Commentary / World Jan 11, 2015

Xi a keen student of U.S. power

by John Kemp

Xi Jinping is being called China's first U.S.-style president because of how he has cultivated a distinctly presidential approach abroad, overseen loans and trade deals with strategic partners and used the "bully pulpit" at home to advocate a clear policy direction.

Commentary Nov 3, 2014

Avoiding Western networks

by Ramesh Thakur

All five BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — have vested interests in developing long-term alternative financial institutions for parking their money and moving it internationally, independent of the West's bullying instincts and addiction to sanctions.