Island paradise in peril after incurring wrath of China

UNTIL very recently, it was boom time for the Pacific paradise of Palau. More and more tourists were discovering the tiny nation, drawn to its...

Tonga called on Pacific islands to band together against China — then had a...

It was a rapid change of heart. On Thursday last week, Tonga's Prime Minister was protesting that his small Pacific Island nation would struggle to...

Cambodians wary as Chinese investment transforms their country

Cambodia -- As boom-mounted cameras swept the horizon, a drone hovered above more than 50,000 party faithful who had begun streaming noisily through the...

How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port

very time Sri Lanka’s president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, turned to his Chinese allies for loans and assistance with an ambitious port project, the answer was...

India prepared to go to war with China and Pakistan simultaneously, says top general

India’s army chief has said the country should be prepared for a potential two-front war given China is flexing its muscles and there is little hope for...

China – friend or foe

The 19th-century British statesman Lord Palmerston is reputed to have said: "There are no permanent friends, and no permanent enemies, only permanent interests." This has...

CPEC: The devil is not in the details

The first outgoing shipment of containers carrying Chinese goods departed from Gwadar port on November 13, 2016. The media event was attended by Pakistan’s...

As the U.S. steps back, Vietnamese wonder if China is taking control

Citizens of Vietnam have developed an unusual national pastime: Across the country and on social networks, people trade suspicions that their government is secretly...

A border spat is pushing India and China closer to a trade war

Asia's two nuclear-armed giants, India and China, have been engaged in a tense border standoff for the past two months, raising concerns that their...

China’s plans to rule the seas hit trouble in Pakistan

China’s strategic ambition to extend its maritime power across the Indian Ocean is hitting severe obstacles in the giant, volatile Pakistani province of Balochistan. Beijing’s...

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