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The Costs of the Belt and Road Initiative

Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative, a trillion dollar-plus global trade and development program that was unveiled in 2013 and enshrined into the Party constitution in 2017, has attracted both international excitement and...

As China Builds, Cambodia’s Forests Fall

Michael Sullivan at National Public Radio describes how Cambodia’s forests are falling prey to China’s enormous demand for lumber: “It’s just like in the United States in the 1960s, when every single...

ASEAN Calls for Talks With China on Sea Dispute

As the tensions between China and other countries over the sovereignty of the South China Sea continues, Reuters reports Southeast Asian leaders want to hold formal talks with China about the South China Sea disputes as soon as...

China Considered Cambodia King Key Ally

The Los Angeles Times reports the former king of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanouk, has died in Beijing due to natural causes: Sihanouk had various forms of cancer, diabetes and hypertension and had sought medical care in China since...

Frenchman Linked to Bo Arrives in China

According to AFP’s interviews with Cambodian police, Frenchman Patrick Henri Devillers, who is believed to have close ties to Bo Xilai and his wife Gu Kailai, has returned to China to help the investigation into the...

Source: Bo Xilai “is Denying Everything”

The Telegraph’s Tom Phillips reports that disgraced former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai has denied involvement in or knowledge of the events surrounding the death of British businessman Neil Heywood, according to a...

Report: Gu Kailai Confesses to Heywood Murder

The Asahi Shimbun is reporting that Gu Kailai has confessed to killing British businessman Neil Heywood to keep him from revealing the details of her large and illegal overseas remittances, according to Chinese Communist Party...

Frenchman With Ties to Bo Arrested in Cambodia

The French foreign ministry confirmed on Tuesday that Cambodian police have arrested Patrick Henri Devillers, the architect who has become linked to the Bo Xilai scandal due to his alleged business ties to Gu Kailai. From The...

China Pressed to Account for Uighurs’ Fate

Twenty Uighurs who fled China in the wake of rioting in Xinjiang in July 2009 were deported from Cambodia a year ago while waiting to receive asylum from the U.S. Since returning to China, they have not been accounted for by the...

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