China eyes its next prize – the Mekong

Beijing’s islands-building in the South China Sea and their militarisation, replete with surface-to-air missiles, is near complete. With guile, threat, and coercion, China can now seize control...

Squeezed by an India-China Standoff, Bhutan Holds Its Breath

HAA, Bhutan — India’s main garrison in the Kingdom of Bhutan sits only 13 miles from a disputed border with China. There is a training academy, a military...

Vietnam’s Facebook dissidents test the limits of Communist state

“This isn’t like China,” says Vietnamese activist ’Anh Chi’ at a noisy bar off one of the narrow streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. “They...

China Is Increasing Its Share of Southeast Asia’s Infrastructure Pie

Chinese corporations are acquiring major stakes in projects. China has Southeast Asia in its sights. Companies from the world’s second-biggest economy are increasingly targeting the region...

Worries Grow in Singapore Over China’s Calls to Help ‘Motherland’

Growing up in Singapore, Chan Kian Kuan always took pride in his Teochew heritage — the dialect, the cultural traditions and the famous steamed...

Beijing Won’t Let Indonesia’s Chinese Burn Again

Chinese-Indonesians have long had reason to feel vulnerable, but this might be the first time China can do something about it. JAKARTA — Nearly two...

Pakistan: A slice of China in Islamabad

Restaurants, guesthouses and supermarkets are opening to cater for the influx of Chinese fuelled by the CPEC. Sitting in his open-air kitchen in the heart...

Singapore is helping to build a city in China for up to 500,000 people

Singapore was China’s largest foreign investor in 2018 — and it was for the sixth consecutive year, according to the city state’s trade ministry. One major investment...

China’s Global Building Spree Runs Into Trouble in Pakistan

Pakistan’s first metro, the Orange Line, was meant to be an early triumph in China’s quest to supplant U.S. influence here and redraw the...

India to open longest bridge on China border

India will inaugurate a 9.15km (5.68-mile) bridge over the Lohit river, easily its longest ever, which connects the disputed state of Arunachal Pradesh with...

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