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China Wades Into Uganda-EU Oil Pipeline Dispute

China has sided with the Ugandan government in condemning the European Parliament’s September call to pause the building of a 1,443-kilometer oil pipeline from Uganda to Tanzania. Zhang Lizhong, China’s ambassador to Uganda, said the EU “should not use ...

One of China’s Largest BRI Builders Faces Economic Headwinds at Home

Business is booming for the China Communications Construction Company. It is one of the world's largest construction companies and built many of China's iconic BRI projects, including the controversial Port of Hambantota in Sri Lanka and the Standard Gauge Railway in Kenya. Signed contracts jumped 22% in ...

African Consumers Still Want Huawei Smartphones Even Without Google’s Services

When Huawei was added to the U.S. entities list in August 2020 that blocked the Chinese telecom giant from using American technology on its smartphones, most notably Google's Android operating system, many commentators wrote obituaries for the company's once-dominant handset business.

Don’t Be Misled by All the Headlines About Apple Shifting Its Manufacturing out of China

Throughout much of 2022, Apple has been diversifying its manufacturing operations in Asia beyond China. India and Vietnam, in particular, appear to be the primary beneficiaries. This year alone, in fact, Apple shipped more than a billion dollars worth of iPhones from its suppliers' new ...

China and India’s Bumpy Road to An “Asian Century”

China and India must find ways of tolerating each other’s military rise to ensure the dawn of an “Asian Century.”  So argued Zhou Bo, a former official in China’s Ministry of Defense and currently a researcher at the Center for Strategic ...

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Chinese Foreign Minister to Lead UN Security Council Meeting on Gaza

Wang Yi, China’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, will chair a UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting in New York on the ongoing crisis in Gaza.
China, the current UNSC president, called the meeting scheduled for November 29. It comes as the two sides are looking into extending the temporary ceasefire that started last week to allow for the return of further Israeli hostages and Palestinian detainees.

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