The "Flashy infrastructure” promised by China has severely damaged local ecosystems and infringed sovereignty, a spokesperson for Taiwan’s foreign ministry warned.
This much-misunderstood prototype of American engagement with the world deserves revisiting, even if the novel and film that made it famous are rightfully forgotten.
As Boris Johnson prepares to take over as Britain’s next prime minister, we revisit this 2017 commentary on a classic Johnson gaffe, made during the then foreign minister’s visit
Xi received a lavish welcome that included a performance of "I Love Thee, China" and thousands of people holding placards to form a picture of Xi's face and the Chinese flag.
North Korea's official newspaper welcomed the "historic visit" in a front-page commentary saying Xi's trip highlights two-way ties that "never waver despite any headwinds.”
Both governments also reaffirmed their commitment to cooperation on security, development, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and counterterrorism.
Modi is the first foreign leader to visit Sri Lanka since the Easter bombings.
Cambodia risks losing the special access to the EU trading bloc over its human rights records.
The Irrawaddy interviews Yun Sun, expert on China-Myanmar relations, ahead of the Belt and Road Forum at which some Myanmar BRI project agreements are expected to be signed.
Kim Jong Un said his country needs to deliver a “telling blow” to sanction-imposing countries by upping its efforts to create a self-supporting national economy.
Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing’s visit comes two weeks before State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is due to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping during the second Belt and Road forum.
Diplomats in Brussels have said that tensions over trade, investments and minority rights mean China and the EU may fail to agree a joint declaration at the April 9 summit.
U.S. officials and a number of international leaders got involved in defusing the rising tensions between Pakistan and India last month.
Similar campaigns in the past have proved ineffectual.
During his recent visit to Myanmar, Czech Republic Deputy Foreign Minister Martin Tlapa spoke with The Irrawaddy about the countries’ shared past experiences and future support.