Under this plan, Laos expects to export 14,800 MW of electricity annually to neighboring countries by 2025.
Laos and Myanmar too will have to make trade-offs, while Thailand and Vietnam should be able to meet the social protection agenda within the limit of their current fiscal deficit.
In all likelihood, we will see a significant decline in the hype Chinese official media outlets devote to BRI.
Ongoing protests have brought together Catholic priests and nuns to demand an end to the controversial project that activists say will damage the environment displace thousands.
Under new rule, Vietnam is discrediting critics of the one-party state. Alexandre Sisophon reports from Hanoi on the academics and students resisting this campaign.
If Japan and China focus on different rail systems in Myanmar, can their division of labor create a new pattern for cooperation?
The Karen people also have been campaigning for more than a decade against the construction of the 1,365 MW Hatgyi Dam pushed by the Burmese government along with Thai and Chinese companies.
Tourists are being advised to wear respiratory masks in Bangkok after a toxic haze, which descended on the city in December, shows no signs of moving.