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A MIGHTY SCO

Currently, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is the most important geopolitical organization of Asian countries in east, south, north, and central Asia. The Shanghai Five, namely China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan met and founded SCO in Shanghai in 1996. Uzbekistan joined as the 6th member five years later. Two of the SCO leading member [...]

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CHINA AND BRAZIL: FORGING A PERMANENT RELATIONSHIP IN SOYBEAN TRADE

The weekly Chinese trade delegation to Brazil is paying off for both Brazil and China. One agro product benefiting from the trade missions is soybeans. Since 1949 China and Brazil have enjoyed an informal trade relationship between the two. Both emerging economies saw a booming trade between each other as they formalized an agreement [...]

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THE GLOBAL CASE FOR RARE EARTHS

The quest for and supply of rare earth elements(REEs) will continue to heat up and undoubtedly increase the number of resource wars across the globe – especially as the demand for REEs exceed the supply. At the moment, the West is in confrontational mode with China as the PRC produces 97% of rare earth [...]

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