Tag Archive: China

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

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

China and Myanmar’s reforms.

Like most other countries, China seems to have been surprised by the speed and direction of change in Myanmar after 2011. China has had negligible influence over Myanmar’s post-2011 reform program, which is… Continue reading

China cancels Thailand rice deal amid probe.

Thailand has announced that a contract to sell more than a million tonnes of rice to China has been cancelled. The Ministry of Commerce said the Chinese government pulled out of the deal… Continue reading

China just became the biggest investor in Laos, and Laos’s neighbors are worried

Originally posted on Quartz:
Land-locked Laos is one of the poorest countries in the world, but it has one thing in abundance: access to the massive Mekong River. The country’s hydropower potential has…

Chinese investment in Cambodia up in 2013.

Cambodia had attracted some $427 million of investment from China last year, up 62 percent compared with the $263 million from a year earlier, according to a report by the Council for the… Continue reading