» 11/14/2017, 12.50
NEPAL – CHINA
Nepal cancels a deal with China to build a US$ 2.5 billion dam
A memorandum of understanding for the construction of a 1,200MW hydroelectric plant at about 80km from Kathmandu was signed in June, less than a month after Nepal formally agreed to take part in the Belt and Road Initiative, Beijing’s new Silk Road.
06/10/2017 15:18:00 MYANMAR – CHINA
Myanmar wants Chinese Investment to develop the country
Myanmar authorities want to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to make the country an important hub connecting Southeast Asia and South Asia. Some US$ 10 billion are earmarked for conflict-torn Rakhine.
20/11/2017 17:02:00 PAKISTAN – CHINA
Pakistan’s decision to build dam without Beijing reveals in cracks in the Belt and Road Initiative
Pakistan is the second country in a few days to cancel a deal with China. Beijing wants sovereign guarantees, but refuses public tenders. Concerns are raised about the quality of Chinese equipment. The use of Chinese workers displaces locals, causing a significant political fallout.
15/11/2016 14:54:00 JAPAN
Too many accidents caused by elderly drivers, more rigid road traffic laws
The rate of road accidents caused by senior citizens is growing steadily. The new Road Traffic Laws will take effect from March 2017 to try to contain the increase in accidents.
19/05/2017 13:31:00 CHINA
Corruption and human rights abuses cast a shadow over OBOR, Xi Jinping’s mega project
Corruption is not just the result of a money exchange; it also comes from a lack of transparency when agreements are implemented. One cannot expect a new Gospel from a government that promotes repression and abuse. An exiled Chinese scholar looks at the issue. Courtesy of ChinaChange.
13/05/2017 10:22:00 CHINA
With 'One belt, One road', the New Silk Road, China shows its strength. But is it really capable?
Xi Jinping makes "a show of strength" at an economic and military level, but many doubt that China can sustain such a financial burden. For many countries, major projects in Central Asia, South Asia, and the South and East China Sea hide very dangerous ghostly dreams. Europe is distrustful. Only Italy is participating in the "One belt, One road" meeting in Beijing this weekend. The analysis of scholar Willy Lam. Courtesy of The Jamestown Foundation.
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