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...

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...

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...

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...

Indian and Chinese troops clash in disputed Himalayan border region

Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said, exacerbating tensions during a months-long standoff between...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Editor's Pick