Category Archive: China

Burma – The cradle of China?

New research suggests Burma was the birthplace of early Chinese people.   The study, conducted by researchers with the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Kunming Institute of Zoology, found the genetic origin of many… Continue reading

Laos – A landlocked or landlinked pivot in SEA?

Laos as China’s pivot state for mainland ASEAN. (I) Laos as China’s pivot state for mainland ASEAN (II) This tiny and impoverished Southeast Asian state is ever more becoming the geopolitical fulcrum for the… Continue reading

China’s Military Installations in the Spratly Islands.

Satellite Image Update. Recent high-resolution images show new areas of reclamation on Mischief and Subi Reefs, and intensive construction on Fiery Cross as well as several other reefs. By Victor Robert Lee  … Continue reading

China is losing out on manufacturing to SEA.

China-ASEAN Wage Comparisons and the 70 Percent Production Capacity Benchmark. Total cost of labor (using minimum wage plus cost of welfare) is comparable in China, Thailand and Malaysia. But other countries are far… Continue reading

Myanmar Strives for Unity.

Myanmar sits at the strategic junction between China, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent – the site of the ancient Southern Silk Road.   Under British rule, the country was known as the… Continue reading

China offers billions to the Greater Mekong Region.

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang offered huge financial and technical support for infrastructure development projects in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS). The main proposals and projects: Five Chinese proposals on transport links, investment schemes,… Continue reading

China to build Thai fast track railways.

China agrees on deal to build 867 km of railways in Thailand.  . Thailand and China agreed to build 867 km (542 miles) of dual track railways in the Southeast Asian nation, in… Continue reading

Spratly Islands new Chinese military base.

China Has Built a New Base on Top of a Coral Reef. A tropical coral reef has been transformed by the Chinese military into a base that could host a 3,000-meter long airstrip… Continue reading

Cambodia’s excellence in power distribution!

Unused Electricity From Dam Cost the Cambodian Government Millions of US$. Since the 246-megawatt Stung Atay Dam in the Cambodian province Koh Kong went online in mid-August 2014, all of the electricity it… Continue reading

China’s new deals with Myanmar.

Energy tops the list of China’s investments in Myanmar. China and Myanmar pushed cooperation forward, introducing an energy liaison committee and signing more than a dozen deals relating to energy, finance, infrastructure and… Continue reading