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China to Build Naval Hub in Djibouti

Jeremy Page and Gordon Lubold
Beijing confirms for the first time plans for East African nation, already home to U.S. base.

Q. and A.: Christina Lin on China’s Antiterrorism Efforts

Chinese leaders have long been wary of joining global efforts against terrorism.



The China Africa Relationship: Crossroads or Cliff?

Cobus van Staden, Eric Olander, Huang Hongxiang, Yu-Shan Wu , Lina Benabdallah, Kemo Bosielo from ChinaFile Conversation
Eric Olander and Cobus van Staden publish the China Africa Project website, whose weekly podcast we are proud to syndicate. As we approach the sixth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit in Johannesburg, we’ve picked up written...

Obama Pledges Military Aid to Allies in Southeast Asia

Michael D. Shear
“We have a treaty obligation, an ironclad commitment to the defense of our ally the Philippines, who can count on the United States.”

The Strange Case of 77 Blue-Collar Chinese Migrants That Kenya Is Calling “Cyber-Hackers”

Lily Kuo
Their arrests are emblematic of a slowly brewing backlash against Chinese immigration to Africa.

Japan Could Risk Chinese Anger by Joining U.S. Sea Patrols

Justin McCurry
Shinzo Abe reported told Barack Obama that Tokyo would think about participating in operations in South China Sea.



Is China a Credible Partner in Fighting Terror?

Andrew Small, Chen Weihua, Wei Zhu, Eric Hundman from ChinaFile Conversation
In the wake of the terror attacks in Paris China’s foreign minister Wang Yi said, “China is also a victim of terrorism. The fight against the ‘East Turkestan Islamic Movement’… should become an important part of the international fight against...



How Can China’s Neighbors Make Progress at APEC?

Le Hong Hiep, Brian Eyler from ChinaFile Conversation
Ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit next week, we asked a group of experts from China’s neighboring countries what they thought the main thrust of discussion in Manila should be. If host, the Philippines, under pressure from...

India-China Talks Fail To Make Progress on Border Dispute

Vivek Raghuvanshi
"This is the highest level defense delegation to visit India in the recent years. The visit signifies the enhanced defense exchanges between India and China."...

China in Mind, Obama Pledges Military Aid to Allies in Southeast Asia

“My visit here underscores our shared commitment to the security of the waters of this region and to the freedom of navigation.”

Leaders of Taiwan and China Hold Historic Meeting

It was a brief encounter—an hour of discussions followed by a low-key dinner—but one of great historical resonance.

Vietnam Talks Trust With China, Invites Japanese Warship

Vietnam agreed to build a "truly trustworthy" relationship with China on Friday during a visit to Hanoi by its President Xi Jinping...



The China-Taiwan Summit

Richard Bernstein, Andrew J. Nathan, Jerome A. Cohen, Ho-fung Hung, Wei-chin Lee from ChinaFile Conversation
This Saturday, for the first time since 1949, the leaders of China and Taiwan will meet face to face. Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-jeou will meet in Singapore, not as Presidents, but—to sidestep one of many lingering areas of conflict since the Chinese...

China Sends Armed Jets Over Disputed Waters In Response to U.S. Naval Presence

Nash Jenkins
“It’s a signal China sent to the US that it is serious about its claims.”