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Mixed Reactions in Asia, Africa About the Return of Chinese Tourists

For the first time in three years, as of Sunday, Chinese nationals are now permitted to travel abroad, prompting a wave of nervous excitement among tourism operators in Asia and elsewhere about the long-awaited return of cash-flush Chinese travelers.

The Sprawling World of Asia-China Studies

SSRC’s mapping of research on the relationship between China and Southeast, Central, South and Western Asia shows both how vast these fields are and how they differ significantly both in terms of research focus and method. More than in Africa and ...

Apple’s “Out of China” Moves Continue Apace With MacBooks Now Set to Be Produced in Vietnam

Add MacBooks to the growing list of Apple products that the tech giant now plans to produce "Out of China." The Cupertino-based company will reportedly begin manufacturing the laptops in Vietnam in mid-2023, according to Nikkei Asia. Apple ...

Why Vietnam and Other Asian Countries Won’t Replace China as an Electronics Manufacturing Hub Anytime Soon

There's growing excitement in some corners of Washington, D.C., that Apple's drive to shift production to other countries in Asia is a sign of progress in the ongoing effort to decouple U.S. manufacturing from China. While Apple's directives ...

New Data Reveals Apple is Steadily Shifting Its Supply Chain Out of China to Other Countries in Asia

China's once-dominant role in Apple's supply chain appears to be ending as the technology giant relocates more and more of its production to other countries in Asia, particularly Vietnam and India. Since 2019, according to data from Reuters, the total share ...

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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Vietnam is an Increasingly Popular Destination for World Leaders Looking to Broaden Their Asia Strategies Beyond China

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is the latest head of state to visit Vietnam as more countries look to expand their Asia engagement strategies beyond China. President Museveni arrived in Hanoi on Wednesday for a three-day state visit that will include talks with his Vietnamese counterpart ...

Why This European Man Is so Happy to Be in Vietnam

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz seemed visibly happy to be back in Southeast Asia over the weekend and specifically to be out of China. Chancellor Scholz arrived in Hanoi on Sunday to kick off a four-day visit to Southeast Asia that will also include ...

Xi Delivers Blunt Message to U.S. During Meeting With Vietnamese Communist Party Leader

Chinese leader Xi Jinping made his first appearance on Monday with a foreign dignitary since embarking on an unprecedented third presidential term in office. Xi, in his role as General Secretary of the Communist Party, met with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Phu Trong and warned his ...

Vietnam’s Communist Party Leader Arrives in Beijing, Kicking Off a Busy Week of Chinese Diplomacy

Vietnam's Communist Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong arrived in Beijing on Sunday, kicking off what will be a very busy week of international diplomacy in the Chinese capital. Trong's three-day visit is generating a lot more ...

Vietnamese Communist Party Leader Will be Xi Jinping’s First International Visitor during His Third Term

The General Secretary of Vietnam's Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, will embark on a four-day visit to Beijing this week, culminating on Sunday with a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. There's considerable symbolism to this visit, given that Nguyen ...
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