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SOUTH ASIA:

MYANMAR:

  • China is planning to expand infrastructure links with the key oil and gas port of Kyaukpyu in Myanmar (Burma) as part of efforts to develop its Belt and Road (BRI) investments in the country. The two governments signed an initial deal.

SOURCE: ARGUS MEDIA


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Belt And Road Initiative Newsletter

BRI (Myanmar)

MYANMAR

  • China visited Myanmar to sought assurances about the implementation of key Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) infrastructure projects. In particular, he focused on the slew of BRI projects gathered under the smaller umbrella of the Cambodia-Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC), a planned overland network of highways, railways, pipelines, and industrial zones intended to link China’s Yunnan province to Myanmar’s coast on the Bay of Bengal.

SOURCE: THE DIPLOMAT

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Geopolitical conflicts

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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terrorism

Conflict In South Asia (Pakistan)

CONFLICT IN SOUTH ASIA:

  • PAKISTAN: Pakistan’s spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), is training terror groups in Myanmar. It shows that Islamabad continues to harbour and support terror and carry out attacks in countries, including Afghanistan and India, in a bid to create instability in the region.

SOURCE: CENTRALASIA TIMES