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Days After Meeting Biden, Vietnam PM Calls for Closer Ties With China

Vietnam's legendary skills in managing the burgeoning Great Power rivalry between the U.S. and China were on full display this weekend when, just days after hosting President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính headed across the border for talks with his Chinese counterpart Li Qiang.

South China Sea, Infrastructure Top Agenda in China-Malayasia PM Talks

Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim met with his Chinese counterpart Li Qiang on Sunday on the sides of the 20th China-ASEAN Expo in the southern Chinese city of Nanning. The two PMs addressed the politically sensitive issue of competing territorial claims ...

Hun Manet Meets With Xi on First Overseas Trip as Cambodian PM

Cambodia's new prime minister, Hun Manet, promised even closer ties with China during a meeting with President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Friday. The newly-named Cambodian leader thanked Xi for China's economic support and said he would deepen cooperation with Beijing's ...

Zambian President Returns Home From Week-Long Visit to China, No Updates on Debt Restructuring Deal

Zambian President Haikinde Hichilema returned home this weekend from a week-long trip to China that appeared to be as much about sightseeing as it was about conducting substantive diplomacy. During the last stop of his tour in Beijing on Friday, Hichilema met ...

The Downward Spiral of China-India Relations

There was a glimmer of hope last month that China and India would pull back from their increasingly contentious standoff when military commanders concluded talks along their disputed border on a somewhat optimistic note. The hope was that these talks would ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

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 ...

Chinese Debt Servicing Costs Surge for Angola and Uganda

Debt servicing costs have been steadily rising across Africa, largely due to the falling value of local currencies that are used to repay dollar-denominated loans. But in Angola and Uganda, interest payments to Chinese creditors have jumped considerably in recent months ...

China’s Share of Nigeria’s Ballooning Debt Remains Steady at Around 4%

Chinese creditors account for just 4.1%, or $4.7 billion, of Nigeria's $114 billion total public debt, according to the latest figures released by the Debt Management Office in Abuja. While China's share is significantly larger than other bilateral creditors, France is ...

Jaishankar: “India is the Only Country in the World Today Standing Eye-to-Eye Against China”

India's top diplomat, S. Jaishankar, pushed back forcefully against accusations Prime Minister Narendra Modi "fears China" saying New Delhi is the only in the world today country that stands "eye-to-eye against China" with more than 70,000 troops now deployed against the PLA along the two countries' disputed ...