Kachin Unrest: China’s Mixed Blessing (republished)
Unrest in Myanmar’s northeastern Kachin state is a headache for Beijing. Yet it is also an opportunity to promote Chinese strategic aims in the country. China wants what Myanmar has – Indian Ocean access and an abundance of natural resources to support its rise. As tensions mount, Beijing is planning its next move to counter growing US and European influence.
The Philippines’ Reaction to Pompeo’s Interpretation of the US-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty
At the joint press conference with Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin on 1 March 2019, the US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, after attacking China by stating that “China’s island-building […]