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Chinese, Filipino Ships Poised for Major South China Sea Confrontation

Four China Coast Guard ships backed by 26 maritime militia vessels are heading toward the disputed Scarborough Shoal to block an estimated one hundred Philippine civilians from completing a resupply mission for compatriot fishers. The volunteers are scheduled to arrive at the ...

Chinese Oil Shipments Caught in the Middle of Niger-Benin Trade Feud

Thousands of barrels of Nigerien oil should be flowing daily through a new 1,900km pipeline to the Port of Seme in neighboring Benin, from where it would be transported to China. But the pipeline is dry as the two West African ...

Ethiopia, Djibouti Take Over Management of Ethio-Djibouti Railway From Chinese Company

The Chinese state-owned construction company that built the 752km Ethiopia-Djibouti railway formally turned over control of the railway to the two host governments. The handover took place on Friday at a ceremony in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, where officials ...

New Chinese Ambassadors Arrive in Key Posts Amid Major Personnel Changes

Xu Feihong, the newly-named Chinese envoy to India, arrived in New Delhi on Friday, where he will take up a post that's been empty for almost a year and a half.  It may take some time before Xu formally assumes his ...