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Sorry, Mr. Minister, China Isn’t Going to Finance Your Railway

Nigeria's Transportation Minister Mu'azu Sambo made a remarkable statement during a press conference on Friday. He is apparently still waiting for the China Exim Bank to come through with funding to build a pair of very expensive, multi-billion dollar railways. ...

Massive Supply Chain Disruptions Expected on Key China-Africa Trade Route Due to South African Labor Unrest

Key strategic resources exported via South African ports to China are expected to face severe disruptions in the coming days and weeks in response to the declaration of force majeure by SA's state-run logistics operator Transet in response to the escalating labor strife with its ...

Xinjiang Human Rights Council Vote Prompts Spirited Debate in Asia Over Why Governments Backed China

The two Asian governments with the world's largest Muslim populations, Indonesia and India, have been on the defensive in recent days for their vote last Thursday at the United Nations Human Rights Council to block a discussion over Chinese human rights policies in Xinjiang. ...

After Months of Delay, China Finally Begins Debt Restructuring Talks With Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe informed the country's parliament late last week that China had finally agreed to begin long-desired debt restructuring talks. During a recent visit to Tokyo, President Wickremesinghe also called on Japan, Sri Lanka's other main creditor in addition to China and ...

Arab Barometer: Arab Publics Favorable Views of China Decline the More They Learn About Chinese Foreign Policy

Two of the lead researchers at Princeton University's Arab Barometer public opinion survey project shared some additional insights about the findings from their 2021 poll on how people in the MENA region perceive the United States and China. Michael Robbins, director ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Joint Battlefield Training to Raise Pressure in South China Sea

The U.S. military will reportedly introduce joint combat training with the Philippines in June. Major General Marcus Evans, commander of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division, told the Associated Press that the training would increase the Philippine army’s ability to fight in challenging jungle conditions.
The training will run from June 1 to 10. At Manila’s request, the training will be held in Philippine territory for the first time. It will involve about 2,000 people ...