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Philippines Draws A Line on South China Sea

Is this a non-starter for China?

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Thanks to Cambodia, China Blocks ASEAN Censure Effort

Last week, China promised Cambodia $600 million. This week, Cambodia returned the favor.

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New Filipino President Wants Less Cozy Relations with America

China’s ears pricked up.

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Australia Closes in on Sub Deal with Japan

The deal seems more consistent with Australia’s China policy than it did last fall.

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Beijing Takes Control of Pakistan Port

China expects to rely more and more on maritime trade.

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India Putting Down Roots in Contested Territory

Many of today’s most consequential geopolitical questions are about who should control territory.

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Japan Pulls Ahead of China in Bid for Indian Rail Deal

The contract would be a big economic and political victory for Japan, which has been looking for opportunities to challenge China’s position as a leading international developer.

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Taiwanese Presidential Candidate Visits Japan

Will Taiwan cozy up to its old colonial ruler?

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China Edges Closer to North Korea

Xi has sent a trusted envoy to celebrate the anniversary of North Korea’s founding. South Korea and Japan won’t be happy, but China isn’t happy with them.

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Showdown in the South China Sea

It’s a go: An unnamed U.S. official has confirmed that the United States Navy will sail ships within 12 miles of China’s reclaimed reefs in the Spratly archipelago.

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