◆201127 Nikkei Asia https://s.nikkei.com/2HEfutk
China slips in COVID-19 vaccine race on doubts over ...
BEIJING -- China's vaccine diplomacy faces a setback as questions arise about the efficacy and safety of its coronavirus inoculations while the country speeds a large-scale rollout despite the candidates remaining in the clinical trial phase.
◆201127 The Japan Times https://bit.ly/39g9DWJ
'Wolf warrior' diplomacy sours Britain's Conservatives on China
As a prominent China critic and advocate of Hong Kong's freedoms, Benedict Rogers is used to unwanted attention. But even he was surprised when he found out that the Chinese Embassy in London had attempted to persuade members of ...
◆201127 The Mainichi https://bit.ly/3q5amQs
China's top diplomat stresses S. Korea ties amid row with US
He called for stronger cooperation over anti-virus efforts, trade and finding a peaceful solution to a nuclear standoff with North Korea. When asked whether Beijing was pressing Seoul to choose a side amid rising U.S.-China tensions over trade, ...
◆201127 The Japan Times https://bit.ly/378X2ly
Why the West continues to get China's future wrong
China's first stage of reform was launched to rebuild its economy, which was devastated by a decade of upheaval during the Cultural Revolution. The reform initially began by giving greater authority to state-owned enterprises, but it had little ...
◆201127 Financial Times https://on.ft.com/2HGBFPL
The worrying precedent in China’s quarrel with Australia
China is the largest market for its exports, and Chinese demand has helped propel many decades of Australian growth. This economic reliance on China was always likely to put Australia in an awkward position if — as is happening now — ...
◆201127 Rappler https://bit.ly/3lcZiwO
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.
◆201127 Anadolu Agency https://bit.ly/36bFIgl
China, Malaysia locked in S. China Sea standoff: Report
The South China Sea – a crucial passage for a significant portion of the world's commercial shipping – is bordered by Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Beijing claims ...
◆201127 Defence Aviation Post https://bit.ly/2HGOg5x
US missile sale to Philippines fires up China - Defence News ...
During an elaborate ceremony at the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs, O'Brien announced the delivery of precision-guided weapons and smart bombs to the Philippines. The sale is consistent with outgoing President Donald Trump's ...
◆201127 Mining Technology https://bit.ly/33lmnHT
China signs $1.46bn coal deal with Indonesian Coal Mining ...
Under the agreement, China will buy thermal coal worth IDR20.6tn ($1.46bn) from Indonesia next year. The trade deal was signed virtually between APBI chairman Pandu Patria Sjahrir and CCTDA's Liang Jia Kun during the China-Indonesia ...
◆201127 Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide https://bit.ly/36aqZlZ
China and Indonesia sign $1.5 billion thermal coal deal
China will buy $1.467 billion worth of thermal coal from Indonesia next year, the Indonesian Coal Mining Association (APBI) said. The trade deal was signed between APBI and China Coal Transportation and Distribution on Wednesday, ...
◆201127 Bangkok Post https://bit.ly/2JgS6CG
China-US rivalry on Mekong mainland
Until recently, the Mekong mainland comprising the CLMTV -- Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam -- was considered a subregion. ... On land, China is trying to unilaterally control and manipulate water supplies to downstream countries through dam construction and ... Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (Acmecs), a dormant Mekong area cooperation project from 2003.
◆201127 Business Insider https://bit.ly/3mbnnFz
Apple moving iPad, Macbook production from China to Vietnam - Business Insider
Major Apple supplier Foxconn is moving some production of the iPad and Macbook from China to Vietnam, a source told Reuters. The source said Apple requested the move as a way of making its supply chain less reliant on China, following ...
