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Singapore FM Warns of ‘Bleak’ Future if Conflict Erupts in South China Sea

Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan issued a sober warning in Manila Tuesday about the devastating consequences that a war in the South China Sea between the Philippines and China would have on Southeast Asia and across Asia. “The moment you have ...

Survey: China Passes the U.S. for the First Time as the Preferred Partner of Choice in Southeast Asia

For the first time, more people in Southeast Asia prefer that their countries align with China over the U.S., according to findings of an influential new survey published by ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore. China's favorability rating in the region jumped more ...

The First Made-in-China Jetliner Arrives in Vietnam

China's first domestically-made commercial airliner arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday, its second overseas stop after it made its public debut at the Singapore Air Show last weekend. The plane's manufacturer, COMAC, is eying Southeast Asia as a primary market for the ...

Southeast Asia: Best Place To Celebrate Chinese New Year Outside China

Chinese migration is one of the oldest and largest movements of people in the world. The latest tide lasted for over 300 years, which intensified in the sixteenth century and again in the nineteenth century due to the Opium Wars. As a result, there are about ...

China’s Huawei Sets up Commodities Hedging Team in Singapore, Hong Kong

Huawei Technologies (HWT.UL) is building a commodities team to hedge and trade metals and energy products, according to the Chinese technology company's job posts on professional social network LinkedIn. The company was looking for a commodity trader and a commodity market ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Zimbabwe Agreement Could Signal China’s Return to African Rail

TransTech, a subsidiary of China Railway Group, reportedly signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the state-owned National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) that could lead to a recapitalization of the country’s railway network.
Bloomberg reports that the agreement is currently limited to studying the project and producing a feasibility report by the end of June. Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said: “It is our expectation that in the upcoming Forum for China and Africa taking place ...

Why Boosting Africa-Southeast Asian Trade & Investment Makes So Much Sense

There's been a surge of activity in Africa-ASEAN relations in recent weeks highlighted by Indonesian President Joko Widodo's recent African tour and the Singapore-Africa Business Forum that took place earlier this month in the Lion City. Closer trade and investment ties ...

Q&A: China’s Transsion’s Little-Known Phone Repair Business Thrives in Global South, Offers Clues To Sustainable Hardware Services

Carlcare, a post-sales repair service provider, is a little-known unit of Transsion Holdings, a Chinese maker of mobile phones beloved across Africa, India, and Southeast Asia. Like its parent company, Carlcare’s business is thriving in developing countries thanks to its adept localizing; in this case, tapping into ...

Why African Immigrants Won’t Help Offset China’s Declining Population

China, like other large northeast Asian industrial economies, is facing a rapidly declining population that threatens its long-term economic growth. The fundamental problem is that there aren't enough younger working-age people to support a ballooning population of retirees who often require ...

China’s Southeast Asian Diplomatic Blitz

This is a busy time for diplomacy between China and its Southeast Asian neighbors. Senior Chinese officials are holding numerous meetings with their counterparts in the region. Following the recently-concluded visits from Malaysia’s Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and Singaporean Prime Minister ...

What China’s Past Tells Us About the Future of its Foreign Policy in Asia

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim both wrapped up state visits to China last week and their discussions with President Xi Jinping revealed some fascinating linkages between contemporary Chinese foreign policy objectives and Beijing's historical ...
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