◆200905 ecns https://bit.ly/2ETI09c
China loads fuel at first nuclear unit with home-grown reactor
The No. 1 to No. 4 nuclear power units of the Fuqing project were put into commercial operation in September 2017, and have generated a total of 130 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity so far. Compared with power generation with fossil fuels, ...
◆200905 CGTN https://bit.ly/321eF5b
China's nuclear reactor powered by Hualong One starts fuel loading
Nuclear fuel loading into the No. 5 unit of China's Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant under China National Nuclear Corporation started at 3:30 p.m. Friday, marking an important step towards its completion and operation. The No. 5 unit is the world's ...
◆200905 The New York Times https://nyti.ms/3lSt0c7
Forget TikTok. China’s Powerhouse App Is WeChat.
China's Powerhouse App Is WeChat, and Its Power Is Sweeping. A vital connection for the Chinese diaspora, the app has also become a global conduit of Chinese state propaganda, surveillance and intimidation. The United ...
◆200905 Bangkok Post https://bit.ly/2Dv3us4
Chinese firm to run Lao electric grid
A Lao farmer works in a paddy field under the power lines near Nam Theun 2 dam in Khammouane province on Oct 28, 2013. ... The power grid shareholding deal was signed on Tuesday between state-owned Electricite du Laos (EdL) and China ... would give majority control of the new Electricite du Laos Transmission Company Limited (EDLT) to the Chinese company. ... Reporting from Vientiane, Xinhua quoted Lao Energy and Mines Minister Khammany Inthirath as calling it a key ...
◆200905 Atlanta Journal Constitution https://bit.ly/2GrPfFv
Pentagon says China planning big increase in nuclear arsenal
That deal is due to expire in February but could be renewed for up to five years if Moscow and Washington agree. In its annual “China Military Power” report to Congress, the Pentagon said the modernization and expansion of China's nuclear ...
◆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…
◆200904 South China Morning Post https://bit.ly/3bqKJm5
China’s ‘manipulation’ of Mekong is an ‘urgent challenge’, US claims
US claims China's 'manipulation' of Mekong is 'urgent challenge' for Southeast Asia. Senior US diplomat David Stilwell's comments are latest evidence the river has become a new front in the US-China rivalry; America cites ...
◆200904 CNBC https://cnb.cx/352Exj1
Pompeo announces fresh restrictions on Chinese diplomats in U.S.
11, he would launch a cooperation partnership with Mekong River partner countries, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, aimed at strengthening their autonomy, economic independence, and sustainable development.
◆200904 Byline Times https://bit.ly/2QSda39
In China's Stand-off with India, Tibet Could be the Key to Peace
The violence between the soldiers has left the two nuclear-armed powers into a tense standoff which the political party Shiv Sena said in ... Experts claim that China is contributing to this by choking the water supply for the Mekong river which originates in Tibet and is being transformed with huge hydroelectric dams that are providing electricity for Chinese cities. ... Argument Reportage Climate Extinction Animals Climate Change Corruption Energy Environment Farming and Agriculture ...
◆200904 Nikkei Asian Review https://s.nikkei.com/2EVrRzO
China dominates bidding for Myanmar solar power plants
... are for plants at 30 locations with a combined capacity of 1,060 megawatts, equivalent to the output of a typical nuclear ... The projects could mark a milestone for Myanmar's renewable energy policy, but the tenders' tight deadline and other strict ... electricity comes from hydropower, 30% from coal, 8% from natural gas and 5% from renewables like solar and wind. ... three gas-fueled power plants to consortia led by France's Total, China's Zhefu Holding Group and Thailand's TTCL.
◆200904 Taiwan News https://bit.ly/3gZKCPN
China wants a canal to cross Thailand into the Indian Ocean
At present, one of China's weak points is that oil tankers, freighters and warships have to sail south to round Singapore ... away from the rest of Thailand if a less pro-Chinese government took power in Bangkok, according to Foreign Policy.
◆200904 REVE https://bit.ly/3lIDSJw
GE strengthens its position in Vietnam with two wind energy ...
