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Chinese aid

China, Cambodia join hands to develop model village for poverty alleviation in Cambodia

China Foundation for Peace and Development (CFPD) and Cambodia’s Civil Society Alliance Forum (CSAF) signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) here on Friday to work together to develop a Cambodia-China friendship model village for poverty alleviation. The MoA was inked by CFPD’s secretary-general Xu Jianguo and ...

Chinese top political advisor visits Laos to promote bilateral cooperation, boost ties

Chinese top political advisor Wang Yang paid an official visit to Laos from Nov. 16 to 19, calling for implementation of consensus reached by leaders of the two parties and two countries to further enhance bilateral relations. During his four-day stay in the southeastern Asian country, ...

Shenzhen Institute of Planning to undertake Sihanoukville masterplan

The Shenzhen Urban Planning and Design Institute has been commissioned to undertake a masterplan to transform Sihanoukville into a modern sprawling metropolis, using the Shenzhen experience as its secret recipe. The institute is a planning, consulting, research and design agency that focuses on creating and pragmatically ...

Time to push China for real Mekong partnership

The Asean summit offers a great opportunity for Mekong riparian countries to press China, a major dialogue partner, on commitments for sustainable development of the region’s most important river. Leading the Chinese delegation is Premier Li Keqiang. He is to meet our prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ...

Nauvarat Suksamran

Silk Road sweeteners: China woos Myanmar's NLD with junkets

The National League for Democracy was forged in an uprising against one-party rule. Its activists spent years in jail under Myanmar’s military junta. But since taking power three years ago, the party led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has found an unlikely ally ...

Shoon Naing and Simon Lewis

China to Provide 1 Billion Yuan Socioeconomic Grant to Myanmar

China will provide a grant of 1 billion yuan (225.39 billion kyats, or approximately US$148 million) for socioeconomic development projects under an economic and technical cooperation agreement signed in Beijing last week. Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release on Monday that the ...

China's plan to buy influence and undermine democracy

[] To enhance its economic and political clout, China has made substantial inroads across Southeast Asia on the back of multi-billion-dollar infrastructure and investment deals like the one in Cambodia. This is how China will engage with the world for the foreseeable future. At the ...

Philip Heijmans

China gives $240m in aid

China has granted $240 million aid to Cambodia under agreements signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on a state visit to Beijing. Mr Hun Sen and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang signed six deals on Tuesday after a one-hour meeting to discuss ties between the nations. In ...

China asked to fund bridges

Cambodia on March 6 asked China to help fund the construction of two bridges across the Mekong River, which it said would cut traffic congestion in Phnom Penh and help create a ring road around the city. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship ...

Construction of Laos-China railway kicks off

Construction of the Laos-China railway to link Vientiane with the Chinese border will finally get underway following an official ceremony held in Luang Prabang province on December 25. In his remarks at the ceremony, Minister of Public Works and Transport Dr Bounchanh Sinthavong said actual ...

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