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Who Will Succeed Amidst Global Economic Fragmentation?

By Lukas Fiala It’s hard to go a day without reading about new economic security measures on either side of the Atlantic. From EU tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles to the U.S. Treasury’s sanctions on China’s dual-use trade with Russia, the ...

How China’s Changing Economy is Impacting Africa?

Back in the early 2000s, when Chinese engagement in Africa started to ramp up, China was enjoying double-digit growth and devoured vast quantities of African oil, minerals, and timber to feed its surging manufacturing sector. ...

Cambodia’s $16 billion ‘eco-city’ poses social, ecological concerns

On 20th of December 2022, a company called Canopy Sands Development kicked off the construction of a $16 billion eco-city in Sihanoukville Province. The eco-city project, Bay of Lights, promises to transform the Ream Bay to a top tourist destination in the world. ...

Chinese Firms Branch Out from Relying on Development Finance in Latin America and the Caribbean

By Rebecca Ray In 2023, China’s two most active development finance institutions (DFIs) – the China Development Bank (CDB) and the Export-Import Bank of China – committed just $1.3 billion in new sovereign finance to Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) ...

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 ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: China and the Philippines Inch Closer to Conflict in the South China Sea

China and the Philippines Inch Closer to Conflict in the South China Sea. Don McLain Gill, a Manila-based geopolitical analyst, said that the situation was now at “a critical juncture” and that “the ball is in the court of the U.S.-Philippines alliance.” (THE DIPLOMAT) ...

Chinese ‘Underground Bankers’ Launder Sinaloa Drug Money: U.S.

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday accused Chinese "underground bankers" of helping Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel launder more than $50 million in drug trafficking proceeds. An indictment unsealed in California charged 24 defendants with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine and money ...

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."  ...

Chinese-Language Media Abuzz Over Rumors Huawei is Now China’s Largest Beef Importer Thanks to Argentina

Reports are circulating on mainstream media outlets in both China and Taiwan that Huawei has become China's largest importer of beef that it sells online with other agricultural products. Chinese netizens were seemingly puzzled by the reports that not only appeared on ...

IMF Releases Sri Lanka Loan Despite Restructure Delays

The International Monetary Fund released $336 million as part of a bailout loan installment for Sri Lanka despite delays in the crucial restructuring of its foreign debt, including to China, the Washington-based lender said Wednesday. The South Asian nation was starting ...

China Premier Li Starts New Zealand, Australia Visits

Chinese Premier Li Qiang landed in Wellington Thursday to launch a tour of New Zealand and Australia, a trip focused on trade against a backdrop of heightened geopolitical tensions. Second only to President Xi Jinping in China's political hierarchy, Li is ...

Nigeria’s Dyed Cloth Traders Feel Heat From China, Inflation

By Kadiatou Sakho Despite the rain pelting Balogun market in Lagos, Ajoke takes her time choosing the tie-dye fabric known as adire that she wants to give as a gift. The popular textile, traditionally dyed ...

No, Brazil is Not Targeting Chinese E-Commerce Trade With a 20% Tarrif

News has been circulating online for the past week that Brazil passed a law purportedly imposing a steep tariff on low-cost imports, specifically targeting goods purchased on Chinese e-commerce sites like Shein. According to the German news agency Deutsche Welle: ...

China’s Xi Hails Brazil Ties as VP Alckmin Visits Beijing

Xi Jinping hailed China's friendship with Brazil on Friday, telling visiting Vice President Geraldo Alckmin that their ties "go far beyond the scope of bilateral relations." Beijing is the South American country's top trading partner, exceeding $180 billion in each-way trade ...

Pakistan PM Promises Security in Appeal to Chinese Investors

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is in China this week for his first visit after taking the helm in March. His visit will include a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in order to “jointly draw a blueprint” for China-Pakistan relations, according to the Chinese Foreign ...
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