Beijing continues unceasingly to develop its « Silk Road » project. China’s vice-President, Wang Qishan, has undertaken a tour of the Near East which took him to Israël for four days. According to the agreements which have already been signed, within two years China will control the major part of Israël’s agro-food industry, its high technology and its international exchanges. A free trade agreement should follow, and the geopolitics of the whole region will be turned upside down. ..... China hopes to sell directly to Europe and the world. But their products are no longer exotic wares (silks, spices, etc.) but identical to those of the Europeans, and often of superior quality. .... While Marco Polo was dazzled by the silks from the Far East without their equivalent in Italy, Angela Merkel is terrified at the idea of seeing her automobile industry destroyed by her Chinese competitors. Read full article here: http://www.voltairenet.org/article203672.html ----- I find the Chinese very aggressive... the new telemarketers are wing-wongs who rattle their hoi-choi down without stopping. Anyway they are determined to make their new Silk Road a success, despite the British and the Pentagon not liking it. China needs oil and has built refineries in Iraq which were inconveniently destroyed by Daesh or by the Western Forces who were pretending to combat the Islamists. Why Israel is so buddy/buddy with them puzzles me. I guess we shall see and find out who is taking whom for a ride.