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WEEK IN REVIEW: DRC President Félix Tshisekedi Officially Inaugurated a New Chinese-Built Dry Port

Félix Tshisekedi, the president of the DRC, officially inaugurated a new Chinese-built dry port. The Sakania dry port is on the border with Zambia and will double as a border post and a nerve center in the countries’ cross-border mining industries. Built by Jiayou International Logistics, it is ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: Foreign Minister Wang Yi Said China Willing To “Play a Constructive Role” at Upcoming APEC Summit in November

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China is willing to "play a constructive role" at the upcoming APEC summit in November but wouldn't confirm if President Xi Jinping will attend. Xi stayed home from both the recent G20 and ASEAN summits, prompting speculation he'll do the same for APEC.  

WEEK IN REVIEW: ASEAN Kicked off First-Ever Joint Naval Drills in South China Sea on Tuesday

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) kicked off its first-ever joint naval drills in the South China Sea on Tuesday near Indonesia's Nantuna island. The five-day exercise comes at a sensitive time when many ASEAN members are locked in bitter maritime territorial disputes with China. 

WEEK IN REVIEW: Chinese President Xi Jinping Will Not Attend This Week’s G77 Summit in Havana

Chinese President Xi Jinping will not attend this week's G77 Summit in Havana, making this the third major international event in as many weeks that he's avoided. Li Xi, head of the Chinese Communist Party's powerful anti-corruption body, will go in his place as part of a three-nation ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: South Africa Reportedly in Negotiation With Chinese EV Giant BYD to Open Manufacturing Plant in the Country

South Africa is reportedly in negotiation with the Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD to open a manufacturing plant in the country, according to the cabinet. BYD, China’s best-selling car brand, launched its first e-vehicle in SA last year. South Africa has a robust auto-building sector, which includes a ...

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Chinese Foreign Minister to Lead UN Security Council Meeting on Gaza

Wang Yi, China’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, will chair a UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting in New York on the ongoing crisis in Gaza.
China, the current UNSC president, called the meeting scheduled for November 29. It comes as the two sides are looking into extending the temporary ceasefire that started last week to allow for the return of further Israeli hostages and Palestinian detainees.

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WEEK IN REVIEW: Russian President Vladimir Putin Will Reportedly Travel to China in October

Russian President Vladimir Putin will reportedly travel to China to attend the Belt and Road Forum in October, his first overseas visit since the ICC issued a warrant for his arrest on alleged war crimes. The Kremlin confirmed the Russian leader will not travel to India for next ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: Philippines Coast Guard Successfully Circumvented Chinese Maritime Forces in the South China Sea

The Philippines Coast Guard successfully circumvented Chinese maritime forces in the South China Sea to deliver provisions to the BRP Sierra Madre, a dilapidated WWII-era warship grounded on a contested shoal. China denounced Tuesday's delivery as "illegal." (RAPPLER) Vietnam is reportedly planning ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: U.S. President Joe Biden Said He Will Travel to Vietnam “Shortly”

U.S. President Joe Biden said he will travel to Vietnam “shortly” and that Hanoi is interested in elevating its relationship with the United States and become a major partner. This follows a trip by Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Vietnam in April. Asked about the comments, a ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: Japanese Foreign Minister Arrived in South Africa on Tuesday on Three-Nation African Tour

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi arrived in South Africa on Tuesday for the first leg of a three-nation African tour that also includes stops in Uganda and Ethiopia. Hayashi's visit is widely seen as part of G7 countries' broader effort to counteract China and Russia's growing influence on ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: Algeria Formally Applied to Join BRICS Bloc and Pledged $1.5 Billion to New Development Bank

Algeria formally applied to join the BRICS bloc and pledged $1.5 billion to become a shareholder in the group's New Development Bank. The offer came at the end of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune's five-day visit to China on Friday, when he also met with Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei in Shenzhen. 
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