◆210106 NHK WORLD https://bit.ly/3pMxC4G
WHO expert team not granted entry to China
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters on Tuesday that two members of the team had already set out on their journeys to China, but Chinese officials had not finalized the necessary permissions for their entry.
◆210106 Nikkei Asia https://s.nikkei.com/35aJlC7
A silver lining to Europe's imperfect deal with China?
The deal was a pet project of Germany's Angela Merkel, as she prepares to leave office this year. Merkel has never entirely signed up to growing skepticism of China's global role. Like many in Germany, she also remains sufficiently bruised by ...
◆210106 Nikkei Asia https://s.nikkei.com/35aJlC7
China shores up support in Africa as it braces for Biden
BEIJING -- Every year since 1991, China's foreign minister has chosen Africa for the first overseas trip of the year, symbolizing the importance Beijing places on its partnerships there. Despite cutting back on international travel recently due to ...
◆210106 South China Morning Post https://bit.ly/38k0c7u
Chinese vaccine makers to apply for emergency use in Philippines
Chinese vaccine makers to apply for clearance in the Philippines, as Duterte tries to block probe into illegal inoculations ... Romana, the Philippines' ambassador to China, on Monday said state-owned Sinopharm (also known as the China National ... “Other countries, like Indonesia, Brazil, Turkey and Bahrain, pursued a strategy of clinical trials with Chinese companies, combined with joint production of ...
◆210106 Reuters https://reut.rs/2XcgNUH
Indonesia governor believes drone behind security scare was made in China
JAKARTA (Reuters) - The governor of Indonesia's South Sulawesi said on Tuesday an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) found in the waters off his province that has sparked concern about a potential security breach or espionage attempt appeared to be made in China. ... had been launched and the vehicle was able to collect hydro-oceanography data and could be used for military purposes.
◆210106 ThinkGeoEnergy https://bit.ly/3pU5RXW
PT PLN secures $500m green loan for hydro and geothermal projects
The creditors for this facility include Citibank, DBS Bank, JPMorgan, KfW IPEX, LBBW, OCBC, Standard Chartered Bank and SMBC. The loan is the first green loan transaction obtained by a BUMN in Indonesia and the first to be executed by PLN ...
◆210106 ミャンマーニュース https://bit.ly/2L64uGX
持続可能な開発計画と電力基本計画をｻﾎﾟｰﾄ. ﾀｲの石油開発公社PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited(以下､PTTEP)は､ﾐｬﾝﾏｰ政府から独占的開発権を取得した後､ﾐｬﾝﾏｰにおける統合国内ｶﾞｽ電力ﾌﾟﾛｼﾞｪｸﾄを推進することを発表 ...
◆210106 Global Times https://bit.ly/38ZX7ZC
Can Biden administration rope in Vietnam to counter China?
Derek Grossman, a senior defense analyst at the US-based RAND Corporation, on Monday published an article in The Diplomat magazine. Grossman argued that as the Biden administration formulates its South China Sea strategy, "one ...
◆210106 MENAFN.COM https://bit.ly/2KXd9vu
China-Laos railway to improve connectivity, support businesses
(MENAFN) The China-Laos railway and the Vientiane-Boten expressway will offer giant momentum in reinforcing Laos' connectivity with the rest of the area, local daily Vientiane Times on Tuesday. January 5, cited Acting President of the Lao ...
◆210106 Modern Diplomacy https://bit.ly/35gsden
The China factor in India's recent engagement with Vietnam
The China factor in India's recent engagement with Vietnam ... begun, an Indian naval ship arrived at Nha Rong Port in Ho Chi Minh City to offer humanitarian assistance for the flood-affected parts of Central Vietnam. ... China has also been developing partnerships with Bangladesh and Myanmar to gain access to its ports in the Bay of Bengal. ... Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam) began the crisis at a disadvantage, and COVID-19 exposed and often heightened their misery.
◆210106 South China Morning Post https://bit.ly/3pY4PKJ
China-India border dispute: PLA ‘has built frontline observation post’
China-India border dispute: PLA 'has built frontline observation post'. Temporary post used in 2017 border stand-off has been turned into a shelter and lookout point, Chinese military says; Observers from ...
◆210106 The Hindu https://bit.ly/3960EFJ
Watch | About the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
It is China's most ambitious Belt and Road Initiative project that aims to build a network of roads, railway lines and power projects throughout Pakistan. ... CPEC eventually aims at linking the city of Gwadar in South Western Pakistan to China's North Western region Xinjiang ... India has voiced concerns about the CPEC plan. ... Sri Lanka to finalise agreement to secure COVID-19 vaccine through COVAX ...
◆210106 Hindustan Times https://bit.ly/3oklW98
Ladakh was the starting point. India-China ties are getting complicated
While there is a military status quo along the Indian LAC, there has been no let up in the PLA push towards Bhutan with the ... Had India played the puppeteer in Nepal or Sri Lanka like China does, then it would have been called a hegemon.