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Myanmar Armed Groups Accuse Junta of Breaking China-Brokered Ceasefire

An alliance of Myanmar ethnic armed groups has accused the junta of repeatedly violating a China-brokered ceasefire in the north of the country this month and causing civilian casualties. Beijing brokered a truce between the junta and the so-called "Three Brotherhood ...

Graph of the Day: The Fall in Chinese Infrastructure Funding in Southeast Asia

A new report by the Australian research body the Lowy Institute maps a sharp decline in Chinese infrastructure funding to Southeast Asia, partly due to the COVID pandemic. However, the authors said "ongoing projects mean Beijing looks set to remain the dominant infrastructure financier in the region."  ...

U.S. Pentagon Chief Visits Cambodia to Boost Ties With China Ally

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin visited Cambodia on Tuesday in an effort to reset ties with the staunch China ally. Washington’s relationship with the Southeast Asian nation has been deteriorating for years, with China pouring billions of dollars into infrastructure investments ...

U.S. Pentagon Chief Visits Cambodia to Boost Ties With China Ally

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin visited Cambodia on Tuesday in an effort to reset ties with the staunch China ally. Washington's relationship with the Southeast Asian nation has been deteriorating for years, with China pouring in billions of dollars in infrastructure ...

Cambodia to Begin Work on Controversial Chinese-Backed Canal in August: PM

Cambodia will start work on a controversial $1.7-billion canal linking the capital, Phnom Penh, to the sea in August, Prime Minister Hun Manet said Thursday. The Chinese-backed Funan Techo canal has sparked fears in neighboring Vietnam that it could be used ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Philippine President Ramps Up Rhetoric as Local Attitudes Harden

The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., told soldiers to be ready for any conflict amid a potential overlap of his country’s tensions with China in the South China Sea and growing tensions between China and Taiwan.
Speaking to troops at a base in the northern Isabela province on Monday, Marcos said: “The external threat now has become more pronounced, has become more worrisome, and that is why we have to ...

Indonesia Probes Shopee and Lazada for Suspected Anti-Competition Breaches

Indonesia's antitrust agency said Monday it was probing local units of e-commerce giants Shopee and Lazada for potential breaches of anti-competition rules. The agency said it was closely watching PT Shopee Internasional Indonesia and PT Ecart Webportal Indonesia, the domestic units ...

Myanmar Junta Revives Plans for China-Backed Mega-Dam

Myanmar's junta has revived plans for a $3.6 billion Chinese-backed dam in the north of the country, which was suspended more than ten years ago following huge public opposition. The project to build the 6,000-megawatt Myitsone dam in northern Kachin state ...

Two Chinese Warships in Cambodia for Military Drills

Two Chinese warships docked in Cambodia on Sunday as part of the biggest-ever joint military drills with the Southeast Asian nation. Beijing's ambassador hails their "ironclad" friendship. Cambodia has long been a staunch ally of China and has received billions of ...

Marcos Says Philippines Will ‘Vigorously Defend What Is Ours’

The Philippines will "vigorously defend what is ours," President Ferdinand Marcos said on Saturday, as Manila's maritime row with Beijing over the South China Sea escalates. Marcos told a Philippine Military Academy graduation ceremony that the Southeast Asian country faced "a ...

China, Cambodia to Hold Joint Military Exercises

Cambodia and China will hold joint annual military drills from Thursday, an official said, amid US concerns that Beijing could use a Cambodian naval base to expand its influence in the region. A Chinese warship docked in the coastal city of ...
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