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  • LAOS: China and Laos are ready to strengthen cooperation with on jointly building the Belt and Road, Chinese Foreign Minister said when meeting with his Lao counterpart.

SOURCE: CGTN

 

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BRI (Laos)

LAOS

  • Laos is set to cede majority control of its electric grid to a Chinese company, as it struggles to stave off a potential debt default. The deal comes at a time when critics accuse Beijing of “debt trap diplomacy” to gain strategic advantage in countries struggling to repay loans taken out under Belt & Road Infrastructure Initiative.

SOURCE: BELT AND ROAD NEWS

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Asia Pacific (cambodia)

ASIA PACIFIC:

  • Japanese Foreign Minister meets with Cambodian Prime Minister as a step further to expand its engagement with Cambodia, one of the most prominent of China’s allies in the region. Besides Cambodia, Japan trip included stops in Laos and Myanmar— countries where Chinese influence also ostensibly has deep roots.

SOURCE: THE DIPLOMAT

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