Obama in the Middle East: Condominium Or Equilibrium?

LobeLog | Mar 28, 2015

It is also perhaps a demonstration of Obama’s very challenging efforts to establish an “equilibrium” between Shia and Sunni forces throughout the Middle East region, especially in the Gulf. Obama explicitly made such equilibrium a strategic aim in the region in his famous interview with The New Yorker’s David Remnick 14 months ago.

China To Enhance People-To-People Ties During Belt and Road Cooperation

Xinhua | Mar 28, 2015

China called for closer people-to-people bond when implementing the Belt and Road Initiative, in a bid to win public support for deepening bilateral and multinational cooperation.

China to Launch New Scholarship Inspired by President Xi’s 'One Belt and One Road'

Yibada | Mar 28, 2015

The government is set to launch a new scholarship program for students coming from countries involved in the country’s Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, the Beijing Times reported.

Radio Wars: Information Battle Heats Up As Russia And China Muscle In

The National | Mar 28, 2015

Last December, Peter Horrocks, the BBC World Service’s former director, warned that the West was losing the “information war” with Moscow as the old Cold War foe pumped out wave after wave of pro-Kremlin propaganda on its rapidly expanding radio, TV and online platforms.

Media Urged to Play Role in Strengthening Pak-China Ties

Xinhua | Mar 28, 2015

China's Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong, a number of media persons from both China and Pakistan, strategists, academicians, diplomats and foreign relation experts attended the forum to discuss media potentials to further promoting relations between the two countries.

Sieren's China: Cine-mania comes to China

Deutsche Welle | Mar 28, 2015

For the first time ever, Chinese cinemas have taken more at the box office than American cinemas, - a development that has significant percussions for the international film industry, says DW columnist Frank Sieren.

China's Latest Power Play Comes At the Expense of America

The Week | Mar 28, 2015

Beijing has spent several years trying to persuade Western nations to join its Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which will soon open its doors and begin handing out billions of dollars in development loans to fund roads, ports, water and sanitation systems, and telecom projects across Asia. 

Vietnam Plays Key Role in China-Japan Aid Battle

The Wall Street Journal | Mar 28, 2015

But China’s growing economic role in Vietnam has faced a backlash which intensified after Beijing last year parked an oil rig in waters Hanoi also claims. Since then, China has sought to win over neighbors with pledges of development funds, and bills a new Asian development bank as a consensus-based approach to aid.

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