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.
he Vietnamese government’s plan to open the country’s first three special economic zones have been stalled until next year at the earliest due to large demonstrations by those wary of an influx of Chinese businesses.
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
As Myanmar works to restructure to private sector management of the country’s forestry and timber resources, reports of illegal logging are surging.
“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.
China is helping Laos with its plans to develop as a regional power hub supplying electricity to Southeast Asia and China’s Yunnan province.
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.