2nd BRI Summit is going to be held on 27-29 April 2019 in Beijing. This time the summit is even more important, by its participation and depth of the issues under discussion.
The Post Pulwama standoff between Pakistan and India and the resultant escalation has brought South Asia to the brink of a nuclear war; despite apparent cooling down of situation, the military drawdown has not taken place.
Contemporary Chinese political scientists derive their doctrine of multipolarity from the Cold War era, and in particular the five principles of peaceful coexistence which formed the basis of the 1954 treaty with India.
As a Chinaman born in the United States, I find myself able to speak to both places and neither. By accidents of fortune, however – or of providence, rather – I have identified more with China even as I have lived my whole life in the West.
Russia has begun deliveries of the S-400 ‘Triumf’ anti-air missile system to China in accordance with a contract from 2014. The news agency TASS, citing a source in the Russian military-technical cooperation system, reports that the first field system is already underway.
It is also known, that the deal includes a command station, radar station, energy and support equipment, as well as spare parts and instruments.
According to China’s commerce ministry, trade volume between China and African countries has increased by 16.7% in the first quarter 2017 to USD38.8 billion. And bilateral trade between China and Africa stood at USD149.1 billion in 2016.