U.S. Vice President and Japan take joint stance against China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – During talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo Tuesday morning, United States Vice President Mike Pence emphasized that they shared the values of opposing a...

Is China going green by dumping brown on its BRI partners?

NEW DELHI (East Asia Forum) -- The environmental impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been fraught with contradictions. While there are efforts to finance and promote green devel...

China's state-owned Cosco takes over Port of Kaohsiung: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- It appears that China's state-run shipping and logistics giant China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco) could now own the Port of Kaohsiung, the largest harbor in Taiwan, thoug...

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...

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 ...

UN warns about financial risk over China's One Belt One Road project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As per reports from The Economic Times, the United Nations, close on the heels of the OBOR Summit between May 14-16, has warned of economic, financial, social and environm...