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China To Play Key Role at “Hardest” Climate Meeting

China’s position on the phasing out of fossil fuels remains unclear as the COP28 climate summit nears its end. Wrangles about getting rid of fossil fuels have come to dominate the pivotal gathering in Dubai. Speaking at a news conference in Dubai during ...

China: U.S. is Hypocritical When It Claims to Care About the People in Gaza, Yet Vetos Ceasefire Resolutions at the UN

Chinese diplomats and Communist Party (CPC) media outlets blasted the United States for what it calls a double standard of claiming to be concerned about the welfare of Palestinians in Gaza while at the same time vetoing ceasefire resolutions at the United Nations.

Ships Collide and China Fires Water Cannon at Philippines Vessels as Spat Escalates in South China Sea

Tensions between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea hit their most dangerous point of the year this weekend, with Chinese ships using water cannons and colliding against smaller Filipino vessels. Chinese boats also employed what the Philippines ...

China’s ‘Aggression’ Against Philippines in South China Sea Stokes Rare Response From State Department

China-Philippine run-ins in the South China Sea over the weekend stoked a much sterner response than usual from Washington, a treaty ally of Manila and the main bulwark against Chinese expansion in the region. The Philippines issued a lengthy condemnation itself, saying ...

China Lashes Out at Philippines’ House Resolution and Blames Manila for South China Sea Conflict

Social media this weekend was awash with footage of Chinese vessels spraying water cannons at smaller Filipino boats and collisions between the two countries' vessels in the South China Sea. And the U.S. State Department issued a rare condemnation of the events. ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

China Intensifies SE Asian Diplomacy Amid U.S.-Philippine Exercises

Tensions are high in the South China Sea as the Philippines kicks off its annual Balikatan joint military exercises with the United States. The opening ceremony of the three-week, 17,000-troop operation took place on Tuesday, aimed at “highlighting ironclad alliance” between Washington and Manila, according to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. The exercises will also include France and Australia.
In response, China is signaling its own regional relationships. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi ...

Vietnam Expected to Announce Landmark Decision to Join China’s “Common Destiny” Agenda During Xi Visit to Hanoi

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet kicked off what is going to be a very busy week in Vietnamese diplomacy when he began a two-day visit to Hanoi on Monday that will overlap with the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday. ...

Chinese Mining Companies Digest New U.S. Rules Aimed at Cutting Them Out of EV Supply Chain

Chinese mining executives at privately owned companies are breathing a sigh of relief that new U.S. regulations aimed at cutting them off the American EV supply chain aren't as stringent as expected. Earlier this month, the Biden administration unveiled a series ...

Examining New Data on Chinese Foreign Direct Investment across the Wider Mediterranean Region

By Leonardo Bruni Here at the ChinaMed Project, we are pleased to announce that we recently updated our database, ChinaMed Data, with the latest figures on Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) in the wider Mediterranean region. In this edition of the ...