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Chinas Foreign Minister Visits Kiribati, Where Fishing Ground Is at Stake

Kiribati made a rare exception to its pandemic border closure for Wang Yi and a Chinese delegation to visit.

27 May 2022 7:25 pm
Imran Khan Pauses Long March to Islamabad

The former Pakistani prime minister has given the Shehbaz Sharif government six days to call elections.

27 May 2022 2:00 pm
In the Philippines, Civil Society Grows Amid Democratic Backsliding

At this month's election, the vibrant campaign of Vice President Leni Robredo offered some glimmers of hope for the country's democracy.

27 May 2022 7:26 am
Blinken Emphasizes Cooperation, Including With Beijing, in China Policy Speech

Blinken emphasized cooperation with allies and partners, and even with China itself, in his long-awaited speech.

27 May 2022 12:09 am
Chinas Real Estate Slump: Underlying Issues

Although the current approach will ease some major indicators, such as property sales and prices, they will not necessarily resolve the core issues.

26 May 2022 5:44 pm
China Wants 10 Pacific Nations to Sign a Major Cooperation Agreement

Micronesias president called the draft sent out by Beijing the single most game-changing proposed agreement in the Pacific in any of our lifetimes.

25 May 2022 10:43 pm
Can the Eurasian Economic Union Survive Putin?

If the EAEU is simply an economic project, the current circumstances will strain its relevance as members suffer the consequences of close ties to the Russian economy.

25 May 2022 9:17 pm
Xinjiang Police Files Show Xi Jinpings Personal Involvement in Uyghur Persecution

The files, in addition to adding to a mountain of evidence of the abuse and detention of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, include previously secret speeches tying the oppression directly to the top.

25 May 2022 7:03 pm
Indian Assistance to Sri Lanka: Lifeline or Chokehold?

India received many concessions from the Rajapaksas in recent years and has vested interests in the status quo.

25 May 2022 3:53 pm
Marcos Considering Extension of Key US-Philippines Security Pact

The Philippine President-elect has indicated that he wants good relations with both the United States and China. Whether he can achieve it is another question.

25 May 2022 11:02 am
China, Russia Fly 6 Bombers Near Japan Amid Quad Summit

The first such joint flight since November 2021 coincided with Japan's hosting of the Quad summit.

24 May 2022 8:50 pm
What Lies Behind Modis Nepal Visit?

The choice to visit Lumbini for Buddha's birthday was carefully crafted both religiously and geopolitically.

24 May 2022 8:37 pm
50 Years After US Occupation, Okinawa Continues to Resist Military Bases

The burden of hosting U.S. military bases continues to be a serious issue for Okinawa, even half a century after its return to Japan.

24 May 2022 6:18 pm
Vanuatu Shows How to Reduce Emissions Through Trade Facilitation

When it comes to cutting emissions, there is low-hanging fruit ripe for the picking. These Asia-Pacific countries show how to do it.

23 May 2022 8:30 pm
Is Shanghais Lockdown Over?

Not yet its still life in limbo for many of Shanghais residents.

23 May 2022 7:56 pm
Assessing Singapores Next Leader

Insights from Linda Lim.

23 May 2022 7:28 pm
Yoon and Biden Hold 1st Summit Meeting in Seoul

U.S. President Joe Biden visited South Korea from May 20 to May 22 and discussed regional issues with new South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol.

23 May 2022 5:48 pm
Australian Voters Demand Change, Oust Morrisons Coalition Government

Out of the wreckage of Morrisons Liberal rule comes a new political era for Australia.

23 May 2022 4:54 pm