China Gains New Friends in Its Quest for Energy

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  1. t_co

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/24/w...s-in-its-quest-for-energy.html?pagewanted=all

    China may have a number of issues with its foreign policy, but when it comes to getting shitfaced with the other side of the table, the Chinese government leads the world. Kissinger would understand.
     
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    Perhaps all that noise and muscle flexing on China Seas is no more than posturing in response to "pivot to Asia" with little substantial gains. CJK (China Japan S.Korea) FTA talks seem almost stranded versus TPP. The real manna is in the west wilderness i.e. the "Silk Road Belt" incl. Iran and Pakistan for energy, security, logistic corridors and strategic depth. What always has to be borne in mind is Russian sensitivities as CAR is the soft belly of the erstwhile empire (now also a strong fossile fuel exporter) to ensure convergence of interest.

    One of 36 stratagems: Make a feint to the east, but attack in the west.

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