◆201124 The Japan Times https://bit.ly/2IVLzOd
China and Japan race to dominate the future of high-speed rail
On one side is Central Japan Railway Co.'s ¥9 trillion ($86 billion) maglev that's expected to connect Tokyo and Osaka by 2037. On the other is China's 100 billion yuan ($15 billion) on-again, off-again project that will run between Shanghai and ...
◆201124 Nikkei Asia https://s.nikkei.com/399MKUP
China rises as world's data superpower as internet fractures
China now accounts for 23% of cross-border data flows, nearly twice the share of the U.S., which ranks a distant second with 12%. And the Chinese lead could turn into a dominant advantage as the formerly world-spanning internet shatters into ...
◆201124 Asahi Shimbun https://bit.ly/371E4gp
China lashes out at US withdrawal from open skies treaty : The Asahi Shimbun
That leaves only one arms-control pact still in force between the former Cold War foes, the New START treaty, which limits the number of nuclear warheads each may have. That treaty will expire in February and the Trump administration had said ...
◆201124 Japan Today https://bit.ly/3q0aQHI
China's top diplomat to visit Japan amid regional tensions
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi is set to visit Tokyo on Tuesday marking the first such high-level trip since Japan picked a new leader in September and amid mounting concerns over Beijing's growing assertiveness in the region.
◆201124 Eco-Business https://bit.ly/3frdQrs
Slipshod checks raise flood risk for China-Philippines dam
A Chinese-backed hydropower mega-project in the southern Philippines has sparked a row about how best to add more ... The Philippine government argues that the new hydro plant also bolsters the country's reliance on renewable energy.
◆201124 The Mainichi https://bit.ly/33bTBZT
US provides missiles, renews pledge to defend Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- President Donald Trump's administration provided precision-guided missiles and other weapons to ... militants and renewed a pledge to defend its treaty ally if it comes under attack in the disputed South China Sea.
◆201124 ABC News https://ab.co/3pVxIrv
Coronavirus cases in Indonesia surpass half million as China vaccine trial continues
Australia has recently ramped up its vaccine diplomacy in South-East Asia, pledging $500 million to eradicate COVID-19. Indonesia's Health Ministry announced that new daily infections rose by 4,442 to bring the country's total to 502,110, the ...
◆201124 The Market Herald https://bit.ly/3fAqCUQ
Celsius Resources (ASX:CLA) receives exploration permit for Philippines project
Celsius Resources (CLA) has been granted an exploration permit for the Maalinao-Caigutan-Biyog (MCB) Project in the Philippines; In mid-September, Celsius signed a share sale agreement to acquire U.K.-based Anleck and its portfolio of ...
◆201124 Nikkei Asia https://s.nikkei.com/3kWPKpH
US to invest $2bn in Indonesia sovereign wealth fund
China was the second largest source of realized foreign direct investment into Indonesia in the nine months ended in September, pouring $1 billion into more than 879 projects. Meanwhile, the U.S. was only the seventh largest FDI source, ...
◆201124 The Diplomat https://bit.ly/3fuTBte
Philippines Close to Indo-Russian Cruise Missile Purchase ...
The Philippines government could sign an agreement for the purchase of the Indo-Russian BrahMos cruise missile early next year ... Apart from the Philippines, countries like Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia have reportedly shown interest to purchase the BrahMos cruise missile. ... be a significant acquisition for the AFP, which has struggled to defend sovereign claims from maritime incursions by China.
◆201124 The Mainichi https://bit.ly/3775RvU
China voices eagerness to contact 11 TPP member nations for ...
BEIJING (Kyodo) -- China expressed its eagerness on Monday to contact the 11 countries that make up the ... Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam -- plus Australia, China, Japan, ...
◆201124 EurAsian Times https://bit.ly/3kTdlrq
China Blows Away French Competition; Wins Contract To ...
The state-owned China Development Bank is making the bulk funding with $1.1 billion to the project. Being overseen by local conglomerate Overseas Cambodia Investment Corp., or OCIC, the airport covers about 700 hectares and forms part of ...
◆201124 Voice of America https://bit.ly/3kZyyjt
High-Level US Visit to Asia Seen as Locking In Trump's Tough China Policy
Vietnam and the Philippines have faced off over the years against Chinese fishing, energy exploration and military activities in the contested South China Sea. Both say China is operating in their exclusive economic zones, which extend 370 ...
◆201124 Asia Times https://bit.ly/2KqlLKb
Biden appointees point to Asia policy pivot
Brunei · Cambodia · Indonesia · Laos · Malaysia · Myanmar · Philippines · Singapore · Thailand · Timor Leste · Vietnam ... Similar to Blinken, the frontrunner for the Pentagon chief's position believes “we have to deal with China”, emphasizing ... The chief architect behind Trump's China policy, outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has successfully pushed for ... in the area, while effectively siding with allied rival claimants such as the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia.
◆201124 Fairplanet https://bit.ly/3l32pHE
Game-Changer: Myanmar polls can help India enhance foothold
The unthinkable happened in June 2020. A spokesman of Myanmar's military accused China of arming rebel groups adding the "insurgents" were getting sophisticated military weapons. In Myanmar, intellectuals always believed that decades ...
◆201124 World Politics Review https://bit.ly/33aZhDD
Will India Choose a Side in the Competition Between the U.S. and China?
They believe that India, with its limited economic and military capabilities, can play a prominent role on the global stage only ... Since 1962, China has sought to build close ties with countries on India's periphery, like Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the ... Substantial and growing bilateral trade and investment ties between the two nuclear-armed states might incentivize both ... a primarily land-based and continental approach to India's threats, indicating that New Delhi is not yet ready to project ...
◆201124 Daily Express https://bit.ly/3nVlUnh
China India war: Satellite images expose Beijing THREAT as bizarre secret road appears
The new road runs along the Torsa river and the border between China and Bhutan. Speaking to NDTV, strategic affairs expert Dr Brahma Chellaney said: "The Chinese have left untouched the 2017 stand- ...
◆201124 South China Morning Post https://bit.ly/2HyJ9Eq
PLA sends supplies to troops preparing for Himalayan winter
A week-long transport mission delivered rations to Chinese soldiers stationed along the border with India, according to state media; Both sides have deployed extra troops in the high-altitude conflict zone during their worst stand-off in decades.
◆201124 Times Now https://bit.ly/399yVWh
China responsible if anything happens to me: Nepal politician who accused Beijing of encroaching territory
Watch Times Now LIVE TV for latest and breaking news from India and around the world. ...more ...
◆201124 The Nation https://bit.ly/3l30u5U
China will bring golden development opportunities for Pakistan
As an important pioneering project of the BRI, the CPEC has progressed rapidly in recent 3 years, bringing transformation to Pakistani economy and society. According to the latest statistics, against the adverse impact of COVID-19 pandemic, the ...
◆201124 New Straits Times Online https://bit.ly/2HsVSZ4
Nepal, the new battleground for China and India
India's top diplomat is scheduled to visit the mountainous nation later this week and just two days later, China's defence minister will be arriving. According to the Kathmandu Post, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsha Vardhan Shringla will be on a ...