Some 50,000 Chinese migrants have flocked to Ghana to stake their claim in the country’s illegal gold mining rush with dire environmental, economic, and social consequences.
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As China and India continue to face off over a tiny patch of Himalayan highland, Bhutan is caught in the middle with the dispute as much about Bhutan’s foreign policy as it is about territory.
While tensions in the South China Sea have the potential for limited skirmishes far out to sea, the competition over the resources of the Mekong River is putting millions at risk of natural disasters, famine and regional instability.
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WannaCry’s laid bare China’s addiction to pirated software and motivates Beijing to use its social credit system to penalize citizens using fake goods.
Traditional Chinese medicine provides China a surprisingly robust soft power tool in Africa, as Beijing increasingly exports medical expertise while also increasingly sourcing ingredients from Africa to meet domestic demand.
While the United Airlines scandal is playing out in the United States, it has become an equally compelling topic in Asia, highlighting the transnational public-image risks facing companies today.
An increasingly opportunistic and edgy China is capitalizing on uncertainty surrounding America’s future in Asia under a Trump administration to punish its neighbours – from Mongolia to Taiwan to Singapore – for going against Chinese interests.
Discover why this issue remains at the fore of Sino-Japanese relations, and how China’s view of the massacre has changed as history became a potent instrument in Beijing’s political toolbox.
Despite a new 15% tax on foreign property buyers in Vancouver, Canada will continue to attract Chinese investment, especially in agribusiness and tourism.