Archive for the ‘China’ Category

China’s Role in Switching Off The Lights In Pakistan

Via The Asia Times, an article on how China has invested billions in Pakistan power but tainted deals have contributed to recent nationwide blackouts with more likely to come: A nationwide power outage on January 10 in Pakistan came at a dark financial moment for its indebted and corrupted power sector, raising the prospect of […]

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China and Pakistan Fall Out Over Belt and Road Framework

Via Nikkei Asia, a report on how the deadlock over interest rates for major rail project stalls the annual China/Pakistan annual summit: China and Pakistan are embroiled in their most serious disagreement relating to the Belt and Road Initiative, causing the annual bilateral summit of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to be delayed. The Joint […]

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Digital Silk Road: For Indonesia, Chinese 5G Cooperation Brings Promise and Peril

Via The Diplomat, an article on how Indonesia, like many developing nations, faces a difficult decision about how far to engage with China’s Digital Silk Road: Earlier this month, on his four-nation tour of Southeast Asia, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Indonesia, during which the two sides discussed cooperation on the development of 5G networks in the […]

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Chinese-Funded Railway to Link Former US Bases in the Philippines

Via The Diplomat, an article on a potential Chinese-funded railway that would link for U.S. bases in the Philippines: One of the most interesting things to come out of China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s four-nation tour of Southeast Asia this weekend was the announcement that the Philippines and China have formally signed off on a deal to […]

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Turkmenistan Opens Gas Pumping Station With Eye On China

Via Oil and Gas Daily, an article on Turkmenistan opening a gas pumping station with an eye on China: Turkmenistan on Friday opened a gas compressor station it hopes will help boost natural gas supplies to China and elsewhere. Turkmen leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov said this week during a meeting with China’s ambassador that the new pumping […]

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Can China Make Myanmar A Major Oil Nation?

Via, an article on China’s petroleum interests in Myanmar: Two countries linked by an energy source, China and Myanmar have become closer partners over the last few years due to their connection via an oil pipeline. Having seen the success of energy transportation between the two states, China plans to invest further in Myanmar […]

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