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Chinese, Philippines Coast Guard Squabble Over South China Sea Fishers’ Rescue

A dispute broke out between the Chinese and Philippines Coast Guards on Saturday when a Filipino fishing craft issued a distress call after its engine exploded near the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. Two of the fishers were ...

Peru’s Pivot to China is a Major Setback for the United States

There was a brief moment earlier this year when it looked like the United States was going to succeed in its effort to put some distance between Peru and China. U.S. diplomats had lobbied hard behind the scenes to get the Peruvian government to reassess the ...

Pros & Cons of China’s Investment Influx In Indonesia’s Textile Sector

This article is co-authored by Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat, Director of the China-Indonesia Desk at the Center of Economic and Law Studies (CELIOS), and Yeta Purnama, researcher at CELIOS.  Recently, the spotlight has turned to Chinese investments in Indonesia's textile sector following remarks by ...

Unlocking Africa’s Clean Energy Potential With Prefeasibility Funding

By Tsitsi Musasike, Jiaqi Lu, Adjekai Adjei, and Kevin P. Gallagher The second decade of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) promises to be bigger, better, and, importantly, greener. According to the Chinese Loans ...