Nov 14, 2014
By Pepe Escobar
If there were any remaining doubts about the unlimited stupidity Western corporate media is capable of dishing out, the highlight of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing has been defined as Russian President Vladimir Putin supposedly „hitting“ on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s wife – and the subsequent Chinese censoring of the moment when Putin draped a shawl over her shoulders in the cold air where the leaders were assembled. What next? Putin and Xi denounced as a gay couple? Let’s dump the clowns and get down to the serious business.
Right at the start, President Xi urged APEC to „add firewood to the fire of the Asia-Pacific and world economy“. Two days later, China got what it wanted on all fronts.
- Beijing had all 21 APEC member-nations endorsing the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP) –…
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