The RMB continues to increase its role in Asian economic interactions. According to data from SWIFT “as of June 30 (2020) the Philippines ranks first in Southeast Asia in terms of the growth rate of RMB clearing volume, ahead of countries like Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia." As award-winning author Anna Borzi says, "the pace is exhilarating" Read the full post here .
This 40 minute documentary program chronicles the history of the great Ming Dynasty ‘treasure’ ships. Built in the early 15th century these ships gave China the capability of exploring and perhaps conquering the ‘world’. One of the greatest missed understandings of the West, is that China has often been the victim of indigenous attacks. This has led to a fundamental empathy for supporting each other and quite a different approach to cross cultural interactions and foreign relationships.