Emanuele Scimia

Emanuele Scimia is an independent journalist and foreign affairs analyst.
Emanuele Scimia
Emanuele Scimia is an independent journalist and foreign affairs analyst.

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Opinion | Europe continues to welcome Chinese investment in its ports, despite US concerns about Beijing’s global maritime ambitions

The hard reality for Trump is that Chinese businesses are modernising European port infrastructure and creating jobs as part of belt and road integration. Many in Europe see US fears about the Chinese navy gaining greater strategic access as overblown.

21 Jun 2019 - 2:55AM

The hard reality for Trump is that Chinese businesses are modernising European port infrastructure and creating jobs as part of belt and road integration. Many in Europe see US fears about the Chinese navy gaining greater strategic access as overblown.

Europe continues to welcome Chinese investment in its ports, despite US concerns about Beijing’s global maritime ambitions
Opinion | Donald Trump’s intimidation of Iran with US Navy movements in the Persian Gulf risks weakening its South China Sea operations

The US Navy is in danger of spreading itself too thin and needs support from allies and like-minded countries in the South China Sea.

21 May 2019 - 3:26AM

The US Navy is in danger of spreading itself too thin and needs support from allies and like-minded countries in the South China Sea.

Donald Trump’s intimidation of Iran with US Navy movements in the Persian Gulf risks weakening its South China Sea operations
Opinion | China’s 5G tech may do more than revolutionise communications – it may redraw global security alliances

The US has been clear that it will reconsider its partnerships with countries that use crucial Chinese technology. However, ultimately, the appeal of 5G may lure many countries away from the US.

20 Apr 2019 - 3:04AM

The US has been clear that it will reconsider its partnerships with countries that use crucial Chinese technology. However, ultimately, the appeal of 5G may lure many countries away from the US.

China’s 5G tech may do more than revolutionise communications – it may redraw global security alliances
Opinion | The EU’s China strategy, while avoiding Trump-style confrontation, puts European unity to the test

While it won’t confront China as Trump has done, the grouping wants to address its concerns over some Chinese policies through a united front. Italy’s lone endorsement of the belt and road recently shows the challenge it faces.

28 Mar 2019 - 12:12AM

While it won’t confront China as Trump has done, the grouping wants to address its concerns over some Chinese policies through a united front. Italy’s lone endorsement of the belt and road recently shows the challenge it faces.

The EU’s China strategy, while avoiding Trump-style confrontation, puts European unity to the test
Opinion | China and the EU are unlikely to become allies against Trump’s trade war, however much Beijing wishes otherwise

The continuing Chinese charm offensive is far from winning over EU sceptics who have long complained of Beijing’s unfair trade and investment practices, and in fact have taken action to counter it.

5 Dec 2018 - 8:14PM

The continuing Chinese charm offensive is far from winning over EU sceptics who have long complained of Beijing’s unfair trade and investment practices, and in fact have taken action to counter it.

China and the EU are unlikely to become allies against Trump’s trade war, however much Beijing wishes otherwise
Opinion | With a wary eye on China’s maritime expansion, the US is switching up a gear in the Indo-Pacific

Washington sees a connection between Beijing’s overseas infrastructure projects and military strategy objectives, and is trying to weaken China’s grip on some countries in the Indo-Pacific.

23 Aug 2018 - 12:46PM

Washington sees a connection between Beijing’s overseas infrastructure projects and military strategy objectives, and is trying to weaken China’s grip on some countries in the Indo-Pacific.

With a wary eye on China’s maritime expansion, the US is switching up a gear in the Indo-Pacific
South China Sea progress between China and Asean will run into choppy waters with the US

Emanuele Scimia says despite progress on a code of conduct in the South China Sea between China and Asean, the US will not cede influence in the region easily.

7 Aug 2018 - 2:15PM

Emanuele Scimia says despite progress on a code of conduct in the South China Sea between China and Asean, the US will not cede influence in the region easily.

South China Sea progress between China and Asean will run into choppy waters with the US
Taiwan’s dream of having its own submarine fleet must yield to a more realistic China defence plan

Quite apart from the forbidding price tag, the problem of technology access and the sheer imbalance in firepower, considering China’s naval assets, are challenges Taipei is unlikely to overcome.

19 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM

Quite apart from the forbidding price tag, the problem of technology access and the sheer imbalance in firepower, considering China’s naval assets, are challenges Taipei is unlikely to overcome.

Taiwan’s dream of having its own submarine fleet must yield to a more realistic China defence plan
French and British navies draw closer in the Pacific. Should China worry?

While France and Britain are jointly stepping up their military presence in regional waters, it’s not a given they will fully back America’s muscular position against China in the South China Sea.

4 Jun 2018 - 8:31PM

While France and Britain are jointly stepping up their military presence in regional waters, it’s not a given they will fully back America’s muscular position against China in the South China Sea.

French and British navies draw closer in the Pacific. Should China worry?
Why Iran nuclear deal fallout could scuttle China’s Middle East ambitions 

China has a big stake in ensuring that the Iran nuclear deal stays intact as its investment and influence in the Middle East grows.

9 May 2018 - 8:39PM

China has a big stake in ensuring that the Iran nuclear deal stays intact as its investment and influence in the Middle East grows.

Why Iran nuclear deal fallout could scuttle China’s Middle East ambitions 
Britain’s naval expansion in the Indo-Pacific will anger China, and accomplish little else

The UK’s recent expansion to the East, including establishing a naval base in Bahrain and naval stopovers with Beijing’s regional rivals, can’t hide the fact that the UK cannot project power in China’s backyard by itself.

13 Apr 2018 - 7:41PM

The UK’s recent expansion to the East, including establishing a naval base in Bahrain and naval stopovers with Beijing’s regional rivals, can’t hide the fact that the UK cannot project power in China’s backyard by itself.

Britain’s naval expansion in the Indo-Pacific will anger China, and accomplish little else
How Taiwan’s own silk road could help reduce regional tensions
Can China really buy its way to global cultural influence via the soccer pitch?
Is Russia entering the fray in the East China Sea?
Taiwan must weigh strategic needs as it feuds with Japan and the Philippines over territorial disputes
In the South and East China seas, an anti-China coalition is taking shape
China’s mishandling of North Korea’s nuclear ambitions may come back to haunt it
China, the US and the paradox of tension in the Taiwan Strait
Beijing’s initiative on Syria highlights the constraints of Chinese diplomacy
No permanent friends for Britain in newly pragmatic foreign policy
No sign of a thaw in ties between Beijing and Holy See, despite ordination of Vatican-chosen bishop in Henan
China emerges a major winner from Iran nuclear deal