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...

The country stuck between the US and China

Two years ago the Philippines was entrenched in the bitterest of disputes with regional giant China, bringing a David v Goliath-style case against it...

Chinese and Indian troops face off in Bhutan border dispute

China has demanded the withdrawal of Indian troops from a scrap of disputed territory to end an escalating border row between the two Asian...

Isis claims to kill Chinese couple studying and teaching in Pakistan

Islamic State claims to have killed two Chinese nationals who were abducted last month in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, in the heart of a large-scale infrastructure project between the two countries.

Thailand buys $530 million submarine from China, a move ‘opposed by most Thais’

Thailand has bought the first of three submarines from China in the strongest signal yet the military-ruled country is reducing reliance on its long-time ally, the United States. A...

What’s behind the India-China border stand-off?

For four weeks, India and China have been involved in a stand-off along part of their 3,500km (2,174-mile) shared border. The two nations fought a...

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...

India fears Chinese encirclement, citing ‘overwhelming’ Sino presence in South Asia

The number of pins on the map denoting Chinese built or controlled ports worries former Indian naval officer Abhijit Singh. Key points: Indian figures fear...

China offers rocket launchers, radar system to Malaysia: reports

China will offer Malaysia advanced rocket launchers and a radar system to be based on the southern tip of the Southeast Asian country, media...

Vietnam stops drilling in South China Sea after threats from Beijing

One week after China threatened to attack its bases in the Spratly islands, Hanoi has ordered a private oil company to stop drilling in...

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