STANDARD DIGITAL 13 September 2018 by  Dan Weku The curious development about Kenya’s dalliance with China is the negative public sentiment, especially the apprehensive view that the Chinese are a threat to the economy. But as the tide turned against their seeming dominance and debt diplomacy, African leaders were in Beijing seeking more loans from China. The story...

ASIA TIMES 10 September 2018 For nearly 10 years, Beijing has been tightening its grip on strategic zones within its sphere of influence, notably in the South China Sea. Now, according to the Pentagon’s 2018 annual report on China’s military power, that buildup is coming of age: the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has ramped up not only its land army but also its...

THE ECONOMIC TIMES 31 August 2018 Global ambitions In pursuit of its global ambitions and emerge as the next super power China is creating military bases...

Port Technology 17 August 2018 China may be investing in its ‘Belt’ to improve and connect rail networks across the ancient East and West ‘Silk...

Next BIG Future 27 July 2018 China might station up to 10,000 marines, navy seamen and other personnel in its African base at Djibouti. China is expanding...

PORT TECHNOLOGY 24 July 2018 The One Belt One Road Initiative (BRI) is the single biggest infrastructure redevelopment project in history, and no other...

The National 21 June 2018 The US-China trade dispute – with the bulk of President Donald Trump’s punitive tariffs scheduled to take effect from July...

The Sydney Morning Herald 23 May 2018 Cattle ranchers in south-east Arizona, where I grew up, have an expression: “You can’t roll your sleeves and wring your hands at the same time.” The ranchers usually directed this phrase towards government officials who were vacillating on an issue. The point was, quit lamenting about the what-ifs and the what-might-have-beens;...

China morning Post 4 MAY 2018 deputy assistant defence secretary for South and Southeast Asia, said the United States “should be concerned” about...

The Interpreter 3 May 2018 In 2017, the “Indo-Pacific” emerged as a defining geopolitical construct tying the future of states from East...