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Relentless Export Machine: China Doubles its Trade Surplus

Published Jun 22, 2022 2:51 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Business

[By David Uren] China’s trade surplus hit an extraordinary $292 billion in the first five months of the year—more t...

China's Real Ambitions in the South Pacific

Published Jun 17, 2022 4:51 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By John Garrick and Yan C. Bennett] President Xi Jinping’s ‘China dream’ now extends across the Pacific...

Opinion: Patrol Plane Run-In Symbolizes China's "Security Assistance"

Published Jun 8, 2022 3:09 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

The May 26 incident where a Chinese fighter aircraft fired flares and chaff at an Australian maritime patrol aircraft in inte...

Is the U.S. Really Committed to an Indo-Pacific Trade Agreement?

Published May 31, 2022 2:10 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By David Uren] The Biden administration attracted a dozen nations to the launch of its Indo-Pacific Economic Framework&nb...

China's Security Deal with the Solomons Could Include "Dual-Use" Ports

Published May 20, 2022 8:24 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By Anastasia Kapetas] A reading of some of the headlines on China’s new security deal with Solomon Islands might give th...

Lessons From the War in Ukraine for Indo-Pacific Navies

Published May 12, 2022 2:17 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By Malcolm Davis] The war in Ukraine looks set to become protracted. Russia’s expected rapid victory has failed to mater...

Russia's Experience in Ukraine May Make China Rethink Plans for Taiwan

Published Apr 27, 2022 12:44 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By Robert Wihtol] When Russia attacked Ukraine in late February, many were afraid that a Chinese assault on Taiwan would be ne...

From "Friendship" to Bases: China's Growing Influence in the Pacific

Published Apr 21, 2022 10:10 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By Anne-Marie Brady] In the Xi Jinping era, the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (comm...

Solomon Islands Breaks Neighbors' Trust With Chinese Security Deal

Published Apr 10, 2022 12:53 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By Richard Herr] In his statement to the Solomon Islands parliament on the draft security agreement between his coun...

Could China Establish a Naval Presence in the Solomon Islands?

Published Apr 1, 2022 2:29 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has a Chinese-government-proposed text for a security agreement between...

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