Unsure of U.S., Asia builds new alliances to counter China

SINGAPORE (June 5): Several Asian nations are seeking to bolster informal alliances among themselves, regional diplomats and officials said, unsettled by growing fears that...

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...

Is China blackmailing Myanmar, like it did with Sri Lanka?

Now, China is financially big enough to first pump its money in small, poor nations and then acquire controlling stakes in organizations as the...

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...

Philippines moves troops, supplies to disputed S. China Sea island claimed by Beijing

The Philippines has begun moving troops and equipment to a disputed island in the South China Sea which is claimed by both Manila and...

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...

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