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Chavez says Beijing part of 'new world order'?

Chavez says Beijing part of 'new world order'

BEIJING (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says his two-day visit to Beijing this week is part of the creation of a "new world order."

The frequent U.S. critic, who was to meet with China's president and Communist Party leader Hu Jintao on Wednesday, told reporters upon arriving the evening before that power in the world was shifting from America to countries such as Iran, Japan and China.

"We are creating a new world, a balanced world. A new world order, a multipolar world," Chavez said.

"The unipolar world has collapsed. The power of the U.S. empire has collapsed," he said. "Everyday, the new poles of world power are becoming stronger. Beijing, Tokyo, Tehran ... It's moving toward the East and toward the South."

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:40 AM on Apr. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (19)
  • Chavez has made Beijing a frequent stop in his global travels to promote his agenda of anti-American world unity, stopping in the Chinese capital no less than six times since rising to power in 1998 elections.

    His visit follows a sweep through the Middle East last week, including a stop in Iran where he said that he has little hope of better relations with Washington under President Barack Obama because the United States was still acting like an "empire" in his eyes.

    While China's communist leaders have been low-key in response to Chavez's political rhetoric, Beijing's state-run industries have been eager to use Venezuela as a jumping-off point for their entry into South America. Chinese companies in the mining and petroleum sector have been especially keen on securing South American mineral resources

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:41 AM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • During his visit, Chavez said he planned to review with Chinese leaders a goal of boosting exports of Venezuelan oil to China from 380,000 barrels last year to 1 million barrels by 2013 — part of Venezuela's strategy of diversifying oil sales away from the United States, which buys about half the South American nation's heavy crude despite political tensions.

    Included in that strategy are plans for China and Venezuela to build four oil tankers and three refineries in China capable of processing Venezuela's heavy, sulfur-laden crude.

    China and Venezuela have also invested in a $12 billion fund to finance joint development projects in areas including oil production, infrastructure and agriculture.

    Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:42 AM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • What's the question?

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:12 AM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • Just a what do you say? question hence why there is a question mark at the end of the title.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:20 AM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • I think it doesn't matter what Chavez says. He is a dictator that is starving his citizens. I would hope that any other modern country out there would see him for what he is, a boot licker.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:24 AM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • and what do you think happens when a dictator that starves his own people, meets with other dictators that are starving their own people? america, used to be of the free because of the brave, is quickly becoming of the socialist because of the libs. this ain't gonna be pretty.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:28 AM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • He is a mad man drunk with power. He is also insane and in charge of a good chunk of our oil. America has to not be so dependant on foreign oil because Chavez could one day stop selling to us if China is buying up their oil. Obama needs to get is head out of his rear end and start being the President instead of trying to be a an apologist


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:29 AM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • Chavez is always trying to stir shit up. He made that statement knowing that it would throw some Americans into a tizzy. It's simple. He knows how to cause hysteria and paranoia, that's how he gained control of Venezuela. He actually has little power, as most leaders do not trust him. He is unreliable and has a tendency for hissy fits. He just likes to get people's panties in a wad.

    Answer by Emmy_Dollface at 9:53 AM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • Love, peace, inclusion, love, (again) a bleeding heart, hope (again,) change (again), and a hearty Kumbaya to ya!!!!!!!!!!!

    Don't forget hope, change

    and socialism......

    Mindless Liberalism............ You HAVE GOT TO love it.................


    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 10:18 AM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • oh mustbeGRACE - you gave me my giggle of the day!! I love liberalism!!!! [gag]


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:24 AM on Apr. 9, 2009

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