Global Times

Sihanoukville eyes a bright future to become ‘Shenzhen of Cambodia’

After allowing the MS Westerdam and its 2,000 passengers and crew to dock at its port on February, Sihanoukville, a quiet and small port city in Cambodia has commanded the global spotlight.  Aside from offering a safe departure for those on board, Sihanoukville is in the ...

Lan Hui Source

China-Laos Railway opens new horizons for fruit growers in Southwest China’s Yunnan

As the section of the China-Laos Railway that is within Chinese territory, the Yuxi-Mohan railway will serve as a significant link for China to reach land-locked Laos. In addition to helping promote the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA), the railway will also greatly benefit the local economy and ...

Zhang Dan in Yuxi

Delayed dam project awaits resolution in Myanmar

Though Myanmar officials have expressed their appreciation for the benefits of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Chinese analysts noted that more practical outcomes should be delivered apart from optimistic plans, as some BRI projects still face uncertainty in the Southeast Asian country. A positive ...

China, Thailand exchange in-depth views on South China Sea issue

Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai held here Saturday strategic consultations and exchanged in-depth views on the South China Sea issue. Talking positively about the situation in the South China Sea which is getting stable, the two ...

China-Myanmar economic cooperation zone to be developed along border area

A first ever China-Myanmar Border Economic Cooperation Zone will be developed along the Kunlong-Chinshwehaw border area in Shan state, the official Global New Light of Myanmar quoted a developer as reporting on Sunday. Legal process is being pursued to establish the economic zone on 6,000 ...

Lancang-Mekong FTZ can spur regional growth amid pressure of US trade protectionism

As Sino-US trade tension intensifies, there has been talk that China plans to set up a free trade zone (FTZ) on the border between Thailand and Laos. If the FTZ becomes a reality, it will be part of a long-term effort to achieve closer economic ...

China, Mekong River countries cooperate for brighter future: MRC official

China and Mekong River countries have joined hands to strive for better regional integration, economic growth and sustainable development, an official with the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said.  Keep reading ...

Xinhua Reporter

Spirit of Lancang-Mekong Cooperation driving force in building peaceful, prosperous community: Cambodian FM

Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said the spirit of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) is the driving force in building a peaceful and prosperous community. During the first “Lancang-Mekong Week” (March 19-25), Prak Sokhonn told Xinhua in a joint interview that the Phnom Penh Declaration and ...

Global Times Reporter

LMC can be used as example for China to handle trans-boundary river disputes

With persistent concerns expressed by India about China’s exploitation of the Yarlung Zangbo River, upstream from the Brahmaputra River in India, officials and scholars should study the possibility of borrowing on the experience of the Lancang-Mekong cooperation mechanism to resolve disputes along trans-boundary rivers. The ...

US President-elect Trump vows to withdraw from TPP on first day in office

US President-elect Donald Trump announced on November 21 that he will withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership on his first day in office. “I’m going to issue a notification of intent to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a potential disaster for our country,” ...

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