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Türkiye Puts Its Best Foot Forward to Charm Chinese Investors

By Burcin Gercek Türkiye plans to draw on its geographical position and an EU customs deal to entice Chinese investors keen to access European markets tariff-free, as it recently just did with carmaker BYD. The ...

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 ...

Perceptions of the U.S. in the Arab World Plunge, While China’s Improve Dramatically, According to New Poll

The United States' near-unconditional support of Israel in the ongoing Gaza war has done immense damage to Washington's standing among Arab publics in 16 countries surveyed by the Arab Barometer research network. Declining public approval of the U.S. is leading to ...

Chinese-Language Media Abuzz Over Rumors Huawei is Now China’s Largest Beef Importer Thanks to Argentina

Reports are circulating on mainstream media outlets in both China and Taiwan that Huawei has become China's largest importer of beef that it sells online with other agricultural products. Chinese netizens were seemingly puzzled by the reports that not only appeared on ...

Viral Video of Two Chinese Nationals Brutally Subduing Local Senegalese Employee Sparks Arrests

Police in Senegal arrested two Chinese nationals after a video of them assaulting a local employee went viral and sparked widespread outrage across the West African country. The worker was a trucker for a Chinese-owned cement company. When the windshield on his ...

Indigenous Communities Rally in Jakarta Against Chinese Zinc Mining

On Tuesday afternoon, June 11th, 2024, around 60 people adorned in bright-colored traditional garments gathered outside the Chinese embassy in Jakarta. They were the Batak Dairi people, the Indigenous communities threatened by a zinc and lead mine funded by China. They demanded that China halt its support ...

China, New Zealand must avoid ‘chasm’ in relations: Premier Li

Chinese Premier Li Qiang pledged greater trade cooperation during a rare visit to New Zealand on Thursday, saying differences between the two nations "should not become a chasm". Li is embarking on a six-day tour of New Zealand and Australia, key ...

IMF Releases Sri Lanka Loan Despite Restructure Delays

The International Monetary Fund released $336 million as part of a bailout loan installment for Sri Lanka despite delays in the crucial restructuring of its foreign debt, including to China, the Washington-based lender said Wednesday. The South Asian nation was starting ...

China Premier Li Starts New Zealand, Australia Visits

Chinese Premier Li Qiang landed in Wellington Thursday to launch a tour of New Zealand and Australia, a trip focused on trade against a backdrop of heightened geopolitical tensions. Second only to President Xi Jinping in China's political hierarchy, Li is ...