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This Chart May Explain Why the Indian Government is Cracking Down on Chinese Tech Companies

Chinese technology companies all but control the Indian smartphone market which may explain the motivation for New Delhi to try and force some of them to exit the market to make room for domestic competitors.

China More Popular than the United States Across MENA: Poll

The United States is markedly less popular than China in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), according to a new poll by Arab Barometer. The Princeton University-based public opinion tracker found that perceptions of China ...

India Could Ban Cheap Chinese Phones

The Indian government could push Chinese mobile phone manufacturers out of the lower end of its market, according to a new report by Bloomberg. The possible ban is reportedly aimed at boosting India’s failing domestic phone makers in the lucrative sub-12,000 rupee ($150) sector.  ...

Chinese Phone-Makers Chafe Under Indian Pressure

The Indian government's apparent move to ban cheap Chinese-made smartphones is causing much unhappiness among Chinese companies that have worked hard to localize their presence there.  Some Chinese companies are now contemplating leaving the country, but complain that they feel trapped ...

Long Read: Is Great Power Competition in Africa a Problem? Not Necessarily

As geopolitics become more polarized, the idea that both the U.S. and China have something to offer Africa has fallen out of vogue in both Washington and Beijing.  However, the prominent Africa-China researcher Howard French recently revived it in a 

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Philippine President Ramps Up Rhetoric as Local Attitudes Harden

The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., told soldiers to be ready for any conflict amid a potential overlap of his country’s tensions with China in the South China Sea and growing tensions between China and Taiwan.
Speaking to troops at a base in the northern Isabela province on Monday, Marcos said: “The external threat now has become more pronounced, has become more worrisome, and that is why we have to ...