BEIJING: Western powers should take into consideration Russia’s legitimate security concerns over Ukraine, a top Chinese diplomat has said in an unusually frank and open display of support for Moscow’s position in the crisis.[Source]
Why should the West listen?
Because soon enough BRICS is going to be the power in the world and they will be in a position to apply economic sanctions.
After all its only through the recent joint actions of the UK-US-EU that BRICS has gained ‘momentum and form’ so fast and it will soon begin to flex it’s muscles.
The stupidity of the rekindled Cold War will cause long reaching effects to Europe’s economy as Russia looks to new market places for its excess energy. Predominately to those who are the West’s traditional “enemies” and trading “opposition”.
I wonder, at what point will Russia find itself NOT DEPENDENT on trading with the West at all?
Add to that, what if NATO decide to do something silly and go for the punch up?
What then, who will support Russia?
Recently Russia has been talking to is a veritable ‘who’s who’ of non West loving countries and some of them have “resources” the West should worry about.
Just thinking about China.
Would it be in China’s interest to see Europe’s manufacturing bases stalled, their economy, banking, stock market, and the almighty dollar in tatters?
I would think so as then China can quietly go in and buy what’s left, in a fire sale type of purchase. Something they are pretty good at doing.
For China to speak now is pretty significant.
After all they don’t speak a lot and when they do people should listen.
The problem is will the West be too bull-headed to heed their advice?