A Chinese railroad to Nepal would potentially be a dual-use infrastructure, exacerbating regional tensions and increasing pressure on India.
Cross-linked in each others' visions for a prosperous and peaceful Indo-Pacific, Japan also shared a role in democratic India's rise to the 5th largest economy.
In a courtesy call, presumptive Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Japanese Ambassador Kazuhiko Koshikawa discussed their countries’ trade, investment, and security ties.
“Everyone understands Japan’s assistance has contributed to the development of our nation. In contrast, Chinese assistance seems harmful” (Pradeep Jayewardene)
Sri Lanka, a nucleus of the Indian Ocean region and the free and open Indo-Pacific, faces unprecedented instability in the wake of Chinese financial entanglements.
The Japan-India-Sri Lanka trilateral, although still at a nascent stage, echoes the promise of propelling Colombo as an important partner in the regional maritime paradigm towards...