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Sino-Turkish Competition and Cooperation in the EV Sector

By Ahmet Faruk Işık and Leonardo Bruni Türkiye’s foray into the electric vehicle (EV) industry, especially with the establishment of national electric car manufacturer Togg, has given rise to both collaboration and contrast with China. ...

Chinese EV Leader BYD to Launch in Indonesia

BYD, the Chinese car company that recently surpassed Tesla to become the world’s largest maker of electric vehicles, will launch its first products in the Indonesian market next week. As Southeast Asia’s largest market, Indonesia will be key to the regional rollout of ...

Marcos Calls for Closer Security Ties with Japan and the U.S. to Counter China in South China Sea

Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. acknowledged this weekend that ties with China are deteriorating over the constant confrontations between the two countries in the South China Sea. Marcos said “the South China Sea situation is the most complex geopolitical challenge that the ...

Kenya’s Rapidly Devaluing Currency Pushes Up Debt Servicing Costs, Particularly to China

The cost to repay Kenya's dollar-denominated loans is getting more expensive, literally by the day. The National Treasury reported that the plunging value of the shilling since the beginning of the year has increased the cost to service dollar-denominated loans by ...

TikTok Finds Its Way Back Into Indonesia’s Booming E-Commerce Market

Chinese-owned TikTok announced on Monday that it is taking over 75% stake in Tokopedia, the Indonesian e-commerce unit of GoTo’s super-app ecosystem. The company said that it will spend a total of $1.5 billion and that the transaction will be completed by the first quarter of ...

Sino-French Collaboration on South African Power Plant

Sungrow Power Supply, a Chinese maker of solar components, will partner with EDF Renewables, a French green power company, on a new combined solar and wind power plant in South Africa. Sungrow will supply liquid-cooled power storage facilities for the project, ...

Chinese Stunt Fliers Hype Fighter Jets at Dubai Air Show

Seven Chinese-made J-10C fighter jets will take part in displays at the Dubai Airshow starting on Monday. They will be flown by the PLA Airforce’s Bayi Aerobatics team in-flight performances, including twenty different maneuvers. The exhibition is aimed at promoting the J-10C, a ...

Changan Becomes Latest Chinese Automaker to Break Ground in Thailand

Changan, one of China’s Big Four automakers, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for its first assembly plant in Thailand, following other Chinese car sellers in a rapid expansion into Southeast Asia. The new manufacturing facility is located in Thailand’s auto hotspot ...

Indonesia’s EV Ambition May Be Underestimating Some Challenges. Relying On China Won’t Be Enough

Indonesia is on a quest to build an end-to-end electric vehicle (EV) industry. The country is rich with nickel, an important raw material for nickel cobalt manganese (NCM)-based EV batteries. It’s a “confident middle-income” country, according to the World Bank, and it’s got a thriving automotive ...

New Documentary Humanizes the China-Africa Relationship

Eat Bitter is a new documentary making the rounds of the international film festival circuit that tells the story of two men, one from China and the other from the Central African Republic (CAR), who work on opposite ends of the ...
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