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.
Unpredictable and extreme rainfall patterns caused by climate change make the management of water in reservoirs very challenging.
The port is a key part of BRI to expand global trade links, but many in Myanmar are wary of becoming too dependent on China
Becoming a regional investment could only be realized if Myanmar manages to address major challenges businesses are facing in the nation, a banking expert has warned.
Governments are advised not to try to increase GDP at all costs while neglecting sustainable development says economist.
China’s Jul 18 white paper on ecological progress on the Tibetan Plateau is riddled with lies and factual errors known full well to those who are paying attention.
“China does not tell us what to do in our respective centres.” Interview on China creating the Global Centre Mekong Study (GCMS) to conduct academic research on the Mekong.
The 131 approved businesses and industries for these zones are not “green, high-tech, and knowledge-based” as stated goals–they’re completely the opposite.
But the real game changer will be the Pan-Asia Railway Network, with separate routs via Vietnam and Cambodia, one through Laos and the third through Myanmar.
The issue poses significant challenges for the Southeast Asian state’s future trajectory.
Ignoring cross border impacts of large infrastructure projects will spark conflict along rivers.
Thailand has been swamped by waste from the west after Chinese ban on imports