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China Welcomes Arab and Muslim Foreign Ministers for Talks on Ending the War in Gaza

China’s top diplomat met with foreign ministers from Arab and Muslim-majority nations on Monday, saying Beijing would work with “our brothers and sisters” in the Arab and Islamic world to try to end the war in Gaza as soon as possible. The ...

Philippines Seeking Bilateral Deals for Code of Conduct in South China Sea

The Philippines is pursuing bilateral agreements with Southeast Asian countries to minimize the risk of conflict in the South China Sea, as movement to form a regional code of conduct with China appears stalled. Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. made the ...

China-Cambodia Film Tour Kicks Off

This year's China-Cambodia film tour kicked off Friday in Cambodia's Siem Reap Province, home to the famous Angkor Wat temple complex. The annual event, which began in 2016 and screens films throughout Cambodia, is jointly hosted by the state-owned China Media ...

Argentina’s Relations With China in Question as ‘Radical Populist’ Wins Presidential Election

China’s relations with Argentina are in question after right-wing “anti-communist” Javier Milei shook the country with an upset victory in Monday’s presidential election. While campaigning, Milei called China an “assassin" and said he would minimize or break off bilateral relations.

China’s Response to the Israel-Hamas War

Prior to the October 7th terrorist attack by Hamas in southern Israel, China had positioned itself as a new power broker in the Middle East. Chinese officials were brimming with confidence after they finalized a détente between Iran and Saudi Arabia ...

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 ...