Myanmar farmers have been barred for five years from planting crops along the route of a Chinese oil and gas line and are protesting new requests by an affiliate of the pipeline company to take control of the adjoining land.
A group of Chinese investors have invested at least 10 billion yuan to speed up developing the infrastructure of the Boten Specific Economic Zone (SEZ) in Luang Namtha Province, northern Laos.
The Vietnamese economy has been touted as a major beneficiary of the US-China trade war as companies are reportedly relocating factories to Vietnam to rebuild their supply chains.
A spreading drought has emerged as a new risk for Thailand’s cooling economy in addition to domestic political tension and slower exports.
A highly centralised regime for governing “wasteland” is being expanded, with devastating effects on communities trying to reclaim their land after decades of war.