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Wang Yi Lays Out Sweeping Foreign Policy Vision Where China Will be a “Force for Stability”

Foreign Minister Wang Yi countered critics who contend Beijing is freeloading off the international system in the Mideast and fueling instability in Asia, saying China will be a "force for stability" in the world. "No matter the changes in the ...

UK & North American Foreign Ministers Call on China to Calm Maritime Tensions in Asia, Mideast

The foreign ministers from the U.S., Canada, and Britain each appealed directly to their Chinese counterpart Wang Yi for Beijing to do more to calm surging tensions in both the Red Sea and the South China Sea. Talks with U.S. Secretary ...

Indian, Chinese FMs Shook Hands and Held a Brief Exchange at Munich Security Conference

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met very briefly with his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday in an interaction that sparked a lot of buzz in India, but went wholly unnoticed in China. It's probably overstating ...

Wang Yi Met With Argentina’s Foreign Minister in Yet Another Sign Ties Are Begining to Stabilize in the Milei Era

The foreign ministers from China and Argentina met briefly on Saturday on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference for what seemed like a very ordinary bilateral gathering. Other than a pro forma read-out on Xinhua, neither the Chinese nor ...

Two Scholars Try to Clear Up Some of the Confusion Over China’s Response to the Israel-Hamas War

In the days after Palestinian terrorists brutally attacked civilians in southern Israel last October, there were widespread expectations that China was going to play a prominent role in mediating a settlement among the warring parties. Beijing dispatched its Special Envoy ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Japan-Kenya Loan Deal Shifts Chinese Influence

Japan will reportedly provide about $107 million in bilateral loans to Kenya for port, water, and electricity infrastructure, to be implemented from next week. The deal signals a stronger role for Japan as an external partner to the continent amid G7 anxieties about China’s influence.
The loans will be used to upgrade key infrastructure in Kenya:

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