US dollar for energy trade.
The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB), the first institution of the BRICS, is being launched by Brazil, China, India, Russia, and South Africa. It is joined by the SCO Development Bank and by the recently launched Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in the assault on Bretton Woods.
Gone are the days of unchallenged US domination. The architecture of the post-Second World War or post-1945 global order is now in its death bed and finished. With or without Washington, a Silk World is emerging and its coming is being trumpeted from Ufa as the SCO strengthens and the BRICS institutionalizes itself as the cornerstone of a new multi-polar world order.
 Gabriel Domínguez, «What to expect from the SCO, BRICS summits in Russia,» Deutsche Welle, July 6, 2015.
 Aliaksandr Kudrytski, «China Builds EU Beachhead With $5 Billion City in Belarus,» Bloomberg, May 26, 2013.
This article was originally published by the Strategic Culture Foundation on July 10, 2015.
Note: I stumbled on this excellent article on FB written by Arun Shrivastava on some of the behind the scenes geopolitical movements behind BRICS developments. He’s provided some great links for further research into this emerging equation…
Copyright: Arun Shrivastava
New Delhi, India
The three dominant components of BRICS in the Eurasian landmass are Russia, India and China or RIC. Led by Vladimir Putin, Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping, the three have forged an economic, energy, trade, finance and banking, and weapons (manufacturing and trade) alliance within a span of five months. Military cooperation will be a continuous feature as much as a coordinated effort to neutralise and eventually defeat largely USA sponsored terrorism.
Such tectonic shifts in geo-politics do not happen overnight. Here are a few points that illustrate the processes that went behind forging of the alliance.
1. Narendra Modi  has worked closely with Putin for over fourteen years. Modi was not even a minister then, just a senior party worker. Prime Minister Vajpayee [1999-2004] was grooming him for bigger role. It was Modi and Putin who worked out twinning arrangement between Gujarat State and Astrakhan. They laid down a strategic cooperation plan between Russia and India, adopted in 2001. Putin, already President of Russia, came to Delhi to initiate strategic dialogue covering economic, energy and military cooperation. When Modi became Chief Minister of Gujarat late in 2001, that relationship was further strengthened. Discussion to lay down a gas pipeline from Astrakhan to Gujarat was first initiated during this early period. 
When 9/11 events happened both Vajpayee and Putin offered to collaborate with the USA. Both offers were rejected and we all know why. By late 2003, after the US attack on Iraq, it was clear that a devilish, global resource war is on in which democratic leaders and international law would be ignored. Even the UN system became an extension of US power through its Framework Team. Putin went on to say that ‘they [the West] don’t want any discussions, or partners; they want to dictate to vassals.’ In 2004 ‘stolen’ election Manmohan Singh, a former IMF Executive Director and a despicable character, was inserted as Prime Minister and India became one of West’s vassals. They stole another election in 2009. During Manmohan years [2004-2014] there was no significant progress on Indo-Russian strategic partnership. A hostile posture vis-a-vis China was maintained along with diplomatic inanities with BRICS. If Manmohan Singh and her de facto boss Antonia Maino [known in India as Sonia Gandhi, a low level Nazi’s daughter] had won the election in 2014 [April-May], they would broken up and sold India to the West.  The planned balkanisation, role of West sponsored ‘Secularists’ and NGOs, west funded political groups, academics and media, and the hijacking of people’s anti-corruption movement is properly documented.  The embassies of USA, UK, France Germany, Norway, Switzerland and Sweden and the Israelis have ensured that Nepal and Bhutan can be exploded anytime and the entire Himalayan region straddling China and India can go up in flames. [a,b,c,d]
2. Modi’s Asia centric strategy evolved from early 1990s onward. Twenty years ago, around the time Dawood Ibrahim funded terrorist acts followed by communal riot in 1992, he had warned that terrorist activities will have to be resolved at global level but he was told that ‘such activities are local law and order problems.’ Recall history. Whenever there was an uprising in India, the British Media called it local law and order problem. Now, it is the same story except that they engineer the events and call it local law and order problem.
Narendra Modi, denounced by West’s liberal Left as fascist, saw through the game back in the early 1990s. Had warned. Was denounced ‘hard-liner’. By who and why? Governments are extremely well briefed. They have access to top class information. Officers know and can brief leaders. Modi reads a lot even now, rather more so. That is worrying the West.
Within months of his taking office as Chief Minister, a communal riot was engineered in which he was implicated. Even after 12 years of most intense intelligence probes, instigated by the Western Crime Conglomerate including the Jesuits and American Christian fundamentalists, no one, not even the Supreme Court of India, find could a single evidence showing Modi’s involvement in these riots.
