Laos falls into China’s debt trap

Economy 06/28/22, 19:03

2022 is a challenging year for Laos. The country has fallen into the Chinese debt trap, following countries such as Sri Lanka and Pakistan.  At present, the rising public debt is a major worry for Laos.  According to the World Bank, the nation's public debt last year totaled 14.5 billion dollars, and ...

North Korea suspends imports of COVID-19 supplies from China in May

China 06/23/22, 08:32

While confirming to the world that the country is battling a COVID-19 flare-up, North Korea allegedly stopped importing pandemic supplies from China last month. As Chinese media Da Ji Yuan reported, customs data released by the Chinese regime on June 20 showed that North Korea did not import any masks, thermometers, ...

Zambia becomes China’s next big debtor after joining Belt and Road

Economy 06/21/22, 07:53

Zambia is being considered the next victim of China's Belt and Road. According to the South China Morning Post, this country has suffered a financial crisis, with foreign debts as high as 17.3 billion US dollars, and China is the first creditor.  Zambia has approved many investment projects from China's Belt ...

‘Racism for sale’, a scandal that has not been settled yet

Social problem 06/20/22, 16:35

BBC reporter Runako Celina and her friends carried out a two-year investigation into the origins of videos of African children on Chinese social media. BBC Africa published Runako Celina's report titled "Racism for sale" on June 14, and it quickly became a hot topic. Chinese social networks spread videos about a ...

Canada’s new bill protects cybersecurity from Chinese telecoms

Canada 06/18/22, 01:47

To protect the telecommunications system from cyber attacks, the Canadian federal government introduced a new bill. The bill will also ban Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE from the country's 4G and 5G networks. On June 14, according to The Epoch Times, Marco Mendicino, Canada's Public Safety Minister, presented Bill C-26 ...

Chinese loans contribute to Pakistan’s lengthy power cuts

Pakistan 06/17/22, 00:14

As the Pakistan government struggles to pay debts owed to Chinese electricity providers, they must endure daily blackouts. Amid an economic crisis, life and business have become more arduous. According to Nikkei Asia, while some areas in Pakistan endure 8 hours of power cut per day, the worst-hit areas only have ...

Ukraine President calls on nations to support Taiwan against China’s threat

China 06/15/22, 01:09

Columnist Josh Rogin of the Washington Post on June 11, wrote that Ukrainian President Zelensky called on Asian countries to support Taiwan in face of growing aggression from Beijing. Speaking via video at the 19th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Ukraine's President answered a question from Rokin about how to respond to ...

Belt and Road Initiative: retreat from Russia, focus on Central Asia

Russia 06/15/22, 00:50

According to analysts, because of the changing geopolitical issues, China would divert its infrastructure and investment program away from its close peer Russia and focus more on Central Asian countries. The Washington Post reported on June 2 that Moscow has been pushing for Beijing to fulfill its "no limits" partnership promises ...