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Sri Lanka: Sovereignty Compromised
September 09, 2017
Sri Lanka: Sovereignty Compromised
Colombo’s attempt to balance India and China has proved futile.
Sri Lanka: Sovereignty Compromised
Sri Lanka's Debt and China’s Money
August 16, 2017
Sri Lanka's Debt and China’s Money
Faced with difficult choices, Sri Lanka has to hope China’s Belt and Road can bring prosperity.
Sri Lanka's Debt and China’s Money
India and China’s Tug of War Over Sri Lanka
May 23, 2017
India and China’s Tug of War Over Sri Lanka
India sets out to check China’s efforts to turn the island into a maritime hub on its "Belt and Road."
India and China’s Tug of War Over Sri Lanka
Can Sri Lanka Leverage Its Location as Indian Ocean Hub?
June 20, 2016
Can Sri Lanka Leverage Its Location as Indian Ocean Hub?
To take advantage of its strategic location, Sri Lanka needs to overhaul its transport, logistics, and trade sectors.
Can Sri Lanka Leverage Its Location as Indian Ocean Hub?
China's Jewel in the Heart of the Indian Ocean
May 09, 2016
China's Jewel in the Heart of the Indian Ocean
The Colombo Port City project was conceived by Sri Lanka, but is now an almost 100 percent Chinese undertaking.
China's Jewel in the Heart of the Indian Ocean
Sri Lanka’s Port City Project Is Back in Business
March 12, 2016
Sri Lanka’s Port City Project Is Back in Business
Sri Lanka will resume a major (and controversial) development project.
Sri Lanka’s Port City Project Is Back in Business
China's $1.4 Billion Port City in Sri Lanka Gets the Green Light
March 12, 2016
China's $1.4 Billion Port City in Sri Lanka Gets the Green Light
Plus, "two sessions," Caixin on censorship, mass incidents, and Xi's cult of personality. Friday China links.
China's $1.4 Billion Port City in Sri Lanka Gets the Green Light
Suspended Sri Lankan Port Project Complicates Sirisena's Trip to China
March 26, 2015
Suspended Sri Lankan Port Project Complicates Sirisena's Trip to China
President Sirisena's first state visit to China risks being overshadowed by the debate over Colombo Port City.
Suspended Sri Lankan Port Project Complicates Sirisena's Trip to China
Chinese Company Takes a Bath as Sri Lankan Port Project Scrutinized
March 14, 2015
Chinese Company Takes a Bath as Sri Lankan Port Project Scrutinized
Plus, the debate over the CCP's future, China's military in the Middle East, and the NPC wraps up. Friday China links.
Chinese Company Takes a Bath as Sri Lankan Port Project Scrutinized
China Stresses Ties With New Sri Lankan Government
February 18, 2015
China Stresses Ties With New Sri Lankan Government
Despite predictions, Sri Lanka's new government has actively reached out to China.
China Stresses Ties With New Sri Lankan Government
Sri Lanka to Go Ahead With Chinese Port Project
February 07, 2015
Sri Lanka to Go Ahead With Chinese Port Project
Contrary to the new Sri Lankan government's pre-election posturing, plans for Chinese projects in Sri Lanka remain on track.
Sri Lanka to Go Ahead With Chinese Port Project
Sri Lanka to Reassess Port Deal With China
January 24, 2015
Sri Lanka to Reassess Port Deal With China
Plus, the "string of pearls," Chinese investment in Indonesia, and the curious story of the Liaoning. Your China links.
Sri Lanka to Reassess Port Deal With China
China Pushes 'Maritime Silk Road' in South, Southeast Asia
September 17, 2014
China Pushes 'Maritime Silk Road' in South, Southeast Asia
The MSR is embraced by Sri Lanka and the Maldives, but may hit a snag over South China Sea tensions.
China Pushes 'Maritime Silk Road' in South, Southeast Asia
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