A recent topic of conversation on the John Batchelor show is the warming relationship between Russia, Iran and China. The more NATO uses international trade and the US dollar as weapons, the more we drive the countries of the SCO together.
Iran, India and Pakistan are currently “Observing” countries and Turkey is a “dialog partner”
Russia has resources, China has manufacturing capabilities and a billion slaves to make stuff.
Possibly related, another segment mentioned a liquidity crisis in Hong Kong causing the HIBOR (Hong Kong Interbank Offer Rate) to shoot up to 9%, similar to the situation before the 2008 financial crisis in the West.