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Thailand strives to connect Belt and Road Initiative with its Eastern Economic Corridor

As soon as 25-year-old Jin Xiang landed a job at a Chinese steel factory in Thailand’s eastern Chonburi Province, he knew he would be part of the growing factor in propelling the Belt and Road Initiative and Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). The Chinese young ...

UN hosts dialogue on Belt and Road Initiative, 2030 Agenda in Cambodia

The United Nations in Cambodia has embarked on a research initiative to establish why and how both the Belt and Road Initiative and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are critical for realizing Cambodia’s vision to become an upper middle-income country by 2030. The UN ...

China accused of using Belt and Road Initiative for spying

Chinese cyber espionage linked to the Belt and Road Initiative is increasing, with experts warning that Beijing is using the huge infrastructure project to spy on companies and countries as well as to damp down dissent. The country is alleged to have targeted Belarus, the ...

Over 300 Industry Experts, Businesspeople Discuss Belt And Road Initiative For Biotechnology Industry

More than 300 industry experts and business elites from China and the ASEAN region discussed the opportunities and challenges on the Belt and Road Initiative for the biotechnology industry. The International Conference for Managing Asia Century (ICMAC) Linking One Belt One Road with Smart Biotech ...

China’s Belt and Road Initiative paved with risk and red herrings

There is no shortage of sceptics of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Indeed, stories about the BRI often include the evocation of debt ‘traps’ and ‘vassal states’. While some concerns merit consideration, popular criticisms of the BRI tend to be built upon incomplete and ...

Silk Road revival needs to protect people and environment

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde’s cautionary words (April 13) on the debt burden likely to be borne by the 70 countries destined to be part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative are to be welcomed. Beijing has proposed major “Silk Road” infrastructure developments linking China ...

Janet Barber, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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

Belt and Road shields Myanmar from Beijing’s capital crackdown

Beijing recent crackdown on outbound investments does not affect Myanmar because of its involvement in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The sectors targeted by the restriction do not concern investment projects here, which are mostly infrastructure and energy-related. Keep reading   ...

Thompson Chau

US$5.2 billion first phase of China-Thailand railway project facing further delays, reports say

Construction had been expected to start next month, but that is now unlikely as Thailand’s environmental authorities have yet to give the project the green light, China’s CCTV reported on Friday, citing Thai media.Experts need to evaluate potential areas of concern, and construction will not ...

Laos merely a bystander as China pushes Belt and Road ambitions

An ambitious $6 billion high-speed railway project in Laos that would link China with the Laotian capital of Vientiane on the Thai border is meant to be a symbol of cooperation under Chinese President Xi Jinping’s flagship Belt and Road Initiative. But with Beijing calling ...

Marimi Kishimoto

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