BIMSTEC: India's regional economic integration strategy to counter China's BRI

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – India’s regional initiative to increase cooperation and connectivity among its neighbors will take an important step forward this week with a conference being held i...

China snatches up Zambia's state-run power company in southern Africa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s economic strategy of predatory lending to indebt poor nations and then take over critical infrastructure once a country defaults on its loans is on full disp...

Malaysia PM says 'great wall of China in Kuantan' must come down

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Malaysia and China continue to face difficulties in their bilateral relations, due primarily to the newly re-elected Prime Minister Mahathir and his concerns about foreign...

Scholars: Taiwan's Southbound Policy can improve regional stability, foster stronger alliances

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Scholars representing several think tanks held a round table discussion on the Tsai Administration’s Southbound Policy on Monday, July 16 in New Delhi at the India I...

Australia to provide financial aid to Pacific nations in competition with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Australia will seek to assist its neighbor island nations in infrastructure development in a bid to counteract China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” wh...

India refuses to endorse China's 'One Belt, One Road' initiative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) annual forum held in Qingdao, China, on June 9-10, India delivered a sobering message to Beijing. Among the eight...

US INDO-PACOM will ensure free trade on 'Many Belts, Many Roads' in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Thursday in Washington D.C., the Pentagon announced an official name change of the USPACOM (United States Pacific Command), which will henceforth be renamed the “...

Pakistan appoints former chief justice as interim premier

Nasirul Mulk's appointment was announced by opposition leader Khrusheed Shah and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at a press conference in Islamabad on Monday. The interim government will be t...

Far from plain sailing on the Maritime Silk Road

SINGAPORE (East Asia Forum) -- China’s South Asian ambitions for its Maritime Silk Road (MSR) have hit foul waters. On the one hand, the MSR must navigate the strategic competition between In...

Without international support, success of China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ unrealistic: scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Monday May 14, at the “First Shanghai Forum on the Belt and Road Initiative”scholars met to discuss the Chinese project that has been dubbed the &ldquo...

Lancement de l’emblème de la 31ème Conférence mondiale des ports à Bakou, en Azerbaïdjan

BAKOU, Azerbaïdjan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--mai 10, 2018--Le 9 mai , la conférence à mi-parcours de la Conférence mondiale des ports a été organisée par l'Association internationale des ports (IAPH) à Bakou,...

ASEAN and Australia announce cooperative framework for South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the special ASEAN summit in Sydney Australia this past weekend, leaders from the 10 ASEAN member nations and Australia have all signaled they will cooperate to d...

The 'Indo-Pacific Strategy' emerges as a counter to China's 'One Belt, One Road'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A key strategic adviser to the Japanese Prime Minister, Sonoura Kentaro, recently spoke at a conference in Washington D.C. on the proposed “Indo-Pacific Strateg...

Gaps in Asia’s economic infrastructure

CANBERRA (East Asia Forum) -- The gap between global infrastructure needs and global infrastructure investment is widening.Inadequate investment in transport, communications and energy networks is est...

Trump tweets and the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Donald Trump’s Jan. 1 tweet bashing the country of Pakistan has brought attention to the country at the start of 2018, and there may be more to the tweet than meets ...