Tuesday, June 4, 2013

And the Winner of the Iraq War is… China By Zachary Keck

China buys nearly half of the 1.5 million barrels of oil Iraq produces each day, according to the New York Times.
As WeChat expands into social networking and media, the Economic Observer wonders if it will replace Weibo. Among the insights from the article: “One major advantage WeChat has over Weibo is the fact that it’s rooted in mobile communication. Since all accounts need to be bound to a cellphone number, it makes it very difficult to create zombie accounts on the platform.”
Ahead of the Xi-Obama summit this week, the President of Eurasia Group, Ian Bremmer, and former U.S. Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman have an op-ed on how to “play well” with China. One recommendation: “The first step will be for Mr. Obama and his representatives to stop trying to negotiate with the China they want to see and engage China as it is…. China is every bit as exceptionalist as America, and has been for centuries.” READ MORE


  1. The fact that most of US debt is now with China would be one reason the Chinese have done so well out of the Iraq plunder carve-up. Can't think of another one.

  2. Soft power vs. military power.
    Strawberry fields vs killing fields.
    China shows up with contracts in hand that benefit both.
    U.S. showed up with the butt of a rifle, and DU.