Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 5:44pm
Under both the previous President, Susilo Bamband Yudhoyono (2005 to 2013), and his successor and current President, Joko Widodo, Indonesia has avoided confrontation and sought to remain removed from simmering regional conflicts, most notably those involving disputed territories in the South China Sea. This period has seen dramatic growth in the levels of bilateral trade and investment (although China still lags behind Japan).
Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 5:28pm
Foreign aid makes up 30% to 40% of Cambodia’s annual budget, the majority of which comes from China in the form of low-cost financing provided by state-owned banks with conditions that typically lead to contracts for Chinese state-owned enterprises. Whether classified as aid, trade or investment, China is considered to be Cambodia’s largest trading partner, its most significant source of FDI and its largest supplier of military support. ...
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.