Don’t fear Western “debt-trap diplomacy” accusations, as Chinese funding comes with no political strings attached.
Thai authorities and a local gold mining company have targeted and violated the rights of environmental defenders involved in opposing a gold mine in northeastern Thailand for more than a decade, a new report finds.
The upcoming Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (MSDP), published last month, is a sensible framework for the country to map out its infrastructure needs.
The young students’ desire for knowledge and the expectations of people from all circles give me a strong feeling that we should speed up cooperation between China and Thailand under the Belt and Road.”
Opinion by Song Qingrun, an associate professor and PhD at the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, published by China Global Television Network
Thailand remains the region’s best hope for wildlife. Conservation efforts should focus on Thailand, and donors, scientists, and advocates need to get on board. Fast.
81.2 percent work in unregulated sectors, lacking social protection, and not always providing enough income for sustenance.
The Laos government’s response to July’s deadly dam collapse was not enough. Socheata Sim, programme manager for Oxfam’s Mekong Regional Water Governance Program, explains why.
Public and private banks can literally make or break an energy project when deciding what to finance. Sadly, though, most of the bank policy announcements we have seen this year amount to little more than window-dressing.