Sri Lanka

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India’s Modi Can Lead South Asia’s Regional And Global Integration

By Sourabh Gupta India’s domestic and international economic choices have not always been the wisest. At independence, India was determined to transcend the distorted pattern of economic integration with the world that two centuries of exploitative colonialism had engendered. But in the process, it ended up effectively locking itself out of global trade and investment … Continue reading

Flying Blind: Gulf Subsidies Debate Ignores Regional Realities

By Francis Wilson The ongoing debate over the fairness and transparency of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in the Middle East intensified in March when three of America’s largest airlines entered the fray. In a 55 page white paper released to the public in April, American, Delta, and United attacked what they believed to be the unfair business … Continue reading

Chinese Submarines In Sri Lanka Unnerve India: Next Stop Pakistan?

By Vijay Sakhuja The sighting of Chinese submarines in the Indian Ocean has unnerved India. A People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Song-class conventional submarine along with Changxing Dao, a Type 925 submarine support ship, docked at the Chinese-run Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT) in Sri Lanka last September (China Military Online, September 24, 2014). The two … Continue reading

New Railway Between China And Nepal May Tunnel Under Mount Everest

As China pushes to develop its new Silk Road, a new railway between China and Nepal is under construction, and it could include a tunnel that will be built under Mount Everest, AFP reports, citing the China Daily newspaper. The Qinghai-Tibet railway already links the rest of China with the Tibetan capital Lhasa and beyond, and a new extension … Continue reading

Modi’s Rival To China’s Silk Road: India’s ‘Cotton Route’

By Andrew Korybko, Sputnik News An important three-day conference entitled “Indian Ocean: Renewing the Maritime Trade and Civilisational Linkages” ended last week in Bhubaneswar, whereby multiple experts from nine government agencies and elsewhere announced the ‘Cotton Route’ to rival China’s Silk Road. The announcement came after Prime Minister Modi’s key visit to three Indian Ocean states — the Seychelles, Mauritius, and Sri … Continue reading

Cheap Oil Can Benefit Asia – ADB Report

By The Asian Development Bank The growth outlook for developing Asia remains steady, even though momentum slowed in the second half of 2014, but the declining oil prices represent a golden opportunity for many beneficial reforms, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) says in a new report. In a supplement to its Asian Development Outlook 2014 … Continue reading

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