On April 10th, China’s Premier Li Keqiang celebrated the completion of the 1st phase of the 2.5 kilometer Chinese-built Pelgesac Bridge in Croatia across the Bay of Mali Ston alongside Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic. This ceremony marked a striking victory as the following day ushered in an important 16+1 Heads of State summit that saw Greece inducted as the newest member of a new alliance of Central and Eastern European nations who wish to cooperate with China. At this summit held on April 12, Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras stated that this was “a very crucial moment for global and regional developments” and “we have to leave behind the crisis and find new models of regional and global cooperation.”
Of course, Greece’s involvement in this alliance (now renamed the 17+1 CEEC) has broadened its geographical boundaries to the west and is especially important as Greece’s Port of Piraeus is a strategic east-west trade gate way for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) into Europe centered on the China-Europe Land-Sea Express Route. Greece is painfully aware that its survival depends upon China’s BRI, as the EU programs for austerity, privatization and bailouts have brought only death and despair with a collapse of youth employment, crime rate spikes and suicide….
Yes but how do the chinese propose to achieve the rates of wholesale theft and suicide which our finely tuned IMF/WB/satanic “free market” model has achieved? Unfortunately, they’ll probably get around to it at some point. The peasants are never better off than when the kings are marketing their respective aristocracies to them. That’s why the collapse of the USSR heralded the collapse of the US middle class. It has nothing to do with philosophy or ideology. Corruption is an emergent property of sufficiently large bureacracies. The founders knew this and their solution (separation of powers) worked pretty well until the federal reserve muscled its way in and took over.
Russia poked a hole in the west’s 9/11 religion with their exposure of the USA’s ISIS operation in Syria. Now the chinese have threatened the west’s central banking/looting/pillaging model of “development”. Clearly this is the stuff of war. I’m sure the central banks are counting on it.