Big Changes In The Pipeline: Look Eastward

While the Western world was held spellbound, as usual, by its own navel fluff (which this week answered to the silly media catchword “Brexit”), the real action was once more happening in Asia.

One day after having met privately with President Xi Jinping during the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Russian President Vladimir Putin visited China this Saturday, accompanied by six of Russia’s seven Deputy Prime-Ministers – the core of the country’s government – and, crucially, by the CEOs of Rosneft and Gazprom, the giant oil and gas companies.