At the edge of a forest on the northern plains of Cambodia, an indigenous community is building its own security system.
Wants to measure its success at reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and carbon stocks preservation (REDD+).
Myanmar attracted the most foreign direct investment of any of the world’s LDCs in 2017, even though it was forcing the expulsion of tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims.
But the danger of over-worrying is to make it the top concern, and thus give BRI a status it hasn’t earned.
Bridges, decorated with Lao and Chinese flags, that Chinese companies have participated in constructing, are particularly outstanding.
Japan’s success in the Mekong does not solely depend on its economic statecraft nor on China’s development initiatives.
Communities across the Mekong and elsewhere can look to the Heinda mining case to see one method of influencing development projects.
While the world’s attention is focused on China’s losing battle to clean up its air pollution, Vietnam’s own turmoil is also coming into view.
Measures to combat wildlife trafficking fail in Vietnam as many people still believe consuming endangered wildlife products is good for their health.