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Cambodia Looks to ‘Breathe’ With Controversial New Canal

By Suy Se Dust covers everything in Lim Tong Eng's yard, thrown up by excavators toiling next door to enlarge a channel that Cambodia's government hopes will soon be a major shipping canal. Next month, ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Letter From DC: Is Africa Holding Itself Back?

Whoo boy…We picked a doozy of a week to be in town. The overlapping reverberations from leadership fights within the Democratic Party, the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, and the announcement of JD Vance as his vice-presidential candidate are understandably focusing attention inwards.
That said, we’ve had fascinating conversations with very smart folks who focus on Africa, the wider Global South, and China’s role there. One theme ...

Philippines, China to Boost Communication Lines on Sea Disputes

The Philippines and China have agreed to raise the number of communication channels that can be used to resolve maritime spats, a diplomatic source told AFP on Wednesday. Manila and Beijing have a long history of territorial disputes in the South ...

China Props up Solomon Islands’ Budget With $20 Million Injection

The Solomon Islands will prop up its government budget with a $20 million injection from China, the developing Pacific state said Tuesday, as Beijing looks to strengthen its strategic foothold in the region. Prime Minister Jeremiah Manele announced the funding after ...

China Says Wants to Facilitate Palestinian ‘Reconciliation’

China on Tuesday expressed willingness to facilitate "reconciliation" between rival Palestinian factions after Fatah said its officials would meet in Beijing this month with Hamas counterparts. Fatah's central committee deputy secretary general Sabri Saidam said Monday that the factions would meet ...

Hamas and Palestinian Rivals Fatah to Meet in Beijing: Officials

Senior officials from the rival Palestinian groups Hamas, which is at war with Israel, and Fatah have agreed to meet in Beijing this month in a renewed bid for reconciliation, officials said Monday. Fatah sources said the Hamas delegation will be ...

China, Russia Conduct Joint Pacific Military Patrol

China and Russia conducted a joint naval patrol in the northern and western Pacific, Beijing's defense ministry said Sunday. The ministry added that the exercise was not "targeted" at any other nation. The two countries have drawn closer in recent years ...

Türkiye Puts Its Best Foot Forward to Charm Chinese Investors

By Burcin Gercek Türkiye plans to draw on its geographical position and an EU customs deal to entice Chinese investors keen to access European markets tariff-free, as it recently just did with carmaker BYD. The ...

China Exports Rise but Imports Slump in June

By Sébastien Ricci and Luna Lin China's exports rose sharply in June while imports declined unexpectedly, official figures showed Friday, in further evidence that the world's second-largest economy is charting an uneven recovery. Officials in ...

Philippines to ‘Stand Our Ground’ in South China Sea Dispute

By Cecil Morella The Philippines will "stand our ground" in a dispute with Beijing over the South China Sea, a top security official said Friday, eight years after an international ruling against China in the territorial contest.

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 Building More Wind, Solar Capacity Than Rest of World Combined: Report

By Matthew Walsh China is building almost twice as much wind and solar energy capacity as every other country combined, research published Thursday showed. The world's second-largest economy is the biggest emitter of the greenhouse ...
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