The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

China’s imperial overreach with ‘project of the century’

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s tenure has been marked by high ambition. His vision – the “Chinese dream” – is to make China the world’s leading power by 2049, the centenary of communist rule. But Xi may be biting off more than he can chew.

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China, US vie for friendship with the Philippines, while Duterte hedges

The rapprochement between China and the Philippines has ostensibly avoided the prospect of a confrontation in the South China Sea. On the sidelines of a two-day summit about China’s global development project, held in Beijing on May 14-15, the Philippine ambassador announced plans for talks with China over its territorial claims in the sea.

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Shaping ASEAN-Korea digital partnership

Since the term “Industry 4.0” made its debut in 2011, it has quickly gained attention across the globe.

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Myanmar could be game changer for BRI

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which is being boycotted by India, could place Myanmar – located between these two big countries – into an awkward situation.

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Indian ambassador shares thoughts on Belt and Road Initiative and India’s ties with Myanmar

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Su Kyi visited China for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) summit in Beijing for cooperation while Myanmar’s neighbour India expressed concern the BRI is not in line with their national priority.

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Healthy ecosystems needed for PPP to flourish

Greater cooperation is required to implement public and private partnerships (PPP) projects to boost development of infrastructure in Myanmar.

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The Belt and Road Initiative: China’s vision for globalisation, Beijing-style

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a multifaceted economic, diplomatic and geopolitical undertaking that has morphed through various iterations, from the “New Silk Road” to “One Belt One Road”.

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Poorer nations do more for large mammals

Scores of animal species across the globe, including tigers, lions and rhinos, are at risk of extinction due to threats posed by mankind. Recent studies indicate that 59 percent of the world’s largest carnivores and 60pc of the world’s largest herbivores are currently threatened with extinction. These species, known as megafauna, play very important ecological roles, but can be difficult to live with because they are prone to conflict with humans and can be challenging to conserve.

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Nepal failed to recover after quake

Two years after the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal, the country is struggling to bounce back. Nearly 70 percent of the affected people still live in temporary shelters, and it is common to see damaged houses, temples without roofs, and earthquake debris lying around, even in the capital Kathmandu.

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Could the Iranian economy sink Rouhani?

For a “managed democracy,” Iran holds remarkably unpredictable presidential elections. And the upcoming election on May 19 is no exception, given that the incumbent, Hassan Rouhani, is facing two tough conservative challengers.

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