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Malaysian PM Anwar Ibrahim Arrives in Beijing for Talks With President Xi Jinping

Malaysian leader Anwar Ibrahim arrived in Beijing on Wednesday on his first visit to the Chinese capital as Prime Minister. Ibrahim, along with a large delegation of ministers and corporate leaders, have a full schedule of high-level talks and deal signings ...

Singapore PM Meets With Guangdong’s Top CPC Official on His Way to Beijing

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made a brief stopover in China's southern Guandong province on Wednesday during his six-day visit to China. Lee paid a courtesy call to the province's top official, Communist Party Secretary Huang Kunming, to discuss deeper economic ...

Challenging Chinese Mining Contracts Isn’t About Politics, It’s About What’s Fair, Says DRC Finance Minister

DR Congo Finance Minister Nicolas Kazadi pushed back against the narrative that Kinshasa is specifically targeting Chinese companies over unfair mining contracts. The minister was adamant in his discussion with Financial Times correspondent Tom Wilson at the FT Commodities Global ...

Zambia’s Debt Grows to $33 Billion as Restructuring Talks Stall and Interest Accrues

The Zambian Finance Ministry released its latest debt figures this week that reveals the painful cost that delays in restructuring are exacting on the economically-distressed country. The country's total public debt now stands at $32.8 billion, up $300 million since last ...

Hondura’s President Announces That’s She’ll be Traveling Soon to Beijing to Sign “Auspicious Agreements”

Honduran President Xiomara Castro looked visibly pleased with her decision to switch ties from Taiwan to China last week when she announced on Twitter that she'll soon be headed to Beijing to sign a raft of new agreements. The President did not ...

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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 ...

China’s Lending Money Again to Countries in the Americas

Chinese lending to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean is gaining momentum. For the second year in a row, China's two largest policy banks have increased lending to countries in the region, albeit in much smaller amounts than what they ...