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Brazil loses space to China in South America
Americas, Argentina, Asia, Brazil, China

Brazil loses space to China in South America

Presidents Jair Bolsonaro (Brazil) e Xi JinPing (China) Brazil is a country with a disproportionate size in relation to its neighbors, especially in economic terms. The result of this is that the country ends up playing "of course" a gravitational force, making the other South American countries end up having their economies very dependent on the Brazilian economy. This condition was no different even when considering the other major economy in the region: Argentina. Historically the argetinos had in Brazil the biggest destination of its exports. In September and October 2019 China occupied that primacy, being the main destination for Argentine exports. It was a small difference and lasted only those two months, what seemed to be something transitory. More to rea ...
The increasingly strained relations between the USA and China
Americas, Asia, China, U.S

The increasingly strained relations between the USA and China

China announced, on the last day 24 July, the order for the United States to close the country's consulate in Chengdu, important city with about 4,6 millons of citizens. It was retaliation for closing, by the USA, of the Chinese consulate in Houston. On the eve, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, visiting Yorba Linda, California, he had spoken[1] using harsh rhetoric against the Chinese communist party or the rulers of that country. Ironically, the location of the speech was Richard Nixon's hometown, the American president responsible for the rapprochement of the USA with China in the decade of 1970. Like this, the two countries step up another step in escalating tensions that have characterized relations between Washington and Beijing, especially in the last two ...
Latin America and BRICS: where Brazil should look
Americas, Brazil, BRICS, China, U.S

Latin America and BRICS: where Brazil should look

The current Brazilian foreign policy has occurred erratically. Although it is argued that it seeks new alignments, the truth is that there is no clear line, based on the pursuit of the country's interests. But not everything is the fault of the current direction that is imprinted on foreign policy, the world has changed and posed new challenges. The structuring polarity of the Cold War has long since ended. Since then, the world has been going through important movements to reorganize the forces, forcing states to seek political positions that offer them more returns. We last 10 years, in particular, this search for a reorganization of the international system was even more confusing. Today the so-called multilateral system is showing ever greater limits, at the same time that we see some powers i ...
Cloister Memorial:… What is the future of Hong Kong?
China

Cloister Memorial:… What is the future of Hong Kong?

Photo Wikimedia Commons International public opinion has been very mobilized in recent times by the confrontations between the population of Hong Kong and the government of the Special Administrative Region / SAR - Beijing “representative” - regarding the status of the city / island. Today's Estadão's article - “Dangerous Message” - addressing the clashes between protesters and Hong Kong Board of Directors authorities regarding the status of the Special Administrative Region, touched the “focus of the wound” when stating that ... “By breaking a basic return clause, China can satisfy its imperialist impulses. But it sends a dangerous message to the world: it is not a reliable country ”. Much has been said lately about this most recent chapter of the ‘libertarian saga’ ...
Authoritarianism: the double-edged sword of Southeast Asia
Asia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Authoritarianism: the double-edged sword of Southeast Asia

PAD Demonstration. Sukhumvit Road. Bangkok. 20th October 2008. The word diversity can define Southeast Asia. There are so many dialects, ethnicities, peoples and religions in just 4.100.000 km², that the uniqueness of the region and the entire subcontinent becomes consensual. A China de Mao Zedong, is a pattern that is repeated today in Southeast Asia, when the authoritarian government took the first steps to eradicate poverty and homogenize the population creating the mainstays of contemporary China. The process was driven by Deng Xiaoping, in 1979, when starting the opening of the country to the world. Like a mirror, the southeast asia, marked by such culturally different countries has been converging in an intriguing pattern: fragile democracies, authoritarian governments and the general development of ...
China and India, or the Mirror's Dilemma
China, India

China and India, or the Mirror's Dilemma

Primeiro Minister Narendra Modi (India) e Presidente Xi Jinping (China) All of us from the times of the film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, and the younger ones too, we remember the question that the evil queen asked the mirror: “... there is someone in the world more beautiful than me?”... angry at the answer - "the snow White"- she turned into a witch and went hunting for her rival .... Let's “geopolitize” and direct this same question to the “mirror” of Asia? In the power struggle in the region, who is the “bad witch” and who is the “young lady”? I ask myself this question when reading the article - “China´s“ Peaceful Rise ”Vanishes in Thin Air” - that the Indian scholar and politician Shashi Tharoor recently published on the website “Project Syndicate” regarding the intensification of the confrontations between Indian troops..
China vs United States = Covid-19 vs Deglobalization
China, U.S

China vs United States = Covid-19 vs Deglobalization

The story of Estadão de 31/5/2020 -"Pandemic accelerates rejection of globalization" - raises a question that is on the minds of most analysts ... and all of us: it will be Covid-19 that devastates planet one ( The ) decisive factor for the deepening of the “deglobalization” process of the economy? And is this process irreversible, or just a “nationalist” gap that testifies to the resistance of the international system to what would be the process of realigning the geoeconomic axis towards the Pacific Basin, as more radical analysts insist? According to the article, “The world had already been experiencing protectionist policies and trade wars ... After reaching its peak in the early 2000, global trade and foreign direct investment suffered a d ...
Xi Jinping + / x Donald Trump and the Art of War
China, U.S

Xi Jinping + / x Donald Trump and the Art of War

“Master Sun said:There are Five Steps to War:Measurement,Estimate,Calculation,Comparation,Victory.;Measurement determines Estimate;Estimate determinesCalculation ;Calculation determinesComparison;Comparison determinesVictory. ”(Chapter 4 - Forms and Provisions ” / "THE ART OF WAR" de Sun Tzu Bin Fa) These teachings are part of the book “The Art of War”, one of the most important works - if not the most - about war tactics ever written. Its author, Sun Tzu, lived in the 5th century BC, in the Warring States period, that preceded the unification of China by the mythical Emperor Qin Shi Huan Di, in 221 a.C. Sun Tzu was a general and strategist in the service of the king of the state of Wu, one of those who then disputed the hegemony of China, at the end of the 5th century BC. In fact, your conc ...
Japan and the threat of the Chinese Dragon
China, Japan

Japan and the threat of the Chinese Dragon

Map highlighting China and Japan The website “Political Connection” published a story at the end of last month about the growing mobilization of the Japanese to untie the dependence of their trade on the Chinese. This deserves careful thought.. According to the report, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe proposed “to build an economy less dependent on a country, a China, so that Japan can better avoid supply chain disruptions ”. The latest alibi is Covid19: Tóquio acusa Pequim, like several other countries, by the way, to “manipulate” the pandemic to consolidate its hegemony over world trade, “Monitoring”, for example, the sale and shipping of respirators - a sector that dominates internationally - and assistance to other countries based on their (still) perceived success in lu ...
The end of the Multilateral System, that was never multilareal
China, U.S, Russia

The end of the Multilateral System, that was never multilareal

The World Trade Organization is not an institution that was created at the Bretton Woods Conference, in 1944. But it is possible to say that it is the result of this process, insofar as it is a direct result of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (called GATT), from the so-called Uruguay Round. This is important to consider because, together with the entire United Nations System, the WTO is one of the great symbols of the multilateral system. Since the end of World War II, States have been pursuing the path of multilateralism as their main strategy for international interaction.. The peak of this path occurred in the 1990, marked by important international conferences (como Eco-92; Vienna Conference on Human Rights; Cairo conference on p ...