- Daily Brief
- September 27, 2022
WHAT’S HAPPENING? China’s growing assertiveness is increasingly backed up by a modern and capable military force that is being developed
Myanmar’s political stalemate has been exacerbated by a regional power struggle between China and India which view any resolution to the ongoing conflict as tipping the scales in the favor of the other.
The Chinese government’s decision to insist on a zero-tolerance approach toward COVID-19 may come at a great cost to the country’s economy.
Australia is investing heavily in Pacific telecommunication networks in a rivalry with China for regional influence.
Chinese investors cut a secret deal with Congolese officials increasing their profit share of mining revenues while falling behind on promised infrastructure agreements.
Recent incidents involving migrant workers and Singaporean law enforcement call into question Singapore’s treatment of foreign workers in the construction sector.
China is trying to undo its world’s largest polluter status, but there are obstacles to meeting this goal.
China’s rapid ascent as a player in the competition for space will likely rebalance the current US-led space order.
New legislation may curtail corporate data collection, but state-led collection will likely persist.
Amid domestic and regional tensions, the choice between Washington and Beijing is becoming starker for Manila.
China’s latest fighter jet shows promise as a multirole aircraft but remains reliant on Russian know how.
Jakarta’s non-aligned stance is challenged by a maritime dispute with China and the threat of US sanctions.