When he became Gujarat’s Chief Minister , he established contact with China, invited investments and joint ventures. As Chief Minister Modi travelled to China five times. Just as he was impressed by China’s economic progress, so were the Chinese political and commercial leaders impressed with his no-nonsense approach to business and economic development. As a result Gujarat has largest investments from China. Businessmen from around the world wanting to do business in India during Singh-Sonia rule avoided Delhi, went directly to Gujarat and flew out ignoring Delhi’s rulers.
In one of his China visits [Nov., 2011] Modi was accorded the honour to address senior Politburo members led by Mr Wang Gang at the Great Hall at Beijing usually reserved for head of the states.  Modi’s personal rapport with the Chinese Communist Party [CPC] leadership was built parallel to that with the Russian leadership and particularly Putin, facts that few analysts know and fewer bother to even mention in the mainstream media.
When Xi Jinping was in India [Sept., 2014], Indo-Chinese border tension was escalated by the Chinese line commanders. Both leaders ignored this and instead, with a shared concern for rapid economic development and cooperation, said in their Joint Statement: [We agree] “to make this developmental partnership a core component of the Strategic and Cooperative Partnership for Peace and Prosperity……. conducive not only to the common interests of both sides, but also to stability and prosperity of the region and the world.” 
This vital public statement uncovered an evolving relationship where constructive engagement will be the new normal. Following his return to China, Xi Jinping called a top level meeting with services chiefs and gave them, as some reports say, real dressing down telling them that the armed forces must work under the CPC. This was not reported by India’s pro-West mainstream media but the border incidence was kept on the front page for days.
3. Between 2004-2014, Narendra Modi was consolidating his power within his party [BJP] but even within the BJP a large segment was secretly collaborating with Singh-Sonia duo. Many of Modi’s current cabinet ministers are known collaborators of pro-West clique which ultimately links them with the Western Crime Conglomerate [WCC] whichever way one defines WCC. [Banksters, Anglo-American Zionists, the Bilderbergers, the Jesuits, American fundamentalist Christians or any combination]. Russia and China were watching the drama unfold as India stumbled from one multi-billion dollar scam to another, open looting of its natural resources, and the NGOs, particularly Liberal West’s darling Arundhati Roy openly advocating ‘Breaking India’ for which she was charged with sedition. Events between 2009 and 2014 gave an impression, to me at least, that India would be broken up into five to seven countries.
My detailed report weeks before Narendra Modi’s landslide victory was not published by leading Left Liberal websites because they still believe that Narendra Modi is a fascist. They have not done their homework and don’t know the ground reality in India.
4. Modi won absolute majority in the Parliament and became Prime Minister in May [results were declared on 16th May, 2014]. A Chinese delegation was in Delhi that time finalising Agriculture related agreements. They stayed back and returned one month later! Perhaps during this initial phase the ground work for BRICS and broad based cooperation was discussed and shared with the Russians. People don’t know in the West that 50-60% of all international treaties India has are with Russia and China. Also worth noting is that China and India never had a border, never fought a war in their 8,000-year history and about 3000-years’ history of trade relations. [Fleets of merchant ships would sail around November from India, aided by wind, drop anchor at Bali (Indonesia), then sail up North to East Asia, China and Japan. Even today Bali-Yatra (Voyage to Bali) is celebrated as a major festival in Orissa. Similarly, Chinese ships came here].
5. Modi, Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin are deeply religious and deeply grounded in their traditional civilizational values. Modi is conservative Hindu, Xi follows Confucius and Putin is Eastern Orthodox Christian. They have evolved a common world view in which Britain and USA-the main architects of Western domination, the Anglo-American Zionists, and the Vatican- have no role. That’s what is the deep structure of their shared belief system. They can’t accept coercion. Modi made that absolutely clear in his joint Press conference with Putin and Jinping.
6. Fact check-economy: The combined GDP of Russia, China and India [RCI] in 2014 was larger than that of Germany. USA, UK, France and Italy [GUUFI]. Savings to GDP ratio and investments in Fixed Capital were much higher in RIC as compared to GUUFI. The western media alleges that Russia lives off oil and gas economy. This is false. Russia has balanced and diversified economy with perhaps lowest tax rate [about 13%]. RCI are unlikely to privatise core strategic assets and one reason RCI did not face financial problem in 2008 and earlier is that their biggest banks are Government owned and tightly regulated. Private Western banks have limited role, even in India. RIC have real manufacturing economy projected to grow at 5-6% [China], 8-10% [India] and about 8-10% [Russia]. All three have aversion to GMOs so their food sector will grow as well. RIC have 388 million hectare of good land which can feed the world. American agriculture will eventually be finished because RIC as well as EU have zero tolerance for GMOs. Furthermore, Modi’s declared policy is to compensate a farmer at Cost of production + 50%. China increased its agricultural production by 750% between 1980 and 2005. Russia has earmarked agriculture sector for heavy investment. Armies can fight wars only when they have healthy food. American soldiers have GMOs in their belly, somehow surviving to walk straight.
