China driving India–Sri Lanka ties

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s recent visit to India signified a new high in India–Sri Lanka relations. This was his third visit since...

China inks several new deals with Samoa ahead of Pacific Island economic forum in...

The Samoan Government said representatives from eight other Pacific Island nations would be attending today's forum, however the Pacific countries who recognised Taiwan would not be represented.

China brushes off Vietnam protests over South China Sea drills

China on Wednesday dismissed Vietnamese condemnation of its military live-fire exercises in the disputed South China Sea, saying it was acting within its sovereign...

Indonesian Islamist leader says ethnic Chinese wealth is next target

The leader of a powerful Indonesian Islamist organisation that led the push to jail Jakarta's Christian governor has laid out plans for a new,...

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...

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.”

Hong Kong students boycott classes as Chinese media warns ‘end is coming’

Thousands of students in Hong Kong have boycotted the first day of the new term in a fresh wave of protests, after a tense weekend...

Tonga called on Pacific islands to band together against China — then had a...

It was a rapid change of heart. On Thursday last week, Tonga's Prime Minister was protesting that his small Pacific Island nation would struggle to...

Sri Lanka to sign Hambantota port deal with China

Sri Lanka will finally sign a $1.1 billion deal on Saturday to lease the southern Hambantota port to China, after several months of delay...

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...

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