Business leaders across Asia see China as the dominant regional player. Photo: AP

Business leaders across Asia like Beijing’s belt and road vision. But China’s rising influence is giving some the jitters

  • The country’s growth and investment in Southeast Asia and beyond is only expected to expand, according to two new surveys
  • But executives are still worried about the reach of Chinese companies, while having more trust in British, Japanese and German firms
Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative

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Business leaders across Asia see China as the dominant regional player. Photo: AP
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The Hambantota port in Sri Lanka was funded by Chinese investment through the belt and road scheme. Photo: Handout

Sri Lanka rejects fears of China’s ‘debt-trap diplomacy’ in belt and road projects

  • Controversial Hambantota port an economic cooperation, not security issue
  • Ambassador to Beijing says his country will never default on its loans
Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative

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The Hambantota port in Sri Lanka was funded by Chinese investment through the belt and road scheme. Photo: Handout
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