Workers from the China Communications Constructions Company at the construction site of the East Coast Rail Link project in Malaysia. Photo: AFP
Workers from the China Communications Constructions Company at the construction site of the East Coast Rail Link project in Malaysia. Photo: AFP
Murray Hiebert
Opinion

Opinion

Murray Hiebert

China’s belt and road: from Malaysia to Philippines, Asean projects face roadblocks

  • Chinese firms have since 2013 signed deals with Asean nations to build projects such as railways, bridges, dams and special economic zones
  • But many have been slow to start, with negotiations over loan amounts, environmental concerns and corruption causing years-long delays

Workers from the China Communications Constructions Company at the construction site of the East Coast Rail Link project in Malaysia. Photo: AFP
Workers from the China Communications Constructions Company at the construction site of the East Coast Rail Link project in Malaysia. Photo: AFP
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