» 05/04/2007, 00.00
Gas and oil from Africa and the Middle East will pass through Myanmar
China will build a gas pipeline of 2,380 kilometres from the Myanmar coast to Yunnan. Meanwhile it exploits the rich Burmese reserves to the detriment of the population. India too plans a gas pipeline from Myanmar. Fears rise that the gas will aid the military junta in its oppression of the ethnic minorities.
15/01/2007 PHILIPPINES – ASEAN
ASEAN members fear Chinese juggernaut
The economies of ASEAN’s ten member states are experiencing an invasion of Chinese goods and services. Many are concerns that any new free-trade zone will favour India but especially China. Participants agree to greater anti-terrorism cooperation. Today 2nd East Asia Summit opens.
12/01/2007 CHINA – SOUTH EAST ASIA
Mideast oil to be shipped up the Mekong River
China is seeking an alternative route to the Strait of Malacca. River shipping has already been operation between Thailand and China’s Yunnan province. But environmental risks are high in a river that gives life to 60 million people.
30/12/2008 MYANMAR - CHINA
Agreement between Myanmar and China: Beijing secures gas supplies for 30 years
Beijing and Yangon sign an agreement for the next 30 years. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2009 on the pipeline that will carry gas and oil from the Bay of Bengal to the Chinese province of Yunnan. The agreement increases Beijing's geopolitical influence in the Indian Ocean.
06/12/2007 CHINA – INDIA – MYANMAR
China beats India for Myanmar’s main gas field
Beijing’s company will work with South Korea’s Daewoo International Corp. Gas is Myanmar’s main source of wealth, but sales only benefit the ruling junta.
13/04/2004 China - Middle East
Need for oil draws China close to Saudis and Iranians
As tension spreads in the Middle East, China lines up to lend its support to current Saudi and Iranian leaders. This is what is gathered from China's recent foreign policy maneuvers, particularly with regard to its diplomacy on oil matters.
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