Chinese premier set to visit kingdom

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is set to arrive in Cambodia next week for the 2nd Mekong-Lancang summit and an official state visit. Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Chum Sounry said that Mr Keqiang will join the Mekong-Lancang summit on January 10 and pay an official visit the ...

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China yet to give okay to eight rice traders

China has yet to respond to a request made by the Ministry of Agriculture to add another eight local rice traders to the list of 26 that have passed quality control tests to export rice to the Chinese mainland. “Eight local rice traders are still ...

China to buy 20,000 tonnes of organic rice from Laos

China has approved the purchase of 20,000 tonnes of organic rice a year from Laos, according to Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith. Mr Thongloun said in talks with Khong district authorities in Champassak province last week that Chinese premier Li Keqiang had agreed to the deal. The ...

Laos-China railway to spur border zone development

The Laos-China railway will provide significant momentum for the development of the Boten-Mohan border economic cooperation zone, experts have noted. The railroad, a key project under China’s Belt and Road initiative, will link the Mohan-Boten border crossing in northern Laos to Vientiane, over a distance ...

Competition and bidding wars between Chinese firms impairs ASEAN trade and investment

Three years ago Chinese Premier Li Keqiang outlined a roadmap for a shared “diamond decade” in the relations between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and pledged to expand bilateral trade to $1 trillion and two-way investment by $150 billion by 2020. Given ...

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