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Pakistan Official Says China Halted Work on Two Projects After Deadly Attack

By Lehaz Ali Chinese contractors have halted construction on two major dam projects in Pakistan after a suicide bomber killed five Chinese engineers and a Pakistani driver this week, a provincial official told AFP on Friday.

Pakistan Steps up Security for Chinese Workers After Bombing

By Shrouq TARIQ Pakistan ramped up security guarding Chinese engineers building Beijing-linked projects in the nation's northwest, an official said Wednesday, a day after five workers were killed in a suicide bombing. Beijing is Islamabad's ...

Beijing Calls on Pakistan to Find Those Responsible for Terrorist Attack That Killed 5 Chinese Nationals

The Chinese government called on Pakistan to launch an investigation and "severely punish" the culprits behind Tuesday's terrorist attack that killed five Chinese nationals and their local driver in the northern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province. The six victims were in a convoy on their way ...

Blinken Says U.S. Stands by ‘Ironclad’ Commitments to Defend Philippines

By Léon Bruneau U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday that the United States stands by its "ironclad" commitments to defend longtime ally the Philippines against armed attack in the South China Sea. Blinken's visit ...

China Says Military Delegation Visited Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Nepal

A Chinese military delegation recently visited the Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Nepal to discuss further cooperation in defense issues, Beijing said on Wednesday. China is seeking to build closer ties in South Asia to counter its strategic rival, India, for influence. ...

ASEAN, Australia Decry Actions That ‘Endanger Peace’ in South China Sea

By Steven Trask Southeast Asian and Australian leaders on Wednesday warned against actions that "endanger peace" in the South China Sea, following fresh confrontations between Beijing and the Philippines in contested waters. Simmering tensions in ...

Maldives Signs China Defense Deal as India Prepares Exit

The Maldives has signed a "military assistance" deal with China after ordering Indian troops deployed in the small but strategically-placed archipelago to leave, officials said Tuesday. Some 89 Indian military personnel in the country will be gone by May 10 after ...

Philippine Coast Guard Says Ship Damaged in Collision With Chinese Vessel

The Philippine Coast Guard said one of its ships was damaged Tuesday in a collision with a China Coast Guard vessel during a resupply mission to Filipino troops on a remote outpost in the South China Sea. It is the latest ...

Climate and China Loom Over ASEAN Talks in Australia

Southeast Asian leaders gather for talks in Australia on Monday, with clean energy cooperation and Beijing's aggressive stance in the South China Sea tipped to dominate discussions. Climate change looms large on the agenda as leaders from the 10-nation Association of ...

Marcos Says Philippines on ‘Frontline’ of Maritime Disputes With China, ‘Will Not Yield’

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos on Thursday told Australia's parliament his country was on the "frontline" of a battle for regional peace, pledging resolve as he sought support in maritime disputes with China. With Beijing's warships loitering in waters off his country's ...
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