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China Accuses U.S. and Philippines of “Stirring Up Trouble” Following Joint Air Patrols Over South China Sea

Three Philippine Air Force (PAF) fighter jets conducted joint exercises with a U.S. B-52 bomber over the South China Sea on Monday in the latest demonstration of the defense allies' bid to confront Chinese territorial claims in the region. The ...

China’s Ambassador to Indonesia Pays House Call to Congratulate Prabowo Subianto on Likely Presidential Win

Indonesian election authorities are still counting ballots, but all indications point to Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto securing a decisive victory to become the country's next president. In anticipation of Prabowo's expected win, China's ambassador to Jakarta, Lu Kang, made a house ...

Q&A: How Cambodia’s Chinese-backed Funan Techo Canal Risks Destabilizing the Lower Mekong Delta

In May 2023, the former prime minister of Cambodia – Hun Sen – led a cabinet meeting that gave the green light to the “Funan Techo Canal”, the first waterway system in Cambodia, which will connect Phnom Penh Autonomous Port to Kep Province of Cambodia.

China is Taking Advantage of Rock Bottom Cobalt Prices to Stockpile Huge Quantities of the Blue Metal

The Chinese government is leveraging a 40% plunge in the price of cobalt to further bolster its national strategic reserve of the blue metal used in advanced electronics and electric vehicle batteries. UK-based cobalt trading house Darton Commodities recorded a massive ...

Fujianese Rap With a South African House Beat Combine in Vinida Weng’s New Song WAIYA!

Chinese rapper Vinida Weng is generating a lot of buzz among South African music fans for her new track WAIYA!, which incorporates beats inspired by amapiano -- a South African subgenre of house music that emerged in the 2010s. "I ...

The Global South is Entering a New Era Led by China, Not the West: Chinese Scholar

The decline of the U.S. and the West is a foregone conclusion, as is the rise of the Global South, led by China, and these trends are going to take precipitous strides this year. This view is outlined in a new paper by a Chinese academic and ...

Wang Yi Lays Out Sweeping Foreign Policy Vision Where China Will be a “Force for Stability”

Foreign Minister Wang Yi countered critics who contend Beijing is freeloading off the international system in the Mideast and fueling instability in Asia, saying China will be a "force for stability" in the world. "No matter the changes in the ...

UK & North American Foreign Ministers Call on China to Calm Maritime Tensions in Asia, Mideast

The foreign ministers from the U.S., Canada, and Britain each appealed directly to their Chinese counterpart Wang Yi for Beijing to do more to calm surging tensions in both the Red Sea and the South China Sea. Talks with U.S. Secretary ...

Indian, Chinese FMs Shook Hands and Held a Brief Exchange at Munich Security Conference

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met very briefly with his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday in an interaction that sparked a lot of buzz in India, but went wholly unnoticed in China. It's probably overstating ...

Wang Yi Met With Argentina’s Foreign Minister in Yet Another Sign Ties Are Begining to Stabilize in the Milei Era

The foreign ministers from China and Argentina met briefly on Saturday on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference for what seemed like a very ordinary bilateral gathering. Other than a pro forma read-out on Xinhua, neither the Chinese nor ...
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