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Exploring New Data on Sino-Mediterranean Relations: Trade, Energy, Security and Contracts

An overview and analysis of ChinaMed's updated dataset on China's commercial, security and trade influence across the Middle East, North Africa and Southern Europe. By Leonardo Bruni The ChinaMed Project is happy to announce ...

China ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Iran President’s Helicopter Accident

China said on Monday it was "deeply concerned" after Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi's helicopter went missing in what Tehran's state media described as an accident and pledged to help the rescue operation. Contact was lost with the aircraft carrying Raisi, as ...

Philippines to Buy 5 Japanese-Made Coast Guard Ships in $400 Million Deal

The Philippines has agreed to buy five coast guard patrol ships from Japan in a deal worth more than $400 million, Manila said Friday, as the Southeast Asian country faces growing Chinese pressure in the South China Sea. Japan will loan ...

Philippine Boat Convoy Won’t Proceed to China-Held Reef: Organizers

A convoy of boats carrying Philippine civilians bearing supplies for Filipino fishers has abandoned plans to sail closer to a China-held reef off the Southeast Asian country, organizers said Thursday. The convoy set sail Wednesday to distribute fuel and food to ...

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 ...

The New Navy Base China is Building in Cambodia Looks a Lot Like China’s Older Navy Base in Djibouti

Two People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) warships have been docked for the past five months at the new Ream Naval Base that China built in Cambodia. The presence of those two corvettes puts to rest the oft-stated denials by both Cambodian and Chinese officials that this new facility will ...

New Zealand Says ‘Seriously Concerned’ by China’s Increased Security Actions in Pacific

New Zealand's foreign minister on Friday criticized China's bid for an increased security presence in the Pacific Islands, warning against actions that could "destabilize" or undermine regional security. "China has a long-standing presence in the Pacific, but we are seriously concerned about increased engagement ...

South Korea Discussing Participation in AUKUS Tech Pact: Defense Minister

South Korea's defense minister on Wednesday said his country was actively discussing participation in a landmark defense technology pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. "During today's meeting, we also discussed the possibility of partnering with AUKUS pillar ...

China’s New Aircraft Carrier Conducts First Sea Trials: State Media

China's Fujian aircraft carrier took to the water for its maiden sea trials on Wednesday, state media said. This is a key next step in Beijing's vast naval build-up as it carves out a more assertive role for itself in the Pacific and beyond. ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Will Visit China Next Month

Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will visit China next month in a bid to "restore confidence" following a series of terrorist attacks against Chinese interests in the South Asia country. Sharif will try to reassure officials in Beijing that the development of the $65 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor remains ...
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