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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

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 ...

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."