China made clear today it is not about to take the trade dispute with the US lying down. Beijing plans to match Washington's import taxes with 25 percent tariffs on more than one hundred items.
Through a series of major investment funds and development aid projects, Australia and China are trying to outbid each other to create networks of power and influence in poorer Pacific nations.
The ten-member ASEAN and its partners are meeting this week amid worries the US-China trade row will negatively impact the region. The summit is expected to see progress made on a China-backed regional trade pact.
At the ASEAN Summit in Singapore, Beijing tried to strengthen ties with Southeast Asian states. DW’s Frank Sieren says that could have far-reaching consequences for Europe’s role in global politics.
China's premier has hailed progress on an agreement that would "ensure peace and stability" in the strategic sea. Beijing has continued to fill a void as US influence in the region wanes under Donald Trump.
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