◆200902 The Mainichi https://bit.ly/3bjxm7e
China to double nuclear warhead stockpile over next decade: Pentagon
The latest China military power report to Congress, covering developments through the end of 2019, has been released amid a deepening feud between Washington and Beijing on matters ranging from economic to security issues, including ...
◆200902 Asahi Shimbun https://bit.ly/3jucqgO
Pentagon concerned by China's nuclear ambitions, expects warheads to double : The Asahi Shimbun
The Federation of American Scientists has estimated that China has about 320 nuclear warheads. The Pentagon said the growth projection was based on factors including Beijing having enough material to double its nuclear weapons stockpile ...
◆200902 CNN https://cnn.it/3gQjySX
China is aiming to double the size of its nuclear arsenal, Pentagon report says
It suggests that Beijing has made major strides in areas such as ship building, the development of ballistic and cruise missiles as well as integrated air defense systems. The report detailing China's military capabilities comes amid mounting ...
◆200902 The Japan Times https://bit.ly/31QjsXm
The big China disaster that you're missing
It has built hundreds of thousands of levees, dikes, reservoirs and dams on its seven major river systems. But many are ... This past week, officials feared that the Three Gorges Dam on the mighty Yangtze was peaking and could overflow.
◆200902 Bloomberg https://bloom.bg/31Punk3
Pentagon Warns China Is Nearing a Milestone in Nuclear Weapons Buildup
China's DF-41 nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles on display during a military parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on Oct. 1, 2019. Photographer: Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images. The development of a nuclear triad raises the ...
◆200902 ArmyTimes.com https://bit.ly/3hP4ZjW
China planning to double nuclear arsenal, Pentagon says
In its annual “China Military Power” report to Congress, the Pentagon said the modernization and expansion of China's nuclear forces is part of a broader effort by Beijing to develop a more assertive position on the world stage and to match or ...
◆200902 FXStreet https://bit.ly/34Vax8P
Asia Oil: Strong China demand remains critical to ongoing oil recovery
Iron ore and other hard commodities led the reflation trade surge after China's services sector grew at its fastest pace over two and a half years in August. Strong crude demand from China has been one of the most critical pillars in the ongoing ...
◆200902 Tehran Times https://bit.ly/2YWT4Jw
China hopes all parties would safeguard nuclear deal
TEHRAN – Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Monday that China hopes that all parties would safeguard the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, and faithfully implement the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 ...
◆200901 NNA ASIA https://bit.ly/31JcBPi
◆200901 NNA ASIA https://bit.ly/32IwXrc
◆200901 NNA ASIA https://bit.ly/31Li0oX
◆200902 Xinhua https://bit.ly/2F0e1Mw
Indonesia lowers coal reference price for September as ...
1 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia has edged lower the coal reference price known as coal benchmark reference price for September as demands remain ... The Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry brought down the coal reference price for September by 0.92 percent to 49.42 U.S. dollars for ... The natural resources-rich Indonesia is one of the world's largest exporters and producers of thermal coal.
◆200902 Eco-Business https://bit.ly/2YT2upa
CIMB targeted by Indonesian NGOs for funding coal plants as ...
CIMB targeted by Indonesian NGOs for funding coal plants as Malaysian bank prepares to stage sustainability event. CIMB has been called out for financing planet-warming coal-fired power plants in Indonesia the week before it is to stage its ...
◆200902 Jakarta Post https://bit.ly/3jFjO8W
PLN wants environment ministry to undo power plant emissions cap - The Jakarta Post
State-owned electricity company PLN has called on the Environment and Forestry Ministry to revise emission caps for fossil fuel-fired ... PLN's request also challenges government claims that thermal power plants, particularly coal-fired power plants, were the ... of installed power-generation capacity in Indonesia, a country with the world's sixth-largest coal reserves, according to Energy ... These included using lower-sulfur coal in its plants and using natural gas in diesel power plants.
◆200902 Nikkei Asian Review https://s.nikkei.com/3lFn6uJ
Philippines pushes deals with Chinese company blacklisted ...
Automobiles · Consumer Industries · Energy · Finance · Health Care & Pharma · Industrials · Property & Services · Startups ... MANILA -- The Philippines will push ahead with infrastructure projects backed by Chinese companies that have been ... State-owned China Communications Construction Company has faced fresh scrutiny in the Philippines after its ... But since coming to power in 2016, Duterte has courted Chinese companies for investments in telecoms and other infrastructure.
