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China and Forced Displacement in an Age of Crises

By Hugo Jones The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has estimated that the number of forcibly displaced people across the globe now surpasses 100 million. Weak economic growth, compounded by an emerging food crisis, is likely to inflate this ...

Tibor Nagy’s Disingenuous Questioning of Chinese Mining Investments in Africa

Like an inquisitor against a backdrop of anti-Chinese criticism, former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Africa Tibor Nagy posted a tweet questioning China's role in the African mining sector: https://twitter.com/TiborPNagyJr/status/1533171803719450625 ...

China, Cambodia Break Ground on Controversial Navy Base Renovation Project

Cambodian and Chinese officials dismissed international concerns about a new Chinese-financed upgrade of a navy base in the southern Preah Sihanouk province during a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday. Defense Minister Tea Banh and China's ambassador Wang Wentian ...

China, Cambodia Deny Washington Post Report of New PLA Navy Base

Chinese and Cambodian officials were quick to dismiss a Washington Post report this week that claimed the Chinese are building a new base at the Ream naval base in Preah Sihanouk province. "Cambodia won’t allow the Chinese military to use it ...

U.S. Seems to Think Same Low-Grade Agreement Unveiled in Asia is Going to Roll Back Chinese Economic Gains in LatAm

President Joe Biden's latest effort to get the United States re-engaged in the Global South fell flat when Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced he would boycott the Summit of the Americas that opened on Monday in Los Angeles. President Obrador ...

3 Ways to Harness a Legacy of Environmental Cooperation with China

By Cecilia Springer Despite recently increasing and legitimate grievances, environmental cooperation has been a key bedrock for successful collaboration between China and Western countries, starting with the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, Sweden.

How China Stands to Gain if the U.S.’ Summit of the Americas Becomes the Debacle Everyone Expects

The Summit of the Americas will get underway on Monday in Los Angeles and, remarkably, less than 24 hours before the event begins no one's really sure precisely how many leaders will actually attend. The key holdout right now ...

China’s Emerging Global Security Agenda Extends From Djibouti to the Solomon Islands

By Lukas Fiala In April, China confirmed the signing of a bilateral security agreement with the Solomon Islands, a supposed draft of which had been leaked a few weeks earlier. Last week, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi embarked on an ...

Wang Yi’s South Pacific Tour Didn’t Go as Well as Planned… But That’s OK, He’ll Be Back

Wang Yi's controversial tour of the South Pacific will finally come to an unceremonious end on Saturday. PR-wise this wasn't Beijing's finest moment. My guess is the post-mortem next week at the Foreign Ministry in Beijing is going to be very ...

Xi, Hichilema Speak Amid New Allegations China’s “Rookie Status” is Slowing Zambia’s Debt Restructuring Process

Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema raised the sensitive issue of his country's burgeoning debt crisis during a phone call on Tuesday with Chinese President Xi Jinping. President Hichilema, according to a statement on his official Facebook page, ...
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