Western media: China Won’t be Asia’s Dominant power

[color-box color=”blue”] Why China won’t be Asia’s dominant power? China may be Asia’s economic powerhouse but it won’t become the region’s dominant power, according to a new report. [/color-box] “In examining the factors that go towards the development of Chinese national power-and its ability to use it to achieve national objectives-predictions about a Chinese superpower with the ability to dominate … Read More

Oil Crash: Crude oil price heading lower 2016

A patient mind is the best remedy for trouble. Plaut 2015 was not a good year for speculators trying to time the oil markets.  Oil kept cutting through each support level like a hot knife cutting through butter. It would give the appearance that it was ready to mount a rally, but that rally would fade, and oil prices would … Read More

AIIB key to a new era in Asian infrastructure building

By Tom McGregor, CNTV Commentator China’s remarkable rise has come with greater global responsibilities. Beijing accepts its new role and has embarked on bold plans to transform infrastructure and finance mechanisms in Asia and further afield. Chinese President Xi Jinping introduced the “Belt & Road” initiative, a New Silk Road in 2013, which hopes to spur global trade and investment … Read More

Belt & Road Initiative: Taking China’s culture beyond borders

By Tom McGregor, CNTV Commentator Every nation has its unique history, culture and traditions that ensure a diverse world, while globalization is bringing countries closer together. Enhancing cross-border interconnectivity has become the trend of our era. In October 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping introduced the “Belt and Road” – The New Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime … Read More

Go west young man; China developing west to encourage migration

By Tom McGregor, CNTV Commentator China has long enjoyed rapid economic growth, but its remarkable success has led to regional population imbalances. Scores of migrants from the rural west have flocked to megacities – Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen – while millions more have settled in China’s eastern side. Chinese cities are booming, but overcrowding and pollution have become the inevitable … Read More

China’s takes no prisoners approach towards radical Islam

  The following excerpts from various articles show how China is dealing with Radical Islam In these troubled regions, China has banned all Muslim civil servants, Muslim students, and Muslim teachers, especially in the Xinjiang province with a large Muslim population in the northwest, from fasting during Ramadan. In addition to the ban on fasting, China has ordered restaurants to … Read More

What type of trader are you: Rabbit or Turtle?

Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs.  Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger.  If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves…Dale Carnegie   Once upon a time there was a rabbit named Reckless who was always boasting about how fast … Read More

Hype and financial deception around the block

He that lives upon hope will die fasting…Benjamin Franklin   A man had constant dizzy spells and searched everywhere to find a cure. He told a close female friend about it, who advised, “Walk around the block four times on Sunday afternoon.” The man followed the advice, and then complained to his friend, “I did what you said, but still … Read More

Remaking Moscow lures more Chinese investment

By Tom McGregor, CNTV Commentator CCTV.com attended the 2015 Moscow Forum, hosted by Moscow City Government. Local officials discussed Moscow’s business climate. We will post a 5-part series of Special Reports, “China’s New Silk Road connects with Russia.” This is Part V. Moscow’s population stands at approximately 15 million that coincide with rising birth rates and rural Russians migrating to … Read More

Chinese firms extend Moscow’s rail networks

By Tom McGregor, CNTV Commentator CCTV.com attended the 2015 Moscow Forum, hosted by Moscow City Government. Local officials discussed Moscow’s business climate. We will post a 5-part series of Special Reports, “China’s New Silk Road connects with Russia.” This is Part IV. Chinese President Xi Jinping touts the “Belt & Road” initiative, while Russian President Vladimir Putin promotes a “Look … Read More