March 24, 2013
China’s tightening its energy security – with the help of Russia. Moscow’s agreed to double oil supplies to its Eastern neighbour, in return for a 2-billion dollar loan from Beijing – along with other deals. The two powers also want geo-political change – with the new Chinese President saying ties with Russia will help bring about a ‘fair’ world order. William Engdahl – a geopolitical analyst and the author of ‘Myths, Lies and Oil Wars’ – says the visit is also meant to send a signal to the U.S. that Beijing won’t be a puppet.