This order includes two wind turbine contracts for two 30 MW wind farms in the Mekong Delta, southern Vietnam. GE will ... Each wind farm is expected to contribute in excess of 100 million kWh of electricity annually to the national grid after once the project is fully ... I'd like to also thank Quoc Vinh Soc Trang Wind Power Company Ltd and Renewable Energy Joint Stock Company Vinh Chau for their trust.
◆200904 United States Commission on International Religious Freedom https://bit.ly/2QUuyEc
USCIRF Encourages Religious Freedom Progress on Vietnam ...
“USCIRF commends both national and local authorities for working together to begin to help Hmong Christians in Dam Rong District, who have been rendered effectively stateless because of religious discrimination. However, this is only a first ...
◆200904 Khmer Times https://bit.ly/3lJg1JT
Cambodia's foreign policy can be seen in another way
As a small state, Cambodia lacks the capacity to mitigate risks on its own. It needs to proactively engage other countries to advance a multilateral system and strengthen the collective power of small states. In this respect, Cambodia's efforts to ...
◆200904 Khmer Times https://bit.ly/2F3JcGI
Japan calls for more effort from the government to ease business
The Japanese Business Association of Cambodia (JBAC) expressed concern over a new scheme for electricity prices that introduced the idea of “capacity charge” that would increase costs. Kanda Yogo, Chairman of JBCA, said that in the name ...
◆200904 Council on Foreign Relations https://on.cfr.org/3jNSaGS
A Review of “Under Beijing's Shadow: Southeast Asia's China ...
According to recent surveys of Southeast Asia, China is now the most influential strategic and political power in the region. ... upstream on the Mekong, choking off much-needed water as countries down river face droughts as a result of climate change. ... There is enormous resistance within Myanmar toward China's proposed Myitsone Dam in Kachin State, which the ... Hiebert argues that many of these states—even Cambodia and Laos, which seem to have less leverage to resist ...
◆200904 Natural Gas World https://bit.ly/2EWPlol
Myanmar's Chinese gamble [NGW Magazine]
Its pipeline exports of gas to China reach regions far from the coast; but tiny Myanmar risks being drawn into an unequal relationship with the world's biggest buyer. ... The shift from coal to cleaner-burning fuels is one key driver. ... Myanmar's energy ministry once posted an announcement: “Most of the gas produced within Myanmar… is exported to China and ... Ultimately it seems Chinese planners envisage the Kyaukpyu - Kunming oil and gas pipelines as just the first step in a new ...
◆200904 The Diplomat https://bit.ly/3gVtTNh
China's Top Diplomat Checks in on Myanmar Projects
In separate meetings with Myanmar's State Counselor and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and its de jure President Win ... at Kyaukphyu on Myanmar's western coast, where the existing oil and gas pipelines terminate on the Bay of Bengal. ... of power in Naypyidaw, suspicion of China remains entrenched throughout the ranks of Myanmar's government and military, to say nothing of the public at large.
◆200904 Kashmir Observer https://bit.ly/3bphMae
'China Seeks To Set Up Military Facilities In Pak, Sri Lanka, Myanmar'
In addition to the three neighbours of India – Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar – the other countries where China is ... port construction in Pakistan intend to decrease China”s reliance on transporting energy resources through strategic choke ...
◆200904 http://en.vietnamplus.vn/ https://bit.ly/3lKXQ6F
Vietnamese company joins solar power projects in Laos
The solar power project in Sekong will be built on more than 720 ha in Lamam district at a total investment of 332.3 million USD. The power plant will have a design capacity of 500 MW and an annual electricity output of 739 GWh. The project ...
◆200905 All About NEWS https://bit.ly/3gZ8V0g
日本で報道されない「中国 ・インド・パキスタン」の国境紛争。 周辺国を軍事的な脅しと巧みな外交・交流で属国化。 米中激突時代、きれい事はありえない。曖昧な政策はアメリカから捨てられる。 日本の再建は、経済至上主義を廃し、日本 ...
◆200905 NHK NEWS WEB https://bit.ly/2DzEnVa
インド洋の島国、スリランカの沖合を航行中の大型タンカーで火災が発生し、軍などが消火作業にあたるとともに、およそ27万トンに上る積み荷の原油が流出するおそれがあるとして警戒を強めています。 続きを読む. スリランカ軍によります ...
◆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.