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With Apple Reducing Its Manufacturing Dependence on China, Why is So Much Going to Asia and So Little to Latin America?

Apple is reportedly moving faster to relocate more of its production to countries outside China and reduce its longtime dependence on Taiwan-based contract manufacturing giant Foxconn. Eventually, the Cupertino-based electronics giant aims to ship 40-45% of iPhones from ...

Taiwanese Troops to Serve in Somaliland

For the first time, the disputed African region of Somaliland will be included in 14 countries and territories that will host Taiwanese soldiers as part of an alternative directive that allows them to do their national military service overseas. Somaliland has been lobbying for independence from Somalia, ...

India Ramps Up Language on Taiwan as Tensions with China Rise

India has accused China of the ‘militarization of Taiwan Straits.’ The tweet, issued by the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka, is a marked escalation of the combative language between the two and from India’s relatively muted response when U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ...

How do Africans View U.S.-China Tensions over Taiwan? Two Researchers Weigh In

This article features back-to-back responses by two African researchers on United States-China tensions over Taiwan. Response 1: By Christopher Edyegu In retrospect, the visit of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan seems like one ...

The Discourse Power of “One China” and the Global South

By Hugo Jones Leaders, diplomats, and political parties from countries across Africa and the Global South have criticized Nancy Pelosi’s recent trip to Taiwan and reaffirmed their commitment to (China’s interpretation of) the One-China principle. As Cobus van Staden noted last ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Top State Department Official Says China’s Debt Relief Offer to Sri Lanka is “Not Enough”

Another senior U.S. diplomat has accused China of not doing enough to resolve Sri Lanka’s debt renegotiation, a sign that the island’s financial crisis is increasingly being framed geopolitically.
U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland said: “What China has offered so far is not enough. We need to see credible and specific assurances that they will meet the IMF standard of debt relief.”

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WEEK IN REVIEW: United States Marine General Michael Langley Took Over as the Top U.S. Commander for Africa on Tuesday

United States Marine General Michael Langley took over as the top U.S. commander for Africa on Tuesday, heading U.S. military operations on the continent.  General Langley assumed command from Army General Stephen Townsend who was among the U.S. government's most outspoken critics of China's expanding influence in Africa, particularly on ...

Blinken’s Comments on Taiwan Spark Furious Response From Chinese Embassy in South Africa

Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken triggered an uproar by the Chinese embassy in Pretoria over comments that he made about Taiwan in an interview with South African television news channel eNCA: WHAT BLINKEN SAID: "I think with regard to ...

Wang Yi’s Quick Weekend Visit to Bangladesh Highlights Growing Importance of South Asia in Great Power Politics

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi wrapped up a quick 17-hour visit to Bangladesh on Sunday, marking his third visit to the Indian sub-continent this year.  Wang held high-level talks with both Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and his Bangladeshi counterpart ...

Week in Review: Taiwan, Tesla, and Antony Blinken’s Upcoming Africa Tour

China mounted an intercontinental media response throughout the Global South this week to rage against U.S. Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan. Managing Editor Cobus van Staden and Francophone Editor Geraud Neema break down why developing countries, including several in Africa, ...

On Pelosi’s Visit, China’s Messaging Machine is Targeting the Global South

China mobilized its entire global messaging machine to protest U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recently concluded visit to Taiwan. Angry reactions have shown up in newspapers across the Global South, from Brazil to Congo to Oman and beyond.  While the Global ...
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