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Pakistan PM Tries to Reassure Chinese Workers They’ll be Safe, Promises ‘Fool-Proof’ Security Following Attack

Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif sought to reassure colleagues of five Chinese nationals killed last week in a terrorist attack that they will be safe working in the country. The Prime Minister traveled to the northwestern city of Dasu on Monday ...

Remains of Five Chinese Workers Killed in Pakistan Terror Attack Arrive in Wuhan

A Pakistani Air Force jet landed in the central Chinese city of Wuhan on Wednesday with the bodies of five workers killed in a killed a terrorist attack in northwest Pakistan. Chaudhry Salik Hussain, federal minister for overseas Pakistanis, accompanied the ...

African Development Bank Suspends Chinese Contractor Due to Fraud

The African Development Bank (AfDB) banned China Henan International Corporation Group (CHICO) from working on any bank-funded projects for one year following an investigation that found "fraudulent activity." The bank determined that CHICO failed to disclose that it hired ...

With Prices Low, China Moves Quickly to Secure Supplies of Critical Metals

The year-long plunge in the prices of critical materials used to manufacture electric vehicle batteries, namely nickel, cobalt, and lithium, is destroying the bottom lines of Western mining companies. Mining companies in Australia, Canada, and several European countries are laying off ...

Morocco Signs Agreement for EV Battery Plant With Chinese Company

The Moroccan government signed a $300 million agreement with China’s BTR New Material Group to build a plant in the port city of Tangier to produce cathodes used in electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The government considers this plant the first step ...

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 ...

More Than 800 Suspected Scammers Arrested in Myanmar-China Joint Operation

More than 800 people suspected of being cross-border scammers were arrested in a joint police operation by Myanmar and China, the junta and Beijing's embassy in Yangon said on Monday. Scam compounds have flourished in Myanmar, staffed by citizens from China ...

Why a Chinese-Backed Canal Project in Cambodia is Making Vietnam Very Nervous

Former Cambodian strongman Hun Sen was in Beijing last week lobbying the Chinese government to move forward with the $1.7 billion Funan Techo Canal project which his son, President Hun Manet, has made the centerpiece of his new administration.

What 22 Years of China-Africa Trade, Development Finance, and FDI Reveals About Renewable Energy Support for African Countries

By Oyintarelado Moses Energy access and transition are prominent development objectives in African countries. Across the continent, 43% of the population does not have access to electricity and 670 million people lack access to ...