Category Archive: China

Cambodia Riel, Chinese Yuan Clearing.

Cambodia’s central bank allows China’s ICBC to start yuan clearing services. China’s largest bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), said that the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has approved the ICBC… Continue reading

Japan Heads For Cheaper Off-Shore Labor in SouthEast Asia.

Total Abenomics Fail Slams Japan Where It Hurts Most. By Wolf Richter  -  Testosterone Pit. Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, was formed by merger in 2012 and that instant became… Continue reading

Asian conflict partly due to US military bases.

My view is this: we wouldn’t have a conflict in Asia if not for the intervention by the U.S. The U.S. has a security pact with Japan and has military bases and naval… Continue reading

Myanmar’s Northeast: China’s version of Crimea?

Reports are circulating that Chinese authorities proposed to the Myanmar government before the end of last year that Wa soldiers be assigned to the Kyaukphyu-Kunming oil pipeline project to take care of security. By Nay… Continue reading

ASEAN – First joint military exercises in 2015.

ASEAN military chiefs plan Malacca Strait exercise. The defense forces of the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plan to undertake a joint maritime security exercise in the… Continue reading

China sells Myanmar strategic HQ-12 missiles.

According to Russian media, early November 2013, the Myanmar armed forces have signed a contract to buy 4 systems (24 dual-launch vehicles) of air defense missile midrange KaiShan 1A (also known as KS-1A), the export… Continue reading

Laos to ban unfinished timber exports.

The Lao government has warned that companies are forbidden from buying rare timber from Lao citizens. Unfinished wood products such as logs, timber, sawn timber, tree roots, semi-finished wood products and ornamental plants… Continue reading

China, Myanmar face Myitsone dam truths.

The debate between China and Myanmar over the suspended US$ 3.6 billion Myitsone hydroelectric dam project recently reached a new pitch.  By Yun Sun   –  Speaking Freely – An Asia Times Online Feature. A war of… Continue reading

Cambodia’s Power Supply in Chinese Hands.

The Lower Russei Chrum River hydroelectric dam has begun testing operation after it has been constructed in three and a half year. China is the largest investor, in building hydroelectric dams in the Kingdom of… Continue reading