F. William Engdahl: Russia China Build Up A New Economic Geography

On November 8 Russia’s large mining group Norilsk Nickel announced it had begun operations at a new state-of-the-art Bystrinsky mining and processing plant outside of Chita in Russia’s Zabaykalsky Krai. Notable about the project is the participation of China, as well as the fact that four years ago the huge copper, gold and magnetite reserves of Bystrinsky were inaccessible to any market and completely undeveloped. It’s one example of the transformation of the entire economic geography of Eurasia that’s growing as a result of the close cooperation of Russia with China and especially with China’s Belt Road Initiative, earlier known as the New Economic Silk Road, информирует «Тихоокеанская Россия», ТоРосс. Читать далее

Russia Mulls Easing Visa Requirements as Chinese Tourist Numbers Grow

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is currently in China after getting invited by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, in part prompted by a 35 percent increase in Russia-Chinese trade volume this year. Medvedev also took the opportunity to point out that cultural exchanges between the two countries are intensifying, with 1.2 million Chinese tourists visiting Russia in 2016, and year-to-date figures in 2017 already showing a 20 percent boost on last year’s figures. As a result, Russia is now considering further easing of visa restrictions for Chinese nationals in an effort to keep the positive trend going. Читать далее

Russia’s first Japanese ‘onsen’ to open in Far East in 2019

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Russian and Japanese investors have begun work on the first hot-springs spa resort in Russia to use geothermal mineral water and follow the traditional Japanese bathing style. The bathing complex, known in Japan as an “onsen,” is due to open in 2019 on Sakhalin island in the North Pacific, and will, it is hoped, attract tourists from various parts of the Asia Pacific region. Читать далее

Far East’s investment climate rating above average in Russia — agency

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Regions of the Russian Far East apply maximum effort to promote at the national rating of investment climate from the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI), and their indicators are growing bigger than average indicators across the country. This process favors also from development of business institutes and the system of roadmaps. However, the rating does not consider certain unique features of the Far East’s development. Читать далее

Employee of Russian military stole state secret info to sell it to foreign state, now he convicted for espionage

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According to the investigation, the man worked at one of the enterprises of the military-industrial complex. He stole state secret information, and leaked it to a representative of a foreign state for cash indemnity.⁠ Читать далее

Paul Craig Roberts: Violence is America

Бывший заместитель по экономической политике министра финансов США в администрации Рональда Рейгана доктор экономических наук Пол Крэг Робертс (Paul Craig Roberts) продолжает критиковать власти страны, называя их правительством глупцов, информирует «Тихоокеанская Россия», ТоРосс.
It has become embarrassing to be an American. Our country has had four war criminal presidents in succession. Clinton twice launched military attacks on Serbia, ordering NATO to bomb the former Yugoslavia twice, both in 1995 and in 1999, so that gives Bill two war crimes. George W. Bush invaded Afghanistan and Iraq and attacked provinces of Pakistan and Yemen from the air. That comes to four war crimes for Bush. Obama used NATO to destroy Libya and sent mercenaries to destroy Syria, thereby commiting two war crimes. Trump attacked Syria with US forces, thereby becoming a war criminal early in his regime. Читать далее

Kunming and the New Burma Road: Building Up not Bombing Down

F. William Engdahl:

While the cowardly Trump Administration and its Generals pathetically try to parade their manliness to a puzzled world by lobbing giga-bombs and cruise missiles around the world from Syria to Yemen to Somalia to Afghaistan, China and her Eurasian neighbors, notably the Russian Federation, and the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union, are building up the peaceful economic alternative. It’s centered around Xi Jinping’s visionary One Belt, One Road (OBOR) or New Economic Silk Road infrastructure project that is quietly transforming the economic development energy of the world away from the depression, bankruptcy, wars and debt crises of the EU and United States, информирует «Тихоокеанская Россия», ТоРосс. Читать далее