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Myanmar seeks time to sign vehicle pact as India speed up highway to Thailand

Myanmar sought time to review the implementation of connectivity arrangements in the region before proceeding with a motor vehicle agreement to operationalise the India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) highway that New Delhi wants to speed up, officials familiar with the developments said.[]The way Myanmar figures in China’s One ...

Jayanth Jacob & Moushumi Das Gupta

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

Vietnam’s shrimp producers worried about plan to dam Mekong River

There is increasing worry in Southeast Asia about the impact on regional seafood production from Chinese plans to dam and widen the Mekong River under its “One Belt, One Road” scheme. Published at the recently concluded Congress of China’s Communist Party, the plan calls for a ...

Gao Fu Mao

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