As the two global superpowers go head-to-head over trade, the two leaders’ rhetoric reveals underlying currents at play.
Despite making extensive concessions to Beijing, the Philippines has not received much in return. What looked like an appealing marriage, has become an abusive relationship.
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Beijing’s decision not to invite the Singaporean Prime Minister to a key summit is part of a larger plan to undermine Southeast Asian regional politics.
China has wasted no time stepping up its audacious bid to exert more control over ASEAN following Donald Trump’s election as US president. Southeast Asian nations find themselves in an uncomfortable position.
Nguyen Xuan Phuc will be the first Southeast Asian leader to visit Trump’s White House in a three-day visit beginning May 31. He is there for economics while Trump needs a strategic friend.
China claims that its One Belt One Road Initiative aims at promoting international cooperation and encouraging globalisation. To some, it is also President Xi Jinping’s plan to establish himself as China’s third “core” leader.
Tensions between China, America and North Korea have reached boiling point in the Pacific as Pyongyang’s man threatens thermonuclear war.
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