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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China set to woo Asean with US$40 billion infrastructure fund

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 04:31am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan in Beijing adrian.wan@scmp.com Premier Li Keqiang will try to boost Beijing's influence with promises of infrastructure cash at a regional summit in Myanmar, say analysts ... infrastructure fund as Premier Li Keqiang starts his state visit to Myanmar today, analysts said. Li, along with other state leaders, including US President Barack Obama, will gather in Myanmar's ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping's Mongolia trip to focus on energy, infrastructure

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:13am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com First visit by president to landlocked neighbour in 11 years expected to yield deals on cross-border transport and infrastructure Energy focus of Xi's Mongolia trip China will sign a series of energy and infrastructure deals with Mongolia as part of President Xi Jinping's two-day state visit to the neighbouring country this week, ...

  3. News - China - XINJIANG

    Pouring money into Xinjiang infrastructure won't solve problems, experts warn

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:57am by Adrian Wan

    ... will deepen business and cultural links with neighbouring areas. But critics say there is no guarantee infrastructure spending will resolve claims that Uygurs suffer job discrimination. The 1,776km ... and strategically located on the borders of Central Asia, Xinjiang is key to China's growing energy needs. But a lack of infrastructure has limited development, said Lai Xin, a senior official ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai court rules against HK$480 billion infrastructure plan

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 11:31pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Judges say Thai government's HK$480 million infrastructure scheme is unconstitutional Court rejects high-speed rail project A Thai court ruled yesterday that the government's ambitious two trillion baht (HK$480 billion) plan to build high-speed rail and other transport infrastructure was unconstitutional and must be ended. The Constitutional Court's ruling ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibustering could cut HK$20 billion out of economy, Paul Chan says

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 06:39am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Infrastructure spending will fall by HK$20 billion if pan-democrats don't cooperate, minister warns Filibustering could hurt the economy, Paul Chan says Government infrastructure spending could be slashed by almost 30 per cent in two years if pan-democrats continue to block government funding requests in the legislature, Secretary for Development ...

  6. News - China - FOREIGN INVESTMENT

    China pledges to pump more funds into Iraq's oil sector, infrastructure

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 11:53am by Teddy Ng

    ... investment into Iraq’s oil and infrastructure sector, as the Chinese government stepped up its presence in the Middle East. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the pledge on a rare visit to Iraq, ... – which provides around 90 per cent of government revenue, according to economic indexes – to fund the reconstruction of its infrastructure, which sustained heavy damage during the conflict. Since ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PEARL RIVER DELTA

    Study urges review of impact of infrastructure projects on the Pearl River Delta

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 04:02am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Study says Hong Kong should assess effect of infrastructure projects on other cities in region Wider impact of major projects ‘needs review’ The Hong Kong government should conduct strategic impact assessments to determine if its infrastructure projects affect nearby cities in the Pearl River Delta, a cross-border planning study has recommended. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More infrastructure won't make Hong Kong airport more competitive

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 07:24pm by Albert Cheng

    ... of the Airport Authority's infrastructural planning committee. This project is not new; the same idea was proposed during the era of then chief executive Tung Chee-hwa, in 2001. At that time, ... more negative effects than positive ones. To maintain Hong Kong's competitiveness as an international aviation hub, we should not blindly push on with enormous infrastructure development; ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China will benefit from investing in others' infrastructure development

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 08:09pm by Hu Shuli

    ... a lot of attention at home, with some linking it to "panda diplomacy". Li's move is no such thing. Instead, it reflects Beijing's intention to use infrastructure development ... in infrastructure development, China must not shy away from talking strictly business. Its involvement in developing high-speed rail in developing Asia isn’t ‘panda diplomacy Both Li and President Xi ...

  10. News - World - SECURITY

    China could cripple US in cyber offensive, NSA chief tells lawmakers

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 10:16pm by AP

    ... into and damage infrastructure, which in theory should amount to mutual deterrence. But Rogers, who did not address his offensive cyber tools, said the nuclear deterrence model did not necessarily apply. In cyberspace "you can literally do almost anything you want, and there is not a price to pay for it", the NSA director said. Admiral Rogers' remarks about critical infrastructure attacks ...




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