Opinion by Song Qingrun, an associate professor and PhD at the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, published by China Global Television Network
Over the past two years, Chinese investors appear to have invaded provinces in the North, such as Chiang Rai and Phayao, to grow Cavendish bananas after the practice was banned in Laos.
Kampot is one of Cambodia’s cultural jewels, but as George Styllis writes, a flood of Chinese gambling money is making residents of this small sleepy town nervous.
Phnom Penh, once known for its French colonial villas and modernist “New Khmer Architecture,” is becoming unrecognizable.
Chinese nationals already make up about 11 per cent of visitors to Laos. When the railway is finished, that figure is expected to rise dramatically, bringing challenges and opportunities for the country
Could Sihanoukville become Cambodia’s biggest city within the next two decades, some developers think so.
CHINA’S’s railway link with Asean has started to materialise but Chinese government’s financial support for the “One Belt, One Road” project could dry up in the future.
“If construction goes ahead as planned, it will be the largest development in the province and in Laos,” says Champasak Provincial Governor Bounthong Divixay.
Over the past three decades (1988-January 2017) China has invested $19 billion in Myanmar, far more than any other country.
Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China’s Xuanye (Lao) Co., Ltd/AVIC International Beijing Co., Ltd on a modern agricultural industrial park project in Laos.