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New Undersea Cable Will Link China to a Trio of Countries in Southeast Asia

Six telecom carriers from four countries in Asia signed an agreement to build a new regional undersea high bandwidth cable. The $300 million Asia Link Cable system will stretch 6,000 kilometers from southern China to the Philippines, Brunei and Singapore.

Netting Investment Flows? Why Aquaculture Has Been Slow to Catch on in Chinese Overseas Investment

By Rebecca Ray China’s demand for imported seafood is booming, projected to double by 2030. Domestically, consumer demand is primarily satisfied by aquaculture, the raising of aquatic plants and animals for food, but the sector has stagnated as the Chinese government ...

Chinese Business Community in the Philippines Terrorized by Brutal Kidnappings

The president of the Chinese chamber of commerce in the Philippines is pleading for authorities to do more to protect the local Chinese community following a spate of recent kidnappings. Lujin Ang Shengcheng (卢金·昂声称) said at least 56 people have been abducted in the ...

China’s Volleyball Team Takes No Chances

If you were still wondering, after months of lockdowns, China isn't messing around when it comes to COVID-19 protocols.  Case in point: the Chinese national women's volleyball team competed in a game against Iran at the Asian Games in the Philippines ...

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

Google to Partner with Transsion, China’s Phone Giant in Africa

Google announced that it struck a global strategic partnership with Transsion, a Chinese maker of mobile phones beloved across the Global South. Together, the two will target emerging markets like Africa via cooperation on the Android operating system, online advertising, and Google Cloud services.
Transsion’s stock surged by 7.5% after the announcement. The company, famous for its Tecno, Itel, and Infinix phones, is by far the biggest seller in ...