Xi Jinping’s massively ambitious infrastructure investment plan, the Belt and Road Initiative...
by Josh Rudolph | Apr 18, 2018
Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative, a trillion dollar-plus, 65-nation trade and...
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 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 Sophie Beach | Apr 27, 2005
From the Jamestown Foundation’s China Brief, via Asia Media: In keeping with its economic expansion, China has deepened its strategic influence in the region, especially with India’s immediate neighbors – Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Beijing has long kept a close strategic partnership with Islamabad, but its overtures to the remaining countries were hobbled […]
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