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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Close Relations Around Asia Help China Repel Maritime Criticism

China’s increasingly close relations with rivals in Southeast Asia put it in a position to disregard a harsh statement from a powerful group of...

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...

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