Sri Lanka supplies US aircraft carrier as counterbalance to Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Despite China's mounting clout due to the mountains of debt it has piled on Sri Lanka, the tiny island nation stood up to Beijing by supplying a U.S. aircraft carrier last ...

Colonialism 2.0: Rail contract with China threatens Kenya's sovereignty, assets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In what appears to be a shockingly one-sided contract, Kenya seems to have signed away its rights to its key strategic assets on the basis of sovereignty if it defaults on its ...

Pakistan shelves major project of China's Belt and Road initiative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Pakistan government has announced its decision to shelve a major power plant project that was to be part of China’s Belt and Road infrastructure-building initiat...

70 percent of Southeast Asian citizens sceptical of China's Belt and Road Initiative

Taipei (Taiwan News) — Citizens of ASEAN countries believe their governments should take strict precautions when making deals as part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Reuters ...

China's African debt-trap: Beijing prepares to seize Kenya's port of Mombasa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China may be preparing to seize some major assets in the African nation of Kenya, as a result of debt-trap diplomacy. African media reports that Kenya may soon be force...

Liberal International expresses concern over China's imposition on freedom and democracy in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A prominent voice in the international community of liberal nations has resolved that Taiwan is victim to an increasing amount of threats from autocratic entities. The ...

US Navy admiral lambasts China’s ‘pernicious approach’ to Belt and Road initiative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Commander of U.S. forces in the Indo-Pacific, Admiral Philip Davidson, warned about China’s attempts to disrupt the international order in a video message yesterday ...

Belt and Road investment under fire in Indonesia’s presidential elections

SYDNEY (East Asia Forum) -- In April 2019, Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo will face retired general Prabowo Subianto in a "rematch" presidential election. Foreign policy...

IMF hit with dilemma as China leaves Pakistan in debt trap

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Belt and Road initiative has caused many low and middle income countries, including Pakistan, Angola and Zambia, to fall into serious debt, forcing them to s...

Trade War: White House advisor lambastes China, 'there is no basis of trust' for new deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Nov. 9, Trump advisor and Director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, Peter Navarro, spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studi...

US Senate passes legislation challenging China's BRI with bipartisan support

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Wednesday, Oct. 3 that would allocate US$60 billion to the establishment of an agency aimed at strategic investment in deve...

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...

Report: Chinese building projects narrowing economic gaps

BEIJING (AP) — A wave of Chinese-financed railways and other trade links in Africa and Asia that have prompted worries about debt and Beijing's ambitions is reducing politically dangerous inequality b...

Why the reaction to El Salvador’s defection could bode well for Taiwan 

Dum, dum, dum… another one bites the dust! That’s right, it cannot fail to have escaped your attention that earlier this week El Salvador became the latest of Taiwan’s diplomat...

China's El-Salvador snatch changes status quo: AIT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China's recent efforts to take away Taiwan's diplomatic allies alters the status quo and is detrimental to regional security, American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) sp...