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TRANSLATION: The Difficulties of Working as a Chinese Journalist in India

The Chinese government ordered the last remaining Indian foreign correspondent to leave in the latest salvo in an ongoing tit-for-tat between the two Asian powers over the presence of journalists in each other's country. The Beijing-based reporter for the state-run Press Trust of India was instructed ...

China Formalizes Ties With Honduras, Bolstering Diplomatic Presence in the Americas

77 days after President Xiomara Castro announced Honduras would switch its diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to China, the two countries made it official with the inauguration of a new embassy in Beijing. Sunday's plaque reveal ceremony in the Chinese capital followed less ...

Huawei is Now the Must-See Stop in China for Visiting Global South Leaders

Honduran President Xiomara Castro is the third leader from a developing country in just the past two months to include a stop at a Huawei research facility during their state visit to China. Castro visited the telecom giant's Shanghai research ...

The White House’s Confusing Response to Report That China Uses Cuba to Spy on U.S.

U.S. National Security Council Spokesperson John Kirby was adamant last Thursday when he refuted as "inaccurate" a Wall Street Journal report that China was planning to build a new spy base in Cuba. A few days later, though, the White House ...

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Heads to Beijing to See if China is Serious About Mediating Conflict With Israel

Mideast diplomacy will be back at the top of the agenda in Beijing this week when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas arrives in the Chinese capital on Tuesday for a four-day visit. The Palestinian leader is reportedly going to see if ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

China Intensifies SE Asian Diplomacy Amid U.S.-Philippine Exercises

Tensions are high in the South China Sea as the Philippines kicks off its annual Balikatan joint military exercises with the United States. The opening ceremony of the three-week, 17,000-troop operation took place on Tuesday, aimed at “highlighting ironclad alliance” between Washington and Manila, according to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. The exercises will also include France and Australia.
In response, China is signaling its own regional relationships. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi ...

Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Ignored Western Concerns About China, Says More Deals With Beijing to Come

Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, delivered a blunt message to the United States on Sunday about the Kingdom's increasingly close ties with China.  The prince told an audience of 3,000 attendees on the opening day of the 10th ...

China’s New Ambassador to DR Congo Presents Credentials to Tshisekedi

China's newly arrived envoy to Kinshasa, Zhao Bin, presented his credentials to DR Congo President Félix Tshisekedi at the Palais de la Nation late last week.  Zhao is a veteran diplomat with an extensive background in European affairs, but he has ...

“Whining is Not Competing,” Says Top DC Foreign Policy Scholar in Response to Biden’s BRI Remarks

U.S. President Joe Biden's latest criticism of China's Belt and Road Initiative as a "debt and confiscation program" triggered an intense debate in Washington's foreign policy community over whether it was merited. Soon after the President made the remarks during a ...