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...

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...

Thailand is Finally Cozying up to China – Why now?

When it emerged in April that Thailand’s generals had quietly approved the purchase of three Chinese submarines at the cost of a cool $1 billion, more than a few eyebrows were raised.

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...

Gunmen Attack Pakistan Hotel Used by Chinese and Vow Further Violence

The hotel, the Zaver Pearl Continental in the city of Gwadar in Baluchistan Province, is frequently used by top government officials and Chinese workers employed on a port project in the area.

North Korea top of agenda at ASEAN meeting

ASEAN is calling on North Korea to 'exercise self-restraint' and stop its missile tests that threaten the region's peace and stability.

Vietnam drills for oil in South China Sea

Vietnam has begun drilling for oil in an area of the resource-rich South China Sea also claimed by China. An oil industry consultant told the...

China demands India remove troops from disputed border region

China has demanded India immediately remove troops from the border amid an increasingly tense stand-off in the remote frontier region beside the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. The...

Philippine minister starts damage control after Duterte’s China war remark

Talks last week between leaders of China and the Philippines were frank and friendly, with no threats or bullying, Manila's foreign minister said on...

Debunking the myth of Chinese centrality to Asia

India is in a prolonged standoff with Chinese forces on the Doklam plateau. China may have been caught off guard after Indian armed forces...

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