Experts: Thailand’s New Government Aims for Balance Amid US-China Rivalry

Voice of America

The Pheu Thai Party, led by Thailand’s Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, has expressed support for increased trade with China. However, analysts suggest the government may engage more with the US and other democracies to differentiate itself from the previous military-led regime.


Japan PM Kishida Reshuffles Cabinet as Popularity Wanes

Deutsche Welle

Japan PM Fumio Kishida’s reshuffling of cabinet came after his declined popularity, with snap elections and the ruling party’s leadership elections on the horizon.

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Five Chinese Manufacturers Face Extra Inspection After Chili Pepper Seized at Border

TNL Staff

Five Chinese manufacturers producing the seized chili powder at the border are to undergo extra scrutiny that their all their food imports will be inspected until mid-October.

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Britain Rejects Calls to Label China a ‘Threat’ After Suspicions of Spying

Voice of America

The British government has refused to officially label China as a “threat”, despite calls from lawmakers after a researcher in the British parliament was allegedly accused of spying for China.


Diplomatic Reengagement With China a Balancing Act for Western Countries

Voice of America

Analysts believe that the efforts by the US, UK, and Australia to rebuild diplomatic ties are necessary to prevent the further decline in bilateral relations, for example, with China having lifted tariffs on Australian commodities recently.


Maria Ressa acquitted of final tax evasion charge

Deutsche Welle

Maria Ressa, the renowned investigative journalist of Rappler, has faced multiple legal disputes, which she claims are politically motivated. Despite the acquittal, she still faces two additional legal battles.


Biden Meets Chinese Premier on G20 Sidelines

Voice of America

U.S. President Joe Biden expressed his intention to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, despite a 10-month gap in communication.

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