Follow CGSP on Social Media

Listen to the CGSP Podcast

China-Argentina Ties Teeter on Financial, Trade Concerns

Argentina is balancing a high-wire act in its relations with China — one of its largest trading partners and a crucial source of funding for Buenos Aires during its financial crisis. Both sides seem to be taking a practical approach to ...

Outcry Grows as U.S. Reduces Scrutiny of Chinese Entering U.S. From Mexico

Concerns are growing after U.S. Customs and Border Protection expedited the screening process for Chinese asylum seekers amid a record leap in such cases. The CBP slashed the number of questions it asks inbound Chinese asylum seekers from roughly 40 to five after ...

China Looms Over Jokowi’s Southeast Asia Trip

Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo embarked on a Southeast Asian tour this week, visiting the Philippines, Vietnam, and Brunei. The visit comes as China steps into a more assertive role in Southeast Asia. Its territorial claims in the South China Sea ...

Chinese EV Leader BYD to Launch in Indonesia

BYD, the Chinese car company that recently surpassed Tesla to become the world’s largest maker of electric vehicles, will launch its first products in the Indonesian market next week. As Southeast Asia’s largest market, Indonesia will be key to the regional rollout of ...

Maldivian President Courts Investors, Controversy During China Trip

Mohamed Muizzu, the newly elected president of the Maldives, met with business leaders and Party officials in the Southeastern province of Fujian during the first phase of his five-day visit to China. Speaking at an “Invest Maldives” event in Fuzhou on Monday, 

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Joint Battlefield Training to Raise Pressure in South China Sea

The U.S. military will reportedly introduce joint combat training with the Philippines in June. Major General Marcus Evans, commander of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division, told the Associated Press that the training would increase the Philippine army’s ability to fight in challenging jungle conditions.
The training will run from June 1 to 10. At Manila’s request, the training will be held in Philippine territory for the first time. It will involve about 2,000 people ...

China’s Top Diplomat Sketches Foreign Policy Vision

Wang Yi, China’s Foreign Minister and the CCP’s top diplomat, said relations with the United States stabilized last year after facing serious challenges. Wang spoke at a seminar on the past year in diplomacy hosted by two prominent Chinese think tanks. He reflected ...