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With Chinese Assurances, IMF Chief Expresses New Optimism Zambia Debt Deal Now Imminent

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, expressed renewed confidence that China, together with Zambia's other major creditors, is close to finalizing a debt deal that will clear the way for a $1.3 billion IMF emergency financial package.

Chinese FM Qin Gang Wraps Up Week-Long South Asia Diplomatic Push With Pledge to Extend Belt & Road to Afghanistan

Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang wrapped up a two-nation, week-long diplomatic blitz in South Asia that included talks with the foreign ministers from India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  The most consequential of the three meetings took place on Friday with his Indian ...

China: Africa’s Debt Problems Due to “Dollar Hegemony”

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs introduced a new talking point aimed at countering accusations by U.S. legislators and other stakeholders that Beijing engages in predatory lending in Africa. For the first time on Friday, the Ministry referenced "dollar hegemony" ...

Rival South China Sea Monitoring Agencies Debate Whether Chinese Vessels Are Targeting ASEAN-Indian Maritime Exercise

A debate broke out on Twitter on Monday over whether Chinese maritime militia vessels operating in the South China Sea had intentionally changed course in order to shadow the ongoing India-ASEAN joint naval exercises that are now underway there. Ray ...

Botched U.S. Evacuation From Sudan Turns Into Propaganda Victory For China

One of China's most senior diplomats in Africa, Ambassador Chen Xiaodong in South Africa, took to Twitter to brag that once again, his country seemingly outperformed the United States in evacuating its nationals from a conflict zone in North Africa. Chen's Tweet was ...

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 ...

Mexican President Says He Has Proof of Fentanyl Smuggling From China

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that he has proof that fentanyl is being smuggled into his country from China, contrary to Beijing’s denials. “We have the evidence. A cargo arrived from a port in China, a container, at ...

BYD Chairman Discuss Manuacturing, Sales Expansion With Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister

The chairman of the world's largest electric vehicle company, China's BYD, met with Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister Trần Hồng Hà in Hanoi late last week to discuss the company's plans to expand in the Southeast Asian country. BYD announced plans to build ...