During a visit to India last week by Chinese defence minister General Liang Guanglie, the two countries agreed to resume joint military exercises. But India remains wary of China’s growing presence in South Asia and the...
by Melissa M. Chan | Sep 2, 2012
Despite the recent controversy over the release of detained Chinese fishermen, Chinese defense minister, Liang Guanglie, said China is focusing on peaceful development with Sri Lanka. Liang’s reiteration of China’s...
by Melissa M. Chan | Aug 7, 2012
Despite China’s growing involvement in Sri Lanka’s development and the construction of port Hambantota, China Daily reports Sri Lanka has arrested 37 Chinese fishermen for fishing in Sri Lankan waters. These reports come amid...
by cschultz | Feb 15, 2010
China is worrying the Indian government by developing the port of Hambantota in Sri Lanka: Now, China is investing millions to turn this fishing hamlet into a booming new port, furthering an ambitious trading strategy in South...
by Xiao Qiang | Jul 16, 2009
The Financial Times published the following analysis: Hambantota, in southern Sri Lanka, was a sleepy seaside village devastated by the 2004 tsunami. Famous for salt flats and a searing climate, it’s most celebrated building was...
by cschultz | Jul 3, 2009
The Times of India reports that Sri Lanka has created a SEZ near the city of Colombo exclusively for Chinese companies: This is one of the decisions taken during meetings between Chinese leaders and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister...
by Xiao Qiang | Jun 7, 2008
From AP: This battered harbor town on Sri Lanka’s southern tip, with its scrawny men selling even scrawnier fish, seems an unlikely focus for an emerging international competition over energy supply routes that fuel much...
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