Friday, 22 August 2014

The Russia – China Gas Deal (Part – II)


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(continued from yesterday’s post…) Therefore the entry strategy of Russia into Indo-Pacific region (so far referred as Asia-Pacific region) through signing this deal with China assumes paramount importance for both China and Russia. The developing economies in the Indo-Pacific region bode well for Russia to emerge as the leading supplier of natural gas to the region in the years to come. The deal seems to be the first milestone in the ambitious path of President Putin that puts modernization of the Russian economy through FDI on one hand and integration of the international value chains of manufactured consumer goods on the other on priority as Russia finds itself gradually more alienated from the West.

  

For Russia, thre dependence on EU nations for revenue from gas exports, is sure to hit more roadblocks in the times to come on issues such as pricing, payment schedules, recovery of past dues etc.; In this context, experts view Russia signing this deal with China as a shrewd political and commercial move ’just in time’ that diversifies the customer base for it. Diplomatically it also strengthens the bond between Russia and China. -


The Russia – China Gas Deal (Part – I)

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‘The Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation’, a strategic accord was signed between China and Russian for twenty-years in the year 2001. This treaty broadly outlines to serve as a basis for peaceful relations, economic cooperation, as well as diplomatic and geopolitical reliance between the two nations. It also can be seen as an implicit defence understanding pointing at increasing military cooperation, including the sharing of military technology between the two. The treaty also encompasses a mutual, cooperative approach to environmental technology regulations and energy conservation; and toward international finance and trade.
xi-putin-dealIn line with this, a historic gas deal was signed between Russia and China two and half months back on May 21st in Shanghai, the financial capital of China. The deal was reportedly signed between Alexei Miller, Chief Executive Officer of Russian gas behemoth Gazprom and Zhou Jinping, Chairman, Chinese National Petroleum Corporation or CNPC, a Chinese state-owned oil and gas corporation. The deal resumes further significance as it was signed in the presence of Presidents of both, Russia and China, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping respectively.


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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Humanist Tesla

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Life presents everyone with many ups and downs. Failure in our work, loss of a loved one or even a mere financial loss is sufficient to push the most optimistic individual into depression. Then just imagine how difficult it would be when one has to witness destruction of his dreams, his achievements and everything that he has worked for in his life. It indeed must be utterly devastating. Faced with this, most of the people would lose their sleep, minds and faith in God.

In the last article we have seen Dr. Nikola Tesla facing a similar situation when his Laboratory was on fire. For Dr. Tesla to see all of his achievements, his dreams, his visions being reduced to smoldering rubble must have indeed been heart wrenching. As a result he withdrew himself from public attention. It is said that Dr. Tesla retreated to a countryside church that his mother frequented when she came to America. It was here that Dr. Nikola Tesla was reborn. He realized that God had kept him alive for a purpose and it was this purpose that he needed to fulfill. Rather than to blame God for this devastation, Dr. Tesla thanked God for His divine intervention that saved him. Dr. Tesla believed that God had allowed this to happen for a purpose and that it meant that it needed Dr. Tesla to put a rethought and change the course of his certain actions.

After a month of contemplation, Dr. Tesla returned to New York with a firm resolve to again start from ground-zero and build everything from scratch. This was indeed a humongous task to achieve. His first goal was to construct hydro-electric power generation plant based on alternating current on the Niagara Falls which had been Dr. Tesla’s dream since early life.