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China, ASEAN hold joint naval drills as tensions ease

China, ASEAN hold joint naval drills as tensions ease

China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have held their largest-ever joint maritime rescue exercise, signalling a lull in South China Sea tensions. The drill on Tuesday simulated a collision between a Chinese passenger ship and a Cambodian cargo vessel off south China’s Guangdong province. It involved about 1,000 rescuers aboard […]

An uneasy calm: China in no hurry to turn the page over Doklam standoff

An uneasy calm: China in no hurry to turn the page over Doklam standoff

As much as India has sought to turn the page after the tense 72-day standoff in Doklam, Beijing appears to be in no hurry to do so. A month on, signals from Beijing suggest the August 28 disengagement may have, at best, been a tactical pause, likely prompted by China wanting to host a successful […]

Taiwan president to visit Pacific allies amid China pressure

Taiwan president to visit Pacific allies amid China pressure

Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen will visit three Pacific nations in the next month, the foreign ministry said Friday, as fears grow of China influencing its dwindling list of allies. It comes after Panama cut official ties with Taiwan in June, choosing instead to form diplomatic relations with China — leaving the island with only 20 […]

China Prepares for Surprise Attack Over Korean Peninsula

China Prepares for Surprise Attack Over Korean Peninsula

The Chinese air force has conducted drills near the Korean Peninsula to defend against a “surprise attack” over sea, according to a state-run military website www.81.cn. On Tuesday, an anti-aircraft defense battalion set off for the Bohai Sea, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea that separates China from the peninsula. There, it tested unidentified […]

Xi and Modi Meet Following Border Dispute

Xi and Modi Meet Following Border Dispute

Chinese President Xi Jinping and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi held their first bilateral meeting during the Brics summit within days after the end of the tense Doklam Border dispute. The state-run Xinhua news agency quoted Xi as saying both countries were now on the right track. The station also reported that Xi told his […]

China Censoring Discussion of North Korean Nuclear Test

China Censoring Discussion of North Korean Nuclear Test

North Korea’s recent nuclear weapon coincided with China’s Brics Summit, which brought together leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Now, Chinese website moderators appear to be censoring discussion over the situation. The popular microblogging site Sina WeiBo recently censored searchers for the term “Hydrogen Bomb.” According to censorship-monitoring website FreeWeibo, the top […]

Chinese-Indian Border Conflict Could Escalate to War

Chinese-Indian Border Conflict Could Escalate to War

As hundreds of Chinese and Indian troops remain huddled along a Himalayan ridge, analysts believe the two sides haven’t been closer to a clash since the 1960s. Back door negotiations have failed to solve the latest border dispute between the two nuclear-armed nations, and neither is keeping force off the table. On Tuesday, Indian and […]

Dalai Lama on China-India Border Dispute

Dalai Lama on China-India Border Dispute

From exile in India, the Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama said that words and not bullets must solve the current border dispute in the Doklam plateau region between Beijing and New Delhi. He assured that any military conflict would result in a loss for both sides and no real progress. “This century should be […]

Nepal Walking a Tightrope in China-India Conflict

Nepal Walking a Tightrope in China-India Conflict

Even though Nepal has spent a substantial amount of time under India’s influence, Kathmandu has been forging stronger economic ties with China. Amidst a series of diplomatic visits among all three nations, Nepal finds itself in a very awkward situation while Beijing and India face off in a heated border dispute with no end in […]

China Backs Sanctions on North Korea at a Price

China Backs Sanctions on North Korea at a Price

China, North Korea’s biggest trading partner, announced it supports the United Nations’ new sanctions on Pyongyang, which could cut the secluded Communist regime’s $3 billion export revenue by a third. “Owing to China’s traditional economic ties with North Korea, it will mainly be China paying the price for implementing the resolution,” said China’s Foreign Minister […]

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