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Honduran President Fulfills Campaign Pledge to Dump Taiwan and Establish Diplomatic Ties With China

Taiwan suffered a major diplomatic setback on Wednesday when Honduras became the latest country to abandon ties with the island in favor of relations with China. President Xiomara Castro announced on her Twitter page that she will make good on the promise ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

China Tries to Maintain Mideast Diplomatic Momentum With Summit Planned for Later This Year

China will host a summit between Iran and the Gulf Cooperation Council later this year, reports the Wall Street Journal. The summit with the six-country bloc (made up of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait) will further solidify the normalization of diplomatic ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia, brokered by China this weekend.
The announcement follows December’s first summit between China and Arab states, where GCC leaders welcomed President Xi Jinping’s ...

Africa is a Popular Destination This Week for Major Power Diplomacy

Senior diplomats from the United States and China, along with the Prime Minister of Denmark, are currently in Africa. No doubt they all have watchful eyes on each other: CHINA: Beijing's Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, Xue ...

Sino-Canadian Copper Mining Venture in the DRC Generates $434 Million in Profit

Canadian mining giant Ivanhoe released its 2022 full-year earnings on Monday that revealed the company made a robust profit of $434 million from the Kamoa-Kakula copper mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which it jointly operates with Chinese mining major Zijin Mining Group.

What Lessons Should the U.S. Take From China’s Mideast Diplomatic Breakthrough?

This month's surprise announcement that China brokered the restoration of diplomatic relations between longtime rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia prompted widespread excitement in Beijing and considerable consternation among U.S. conservatives. The implication for both is that China's role in the process ...