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Who Will Succeed Amidst Global Economic Fragmentation?

By Lukas Fiala It’s hard to go a day without reading about new economic security measures on either side of the Atlantic. From EU tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles to the U.S. Treasury’s sanctions on China’s dual-use trade with Russia, the ...

Cambodia’s $16 billion ‘eco-city’ poses social, ecological concerns

On 20th of December 2022, a company called Canopy Sands Development kicked off the construction of a $16 billion eco-city in Sihanoukville Province. The eco-city project, Bay of Lights, promises to transform the Ream Bay to a top tourist destination in the world. ...

China’s ‘Salami-Slicing Strategy’ Against Philippines in Disputed Sea

By Matthew Walsh Ramming boats, building militarised islands, and threatening perceived trespassers -- China is escalating confrontations with the Philippines in a bid to push it out of the South China Sea, analysts say. One ...

Chinese Firms Branch Out from Relying on Development Finance in Latin America and the Caribbean

By Rebecca Ray In 2023, China’s two most active development finance institutions (DFIs) – the China Development Bank (CDB) and the Export-Import Bank of China – committed just $1.3 billion in new sovereign finance to Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) ...

Indonesia Is Handing Out Coal Mines To Religious Groups. Here’s Why China Stands To Benefit

This article is co-authored by Antonia Timmerman, Southeast Asia Editor at the China-Global South Project, Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat, Director of the China-Indonesia Desk at the Center of Economic and Law Studies (CELIOS), and Yeta Purnama, researcher at CELIOS.  Indonesia found ...

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 ...

Philippine Ship, Chinese Vessel Collide in South China Sea: Beijing

Philippine and Chinese vessels collided near the Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea on Monday, the Chinese Coast Guard said, as Beijing steps up efforts to push its claims over the disputed area. Known in Chinese as the Ren'ai ...

Does Europe Want to Compete With China in the Global South?

By Lukas Fiala When Ursula von der Leyen took on the top job in Brussels back in 2019, she vowed to transform the European Union’s quasi-government—the European Commission—into a “geopolitical Commission.” Little did EU bureaucrats ...

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 ...

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 ...

Across 34 Countries, Nearly Half Disapprove of Biden’s China Policy, According to New Poll

U.S. President Joe Biden's China policy is getting mixed reviews from people surveyed in 34 countries by the Pew Research Center. Residents in Kenya and Nigeria were most favorable, with 56% and 54% approval ratings respectively. But Washington's tougher engagement strategy ...

Nigeria’s Dyed Cloth Traders Feel Heat From China, Inflation

By Kadiatou Sakho Despite the rain pelting Balogun market in Lagos, Ajoke takes her time choosing the tie-dye fabric known as adire that she wants to give as a gift. The popular textile, traditionally dyed ...

‘Selective’ UAE Courting U.S., Not China, on AI: Minister

By Talek Harris The United Arab Emirates is in "complete alignment" with the U.S. on developing artificial intelligence, the oil-rich country's AI minister told AFP, confirming a shift away from China. Omar Al Olama, Minister ...

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 ...

It’s Time to Take the BRICS More Seriously

As longtime readers of this column and listeners of our podcasts may know, I've been quite critical of the BRICS in recent years. Beyond the creation of a mid-sized development finance bank, this is a group with few other accomplishments to boast about in its 15-year existence. ...

Why Indonesia Courts China For AI Collaboration and How to Make the Most of It

Earlier this year, the Indonesian government declared its intention to bolster collaboration with China in advancing its national artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem. Nezar Patria, Deputy Minister of Kominfo, said that working together with many countries on the national AI ecosystem “will strengthen Indonesia's position in free ...
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