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Biden Didn’t Say the Word “China” in His Summit of the Americas Speech But He Didn’t Have to Since Everyone Knew It Was on His Mind

U.S. President Joe Biden opened the three-day Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles with a new economic plan and a promise to re-engage countries in the Western Hemisphere... that is, friendly countries in the Western Hemisphere. The White ...

U.S. Seems to Think Same Low-Grade Agreement Unveiled in Asia is Going to Roll Back Chinese Economic Gains in LatAm

President Joe Biden's latest effort to get the United States re-engaged in the Global South fell flat when Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced he would boycott the Summit of the Americas that opened on Monday in Los Angeles. President Obrador ...

3 Ways to Harness a Legacy of Environmental Cooperation with China

By Cecilia Springer Despite recently increasing and legitimate grievances, environmental cooperation has been a key bedrock for successful collaboration between China and Western countries, starting with the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, Sweden.

How China Stands to Gain if the U.S.’ Summit of the Americas Becomes the Debacle Everyone Expects

The Summit of the Americas will get underway on Monday in Los Angeles and, remarkably, less than 24 hours before the event begins no one's really sure precisely how many leaders will actually attend. The key holdout right now ...

The Chinese Government Is Almost Giddy About the Prospect That U.S. Summit of the Americas Is Going to Be a PR Disaster

The U.S. Summit of the Americas is set to get underway in Los Angeles on Monday and no one seems more eager for the event to get started than China. Chinese state media outlets are relishing the ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

The G7’s New Infrastructure Initiative Could Strengthen China’s Global South Game: Experts

The G7’s new Partnership for Global Infrastructure Investment (PGII), a $600 billion plan to build infrastructure across the Global South and counter China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), could have the effect of improving how Chinese companies do business and could end up improving the BRI itself, according to development experts. 

Some acknowledged that the BRI has been controversial for its environmental and debt impacts. But they also pointed out ...

The End of Strategic Ambiguity on Taiwan: A Reset or Repeat for U.S.-Global South Relations?

By Mariah Thornton “Yes, that's the commitment we made.” These words from President Biden during an official visit to Japan marked the end of U.S. strategic ambiguity on the Taiwan question. That question is: would the U.S. defend Taiwan if China ...

Lots of Fanfare But Little Real Enthusiasm For New U.S.-Led Economic Pact in Asia

U.S. President Joe Biden formally lifted the veil on the new Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) at a ceremony on Monday in Tokyo alongside fellow Quad leaders Fumio Kishida from Japan, India's Narendra Modi, and newly-elected Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.  13 ...

China Ramps Up LatAm Diplomacy Weeks Before U.S. Summit

With the U.S. Summit of the Americas set to get underway in Los Angeles in two weeks, China appears to be stepping up its own diplomacy in Latin America. Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday held talks with his counterparts from Uruguay, Ecuador, and ...

Japan and Turkey Targeting China in Africa

Containing China’s influence in Africa isn’t only a Western preoccupation. Two key non-Western partners to the continent are increasingly framing their engagement in similar terms. Japan and Turkey are both reframing their Africa engagement to target Beijing’s power on the continent.  ...

White House Sticks With Group Diplomacy Rather Than One-on-Ones

At no point in the two-day schedule of the U.S.-ASEAN summit is there any time allocated for President Joe Biden to meet one-on-one with any of the visiting Southeast Asian leaders. Instead, the eight leaders will meet collectively with the President and other senior-level stakeholders. ...
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