China should publicly reveal the contract signed with the previous military regime, disclose the full list of people who may have taken bribes, and heed the voices of Myanmar’s citizens.
“There is little research data on wetlands in our country. Designating the areas Ramsar sites is not enough. Further conservation work is needed because people are farming and raising livestock in these areas.”
Cambodia’s reliance on hydropower for its energy needs could have a detrimental effect on the country.
Thailand’s next phase of growth requires a new paradigm for the power sector; one that leads to a low-carbon economy while ensuring energy security, affordability, and sustainability.
The European Union is considering imposing sanctions which may debilitate the fragile Myanmar economy.
It’s evident that under the military regime, there is no chance we will get laws that effectively protect public health and the environment.
Thailand’s participation at COP24 was notable mostly for its invisibility.
The north-south train project in mainland Southeast Asia has thus moved at a glacial pace. China’s not loseing interest but it may need to revise terms and be more consultative.
(Opinion) It is one of those complex stories that are so difficult to tell, and yet they should, they have to be shared.
Don’t fear Western “debt-trap diplomacy” accusations, as Chinese funding comes with no political strings attached.