Goodbye G20, hello BRICS+, by Pepe Escobar

The non-G20 nations are going there own way, in particular spurning the U.S. From Pepe Escobar at Credit: The Cradle

The redeeming quality of a tense G20 held in Bali – otherwise managed by laudable Indonesian graciousness – was to sharply define which way the geopolitical winds are blowing.

That was encapsulated in the Summit’s two highlights: the much anticipated China-US presidential meeting – representing the most important bilateral relationship of the 21st century – and the final G20 statement.

The 3-hour, 30-minute-long face-to-face meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Joe Biden – requested by the White House – took place at the Chinese delegation’s residence in Bali, and not at the G20 venue at the luxury Apurva Kempinski in Nusa Dua.

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs concisely outlined what really mattered. Specifically, Xi told Biden that Taiwan independence is simply out of the question. Xi also expressed hope that NATO, the EU, and the US will engage in “comprehensive dialogue” with Russia. Instead of confrontation, the Chinese president chose to highlight the layers of common interest and cooperation.

Biden, according to the Chinese, made several points. The US does not seek a New Cold War; does not support “Taiwan independence;” does not support “two Chinas” or “one China, one Taiwan”; does not seek “decoupling” from China; and does not want to contain Beijing.

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3 responses to “Goodbye G20, hello BRICS+, by Pepe Escobar

  1. But, but, but, muh manifest destiny?!
    Brandon has alienated Saudi Arabia when they are the reason that the petrodollar exists.
    Deluded mental midgets with today America and tomorrow the world crack pipe dreams will get a beautiful comeuppance.


  2. The problem is trying to tell my Canadian government to stop KowTowing to the U.S. and join Brics. It would be a good idea if we also stopped supporting shady Zelenskyy and the corrupt Ukrainian government.


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