◆201127 Modern Diplomacy https://bit.ly/3q72NZF
The 2020 Myanmar Election and China: Push and Pull factor in 'Paukphaw' friendship
National Democratic League (NLD), the ruling party of Myanmar under Daw Aung San Suu Kyi had a landslide victory in the election, which led ... It's been argued that a vote for Aung San Suu Kyi would mean the continuation of the unprecedented expansion of China in the country and a vote for ... As a nation, Thailand has escaped colonial subjugation. ... region this year, and much of the initial work has been discussed under the Vietnam chairmanship during the summit meetings.
◆201127 The Phnom Penh Post https://bit.ly/39kG0mU
Laos urged to reassess dam
The Lao government and the Sanakham hydropower project developer have been urged to widen the impact ... In a regional forum opened to the public and organised by the Mekong River Commission (MRC) with stakeholders on November ... about 9GW of electricity from Laos, Cambodia about 6GW, Vietnam about 5GW, Myanmar about 300MW and Malaysia ... in 1995 that “works directly with the governments of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam to jointly manage the shared ...
◆201127 Global Times https://bit.ly/3fBo3lo
ASEAN, China economic partnership will sustain US ...
By Huo Jianguo Source: Global Times Published: 2020/11/26 17:46:42. Illustration: Chen Xia/GT. US National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien concluded visits to the Philippines and Vietnam a few days ago, which follows US Secretary of ...
◆201126 CNN https://cnn.it/3nXdsE9
India bans more Chinese apps as tensions remain high
"We firmly oppose the Indian side's repeated use of 'national security' as an excuse to prohibit some mobile apps with Chinese background," Ji Rong, spokesperson for China's embassy in India, said on Wednesday. The statement followed ...
◆201126 Anadolu Agency https://bit.ly/33i89Hr
China slams India's ban on mobile apps
“The ban is a violation of market principles and WTO [World Trade Organization] rules. India should immediately correct this discriminatory practice,” China's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lijian Zhao told a news conference in Beijing, according to ...
◆201126 Asia Times https://bit.ly/2J95clO
China quietly fuels India and Pakistan’s next conflict
India · Pakistan · Bangladesh · Afghanistan · Nepal · Sri Lanka · Bhutan · Maldives ... Pakistan's surprise move to declare contested Gilgit-Baltistan region a province will irk India and please China ... Khan's designation was declared soon after a closed-door meeting in September between the Pakistan army's top brass and ... Beijing has also earmarked investment funds for Gilgit-Baltistan's power sector, including $8.5 billion to build the world's tallest roller compact dam, known as ...
◆201126 Times of India https://bit.ly/2HCYfsp
China slams apps ban; Xi asks PLA to be battle-ready
"China expresses serious concerns over India's claim," said Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian. "For four times since June, India has imposed restrictions on smart phone Apps with Chinese backgrounds under the pretext of ...
◆201126 Observer Research Foundation https://bit.ly/2Jds2bT
Pakistan: Why has China halted CPEC projects
The timelines of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the flagship programme under China's ambitious Belt and Road ... According to Asim Ayub, the project director of the CPEC Industrial Cooperation, the Board of Investment (BOI), ... New Delhi of sabotaging its economic partnership with China and blamed India for planned destabilisation of Pakistan. ... Neighbourhood Studies · Nuclear and Space Studies · Political Reform and Governance · Public Health · Urban Policy ...
◆201126 Aljazeera.com https://bit.ly/2Jdqpuu
What is the Quad and can it counter China’s rise?
India, Australia, Japan and the US are stepping up defence ties, but could strategic differences hinder efforts to counter China's growing might? This handout photo shows Indian army fighter jets on the deck of an aircraft carrier during the ...
◆201126 World Nuclear News https://bit.ly/33hdxuH
India, USA extend nuclear cooperation partnership : Nuclear Policies
India and the USA have extended their Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation on the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) by 10 years. The centre - officially opened in 2017 - supports international cooperation in nuclear energy applications. ... The statement added: "Recalling the historic India-US Civil Nuclear Agreement, the Ministers welcomed the project Division of ...