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  • TAIWAN-US: Taiwan and the US are moving ahead with a plan to finance infrastructure and energy projects in Asia (and Latin America) to counter China’s global infrastructure BRI, amid concerns about Beijing’s commitment to international projects and worsening finances among developing countries.

SOURCE: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

 

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  • SOUTH KOREA: China visited South Korea to push forward linking of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

SOURCE: GLOBAL TIMES

 

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Eurasia

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  • China’s BRI progress has showed strong resilience despite coronavirus. Major projects are progressing smoothly. China-Laos railway, China-Thailand railway, Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway, and Hungary-Serbia Railway are all making positive headway. The China-Europe freight rail service network has also expanded, reaching 21 countries and 92 cities.

SOURCE: GLOBAL TIMES

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  • MALAYSIA: Another Belt and Road project was canceled in Malaysia, after the government of the Malaysian state of Melaka terminated an agreement with the main developer of a BRI infrastructure project Melaka Gateway, raising questions about BRI future projects in the country.

SOURCE: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

 

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CENTRAL ASIA

  • REGIONAL: Central Asian NGOs experts are calling on their governments to strengthen oversight of Belt and Road Initiative projects as anger rises over their environmental and social impacts. Chinese investment in the region has mainly been in infrastructure and extractive industries, attracted by the region’s mineral deposits and hydrocarbons.

SOURCE: THE THIRD POLE

 

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  • TURKEY: As part of the Belt and Road Initiative, Turkey will build a transit-loan based main container port in the Eastern Mediterranean, which will operate as a gateway to the Middle East and Central Asia.

SOURCE: MIDDLE EAST MONITOR

 

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  • TURKEY: Turkey is planning to increase the volume of cooperation with the BRI-related countries in terms of enabling the Middle Corridor, which lies at the heart of the BRI linking Turkey to Georgia and Azerbaijan via rail, crossing the Caspian Sea and reaches China through Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. Turkey is set to become an important center for the BRI. The country will build a transit-loan based main container port in the Eastern Mediterranean, which will be operating as a gateway to the Middle East and Central Asia.

SOURCE: FORBES

 

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South Asia

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  • SRI LANKA: China is building in Sri Lanka a second seaport as part of the Belt and Road Initiative. The new port is located in the capital of Colombo and is part of an estimated $8.3 billion invested so far by China since 2013. The news was released during the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visit for meetings with Sri Lankan President to urged Sri Lanka to maintain democratic governance in the face of growing Chinese influence.

SOURCE: THE WASHINGTON POST

 

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South Asia

SOUTH ASIA

  • PAKISTAN: Pakistani militants opposing Belt and Road attacked a convoy escorting staffers of the Oil and Gas Development Co. Ltd. (OGDCL), who had been carrying out a seismic survey to discover gas in Gwadar block. 14 security men were killed.  Baloch Raji Ajoi Sangar, an alliance of militant ethnic Baloch separatist groups, claimed responsibility for the attack.

SOURCE: ASIA NIKKEI

 

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  • THAILAND: China plan to integrate Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor, which runs from Bangkok south to the coastal town of Rayong, with the BRI. China also pressed for progress for the construction of the China-Thailand high-speed railway running from Bangkok to the northeastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima, plagued by delays.

SOURCE: THE DIPLOMAT

 

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