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China Solidifies Its Influence in Southeast Asia

China has always wielded significant influence in Southeast Asia. Lately, though, as the West turns its attention elsewhere, Beijing has been seeking to solidify its economic and political clout in the region. []But in no other region is China’s influence as pronounced as in the countries ...

Chinese Gaining Influence over Foreign Airports

China’s economic weight and influence continue to effect change in the air transport industry as a growing number of Chinese firms look beyond its borders for investment opportunities in foreign airports. The most recent wave of outbound investment appears some 30 miles outside Cambodia’s tourist ...

Power stacked against Southeast Asia's poor as China dams Mekong

Cambodian fisherman Sles Hiet lives at the mercy of the Mekong: A massive river that feeds tens of millions but is under threat from the Chinese dams cementing Beijing’s physical – and diplomatic – control over its Southeast Asian neighbours.Keep reading ...

Channel News Asia Reporter

China’s Influence Steadily Grows in Laos, Weathering Political Change

When Laos’ National Assembly ratified the appointment of a new president and prime minister to lead the closed, one-party communist state in early 2016, most analysts viewed the political changes in Vientiane as signaling a shift away from its much larger and influential neighbor, China. ...

Michael Hart

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