The original East Coast Rail Link agreement was approved by Malaysia’s former prime minister, Najib Razak (third from left). Photo: AP

New Malaysia rail link deal ‘shows China is open to discussion’ on belt and road projects

  • After stalled East Coast Rail Link gets back on track with fresh agreement, analysts say Beijing is willing to negotiate on terms, including lowering costs
  • But some worry that the move could encourage more nations to seek cost cuts
Topic |   Malaysia

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The original East Coast Rail Link agreement was approved by Malaysia’s former prime minister, Najib Razak (third from left). Photo: AP
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The US manufacturer sees potential for an aircraft that would make more routes viable between nations involved in the “Belt and Road Initiative”. Photo: AP

China’s belt and road trade strategy could determine the design of Boeing’s new 797 plane

  • Initiative could encourage a meeting of minds on requirements for new plane type, Boeing marketing chief says
  • US manufacturer sees potential for an aircraft that would make more routes viable between nations involved in the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’
Topic |   Aviation

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The US manufacturer sees potential for an aircraft that would make more routes viable between nations involved in the “Belt and Road Initiative”. Photo: AP
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