Region

Chinese FM on Southeast Asian blitz to push Beijing’s Global Development Initiative

Wang Yi’s trip comes soon after G7 announces pledge to raise U.S. $600 billion for infrastructure in developing countries.

Bangladesh

Nobel laureate Yunus denies Bangladesh allegation on blocking Padma Bridge financing

South Asian government calls his denial an effort “to cover fish with vegetables.”

Thailand

China calls for junta cooperation with Myanmar opposition to resolve crisis

The comments came as an ASEAN envoy ended a visit without meeting all stakeholders.

Philippines

Marcos seeks to normalize ties with Beijing amid South China Sea tensions

Manila’s relationship with the Asian superpower should be multi-dimensional, the new president says.

South China Sea

US aircraft carrier to visit Vietnam as Western allies stage war games

The USS Ronald Reagan’s visit is seen as a show of strength, solidarity with Hanoi.

Bangladesh

Nobel laureate Yunus denies Bangladesh allegation on blocking Padma Bridge financing

South Asian government calls his denial an effort “to cover fish with vegetables.”

Signing the Koran: Inside Indonesia's Islamic boarding school for the deaf

Day One on the Padma Bridge

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