◆201231 Nikkei Asia https://s.nikkei.com/3810ct6
China and EU reach investment deal, but risk friction with US
BRUSSELS/BEIJING -- China and the European Union struck a sweeping agreement Wednesday on an investment pact that will deepen ties between the world's second- and third-largest economies, despite a warning from the incoming U.S. ...
◆201231 Nikkei Asia https://s.nikkei.com/3htOJp0
China's factory activity expands at slower pace in December
China's vast industrial sector has staged an impressive recovery from the coronavirus shock thanks to the surprisingly strong exports. But tougher coronavirus control measures in many of its key trading partners in the west and recent domestic ...
◆201231 The Wall Street Journal https://on.wsj.com/3hwvefJ
Cold War With China Is Avoidable
On trade, China tilted the playing field with subsidies to state-owned enterprises and forced intellectual-property transfer. Mr. Trump was clumsy in responding with tariffs on both allies and China, but he was correct to defend against Chinese ...
◆201231 ABC News https://ab.co/34WMuFO
Suspected Chinese submarine drone found by Indonesian fishermen in crucial maritime passage to Australia
The unmanned underwater vehicle was reportedly found just before Christmas near Indonesia's Selayar Island ... UUV was seized in the middle of a crucial maritime route linking the South China Sea to Australia's northernmost city of Darwin.
◆201231 Nikkei Asia https://s.nikkei.com/38SCwGJ
Southeast Asian nations rush for one last deal with Trump
JAKARTA/HANOI -- From the Philippines to Indonesia, countries across Southeast Asia have pursued an array of new security and ... Being on the front lines of U.S.-China competition, Southeast Asia looks to play a prominent role in geopolitics in the coming years. ... In October, U.S.-based power company AES decided to join a development project for a liquefied natural gas terminal in Vietnam's Binh ...
◆201223 Upstream Online https://bit.ly/3h9YE30
Shortlist surprise for Philippines LNG project
Volumes will serve existing and future third party gas-fired power plants and those of FGEN LNG affiliates. Newcomer to the tender process Dynagas has two high specification FSRUs under construction at Hudong Shipyard in China. Australia- ...
◆201231 The Star Online https://bit.ly/34Yr6zY
China-Laos railway tracks laid to Luang Prabang
The 422-km China-Laos railway will run from Boten border gate in northern Laos, bordering China, to Vientiane with an operating speed of 160 km per hour. The project started in December 2016 and is scheduled to be completed and ...
◆201231 benarnews https://bit.ly/3pCWn38
Laotian Plan to Build Another Big Mekong Dam Concerns Thais
With the Mekong River marking half of the 1,845-kilometer (1,150-mile) border between Laos and Thailand, Thai citizens are deeply affected by the dam projects. “We're monitoring this project closely. The company has not sent us all the ...
◆201231 Khmer Times https://bit.ly/3o13rGs
$400m investment inked for another hydro project
SINOMACH China Heavy Machinery Co Ltd, the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Cambodia and the Cambodian National Electric Power Co formally signed an implementation agreement, lease agreement and power purchase agreement for ...
◆201231 Times of India https://bit.ly/350yECm
Don’t play ‘Tibet card’: China to Indian media
Reacting to reports here on the US "Tibetan Policy and Support Act", the Chinese embassy here in a statement said it is in the fundamental interests of China and India, as two neighboring countries and emerging economies, to enhance ...
◆201231 United News of India https://bit.ly/2MnNWdR
China warns Indian Media
The Chinese Embassy spokesman here today warned news outlets against advocating playing 'Tibet card' to meddle in China's "internal affairs and further damage the bilateral relations." Spokesperson of Chinese Embassy in India Counselor ...
◆201231 Times of India https://bit.ly/2JBevv8
Nepal: Prachanda faction hardens stance, to follow 'policy of balance' with India, China
While denying any interference by China, he also said Dahal's party will continue to follow a "policy of balance" with India and China. "Oli has left no space for unity with his decision to dissolve the House. Our government was in majority when ...