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Exposed: The Asian Companies Ruining West Africa’s Forests

West and Central Africa house some of the world’s last remaining old-growth rainforests. Asian timber companies are now driving widespread irresponsible logging, leaving ruined ecosystems in their wake.  However, simply blaming ‘China’ for this destruction is unrealistic. The environmental ...

Where Does China Source Its Natural Gas

China is the world's fastest-growing market for natural gas and imported more last year than any other country -- accounting for 60% of global demand. The bulk of China's imports in 2021 came from Australia (40%), with Malaysia, Qatar and the ...

Two Southeast Asian States Stand Out in Pew’s Latest U.S. vs. China Public Opinion Survey

Singapore and Malaysia stood apart in Pew Research's latest public opinion poll that surveyed 25,000 respondents in 19 middle and high-income countries about their perceptions of China and the United States. While public views of China in other wealthy countries ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Warned That Asian Countries Are at Risk of Becoming “Chess Pieces”

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned that Asian countries are at risk of becoming "chess pieces" in the burgeoning geopolitical rivalry with the United States. Instead, he argued to the ASEAN Secretariat on Monday that "the future of our region should be in our own hands." Wang's comments ...

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi Wraps Up Southeast Asian Tour with Promise for South China Sea Code of Conduct

Wang Yi, China's Minister of Foreign Affairs, pledged progress on a long-awaited code of conduct for the South China Sea region. His comments came as he wrapped up a five-nation tour of the region in Malaysia.  China's claim on ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Jiang Zemin Created the Africa-China Relationship As We Know It Today

Reflections on the legacy of Jiang Zemin, China’s president from 1993 to 2003, who passed away on Wednesday, emphasized how he presided over a decade of explosive economic growth. Fewer have pointed out that he was also a key architect of China’s current relationship with Africa. 
After the Mao era, emblematized by Chinese involvement in African anti-colonial struggles, the relationship went dormant as China focused on building economic ties ...

Backgrounder: How Chinese Infrastructure is Reshaping ASEAN Trade

Even as China's territorial wrangles with some of its South China Sea neighbors show no sign of letting up, Chinese infrastructure is taking its trade relations with Southeast Asia to new levels.  In particular, ambitious new land-sea corridors are credited for ...

[NEW PODCAST] Why It's Not China's Fault That Its Trade With Africa is So Distorted

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