In Thailand, however, communities are being evicted from national parks under a law aimed at conserving forests.
Chinese Consul General in Kolkata Ma Zhanwu said China supports bullet train service between Kunming and Kolkata, traversing through Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Long before Belt & Road projects were seen as sovereignty-eroding debt traps, Bangkok’s military rulers were tactfully resisting the terms and reach of Beijing’s advances.
Phnom Penh, once known for its French colonial villas and modernist “New Khmer Architecture,” is becoming unrecognizable.
From Malaysia, Myanmar and Laos, to Indonesia, the impacts from transborder investments were discussed at the forum organised by Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission and Forest People Programme. It ends tomorrow.
Secretive agents in Laos are sending dozens of animals each year across the country’s land border with China and fly others to the Middle East.
China’s BRI has run into a hurdle in Myanmar, with Naypyidaw reducing the scope of Beijing’s loans for the Kyaukpyu Port, fearing a debt trap.