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China infrastructure in Southeast Asia

China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast Asia: The Next Decade

China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast Asia: The Next Decade

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the future prospects of Beijing’s BRI in the region.

China’s Development Financing to Southeast Asia Declining, Report Says

China’s Development Financing to Southeast Asia Declining, Report Says

By Sebastian Strangio
According to a new report from the Lowy Institute, Beijing provided 14 percent of the region's overseas development finance in 2021, down from 24 percent in 2015.
Japan Doesn't Need to Compete With China's Belt and Road

Japan Doesn't Need to Compete With China's Belt and Road

By Trissia Wijaya and Yuma Osaki
Chinese and Japanese infrastructure initiatives should not be viewed as out-and-out rivals.

The War on Southeast Asia’s Natural Environment

The War on Southeast Asia’s Natural Environment

By Gregory McCann
Southeast Asia's infrastructure boom threatens to destroy the few remaining wilderness sanctuaries in the region.

A Tale of Two Rail Lines: China and Japan’s Soft Power Competition in Indonesia

A Tale of Two Rail Lines: China and Japan’s Soft Power Competition in Indonesia

By Ann Listerud
When it comes to competing for major infrastructure contracts in Asia, China’s rise is far from certain.

Did China Firm ‘Secretly Recall’ Defective Singapore Trains?

Did China Firm ‘Secretly Recall’ Defective Singapore Trains?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The city-state has been rocked by reports of defective subway trains being secretly recalled to China.

China Dam ‘Political Suicide’ for Myanmar’s New Government: Activist

China Dam ‘Political Suicide’ for Myanmar’s New Government: Activist

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Approval of controversial Myitsone Dam project seen as unlikely.
Nixed China Aid Leaves Myanmar Agency in Debt, Citizens in Danger

Nixed China Aid Leaves Myanmar Agency in Debt, Citizens in Danger

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Without assistance for a tunnel, an irrigation department is in debt and hundreds of thousands are at risk from flooding.

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