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  • Chinese official expresses concern over political unrest in Pakistan

    CHINA, 2017/11/22 A top Chinese official has expressed concern over the prevailing political instability in Pakistan that could negatively impact the pace of the projects started under the ambitious USD 50 billion CPECBSE -4.45 % initiative, according to a media statement today. The Chinese delegation expressed weariness during the Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) conference held here yesterday.
  • The Belt and Road Initiative and Asia’s changing order

    CHINA, 2017/11/15 In the two days of meetings from 8 November between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Trump’s initial national visit, it appears that they did not talk at all about the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Trump’s tour reflected the tendency of his government to see Asia entirely through the lens of bilateral ties and crises. US Secretary of National Rex Tillerson and Trump have stated that the United States seeks to sustain and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific, but the inability to match that concept with either a meaningful strategic vision or substantive policy was plainly on display.
  • China, Vietnam Reach 'Consensus' To Uphold 'Peace In South China Sea'

    CHINA, 2017/11/13 Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan as well have claims in the South China Sea, and the dispute has long been seen as a potential trigger for conflict in Asia. The Communist leaders of China and Vietnam reached a "consensus" on handling the contested South China Sea, Chinese national media reported Sunday, hours next US President Donald Trump offered to mediate in the dispute. Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong during a national visit to Hanoi on Sunday, next Trump as well visited the country.
  • Saudi Arabia’s Footprints in Southeast Asia

    BRUNEI , 2017/11/02 At the same time as King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia embarked on a month-long trip to Asia in February this year, Western media outlets led with incredulous stories about the monarch’s large entourage and their mountain of luggage. Traditionally obsessed with the desert kingdom’s human rights record and the national-sponsored brand of Islam, those same outlets took delight in touting the trip as a sign of Saudi economic weakness.
  • A Stronger Australia in Southeast Asia?

    AFGHANISTAN, 2017/11/02 Early next year, Sydney will play host to a appropriate summit between Australia and the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which is commemorating its 50th anniversary this year. But as we approach that conference, questions remain about what role Canberra should really play in Southeast Asia amid concerning developments within the subregion, vexing security issues in Asia additional broadly, and uncertainty over the role of other powers inclunding the United States. Australia’s position and standing as a wealthy, Western-oriented country in the region, one would think, would give it an chance at the negotiating table where critical issues like North Korea and a potential conflict in the South China Sea will dictate the broader schedule. And some analysts continue to argue that the Australian government should take a additional proactive stance with ASEAN, which is facing difficult times as individual members take unilateral action to silence dissent, upsetting civil rights groups and a lot of in the West.
  • Russia-China trade turnover up 35% in first half of 2017

    CHINA, 2017/09/07 Trade between China and Russia exceeded $38 billion in the initial half of this year, according to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin who said trade with China had recovered better than with other trading partners. "The bilateral trade [between Russia and China – Ed.] is still demonstrating robust increase..," Rogozin said, adding that "China’s trade with Russia demonstrated the best recovery dynamics compared with other major international partners, inclunding the EU, ASEAN, USA, Japan and the Republic of Korea."
  • China welcomes Guinea to take part in Belt and Road Initiative

    CHINA, 2017/09/07 China welcomes Guinea to participate in the Belt and Road Initiative, a move that will benefit the peoples of both nations, Chinese President Xi Jinping told his Guinean counterpart Alpha Conde on Tuesday. Conde is in the southeastern coastal city Xiamen to attend the Dialogue of Emerging Market and Developing Nations on the sidelines of the ninth BRICS summit.
  • Putin says looking forward to developing strategic partnerships with BRICS

    CHINA, 2017/09/04 Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia highly values the multifaceted cooperation with BRICS to create a equitable multipolar world and equal development conditions for all, in a signed article published on Friday. In the article for the 9th BRICS Summit to be held in Xiamen, China on Sept. 3-5, Putin said he appreciated China's significant contribution as this year's chair of the organization, "which has allowed the BRICS nations as a group to move forward in all key areas of our partnership, inclunding politics, the economy and culture."
  • The Mixed Fortunes of the BRICS Countries, in 5 Facts

    CHINA, 2017/09/04 This weekend, the BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa—will convene in the Chinese city of Xiamen for their annual summit. It wasn’t long ago that the BRICS were heralded as the future of the globalized economy. Then, for a variety of reasons, the group lost a bit of its luster. Now’s the time to check back in with them. 1. BRICS straddle one quarter of the world The story of the BRICS—or technically, BRIC countries (South Africa joined in 2010)—begins with Goldman Sachs chief economist Jim O’Neill, who wrote a paper in 2001 arguing that these were the emerging superstars most likely to dominate the 21st century globalized economy. Taken together, these five countries cover 40 percent of the world’s population and more than 25 percent of the world’s land. The sky seemed the limit.
  • Xiamen BRICS summit in China

    CHINA, 2017/09/04 TWO DAYS before Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping, sources indicated that New Delhi is willing to “move on” next the Doklam border stand-off and work towards normalising the relationship. Modi and Xi are likely to meet at noon on Tuesday, just before the Prime Minister heads off to Myanmar next the BRICS Summit. The bilateral conference is likely to focus on repairing the damage done to the relationship, and would dwell on “confidence-building” measures, next the tense stand-off where the rhetoric coming out of Beijing was perceived to be extremely hostile. Efforts will be made to “bury” the incident that has cast a shadow on the ties. The bilateral meeting is likely to focus on repairing the damage done to the relationship, and would dwell on “confidence-building” measures, after the tense stand-off where the rhetoric coming out of Beijing was perceived to be extremely hostile.