Entries tagged "South Asia"

  • India, China Compete for Access in Sri Lanka | Nov. 6, 2017, 10:07 a.m.

    Mattala Airport in Sri Lanka, not far from the Chinese-operated Hambantota seaport, has become a point of contention in the wake of a $290 million offer from India to lease it.

  • China, Sri Lanka Talk Infrastructure in Beijing | Oct. 31, 2017, 2:22 p.m.

    Quotes and Quotas is a weekly digest of powerful phrases and facts that help explain Asia’s infrastructure push.

  • 400+ Insights into Asia’s Infrastructure Contest | Oct. 23, 2017, 4:47 p.m.

    Browse our analysis section for news and articles on topics such as China's Belt and Road Initiative (OBOR), the Competing Visions of Japan, India, and other regional powers, and the stakes for U.S. policy.

  • Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century | Oct. 18, 2017, 1:17 p.m.

    It is time to expand transparent, high-standard regional lending mechanisms – tools that will actually help nations instead of saddle them with mounting debt.

  • Many Belts and Many Roads | Oct. 11, 2017, 9:55 a.m.

    Quotes and Quotas is a weekly digest of powerful phrases and facts that help explain Asia’s infrastructure push.

  • Axiata Buys $940M Telecom Infrastructure Deal in Pakistan | Aug. 30, 2017, 9:20 a.m.

    Malaysia's largest mobile telecom company by revenue, Axiata Group, is buying 13,000 telecommunications towers in Pakistan in a deal worth $940 million as it seeks to consolidate its footprint in the region.

  • JICA Lends $4.5B for Port, Power in Bangladesh | July 31, 2017, 8:08 a.m.

    The Japan International Cooperation Agency will provide its largest yen loan to date, equal to an estimated $4.51 billion, for the construction of a port and coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh.

  • Taiwan's "New Southbound" Overshadowed by Belt and Road | July 14, 2017, 1:45 p.m.

    The "New Southbound" strategy announced by Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen in May 2016 has struggled to improve economic ties with its 18 destination countries in South and Southeast Asia and the Pacific, in part due to China's growing economic and political clout with the target countries.

  • Indian Companies Keen to Develop Chabahar Port | July 12, 2017, 12:55 p.m.

    Indian companies have started bidding to develop Iran's Chabahar port, a strategic project for which India committed to invest an initial $500 million during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's state visit in March.

  • India's $59B Infrastructure Push Hits Slump | June 13, 2017, 9:04 a.m.

    India plans to spend a record $59 billion on projects such as rail, roads, and ports this year. Yet, despite the push for new infrastructure which is being spearheaded by Indian President Narendra Modi, many projects are struggling to attract enough funding to get off the ground.

  • How Britain’s Colonial Railways Transformed India | June 13, 2017, 9 a.m.

    The railways delivered much for India. Just as with the United States of America, they bound the country together.

  • Experts Call for Greater Integration in S. Asia | June 6, 2017, 8:27 a.m.

    Bangladesh's State Minister for Foreign Affairs joined a number of experts at the International Conference on The Future of Asia Tuesday in calling for greater integration and connectivity among members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation in order to promote trade and economic growth.

  • China’s Strategic Gateway to the Indian Ocean | May 24, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

    Ultimately, CPEC may have a great effect in Pakistan and on Pakistan-China relations, but it does not address issues of connectivity in South Asia.

  • Iran's Railway Revolution | May 10, 2017, 8:55 a.m.

    Better infrastructure will not make Iran's economic success inevitable, but it certainly will shape the strategic landscape in which Iran makes its future decisions.

  • Pakistan to Open $1B Infrastructure Bank | May 8, 2017, 8:21 a.m.

    Pakistan has recently come to an agreement with U.S.-based company InternationalFfinance Corporation on creating a Pakistan Infrastructure Bank.

  • Mishandled China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Could Misfire | April 14, 2017, 9:25 a.m.

    Since it was launched two years ago, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has sparked praise, skepticism, and even violence, resulting in widespread confusion about what’s driving this $55 billion energy and infrastructure effort, and how it will impact the region.

  • Experts Hold Competing Views on CPEC | April 6, 2017, 9:04 a.m.

  • Sri Lanka Eyes Chinese Stake in Hambantota Port | April 3, 2017, 9:07 a.m.

  • Experts Hold Competing Views on CPEC Outlook | March 27, 2017, 8:54 a.m.

  • Gilgit Baltistan | March 3, 2017, 9 a.m.

    Gilgit-Baltistan has a rich history of connections to the Ancient Silk Road. Today the region once again finds itself at the intersection of a new Silk Road being paved by China, despite geographic and political challenges.

  • Unrest and Isolation in India's Northeast | Feb. 27, 2017, 9 a.m.

    Violent protests could derail India’s regional connectivity plans for years—a pause that India can’t afford.

  • Mapping CPEC’s Risky Terrain | Dec. 14, 2016, 12:09 a.m.

    The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) traverses some of the world’s most dangerous terrain. Terrorist attacks have declined in Pakistan, but insecurity remains a major risk for ambitious projects.

  • Pakistan Doubles CPEC Security | Nov. 17, 2016, 12:05 a.m.

    Islamabad will double the number of guards protecting Chinese workers on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor from 15,000 to 30,000, Nikkei reports.

  • Kashmir Investments Test India-China Relations | Oct. 21, 2016, midnight

    India and China want stronger economic ties, Amy Kazmin reports in today’s Financial Times, but infrastructure investment in Kashmir remains a point of contention.