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Von Der Leyen To Lay Out EU’s Position on China
Ahead of her first official visit to Beijing, the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen addresses Europe’s fraught relationship with China.
Xi Ends Trip to Russia as China Grows More Emboldened
Despite Xi’s efforts to present China as a peacemaker in Russia’s war in Ukraine, some observers said Beijing’s priority is not for the war to come to an end. Instead, the main importance for China is to ensure the Russian regime remains in power.
China Hands Xi Jinping Historic Third Term as President
Xi was unanimously voted to serve a third term as the president and commander of the 2 million-member People’s Liberation Army.
China Urges Russia-Ukraine Cease-fire and Peace Talks
China’s 12-point position paper on the war in Ukraine comes amid Western accusations Beijing is considering supplying arms to Russia. Western leaders have questioned Beijing’s willingness to mediate and its credibility as a mediator.
Can a Transnational Legislative Alliance Challenge China?
The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China aims to coordinate democratic countries’ responses to China. Political analysts, however, say there are limitations to the group’s ability to formulate concrete measures.
Can ASEAN Benefit From the EU’s Green Agriculture Push?
The EU wants to champion “green agriculture” in Southeast Asia. But limited trade relations, regulatory nightmares, and distrust could stymie it.
Cambodia’s Ties With West Threatened by Media Clampdown
One of Cambodia’s last independent news outlets, VOD, was forcibly closed. This was allegedly due to VOD naming the prime minister’s son, and not the prime minister himself, as the signatory of an aid to Turkey after its recent earthquakes.
Philippines: Ending Clan Wars Crucial To Sustaining Peace
In the Philippines, clan wars are driving intergenerational conflict and preventing girls from going to school.
How China’s Yuan Props up Putin’s Anemic Budget
Russia has started selling its growing reserves of the Chinese currency to fill a budget deficit caused by falling oil and gas revenues and the costs of war.
Is China Pivoting Away From ‘Wolf-warrior’ Diplomacy?
Political analysts say the appointment of a new Chinese foreign minister may reflect Beijing’s attempt to soften its foreign policy approach and warm up to Western diplomats — or fortify itself against U.S. rivalry.