BRI is a collection of loans and not a basket of free lunches. Belt tightening awaits indebted countries along the road to BRI
China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) continues to draw criticism and disapproval. Its sceptics brand it as China’s Marshall Plan or as a ‘neo-imperial project’.
Beijing views Myanmar as an essential component of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), given Myanmar’s resource endowments and its location on the Indian Ocean.
Under the new law employers can be fined a maximum of 800,000 baht (US$23,800) for each undocumented migrant, while workers can be jailed for up to...
In 1996, Southeast Asia was celebrating its ‘economic miracle’ as the World Bank lauded the region’s spectacular growth.
Since the military coup in 2014, Thai foreign policy has moved closer towards Beijing at the expense of its longstanding ties with Washington.
The United States and China view trade agreements like the TPP, RCEP and FTAAP as ways to limit each other’s ability to compete in their respective...
TMB Analytics forecasts that the country’s economy will grow by 3.5 percent in 2017, as risks remain in the global economy.