Why did Donald Trump announce Vietnam as host of the second North Korea summit?

President Donald Trump announced that Vietnam would host his second summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un — a move that some pundits view as Hanoi's bid to buttress itself against encroaching Chinese power.

Deal for Naval Outpost in Cambodia Furthers China’s Quest for Military Network

“We have some concern that China is using the same playbook used in the South China Sea, creating facts on the ground until such time that it is too late for anyone to object.”

China says no country should try to obstruct its Pacific ‘friendship’

As Chinese president Xi Jinping prepares to meet in Port Moresby with eight Pacific island leaders, Beijing has warned no country should try to...

Famed Chinese martial arts novelist Jin Yong dies, aged 94: Hong Kong media

Famed Chinese martial arts novelist Jin Yong has died at the age of 94, Hong Kong media reported on Tuesday (Oct 30). The novelist, whose...

China boots media from Pacific Island leaders meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Media who were invited to cover Chinese President Xi Jinping's meeting with Pacific leaders have been denied entry by Chinese officials. Key points Chinese authorities...

Ahead of major Xi speech, Taiwan tells Beijing to ‘face squarely the reality’ of...

China must use peaceful means to resolve its differences with Taiwan and respect its democratic values, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday, ahead of a...

How Looming Doklam Winter Could Cool China-India Border Dispute Quicker Than Diplomacy

Heads of state from China and India met on the sidelines of an event Tuesday. Chinese President Xi Jinping talked with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

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.

‘This is my land’: Cambodian villagers slam Chinese mega-project

Koh Kong, Cambodia - "I'm Cambodian, I'm not illegal here," said Se Say Hieng, one of the last remaining villagers who refuses to leave land that now...

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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