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Beijing Says Economic Ties Will Trump Argentina’s Election of ‘Anti-China’ Milei

China expressed assurance that close economic ties with Argentina will override threats by the country’s newly elected president to downgrade relations with Beijing. Questions about the future of the countries' traditionally strong bilateral relations are being raised after Monday’s landslide victory ...

Brazilian President Says He Tried to Prevent Africa From Being “Taken Hostage” by China

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva issued a rare public critique of China on Tuesday when he said his government sought closer ties with African countries in a bid to shield the continent from being "taken hostage" by China. "Brazil had to ...

U.S. Reportedly Cooperating with Philippines on Fixing South China Sea Outpost

The United States is reportedly advising the Philippines on repairing the BRP Sierra Madre, a World War II-era ship being used as a makeshift military base and a key marker of Philippine claims on the South China Sea. Manila in 1999 intentionally ...

U.S.-Philippines Joint Air and Sea Patrols Are Back in South China Sea

While the U.S. and the Philippines have conducted numerous joint military drills this year in and around the South China Sea — often alongside Western or regional partners — joint maritime and air patrols have largely been suspended since 2016, as then-President Rodrigo Duterte sought closer ties ...