Interesting landmarks in China's neighborhood:
Strait of Malacca
Paracel and Spratley Islands
Oil and Gas Deposits
"Rothschild, the more-than-200-year-old family-controlled banking dynasty, is making a big move in China, and Yu is leading the charge. It plans to add 15 merger advisers there by March, giving it 55 in all, more than any foreign investment bank, says Olivier Pecoux, co-chief executive officer of Rothschild. Today, the merger business in China is still relatively small. So far this year, China has accounted for about 9 percent of the $1.1 trillion in deals around the globe, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The potential, though, is enormous. China has $2.5 trillion in untapped foreign currency reserves and is mandating that state-owned companies expand abroad to secure natural resources such as oil and metals. "The economic balance of power has already changed, and it is moving to the East," says Yu, whose title is head of greater China. "There will be an increasing number of Western companies selling assets to China.""
AUGUST 5, 2010
18 MONTHS AGO
The bankers made a decision to move the balance of power to the East, led by China. In exchange, China has made some concessions to the bankers pet country?
September 2011, Haaretz: 'China will not stop Israel if it decides to attack Iran'
"Of course we understand that Iran aims to acquire nuclear weapons and we are concerned about this," said Prof. Yin Gang. "While it declares that its nuclear program is intended for peaceful purposes, the Chinese government and intelligence services believe that Iran wants to build a nuclear bomb." This clear statement was made by an independent Chinese expert on the Middle East who recently visited Israel at the invitation of Signal, an organization that furthers academic ties between Israel and China.
To underscore China's unique diplomatic policy, Yin made the following surprising statement: "China is opposed to any military action against Iran that would damage regional stability and interfere with the flow of oil. But China will not stop Israel if it decides to attack Iran. For all these reasons, Israel and the Middle East need a country like China. Israel needs China's power."
China opposes any military action against Iran
that would damage regional stability and interfere with the flow of oil.
Any and all military action against Iran
would damage regional stability and interfere with the flow of oil.
THEREFORE China should oppose an Israeli attack on Iran.But China will not stop Israel if it decides to attack Iran.
According to Professor Gang.
"Israel needs China's power."
China's economic power.
Is Professor Gang representing the Chinese government? Allegedly no. But he visited Israel in September 2011, along with more than a dozen other Chinese academics, at the invitation of SIGNAL, where they met with dozens of influential Israelis and had a grand time. You can read about the visit HERE:
The event was extraordinarily successful as all of the scholars noted that they had gained important insights into the others nation, mind-set and culture. Many said their pre-existing views were greatly changed or even turned upside down. Many of the participants commented that this was a rare and refreshing opportunity to investigate an entirely new field of International Relations on an academic level that of China and Israel.With a focus on intellectual excellence and benefiting from a palpable respect for one another’s ideas and perspectives, the panels served as a forum for valuable interaction. Both sides showed commitment to sharing knowledge and acquiring new understandings. p.3
Oh we bet.
Key governmental and research institutions in Israel represented at the symposium? Oops, not available.
Sponsors? Oops, not available.
Agenda? Oops, not available.
But it was all extraordinarily successful, you can be sure. Which should come as no surprise. After all, the love fest between Israel and China has been going on for a few years, a bit on the QT.
China has also managed to penetrate the Israeli market. The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) is tasked with digging the Carmel Tunnel....The huge Chinese construction corporations are state-owned. This means that anyone who does business with them is in effect doing business with the state and with the Chinese Communist Party.Prof. Marvin Samuels, who divides his time between Israel and China, and has been following relations between the two countries for many years, says that, "In the past year, Israel has received amazing positive spin in China." Samuels, an adviser to the Chinese Ministry of Communications and a lecturer at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, points out that this trend is reflected in news reports in both the governmental and semi-independent media, "and in tremendous interest on the part of senior politicians as well as corporate executives. If Chinese companies have begun to do business in Israel, it is very probable that senior officials in the Chinese politburo gave them the green light to do so." ...In Tel Aviv's light-rail project, CCECC holds 25 percent of the shares in the consortium undertaking the work. Other members include the Lev Leviev's Africa-Israel Investments and the German company Siemens, which will be in charge of the electro-mechanical work and will supply the trains.
..."I keep hearing compliments about the ancient culture of the Jewish people and the old tradition," says Nadai, who took up his post in China about a year ago, "and about the ability to build a modern country out of them in a span of 60 years. These comparisons make the Chinese feel close to us: They, too, have a glorious tradition and they, too, are trying to develop a modern country quickly. They feel that they have something to learn from us.
"Only recently a large team of Chinese state television employees visited Israel for a period of three weeks, to research the 'Israeli miracle.' Now they are visiting several places in the world that used to have large Jewish communities, in order to examine the Jewish community's influence on its surroundings. Their idea is to try to decipher the secret of the Jews' success."
Nadai says that, "as a diplomat who has served in other countries in the past, I can say that there are no parallels today to such an attitude toward Israel and the Jews."
October 2011: Israeli business incubator launches in China
Business, defense/security and academic alliances between tiny Israel and mammoth China are growing daily, helped along by private Israelis providing liaison packages. The Changzhou Industrial Incubation Initiative is one of these. Zvi Shalgo, chairman of the Israeli Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, founded the PTL Group in 2000 to offer Israeli companies -- many of them exporting high-tech products -- logistics, manpower and financial services to gain a foothold in China. It's cheaper to do business in China than in the US, partly because 80 percent of the vast Chinese market is condensed around three major cities, requiring fewer point people.
Also see these posts documenting the cozy relationship between Israel and China:
George Soros recently said that China would be the world's next major economy, replacing the US economy. So a strong China is in the cards, but only if it is under the CONTROL of the international bankers. That's the trick.
It looks like a pretty simple equation.
MILITARY POWER SUPPLIED BY THE US
ECONOMIC POWER SUPPLIED BY CHINA
Did somebody say Russia? No, we didn't think so.