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NATO Boosts Asia Ties in Face of China

By Max Delaney NATO leaders on Thursday sought to bolster ties with Asian partners after slamming China as a "decisive enabler" of Russia's war. At the end of a summit in Washington, they held talks with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky.

China Seeks to Boost Shanghai Bloc to Counter the West

By Matthew Walsh China is seeking to strengthen its leadership of an expanding bloc of nations it sees as a potential counterweight to the world order led by the United States. Leaders of the Shanghai ...

Indonesia and China Explore Transportation Collaboration Beyond Electric Vehicles

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.  In recent years, Indonesia has become more interested in deepening transportation ties ...

Beijing-Brokered Ceasefire in Myanmar Shattered as Fighting Resumes Near Chinese Border

Residents of Kyaukme in northern Myanmar are counting their dead and picking through rubble following fresh fighting that shredded a Beijing-brokered ceasefire between the junta and an alliance of armed ethnic groups. Last week fighters from the Ta'ang National Liberation Army ...

Why the Philippine-Japan Defense Pact Matters

More than 70 years after Japan's invasion and occupation of the Philippines during World War II, the countries on Monday signed a defence pact that allows them to deploy troops on each other's soil. The agreement was finalized during high-level defense ...

Philippines, Japan on Verge of Key Defense Pact

By Pam Castro The Philippines and Japan are set to sign on Monday a key defence pact that will allow the deployment of troops on each other's territory. Japanese Defense Minister Minoru Kihara and Foreign ...

SCOring Higher? China, Russia, and the Future of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

By Giulia Sciorati The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation's (SCO) annual Head of State meeting was hosted in Astana on July 3rd and 4th as part of the SCO’s Kazakh presidency. Despite its over twenty years of activity, the SCO has seldom attracted ...

Philippines Says It Agrees With China to ‘De-Escalate’ South China Sea Tensions

By Pam Castro The Philippines and China agreed on Tuesday to "de-escalate tensions" over the South China Sea, Manila said, following a violent clash in the disputed waters last month. Manila and Beijing have a ...

Chinese Firm Transsion Eyes Indonesia As Top Market, Owes Gaming Community For Success

Transsion Holdings, the world’s fourth largest smartphone maker, is now eyeing Indonesia as its number one focus market in Southeast Asia. Engaging gaming communities, improving after-sales services, and innovative marketing are among Transsion’s top strategies to beat competitors in the archipelago, according to managers in Carlcare, ...

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 ...
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