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Indonesian state-owned bank enters Taiwan market for first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indonesia’s Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) is due to become the first state-owned bank from the Southeast Asian country to open a branch in Taiwan. Indonesia’s...

What to expect from Europe-ASEAN relations in 2022

In his end-of-year "review" for 2021, European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Josep Borrell set a positive note on the bloc's relationship with Southeast Asian countries. "We have...

China's foreign minister visits Kenya amid unease over rising debt

China's foreign minister began a visit to Kenya on Wednesday, where the government has relied on Chinese loans to develop infrastructure but faces criticism over the resulting debt burden. The ...

China cuts spending on diplomacy as US splurges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is downsizing its diplomatic spending, even as it talks about the country’s expanding ambitions on the world stage. The budgetary trend coincides with incre...

Can the EU's global investment scheme rival China's Belt and Road?

Earlier this month, the European Union announced details for its new global investment scheme, dubbed the "Global Gateway," which aims to mobilize up to €300 billion ($339 billion) in i...

Report: Chinese hackers targeted Southeast Asian nations

BANGKOK (AP) — Chinese hackers, likely state-sponsored, have been broadly targeting government and private-sector organizations across Southeast Asia, including those closely involved with Beijing on ...

DHL Global Forwarding launches new two-way rail service between Kunming, China and Vientiane, Laos

DHL, the first international forwarder, commences pioneering operations on the brand new China-Laos railwayRelief for peak season logistics rates with costs up to 50% less than airfreight with simil...

Laos-China railway to launch as debt to Beijing mounts

BEIJING (AP) — Laos, a nation of 7 million people wedged between China, Vietnam and Thailand, is opening a $5.9 billion Chinese-built railway that links China's poor southwest to foreign markets but p...

Sri Lanka grants another port deal to China in Colombo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sri Lanka has decided to grant a Chinese company a contract for a port project it had previously awarded to India and Japan. Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa sai...

Giant Chinese-built Buddha triggers popular backlash in Laos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A giant 100-meter tall Buddha statue to be built in the middle of the Laotian capital of Vientiane has triggered anti-Chinese anger throughout the Southeast Asian country....

"Belt and Road Development" Themed Seminar was Held in Beijing, China

BEIJING, CHINA - Media OutReach - 1 November 2021 - The "Belt and Road Development" themed seminar was held on October 27 in Beijing and attended by scholars, journalists from various countries, and...

China funds Tajik special forces base near Afghan border

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tajikistan’s parliament said on Thursday (Oct. 28) that China will fund the construction of a base for a special forces unit of the Tajik police on the Tajik-Afghan ...

Quad Summit demonstrates group’s importance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) Summit, held on Friday (Sept. 24) rebuffed the narrative the group is no longer relevant in the aftermath of the AUKUS deal. ...

Automotive Stainless Steel Tube Market to Witness Increase in Revenues By Forecast To 2031

The most effective Automotive Stainless Steel Tube market will register immense economic growth during 2021-2031, according to the current pandemic recovery-based investment report by Market.us. The r...

What Iran's entry into Shanghai Cooperation Org. means for Sino-Indian ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Iran’s entry into the Shanghai Cooperation (SCO) Summit not only gives the country a new platform on which to pursue its foreign policy but also creates new diplomat...