◆200902 CNA https://bit.ly/3gNXXdF
Philippines says won't stop projects with China firms ...
Bookmark. MANILA: The Philippines will not halt infrastructure projects involving Chinese firms blacklisted by ally the United States and will act in its own interests, not those of a foreign power, the president's spokesman said on Tuesday (Sep 1).
◆200902 benarnews https://bit.ly/3lOpLCL
Philippines: Won't Stop Doing Business with Chinese Firms ...
The Philippines is not a “vassal state of any foreign power” and won't cut business ties with Chinese firms that Washington has blacklisted for their roles in Beijing's militarization of the South China Sea, a spokesman for President Rodrigo ...
◆200902 INQUIRER.net https://bit.ly/32OtDe3
ADB urged to formalize policy to stop funding coal-fired plants
The evaluation report found that while the Philippines-based ADB has refrained from investing in coal-fired power plants since ... In the 10 years covered in the evaluation, ADB approved $42.5 billion in funding for the energy sector, most of which went toward electricity transmission and distribution. The report noted that the Asia-Pacific region—which is still heavily reliant on thermal coal for power generation— has the world's ... Oil firms to shoulder fuel marking costs starting Sept. 4.
◆200902 Manila Bulletin https://bit.ly/3jIbbLb
P3.5-B yearly subsidy eyed for lifeline power consumers
On determining and verifying the lifeline consumer-beneficiaries of the subsidy, Senate Committee on Energy ... For the Philippine Independent Power Producers Association Inc. (PIPPA), the group proposed that the lifeline subsidy ... by their governments, companies in the Philippines are burdened by a subsidy for other electricity consumers.” ... There will be a very marginal increase in pump prices of gasoline products this week at P0.10 per liter, as announced by the oil companies.
◆200902 台北時報 https://bit.ly/3jA6q6b
Manila not to stop projects with Chinese companies
The Philippines would not halt infrastructure projects involving Chinese firms blacklisted by ally the US and would make its own decisions, not those of a foreign power, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman said yesterday.
◆200902 AFP Factcheck https://bit.ly/31R67h6
Misleading claim circulates on Facebook that Duterte has ...
Misleading claim circulates on Facebook that Duterte has signed order to open nuclear power plant ... Its text overlay states: "Philippines finally nuclear / Already signed / Solid Duterte page / This is surprising Philippine nuclear plant finally signed olig (sic)..." ... Meralco is the largest private sector electricity distributor in the country, according to its corporate profile. ... in part: “The government shall conduct a study for the adoption of a National Position on a Nuclear Energy Program…
◆200825 Reuters https://reut.rs/31otT3W
China pledges Mekong River data-sharing, details unclear
BANGKOK (Reuters) - China's prime minister pledged on Monday to share more water management data from its portion of the Mekong River with its neighbours in Southeast Asia after U.S. criticism that it was “hoarding” water and hurting ...
◆200825 The Diplomat https://bit.ly/3hsHInJ
Struggling With Drought on the Mekong – The Diplomat
Drought, climate change, and the construction of dams – on a scale that beggars belief – are threatening a river system that ... The Mekong River Commission (MRC) forecasted that the “extreme drought” is now expanding across northern Cambodia, ... frequency will increase to once every 6.3 years over this century due to carbon emissions and excess energy in the atmosphere. ... In July, oil began bubbling to the surface of the Java Sea and washing ashore, slicking beaches black.
◆200825 Bangkok Post https://bit.ly/34worxN
Mekong river steadily rising
NAKHON PHANOM: The water level in the Mekong river is rising steadily and people living along its banks at this northeastern border province have been advised to take precautions against possible overflowing. On Monday morning, water ...
◆200825 South China Morning Post https://bit.ly/3hsQGBc
China promises Mekong neighbours access to Chinese Covid-19 vaccine
The Mekong River bordering Thailand and Laos is seen from the Thai side in Nong Khai. China says it will provide annual hydrological data to other Mekong nations to better combat climate change, as well as floods and drought.
◆200825 The Thaiger https://bit.ly/31qWvty
Floods wash up the North, Northeast prepares as Mekong rises
Flood victims are being rescued and brought to higher ground by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Royal Thai Army and other organisations in the area. In the Northeast, the Mekong River is steadily on the rise and those ...
◆200825 Nhan Dan Online https://bit.ly/3lhyGfl
Vietnam actively contributes to Mekong – Lancang ...
In an interview on the occasion of the virtual third Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Leaders' Meeting on August 24, Son said ... on Mekong River water resources and collaboration activities on climate change adaptation, hydropower dam safety, ...
