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U.S. Ambassador to Japan Accuses China of “Economic Coercion” Abroad, Promises New Measures to Counter Beijing in Asia

The U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Rahm Emmanuel, issued fresh accusations against China's international engagement, saying in an interview with the Associated Press that Beijing practices "economic coercion": “From intellectual property theft to coercion to debt dependency that China creates, the idea that ...

Quad Announces Infrastructure, Shipping Initiatives as China Looms Large

The leaders of the United States, India, Japan, and Australia committed to funneling $50 billion in infrastructure to the Indo-Pacific region and will launch a real-time system to track ships. While China wasn’t mentioned by name, these measures are widely understood as ...

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 ...

Biden’s IPEF Plan Gets Lukewarm Reaction in Asia

U.S. President Joe Biden is in Asia for his first official presidential visit to South Korea and Japan. One of the main goals of the trip, which kicked off on Friday, is to promote the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) to Asian governments. 

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.  ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

India Could Ban Cheap Chinese Phones

The Indian government could push Chinese mobile phone manufacturers out of the lower end of its market, according to a new report by Bloomberg. The possible ban is reportedly aimed at boosting India’s failing domestic phone makers in the lucrative sub-12,000 rupee ($150) sector. 

The move will be a blow to Chinese companies like Xiaomi, RealMe, and Transsion, who make up 80% of sales in the sub-$150 sector. Low-end smartphones occupy a third ...

Japan PM Kishida Tours SE Asia Amid Worsening U.S.-China Tensions

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida spent the weekend in Vietnam where he held separate talks with Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính and President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc during a three-nation tour of Southeast Asian states. The Prime Minister's tour comes at ...

China’s Ambassador to Liberia Moves to Stamp Out Any Comparisons Between the Situations in Ukraine and Taiwan

China’s ambassador to Liberia, Ren Yishang published a long op-ed in Wednesday's edition of the New Dawn Liberia newspaper complaining about a recent article by the former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe comparing the current crisis in Ukraine with the situation regarding Taiwan.

Chinese Lending Cut Makes Japan Kenya’s Largest New Lender

A sharp cut in Chinese lending to Kenya means that Japan now outpaces it in new lending to the East African country, according to new numbers released by the Kenyan Treasury. Compared to a height of $1.2 billion in 2016, Chinese lending to Kenya ...

Against Debt Trap Allegations as Financial Crisis Worsens

As Sri Lankan society buckles under an economic crisis fueled in part by an enormous debt burden, China is pushing back against allegations that it stranded the desperate country in a ‘debt trap.’ Mass protests took place across ...

Japan Wants to Keep India in the Quad, Aims to Enlarge the China-Containing Bloc, Says Former PM

Keeping India in the Quad is crucial, even though New Delhi has so far refrained from condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. The Quad (short for Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) is made ...
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