Follow CGSP on Social Media

Listen to the CGSP Podcast

Myanmar Fighting Raises Risks for China

Clashes along China’s 2,000km border with Myanmar are raising concerns about trade disruptions and a possible refugee problem in China. Since Friday, fighting between the military junta and local militias has erupted in Shan State and Kachin State, which share borders with China’s Yunnan Province.

Further Crackdowns on Cross-Border Gambling and Scams in Myanmar

More than 1,200 Chinese nationals allegedly involved in illegal cross-border gambling operations were detained by Myanmar militias and handed over to Chinese authorities on Saturday, the Associated Press reported. In June, China launched an anti-fraud campaign that has so ...

China Ushers in New Era of High-Speed Rail in Southeast Asia

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inaugurated Southeast Asia's first-ever high-speed railway on Monday with the official opening of "Whoosh," the Chinese-backed bullet train that zips at 350kmh between the capital Jakarta and the Javan city of Bandung. The new railway opened four ...

Q&A: ASEAN Is Showing Teeth To Myanmar

On the first day of the 43rd ASEAN Summit in Jakarta, the group leaders released a review on the implementation of the Five-Point Consensus (5PC), which was put out in 2021 to help resolve the crisis in Myanmar.  The document ...

Backgrounder: Why Next Week’s ASEAN Summit is Worth Watching

Attendees at next week’s Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders’ summit will face a roster of tough issues. In addition to the alarming rise of tensions in the South China Sea and the ongoing military dictatorship in Myanmar, the region is also facing the economic slowdown in ...

Is Myanmar a Good Testing Ground for How Far India Will Go to Counter China’s Influence?

By Saniya Kulkarni There have been developments in the China-Myanmar relationship since the first visit of former Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to Bagan following the coup in 2021. When we last wrote of this visit, Chinese support of the military ...

Global South Ambassadors Participate in State-led Xinjiang Junket and Didn’t “Find Any Human Rights Violations”

Ambassadors from 25 developing countries completed a week-long junket to Xinjiang organized by the Chinese government and, according to Chinese state media, found "people in Xinjiang are enjoying a happy life." The participants included envoys from Myanmar, Iran, Samoa and Dominica. ...

China Looms Large At This Week’s ASEAN Summit

Senior officials of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are gathering in the remote Indonesian town of Labuan Bajo for the 42nd ASEAN summit taking place this week.  The summit comes as ASEAN is trying to recover from the economic disruption ...

Qin Gang Makes First Visit as Foreign Minister to Myanmar, Part of a Week-long Diplomatic Outreach With Border States

The isolated military government in Myanmar got a big boost on Tuesday when Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang made his inaugural visit to the Southeast Asian country, marking the highest-level visit by a Chinese official since the junta overthrew the democratically-elected government in February 2021. ...

China, Russia, and Myanmar: Symptomatic of a Weakening ASEAN?

By Saniya Kulkarni According to reports the annual ASEAN summit, which takes place today in Phnom Penh, is prioritizing the issue of rising violence in member state Myanmar following the 2021 coup which resulted in a military junta displacing the elected government ...
Page 2 of 3123