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JAKARTA — Indonesia has changed where it will host Asean's first-ever joint military exercise to a location away from the South China Sea where several countries including China have overlapping territorial claims, its military said on Thursday (June 22). The non-combat drills for members of the Association of Southeast Asian...
Lt Gen (Dr) Rakesh Sharma (Retd.), Distinguished Fellow, VIF August 22 It is said that Mandarin is a nuanced language, where multiple meanings can be drawn and where even the tone in which it is spoken can completely change the meaning. What Deng Xiaoping said in 1989-90 has had many versions,...
Beijing: Even as the Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr has said that he will not allow the rights of his country to be “trampled upon,” China continues to block boats of the archipelago in Ayungin Shoal, in the Spratly Islands of the South China Sea. Latest incidents suggest that despite...
China and the United States will discuss nuclear arms control next week, the first such talks since the Obama administration. China’s foreign ministry said on Monday after a visit by Foreign Minister Wang Yi to Washington that the two countries would hold “consultations on arms control and non-proliferation” in the...
Since 2016 the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been engaged in the mass repression of Turkic Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). The most headline-grabbing element of this has been the arbitrary detention of at least 1 million Turkic Muslims (primarily those of Uyghur ethnicity) in...
Children are the most worthy investment for China's economy to help stimulate consumption and expand domestic demand a Beijing policy institute said, after the country posted its first population drop in more than six decades last year. China, the world's second-largest economy, has struggled to mount a strong post-pandemic recovery...
China has been spying from Cuba for some time and upgraded its intelligence collection facilities there in 2019, a Biden administration official said on Saturday, following a report about a new spying effort underway on the island. China had reached a secret deal with Cuba to establish an electronic eavesdropping...
Taking a shot at the architects behind the European Union’s new climate policy, a Chinese central banker says the bloc’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) functions as a “new tariff barrier” that violates economic principles. The CBAM, which will enter into effect in October, is designed to prevent “carbon leakage”,...
Taiwan sent up fighters and deployed ships and land-based missile systems to keep watch on Chinese aircraft on Sunday after spotting 10 Chinese warplanes crossing the sensitive median line, which separates the two sides, of the Taiwan Strait.   The island’s defence ministry said four Chinese warships also carried out combat...
The recent upheaval resulting from the military junta-led coup in Niger appears to have raised uncertainties about the progress of China’s investment initiatives and undertakings within the nation. In the wake of news indicating the suspension of dam construction, concerns are now mounting over the potential setback facing a PetroChina-backed...