A new international survey on the impact of the Belt and Road Initiative, released in Beijing on Monday, revealed that Chinese enterprises’ go-global drive has created a positive effect on local economies and is being appreciated by local consumers.
About half of China’s heavy rare earths, such as dysprosium and terbium, come from Myanmar.
More than 30 TV series from the Lancang-Mekong countries will be broadcast on TV channels and other media platforms in these countries.
As a result, it is impacting the natural flow of water to all riparian countries like India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos, etc. “Moreover, with the help of massive hydropower plants on these dams China is attempting to pump out and steal the water of these rivers which actually belongs to the downstream riparian countries,” she said.
Thailand supports China’s continued and constructive role in narrowing development gaps both in Asean and the sub-regions, particularly the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation framework, under which Thailand will assume co-chairmanship with China in 2022, and the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy, of which China is one of the key Development Partners.
The 400 workers are among a pool of some 230,000 migrants who have sought work in China in the wake of armed conflict, environmental destruction and natural disasters in Myanmar, the Mekong region’s largest source of migrants, according to the U.N.’s International Organization for Migration. The undocumented status of the workers leaves them susceptible to exploitation at the hands of business owners and local officials.
The junta has reorganised the working committees of several developmental projects that are crucial under the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor.
Local farmers say that they are still working their land in the project area and have not sold or transferred it to anyone. Yet, the names of the three unknown men registered as the owners of the 60 acres of land can be seen on the confiscation statement.
The Chinese government has set aside a budget of $2.39 million (about 80 million baht) for the Thai Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI) to support seven Thai university projects related to the Mekong River, deputy government spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek says.