Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 4:35pm
Under the rule of the military junta, Burma welcomed large-scale Chinese investment from China’s state-owned banks and contractors that were willing, as they have been in other underdeveloped countries, to operate in a culture of corruption and unconstrained by the humanitarian and environmental carnage that would have deterred most major companies.
Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 3:56pm
Kenya’ diversified economy is less reliant than other countries in the region on its natural resources as a driver for growth, employment and other measures of economic performance and prosperity. Although oil discoveries over the past few years have the potential to make Kenya a more significant exporter of energy, thus far, China’s massive investments in the country have been driven by other priorities.
Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 11:27am
Following a history dating back to the Cold War and shifting allegiances that primarily had the Soviet Union leveraging its strong position in Zambia for other regional ambitions, today, Russia’s relationship with Zambia hinges primarily on educational and training opportunities served up by Russia in the academic and military spheres.