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US Vice President Joe Biden reacts as reporters shout questions asking if he has made a decision on whether to run for President as he awaits the arrival of the South Korean President for lunch at the Naval Observatory in Washington, DC, October 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB …

Chinese Oil Tycoon Linked to Biden Family Headed for Legal and Financial Crash

The New York Times on Wednesday chronicled the meteoric rise and equally precipitous downfall of Chinese oil tycoon Ye Jianming. The “People’s Liberation Army princeling” rolled into Washington as a shining example of China’s booming economy but now sits in an unknown Chinese prison cell while his empire collapses and his underlings face charges in U.S. federal court.

Portugal moving down Chinese silk road

Portugal Promises China to ‘Push Forward Belt and Road’

The Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa, told Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday that his country will “push forward the construction of the Belt and Road” in Europe, China’s plan to control all of the world’s most important transportation hubs.

'China-Panama relations have turned over a new leaf,' Chinese leader Xi Jinping said during talks with Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela

Xi Jinping Courts Panama: The Chinese Helped Build the Canal

Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping’s tour of the Spanish-speaking world continued on Friday with his arrival in Argentina but, in preparation for his next stop, Xi penned an editorial published in Panama arguing that China and Panama had over 160 years of shared history.

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu, left, shakes hands with China’s President Xi Jinping, prior to their bilateral meeting at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, China, Sept. 1, 2018. Some are expressing concerns that Beijing is pursuing debt-trap diplomacy vis-a-vis African countries.

Report: China Plans to Take Over Zambia’s Electric Company After Loan Default

African media buzzed with reports this week that China plans to take over Zambia’s national power company, ZESCO, and has already taken control of national broadcaster ZNBC. In essence, Beijing is repossessing chunks of the Zambian state because it cannot repay the gigantic loans it took out from China.