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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...

Best bowing figures in T20 World Cup history

6-8_Ajantha Mendis, Sri Lanka vs. Zimbabwe, Hambantota, 2012 5-3_Rangana Herath, Sri Lanka vs. New Zealand, Chattogram, 2014 5-6_Umar Gul, Pakistan vs. New Zealand,...

Alarm in India as Chinese projects edge closer to country’s border with Sri Lanka

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Alarm bells are sounding within New Delhi policy circles as Chinese infrastructure projects push north toward the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent. India’s...

Is China using COVID aid to increase influence in Sri Lanka?

Over the past few months, China has been boosting its vaccine diplomacy efforts, pledging and shipping increasing numbers of COVID vaccines to a number of countries worldwide, particularly in Asia. ...

Ali tests positive for virus as England arrives in Sri Lanka

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (AP) — England cricket allrounder Moeen Ali is self-isolating for 10 days after testing positive for the coronavirus, the national team said Monday, a day after the squad arrived...

England returning to Sri Lanka for 2-test cricket tour

LONDON (AP) — England will return to Sri Lanka for a rearranged two-test cricket tour in January, 10 months after leaving the Asian country as the coronavirus pandemic began to take hold. ...

India to bolster navy, counter Chinese Indian Ocean expansion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Delhi aims to bolster its naval capabilities and increase cooperation with other like-minded democracies to counter Beijing’s growing assertiveness. India is ...

1 missing, 1 injured in fire on oil tanker near Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A fire broke out on an oil tanker off the eastern coast of Sri Lanka on Thursday, leaving one of its 23 crew members missing and another injured, a navy spokesman said. ...

What is China's world order for the 21st century?

At the 19th convention of the Communist Party in October 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that a "new era" had dawned for China and that the People's Republic was "getting cl...

China's debt relief fails indebted African countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) announced on Wednesday (June 17) that China would write off interest-free loans that are due to mature by the end of this year to severa...

China may lose control of three strategically important ports amid coronavirus fallout

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's maritime Silk Road project could be derailed by fallout from the coronavirus (COVID-19), which has inflicted both economic and political costs on the global po...

Centuries by Fernando, Mendis help Sri Lanka to 161-run win

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis both hit centuries in a record third-wicket stand Wednesday to propel Sri Lanka to a 161-run win against the West Indies in the second on...

Sri Lanka beats West Indies by 1 wicket in 1st ODI

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka overcame Shai Hope's century to pull off a one-wicket win over West Indies with five balls left in the first one-day international on Saturday. S...

China faces pushback on its debt-trap diplomacy: Taiwan think tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sri Lanka's recent proposal to undo the previous government's contract to lease its southern port of Hambantota to a Chinese company is not only a major setback to...

How 'unconditional' is China's foreign aid?

For a long time, China was seen as a foreign aid recipient rather than a donor. It was only in 2007 that China started contributing to the International Development Association, the lending arm of th...