CHINA, CHILE, AND ECUADOR: BRICSA EXPANDS AGAIN…
China is pushing its contacts further and further into South America as confidence in that region in the USA's trustworthiness wanes, and in this case, there's an indication of what the underlying issues for Latin America may be. Consider, first, that China appears to be putting into place the initial steps to expand their business and trade with Chile:
Chile seeks more Chinese investment
This article makes clear - at least on the Chilean side - what the goals are: a massive expansion of the country's infrastructure, mining, and energy:
"We received many company executives from China who are exploring investment opportunities in sectors like mining, infrastructure, services and manufacturing ... we are confident the investment figures will be completely different in three years."
Cristi said some US$10 billion worth of toll roads, highways, bridges, public buildings, dams, ports and airports projects would be tendered in the next six years. Some of the biggest projects include the US$1.82 billion, 20km Santiago central highway, the US$633 million expansion of Santiago's airport and the US$387 million Punilla dam for irrigation and power generation.
But now turn to Ecuador, and there is even more afoot:
Ecuador to Develop Its Own Satellite with Chinese Help
It doesn't take much reading between the lines to see what is going on here, with Ecuadorian defense forces being deployed to China(military training and technology transfers) and the Chinese cooperation in helping Ecuador launch a satellite: Ecuador, which has been literally raped by Western (i.e., mostly American) economic "hit-men," is taking the practical steps to protect its internal electronic communications. The Ed Snowden affair lurks in the background here, plus those calls from Brazil to cooperate in the formation of an independent internet for that country free of USA influence and potential spying. Put into the wider context of moves by the BRICSA bloc, the Chinese-Ecuadorian satellite deal could be view as yet another step on the road to the creation of a parallel international financial clearing system by the BRICSA bloc.
The geopolitical consequences here at first glance are enormous: Brazil is already a member of the BRICSA bloc; Argentina's Fernandez de Kirchner has expressed a desire to tighten ties with the bloc, and has been fighting the attempts of private western hedge funds to rape that country, and has initiated lawsuits against banks involved in the LIBOR rigging scandal, since its sovereign securities were in many cases tied to that rate;now Chile and Ecuador are turning to the largest BRICSA bloc national economy; Venezuela long ago signaled its unhappiness with the West.
I suspect it will be only a matter of time before we see the Pacific rim nations of South America expand and perhaps even formalize their relationship with the BRICSA bloc, while the USA dithers with "covert ops" and the heavy hand, driving more and more nations away...
See you on the flip side...
(Thanks to Ms. K.M. for sharing these important two articles)
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i’d like to visit Ecuador someday, the place mystifies me because of certain exotic archaeological finds/OOPArt unearthed over there.
You have remains of ancient giants on the one hand, and ancient relics that bear unmistakable cultural affiliation to proto-Chinese cultures found in China on the other hand, i even see distinctive ‘Buddhist’ and “Taoist” influence on some of the ancient relics found in this part of the world when Taoism was not even developed in China, which could be something very telling.
As i have been using both the Chinese and Native American traditions to rebuild pre-Columbian history of Americas, the process compelled me to reexamine some of the early Chinese legends and accounts as well.
For instance, it is said the Chinese civilization was founded after a great conflict, between the Yellow emperor and the bull-headed Chi You, historically known as the “Battle of Zhuolu”.
The conflict is recorded by the Shanhaijing (The Classic of Mountains and Seas), yet according to the Shanhaijing, not only Chi You had help from the ‘giants’, and a nation of the giants (called Kua Fu) if determined with geographical perspective of the Shanhaijing, would be located somewhere in the Americas. If this particular race of giants located in the Americas was the tribe that fought against Huangdi, then it raised a serious question, just where did the “Battle of Zhuolu” really take place?
Perhaps not coincidentally, it is precisely in this region of the Americas, other “Chinese-like” cultural relics have been uncovered, allegedlly over 10,000 years old, even though there was no “proto- Chinese cultures” in China yet.
All these anomalies led me to a hypothetical conclusion, that some of the ancient events such as “Battle of Zhuolu” may have happened long before there was “China”, that it may echo events that may have happened beyond the boundary of ‘China’.
The possible ancient connection between this part of the world and China is one of the reasons (besides BRICS geopolitics) i find it interesting about recent Chinese activies in countries like Ecuador, but even more intriguing for me, is these developments seem to be fulfilling certain prophecies.
Which could be something even more profound in understanding the nature of this conflict, between the ‘light’ and ‘darkness’.
Anyway, for what is worth, “Genes, Giants, Monsters, and Men” certainly opened such possibilities for me as well.
Out with the American imperialists and in with the Chinese. Suspicious of this facade of social concern & investment from Beijing? Between the devil and the deep blue sea…
China has enough dough to buy the rainforest.
So China pisses off the USA in central/south America and “pro democracy” riots break out in Hong Kong …. hmmm, who’d thunk that up?
Ah China. Know your customer and what is important to them. Just like when they built the soccer stadium for Costa Rica so its national team would have a first rate facility. Peanuts to China but you couldn’t find something that makes 3 million Costa Rican’s happier.
Now China owning both ends of the Panama canal and about to help finance/engineer one through Nicaragua with Russia providing “protection”, and all the $100 billion non-USA$$ trade agreements is going to make some people very angry and scared.
Look for “pro democracy” riots to spread and Islamic insurgency to resume in parts of China as the USAInc tries to get back at them.
America has gone insane, you don’t have to be a Rhodes graduate to see the US foreign policy is slowly making enemies all over the world. And just like Venice, there has to be a day, when after all the bombs, all the rhetoric, all the lies, the American people will be the people who take the hit. South America has made it’s choice, and the Chinese AND the Russians have made the “welcome mat” the policy of choice, bravo!!!
This is extremely worrisome… there aren’t any radical Islamicists like ISIS in South America, nor are there any “African” diseases like Ebola — the CIA has been caught totally flat-footed!
Get on it, Langley — we need an in, and we need it now!
My kind of biting sarcasm, w/a twist of dark humor.
Chinese building “toll roads”. What a victory for the proletariat! I guess if you have a female baby you’ll have to pay double or else throw her out the window.
Looks like some countries, down south of the border, are tired of being bit*h slapped. (If you c what I mean)
Although there is a suspicion lingering of the old two-sides, of the same coin being spun so fast, that the illusion of a sphere, is just that.
I’d like to think that there is a significant difference.
One of public versus private.
With Argentina, Chile, Ecuador all the USA crimes and sins are blow backing. So China and the other BRICAS nations will profit from it’s mistakes. Esta La Vista CHUMS you reap what you sow serves America right.