BEIJING –Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said his two-day visit to Beijing this week is part of the creation of a “new world order.”
The frequent U.S. critic told reporters that power in the world is 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,” Mr. Chavez said on arriving in China the evening before a scheduled Wednesday meeting with China’s president and Communist Party leader Hu Jintao.
“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.” Continue reading