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Chinese-Operated Port in Israel Now in Hezbollah’s Crosshairs. How Does Beijing Respond if It’s Attacked?

Major Chinese assets in the Middle East have largely remained unscathed from the effects of the war in Gaza. Several Chinese cargo ships passing through the Red Sea have been attacked by Houthi militants in the past few months, likely inadvertently, but other than that there's been ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: Chinese Debt and the Anti-Government Revolt in Kenya

Protestors in Kenya this week expressed fury against the government and the IMF but interestingly made no mention of China during an unprecedented uprising in Nairobi. It's notable because the Kenyan Treasury spends more money to service its Chinese loans than ...

Peru Moves to Resolve Port Dispute Ahead of President’s Meeting With Xi Jinping

The Peruvian government formally withdrew its legal petition to block Chinese shipping giant Cosco from having exclusive rights to operate the new Chancay "mega port" that's near completion. The move marks a sharp reversal from its position in March when it ...

The Herders Caught in India and China’s Icy Conflict

By Parvaiz Bukhari Lines on a map once meant little to India's Tibetan herders of the high Himalayas, expertly guiding their goats through even the harshest winters to pastures on age-old seasonal routes. That stopped ...

Sri Lanka Seals Debt Deal With China, Others After Crash

By Amal Jayasinghe Sri Lanka said on Wednesday it had clinched a restructuring deal with key bilateral lender China and other nations, covering up to $10 billion in debt. This is a critical step towards recovery after the 2022 financial crash.

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 ...

Protesters Target Chinese Embassies Over E. Africa Oil Project

Climate change campaigners protested at Chinese embassies in 10 countries on Tuesday, calling on China not to finance the construction of TotalEnergies' controversial oil pipeline in East Africa. Activists said Chinese banks and insurers are financiers of "last resort" for TotalEnergies, ...

Marcos Says Philippines Must ‘Do More’ Than Protest China Sea Actions

President Ferdinand Marcos said Thursday that the Philippines needs to do more than protest Beijing's "illegal actions" in the South China Sea. Chinese coast guard personnel wielding knives, sticks, and an axe surrounded and boarded three Filipino navy boats last week, video showed, ...