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COMMODITIES, CURRENCIES, EMERGING MARKETS, ENERGY, FRONTIER MARKETS, STOCKS The Empire Is Crumbling, That Is Why It Needs War – OpEd

http://emergingequity.org/2015/01/11/the-empire-is-crumbling-that-is-why-it-needs-war-oped/

Source: Los Angeles Catholic Worker Platform

Source: Los Angeles Catholic Worker Platform

Last night, in Beijing, I sat in a historic Szechuan restaurant with a friend who happens to be a Chinese diplomat. We exchanged some stories, ordered food, and then, suddenly, my throat felt dry and my eyes got misty. I bowed and thanked her for the heartfelt offer China made to rescue Russia. Just before leaving my hotel, I read the news on the RT: “China’s foreign minister has pledged support to Russia as it faces an economic downturn due to sanctions and a drop in oil prices. Boosting trade in Yuan is a solution proposed by Beijing’s commerce minister. ‘Russia has the capability and the wisdom to overcome the existing hardship in the economic situation,’ Foreign Minister Wang Yi told journalists. China Daily reported Monday: ‘If the Russian side needs it, we will provide necessary assistance within our capacity.’” Read Full Article