‘This is my land’: Cambodian villagers slam Chinese mega-project

Koh Kong, Cambodia - "I'm Cambodian, I'm not illegal here," said Se Say Hieng, one of the last remaining villagers who refuses to leave land that now...

Forum to demand apology from China

The chair of the Pacific Islands Forum will seek a formal apology from China over "disruptive and bullying" behaviour of a Chinese government official...

China visa spat almost derailed Pacific leaders summit in Nauru

A visa row between China and host nation Nauru almost derailed the Pacific’s largest annual diplomatic summit, it emerged on Tuesday, exposing sensitivities about Beijing’s rising...

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...

Malaysia cancels Belt and Road projects with China over bankruptcy fears

Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has told China's leaders he was cancelling a controversial rail project in order to reduce Malaysia's debts. Malaysian newspaper The New...

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...

‘No Cambodia left’: how Chinese money is changing Sihanoukville

Inside a lavishly decorated casino where chandeliers hang from the ceiling, cigarette smoke lingers in the air and platters of mango are served to...

China’s Global Building Spree Runs Into Trouble in Pakistan

Pakistan’s first metro, the Orange Line, was meant to be an early triumph in China’s quest to supplant U.S. influence here and redraw the...

Malaysia gives a big jolt to China’s One Belt, One Road projects

Malaysia was once a loyal partner in China's globe-spanning infrastructure drive but a new government is now pledging to review Beijing-backed projects, threatening key...

China allows India to export non-Basmati rice, renews pact to share Brahmaputra water flow...

Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping meet on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit in Qingdao. China has renewed its agreement with India on sharing...

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