A section of the pipelines that run from Myanmar’s coast to the west of China as part of the 771-kilometre long Myanmar-China Oil and Gas Pipeline Project. Photo: Handout

China’s belt and road: an environmental disaster for Southeast Asia?

  • Beijing professes to be ‘greening’ its multitrillion-dollar trade initiative, yet has still invested heavily in fossil fuels and the extraction of natural resources
  • The results could be habitat loss, increased pollution and the destruction of biodiversity, as well as the entrenchment of existing power structures
Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative

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A section of the pipelines that run from Myanmar’s coast to the west of China as part of the 771-kilometre long Myanmar-China Oil and Gas Pipeline Project. Photo: Handout
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