India Wants Both Russia and the US as Allies Against China

Russia is an unreliable, autocratic, and pro-China country. Yet India, the world’s biggest democracy, is aligned with the East European country due to a historical relationship and an Indian desire to maintain both Russian and American friends for any potential fight against China. Read more on

Bruce Klingner: More Pressure Needs to Be Put on China Over North Korea

Military activity on the Korean Peninsula is catching the attention of the United States and its allies around … Read more on

NBA’s Golden State Warriors seek distance from Uighur comments

Executive board member Chamath Palihapitiya says he doesn’t care about ‘what’s happening’ to Muslim minority group. Read more on

Virgin Galactic says that remarks by its chairman Chamath Palihapitiya that ‘nobody cares’ about the Uyghur genocide ‘do not reflect’ the company’s views

Virgin Galactic says it believes in “fundamental human rights” after Chairman Chamath Palihapitiya said “nobody cares” about China’s Uyghur genocide. Read more on

China’s Lending Comes Under Fire as Sri Lankan Debt Crisis Deepens

The crunch has opened a window for India, which provided financial relief to Sri Lanka last week, to push back against Chinese influence in the Indian Ocean region. Read more on

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Golden State Warriors Co-Owner Under Fire for Saying ‘Nobody Cares’ About Uyghurs

NBA team co-owner and billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya is facing internet outrage after declaring that “nobody cares” about the plight of persecuted Uyghurs in China’s far west Xinjiang region. Read more on

Warriors part-owner and venture capitalist attempts to clarify scathing remarks on Uyghur Muslims

Chamath Palihapitiya, the Golden State Warriors’ part-owner and founder and CEO of Social Capital, attempted to clarify his scathing remarks about the human rights abuses faced by Uyghur Muslims in China on Monday. Read more on

US Should Provide Philippines With Ballistic Missiles to Defend Against China

News Analysis Russia is making inroads against democracies and traditional U.S. allies like the Philippines, India, and Turkey, … Read more on

Colombo Port City: A new Dubai or a Chinese enclave?

China is helping Sri Lanka build a new city to rival global offshore centres. Who will it benefit? Read more on

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Japan Is Becoming an Increasingly Valuable Partner in Resistance to China’s Authoritarian Advances

As Communist China increases hostilities in the Indo-Pacific region, Japan is stepping up, not only with bold statements against China’s intimidation but with action—including military contingency planning with the U.S. and joint defense agreements with regional allies. Read more on

Why the Kazakhstan intervention benefits China as well as Russia

Beijing’s support for the Moscow-led alliance’s actions to quell violence in the Central Asian nation shows value of regional stability to both powers. Read more on

Philippines bets Brahmos will keep China at bay

In a bid to reinforce its weak defenses in the South China Sea, the Philippines has issued a notice of award to India to acquire the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile in an approximate US$375 milli… Read more on

Philippines Acquires India’s Anti-Ship Missile System for $375 Million

The Philippines has agreed to buy the BrahMos anti-ship missile system jointly developed by India and Russia worth $375 million, its Defense Secretary said on Friday, in a move seen as a response to China’s assertiveness in the disputed South China Sea. Read more on

India General: Will Deal With Chinese Army Firmly

China and India are grappling with a stalemate at their shared border. Read more on

What the Uyghur Legal Action in Turkey Against CCP Leaders Means

Uyghur exiles want 112 Chinese politicians and officers, including Xi Jinping, tried for crimes against humanity in Istanbul. They explain to Bitter Winter why. Read more on