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building projects, A sense of when to push and when to back off. so he cares about what happens here,"The new lot would add a dozen spaces. Whereas the products coming from overseas that are being smuggled in which are cheap, “You have written to the federal government through me that the increase in excise duty on alcohol and beverages will create job losses. The share of the nation’s economy dedicated to national defense has been on the decline since World War II. What a pity! The deportees.including during teleconferences of the Group of Seven major industrial powers The Huffington Posts Alastair Crooke had this to say on the matter: "For very different motives the key pillars of the region (Iran Turkey Egypt and Pakistan) are re-orienting eastwards It is not fully appreciated in the West how important China’s “Belt and Road” initiative is to this move (and Russia of course is fully integrated into the project) Regional states can see that China is very serious indeed about creating huge infrastructure projects from Asia to Europe They can also see what occurred with the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as the world piled in (to America’s very evident dismay) These states intend to be a part of it" Buttressing this effort China plans on injecting at least $62 billion into three banks to support the New Silk Road The China Development Bank (CDB) will receive $32 billion the Export Import Bank of China (EXIM) will take on $30 billion and the Chinese government will also pump additional capital into the Agricultural Development Bank of China (ADBC) The US: Unlikely Partner on the Silk Road: Will the US join the effort If the new Trans-Pacific Partnership (that pointedly leaves out both Russia and China two Pacific powers) is any indication US participation seems unlikely and opposition all but certain But there’s no good reason that America should sacrifice its own leadership role in the region to China A project as vast and complicated as the Silk Road will need US technology experience and resources to lower risk removing political barriers for other allied countries like Japan to join in while maintaining US influence in Eurasia The Silk Road could enhance US objectives and US support could improve the outcome of the project An editorial in the Wall Street Journal argues that the US proposed trade agreement and China’s sponsored Silk Road project are complimentary with the trade agreement aimed at writing rules for international trade while the Chinese aim at developing infrastructure is necessary for increased trade Initial Project: A look at the first project currently under development provides a good example of how China plans to proceed The first major economic development project will take place in Pakistan where the Chinese have been working for years building and financing a strategic deepwater port at Gwadar on the Arabian Sea that will be managed by China as the long-term leaseholder Gwadar will become the launching point for the much delayed Iran-Pakistan natural gas pipeline which will ultimately be extended to China with the Persian section already built and the Pakistan-Chinese section largely financed and constructed by the Chinese The pipeline is also set to traverse the country following the Karakoram Mountain Highway towards Tibet and cross the Chinese western border to Xinjang The highway will also be widened and modernized and a railroad built connecting the highway to Gwadar Originally the plan was to extend the pipeline to India with Qatar joining Iran as natural gas suppliers forging what some considered a "peace pipeline" between India and Pakistan but India withdrew under pressure from the US along with its own concerns over having its energy supplies dependent upon its adversary Pakistan India’s Counter: Not surprisingly India a US ally countered China’s initiative with one of its own announcing a new agreement to build a port in Iran on the Arabian Sea only a few hundred miles from Gwadar bringing Iranian energy to India via Afghanistan bypassing Pakistan Although it would offer an alternative to the Chinese-backed Gwadar initiative the US warned India not to move ahead with the port project before a final nuclear agreement between Iran and the West is actually signed Both the Chinese and Indian projects are clearly in defiance of international sanctions on Iran but both countries appear unconcerned The Chinese could also be accused of a double dip sanctions violation given the immense and continuing trade deals it negotiated with Russia The rest of the business world is sure to follow or risk losing out in what is certain to be a new "gold rush" towards Asia in a world still struggling with the lingering effects of the great recession And New Delhi pointed out the harsh truth: American energy companies are also trying to negotiate deals with Iran Following on the heels of the US visit the German mission is due in Tehran soon with the French beating everyone to the punch in an earlier visit What then of sanctions Sanctions only work in a world united behind them If a large part of the world chooses to ignore sanctions they become unenforceable Conclusions: China and much of the world is intent on developing the largest economic development project in history one that could have dramatic ripple effects throughout the world economy The project is expected to take decades with costs running into the hundreds of billions of dollars if not trillions What that will mean for the world economy and trade is almost inconceivable Is it any wonder then that the worlds largest hedge funds like Goldman Sachs and Blackstone are rushing to market new multi-billion dollar international infrastructure investment funds No doubt a project as large and complex as this is likely to have failures and is certain to face many western geopolitical obstructions Assuredly the "great game" will continue Look no further than US President Barack Obama who also senses the urgency "If we dont write the rules China will write the rules out in that region" he said in defense of the Trans-Pacific Partnership In a world where economic growth is tepid with Europe still struggling with the aftermath of the global recession along with China’s growth slowdown where else could a project that promises so much opportunity be found It’s a good bet that giant iron mining companies like Vale that have seen their business fall to a thirteen-year low are currently busy figuring how much steel goes into construction of a new high speed 8000 mile railroad If the project is successful it could very well spark a boom across the entire depressed international mining commodities and construction sectors Consider how many jobs could be created in a decades-long construction project that spans a huge region of the world In practically every sector the prospects are enormous for a revival of trade and commerce The ancient Silk Road increased trade across the known world but the Road also offered far more than trade One of its least anticipated benefits was the widespread exchange of knowledge learning discovery and culture Beyond the riches of silks spices and jewelry it could be argued that the most important thing that Marco Polo brought back from China was a famous nautical and world map that was the basis for one of the most famous maps published in Europe one that helped spark the Age of Discovery Christopher Columbus was guided by that map and was known to have a well-annotated copy of Marco Polo’s travel tales with him on his voyage of discovery of a new route to India For the world at large its decisions about the Road are nothing less than momentous The massive project holds the potential for a new renaissance in commerce industry discovery thought invention and culture that could well rival the original Silk Road It is also becoming clearer by the day that geopolitical conflicts over the project could lead to a new cold war between East and West for dominance in Eurasia The outcome is far from certain Coming in May Part 2: Cold War or Competition on the New Silk Road This article originally appeared on Oilpricecom More from Oilpricecom: Contact us at [email protected] Mae Hernandez may not think she’s qualified to babysit your children but she’s definitely qualified to land a joke The 13-year-old stand-up comedian made an appearance on Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent and delivered a routine that earned a standing ovation from both the judges and audience Hernandez who explained that she got into comedy after her dad was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy and it became harder for him to smile started her bit by talking about the disconnect between the skills of babysitters and the job they are tasked with doing “My only qualification to be a babysitter is that I used to be a baby” she said “Thats crazy Thats like saying ‘Hey youre sick a lot you want to be my doctor’” However her last line which seemed to be directed at presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump was what really got everyone laughing Watch the full clip below Write to Megan McCluskey at [email protected]

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