6. Fact check-military: RIC have an immense military infrastructure. Active men/women number about 4.37 million against GUUFI’s 2.15. Total armed forces number 11.92 million for RIC against GUUFI’s 3.64. The technological gap has been closed in almost all types of weapons’ system. Russia has trained its soldiers to such high level that each can perform the role of five NATO soldiers because they have just 145 million people and the smallest armed forces. It is for this reason that the West has used the fifth columnists [NGOs] to create problems in Russia, China and India, consistently for the past 15-20 years. Insiders from the USA say that their nuclear command has been compromised by Obama, perhaps a reason why both Paul Craig Roberts and Lynn LaRouch have been warning of thermonuclear war.
7. Important recent developments juxtaposed against history
Xi-Jinping and Modi signed an agreement on many cooperation areas but paragraph 18 paves the way for potentially full spectrum military alliance. Without China’s tacit cooperation India could not have taken up massive deployment of troops against Pakistan in 1971 war. India withdrew the highly trained mountain divisions across the Indo-Chinese border to be redeployed against Pakistan. Many writers cite Indo-Chinese war of 1962 and the border issue as a hindrance to full scale cooperation. If I remember correctly, Chou En Lai had made an offer to India in the mid 1950s to cede barren rocks of Aksai Chin for access to Tibet, in exchange for more fertile land in the East, part of Tibet, north of Arunachal Pradesh then known as North East Frontier Agency [NEFA]. India’s Prime Minister Nehru, gloriously known as international political monkey and a British lackey, refused the deal and ordered war without any preparation. Indian soldiers with canvas shoes and no high altitude survival training capitulated against 9:1 Chinese attack force. This event is written about in India as China’s war against India. The fact is that straight analysis in “The Great Himalayan Blunder” prove foolishness of two British stooges and many army commanders of World War II vintage caused the problem. Misleading writings of typically pro-Empire rogues like Maxwell’s “India’s China War” can be dismissed.
Russia-India military alliance was signed in 1971 during the Soviet era that still is on the statue books. That alliance ensured the liberation of East Pakistan now known as Bangladesh. When the US Pacific fleet sailed from Guam to ‘teach India a lesson,’ the Soviet fleet was right behind. British warships in the Arabian Sea sighted Russian submarines too frequently and left the area in a hurry. Before the Pacific fleet led by USS Enterprise could reach war zone, Bangladesh had been liberated. IT was one of the greatest defeats of Anglo-American warlords.
Putin and Modi have signed a raft of MoUs on 20 cooperation areas including joint design and construction of nuclear reactors for world market, joint development and manufacturing of helicopters, passenger aircrafts [essentially to compete with Airbus and Boeing], joint military officers’ training programme, etc. Putin’s 22 hour stay in Delhi was a momentous occasion during which sixteen major cooperation agreements were signed in addition to already existing 69, highest with any country. The most important ones deal with joint production of nuclear reactors, as many as ten new nuclear reactors in India, manufacturing of Russia’s technologically advanced helicopters in India, major energy deals and other cooperation.
Foreign policy: The most significant statement came in the joint press conference of Putin and Modi on 11th December on Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria and earlier with Xi Jinping. Both statements have been downplayed or removed. They said (a) the way things are going on has to change and (b) Russia, China and India have a role to play to start peace process and economic development. The oblique reference was that the world has had enough of plundering and killing, It must stop now.
SUN TZU in the ‘ART OF WAR’ states: “Those who use fire to assist their attacks are intelligent; those who use inundations are powerful.” [sic]
 Modi’s background
 Russia India dialogue on Pipeline starts
In this article I had said weeks before election results that if Narendra Modi does not win, India could be dismembered and South Asia would be in serious trouble.
He is the first Prime Minister who has not gone to London to pay obeisance to the Lords of the planetary manor. Nor has he given much importance to the Western European Governments, nor to the World Bank whose CEO came calling within days of his taking up as PM.
 Xi Jinping accorded ceremonial welcome [last 5 minutes, very important]