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Indian Police Arrest Two Journalists, Detain Dozens of Others With Alleged Ties to China

Indian security forces fanned out across New Delhi early Tuesday morning to conduct coordinated raids of the homes and offices of journalists affiliated with the left-leaning news outlet NewsClick on suspicion they accepted money from pro-Communist Party groups in China. 46 ...

Xi Congratulates New Maldives President, Promises Closer Ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Mohamed Muizzu on Tuesday on his election as president of the small Indian Ocean archipelago state and pledged to forge closer ties. Meanwhile, Muizzu isn't wasting any time in pushing forward with his campaign promises to re-orient ...

China Hosts Himalayan Foreign Ministers Forum in Tibet, India Noticeably Absent

Foreign Minister Wang Yi welcomed his counterparts from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Mongolia for a two-day conference in China focused on Himalayan diplomacy. The 3rd Trans-Himalaya Forum for International Cooperation opened on Wednesday in the Tibetan city of Nyingchi, just 160 kilometers ...

Zambia, DRC to Build New Road to Expedite Copper/Cobalt Exports Via Tanzania

Zambia's Hakainde Hichilema and the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Félix Tshisekedi laid the foundation stone for a new 345-meter bridge over the Luapula River that divides their two countries as part of an ambitious new road project that will make it a lot easier to transport copper ...

Chinese National Among the Dead After Mass Shooting in Bangkok Mall

A 14-year-old boy suffering from a psychiatric episode walked into Bangkok's upscale Siam Paragon Mall and randomly started shooting, killing two and wounding five others. Among the dead included a female Chinese tourist. The ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

The Overwhelming 2024-Ness of It All

In so many ways, 2024 feels like an inflection point — one of those years that carries within it a future yet unformed.
The U.S. election is of course the most prominent of these trends. If Donald Trump becomes the Rublican nominee, as expected, it will kick off a series of domino effects that could reshape the United States’ relationship with itself, and with it, the whole world.

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Illegal Chinese Migration to the U.S. Surges via Mexico

The number of Chinese nationals illegally crossing into the United States from Mexico is surging, according to new data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Last year, the total number of undocumented Chinese nationals that were apprehended at the border was ...

The Future of the Belt and Road Initiative in Latin America

There's growing anxiety in the United States over China's expanding presence in the Latin America-Caribbean (LAC) region. Last week, a Congressional subcommittee held another breathless hearing that warned of the dangers of "Communism on our shores."