While international media has highlighted maritime disputes involving China on the South China Sea, Beijing’s relations with Japan, Taiwan and South Korea have also been tarnished by similar disagreements in the East China Sea.
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The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has now maintained a counter-piracy presence in the Indian Ocean for four years. This begs the question: why is China becoming increasingly cooperative in counter-piracy operations?
U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton travelled to nine Sub-Saharan countries during an 11-day tour of Africa, addressing the United States’ goals to ramp up its commitment to economic, security, and development initiatives in the region.
What divides ASEAN’s member states is a growing theme that affects everybody: an emerging US-Chinese rivalry for regional influence.
Following several trade missions to China and emphatic discussion of increasing investment opportunities, it appears that Canada and the Asian superpower have finally struck a deal.
China has once again fueled the regional fire that has characterized its relations with neighbouring states for the last several decades.
One question that arises in the general environment of public controversy and outrage is: to what extent Hong Kong is a democracy?
The SCO’s largely security driven agenda has given rise to speculation that the organization has evolved as a counterbalance to NATO in the East.
As the world’s second largest crude oil producer, Iran is too important of an energy partner for China to simply sideline out of geopolitical pressure.
From the Korean peninsula came news on Thursday that construction on a divisive Republic of Korean (ROK) naval base could proceed on Jeju Island.