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Sourcing China-Free EV Battery Metals Will Be on the Agenda at This Week’s U.S., Japan, Philippines Summit

The Philippines' large nickel reserves, a key metal used to manufacture electric vehicle batteries, will be high on the agenda at this week's first-ever summit among the leaders of the U.S., Japan, and the Philippines that will begin on Thursday in Washington, D.C.

Vietnam’s Powerful Legislative Leader in China for Talks in Which Both Sides Seek to Reassure the Other

Vietnam's powerful legislative leader, Vương Đình Huệ, kicked off a five-day visit to the Chinese capital on Monday with a meeting with President Xi Jinping. Huệ was received by Xi almost as if he were a visiting head of state, which may, ...

Chinese EV Exports to Brazil Surge to Avoid New Tariffs

Brazilian imports of Chinese-made electric vehicles surged by almost 50% in the first quarter of 2024 compared to last year. BYD and other Chinese automakers are rushing to get their vehicles into the market ahead of new import duties that will ...

Argentina’s President Sounds a Lot More Pragmatic About China Than He Did Last Year

Argentina's President Javier Milei provided new clarity on his government's approach to managing ties with China, which were thrown into confusion when he came to power last year. Milei broke with his predecessors who fostered close, cordial ties with Beijing. That ...

Taiwan Slams Bolivia for Quake Solidarity With China

Taiwan's foreign minister lashed out at Bolivia on Saturday for expressing solidarity with China following an earthquake that struck the island Beijing views as its own. At least ten people were killed and more than 1,100 injured by the magnitude 7.2 ...

Labor Relations at Chinese Construction Sites in Africa

Few topics have shaped perceptions about China's engagement in Africa more than the presence of Chinese construction sites across the continent. Chinese contractors have built countless ports, roads, railways, and more, but the way that work has been done has been ...

Chinese Dam Project Reopens After Deadly Pakistan Attack: Officials

A Chinese contractor has resumed construction on a major dam site in northwestern Pakistan after being provided with extra security, officials said Wednesday, following a deadly attack on Chinese engineers. Power China and the China Gezhouba Group Company halted work on ...

Terrorism Tops the Agenda at Shanghai Cooperation Organization Meeting in Kazhakstan

National security advisors from the nine member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and several observer states gathered on Wednesday in the Kazakh capital, Astana, to discuss the growing threat posed by terrorism in Russia and Central and South Asia. ...

Border Tensions Between China and India Flare Anew Following Naming Controversy

India's External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar, scoffed at the release of a list of 30 locations recently re-named by Chinese authorities in the disputed Himalayan region known as Zangnan in China and Arunachal Pradesh in India. China's Ministry of Civil Affairs published an ...

Zimbabwe Set to Launch Second Chinese-run Lithium Processing Plant

Final testing is now underway at a new Chinese-run lithium processing facility in eastern Zimbabwe, around 150km east of Harare. When fully operational, the new plant will be able to produce 300 tonnes a day of lithium concentrates that will be sent ...
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