Beijing’s tone on the Middle East crisis has shifted since Hamas’s initial attack, becoming increasingly pro-Palestinian.
Beijing is happy to partner up with religious-led nations if it is in its strategic interests.
Areas such as artificial intelligence, green development, e-commerce, and tech cooperation have been added.
The forum made it clear that Russia is increasingly becoming a client state for China.
Vladimir Putin’s expected meeting with President Xi in Beijing is likely to cement China’s position as the most power partner.
Understanding China’s history could help western observers see its foreign policy more clearly.
US foreign policy initiatives in the Indo-Pacific seem focused on containing China and its influence.
China’s is building a transport and trade infrastructure in central Asia.
Brazil’s new leader is treading a fine line between China and the US in his foreign policy.
The Indonesian government needs to take worker safety on Chinese-backed projects seriously – otherwise it risks adding to worsening anti-China sentiment in Indonesia.
Chinese leadership of a peace deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia, adds to their power in the region.
China is expanding its relationship with the Taliban as a way of addressing its needs for increased energy supply.
China’s international lending projects have big potential impacts on oceans and coasts. By cooperating more closely with host countries, Beijing can make those projects more sustainable.
The sheer number of Chinese-funded dams pose a substantial risk to biodiversity. And yet, environmental regulation of these projects has serious flaws.
China has rich natural resources and is seeking to play a leadership role in global conservation, but its economic goals often take priority over protecting lands and wildlife.
An undemocratic Myanmar serves no one’s interests except China.
With Russia building new partnerships to gain support for its war, the US should re-engage with allies in its backyard, experts say.
China is challenging the idea of democracy, but western leaders are eroding democratic rights too.
China’s need for private security services in Africa has grown significantly as Beijing increases its investment in the continent.
In the short term, the war is causing energy prices to soar and prompting fears of famine in some countries. In the long term, it could remake the modern global supply chain.