◆200825 Bangkok Post https://bit.ly/3gl67du
Flooding in Sukhothai as dyke bursts
Communities along the Yom River in Sukhothai were flooded with up to two metres of water on Monday after a dyke was ... poles along Pak Kwair-Wang Mai Khon Road in Muang district, forcing Sukhothai's Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) to cut off power ... In another development, rising water levels along the Mekong River in Nakhon Phanom are threatening local farms and fisheries along the river.
◆200825 Nikkei Asian Review https://s.nikkei.com/2Ev4I6P
Has Thailand's monarchy got what it takes to endure?
At the same time Vajiralongkorn has moved to concentrate power in his own hand. He has taken direct control of the royal family's vast assets and strengthened his grip on key military commands. He has presided over the removal of monuments ...
◆200825 Vera Files https://bit.ly/2YyMIQ9
Is Vietnam now ready to do “a Philippines” against China?
One such sign is Vietnam's recent nomination of four arbitrators – including that of Professor Robert C. Beckman, a noted Law of the Sea ... lead to bring China to arbitral court over repeated Chinese intrusions in Vietnam's Vanguard Bank, an oil-rich section of its EEZ. ... invoking the Philippine precedent as for Vietnam's oil- and gas-drilling operations in the Bank, according to a March 18 article this year ...
◆200825 just-style.com https://bit.ly/3gtxEcJ
Cambodia shift to coal power putting brands off sourcing
"Electricity decisions made today will lock Cambodia into a future that appears to be the opposite of global and regional trends and less attractive to our industry," the letter read. "Countries that today prioritise [renewable energy] and a green ...
◆200825 Kyodo News Plus https://bit.ly/32ikMRE
Japan, Myanmar agree to reopen borders for long-term ...
The tour also included Papua New Guinea, Laos and Cambodia. The visits to the countries came as Tokyo, which currently bans in principle entries by foreign nationals from 146 countries and regions, launched talks with 16 economies ...
◆200825 Jagran Josh https://bit.ly/2EyPlds
What is 'One Sun, One World, One Grid' (OSOWOG) policy announced by Prime Minister Modi?
This project is a trans-national electricity grid supplying solar power across the globe. ... In June 2020, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy came out with a Request for Proposal (RFP) to hire consultants for converting this idea into policy. ... which would include countries like Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Lao, Cambodia etc, and far West, which would cover the Middle East and the Africa Region.' ...
◆200825 Myanmar Times https://bit.ly/32od8VL
Oilman calls on Myanmar govt to be more transparent, flexible
But we do not have to save oil and gas for future generations, U Kyaw Kyaw Hlaing said. ... Previously bids were handled by the Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise under the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. ... They planned to sell the gas to Thailand, but Thailand planned to reduce its gas purchases from Myanmar, so if Thailand doesn't buy the gas, the Myanmar government will have to build power ...
◆200827 Observer Research Foundation https://bit.ly/3gvGx5G
The elusive watersheds of Ladakh: Explaining India and China’s missing border
The Indus River watershed would become, by the end of the century, the stated northern limit of India, despite the British failure to survey and demarcated much of it. The “water-parting principle” was by then being applied to boundary ...
◆200827 Dunya News https://bit.ly/3jkgujG
Flood alert issued for River Chenab after India releases water without pre-schedule
Indus River System Authority (IRSA) officials feared a massive flood of 600,000 cusecs at the Mangla Dam by Thursday evening. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has alerted the concerned departments to deal with the emergency situation ...
◆200827 UrduPoint News https://bit.ly/3gBgfyK
IRSA releases 283,000 cusecs water
According to the data released by IRSA, water level in the Indus River at Tarbela Dam was 1548.00 feet, which was 152.00 feet higher than its dead level 1386 feet. Water inflow in the dam was recorded as 183,200 cusecs and outflow as ...
◆200827 Power Technology https://bit.ly/3jmFpmL
Actis to acquire green energy projects from ReNew Power in ...
Actis established Ostro Energy in 2014. It has projects across India, including in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. After holding its initial ...
◆200827 Economic Times https://bit.ly/2QtK4GV
State Bank of India plans coal-loan policy before key auctions
State Bank of India is creating a policy to lend to coal miners before landmark auctions that would end decades of state ... demand for coal, which is seen globally as a dirty fuel but is still the biggest source for electricity generation in India. ... India's coal-fired power plants, the biggest users of the fuel, operated at an average 46.2% of their capacity during the three months ... Palm oil priceVodafone Idea share priceEicher Motors share priceGold rate todayIndusInd Bank share priceBank ...
◆200827 Profit by Pakistan Today https://bit.ly/3aZGNsp
Pakistan, Russia likely to decide fate of 1,100km North South Gas Pipeline next month
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Russia may take important decisions during the next month for the transportation of Regasified ... Natural Gas (RLNG) from Karachi to Lahore by setting up a 1,100 kilometer (km) North South Gas Pipeline (NSGP). ... Pakistan's proposal to reduce the cost of the project and awards the project to Gazprom, a Russian energy company, ... and Russia was signed on October 16, 2015 for the development of the NSGP having a transmission capacity of 1.2 Billion ...
◆200827 Foreign Policy https://bit.ly/2YEvGjx
After a Slowdown, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Is ...
And as CPEC regains momentum, it has a new steward: the Pakistan Army, which has gone from a behind-the-scenes role in ... electricity and unsustainable debt, cannibalize its federal budget, entangle Pakistan in broader U.S.-Chinese tensions, and ... But the gambit was fiscally unsustainable, relying on comparatively expensive electric power projects and putting off ... portfolio at odds with its own developmental priorities, which leaned toward renewable energy and social welfare.
◆200827 Daily Times https://bit.ly/31v8ypy
Egypt expresses interest to develop G2G cooperation in energy sector of Pakistan
The Egyptian company expressed interest in to invest in the energy sector including areas of power generation, transmission and distribution, projects related to renewable energy as well as in LNG, CNG and Gas Distribution sector of the ...
◆200827 https://www.nepal24hours.com https://bit.ly/3lqa6cj
Nepal: River erosion troubles waste management – Nepal24Hours.com – Integration Through Media ….!
“The flood-fed Madi river eroded the landfill site and also took away the piled-up wastes”, Dhungana said adding, “The municipality has not been able to lift the waste from different areas due to lack of space”. Representative Image PIcture- my ...
◆200827 Telegraphnepal.com https://bit.ly/3lmBVCi
Nepal: Kashmir as seen by British Historian Victoria Schofield
N. P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: Hate crimes against Muslims in India have exploded since PM Modi's party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in 2014, with religious based hate crimes surging nearly 30% in the year 2014 to 2017 ...
◆200827 Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper https://bit.ly/3b85aUY
Hydropower generation increases by 14 percent ...
The overall generation of the DGPC power plants—Tala, Chhukha, Basochhu and Kurichhu—has increased to 3,724 million units (MU) from January to July ... Bhutan exports about 70 percent of the energy generated to India. ... “Export of electricity to India has not been affected despite the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Dasho.
◆200827 Pakistan Today https://bit.ly/31uOfss
China’s string of pearls
Change in the river course was cited as a reason for the loss of 500-1,500 meters of land annually. ... at China's unflinching support to Pakistan and Belt-Road Initiative assistance and construction of the Diamer-Bhasha Dam. ... the sea lanes from the Middle East to the South China Sea, with the dual objectives of protecting energy and strategic interests. Doubtless the USA is the dominant super-power in the Indo-Pacific region. ... Much trade and crude oil goes to China through it.
◆200827 Natural Gas World https://bit.ly/2YBiqw0
Sri Lanka to Develop LNG Hub at Hambantota
The Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka has signed an agreement with Pearl Energy to develop an LNG hub at the Port ... the company expects Sri Lanka to switch to gas-based power generation and increase efficiency of its national grid.
◆200827 Colombo Page https://bit.ly/3lxkGyu
Sri Lanka : The island wide power outage was due to the ...
The island wide power outage was due to the negligence of an electrical superintendent - report. Wed, Aug 26, 2020, 11:25 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. ... substation all three generators at the Norochcholai power plant were inactivated leaving the entire country without electricity for six hours and 16 minutes. ... The report of the nine-member committee appointed by the Ministry of Power and Energy to look into the power outage that occurred islandwide on the ...
◆200827 Jagran English https://bit.ly/3lmljL5
Sri Lanka calls China-port deal a mistake, to pursue ‘India first’ policy
Speaking to a Sri Lankan TV channel, Colombage said country's decision to give Hambantota port on a 99- lease to China was a “mistake”. Along with pursuing a neutral foreign policy, Sri Lanka will protect India's stretegic interest. “That means ... in Sri Lanka. Located on the southwestern shores on the Kelani River, it serves as an important terminal in Asia due to its strategic location in the Indian Ocean.