• 24 September, 2022
Foreign Affairs. Geopolitics. National Security.


China and Laos open $6 billion high-speed rail link

VIENTIANE (Reuters) - A $6 billion high-speed rail line connecting China with its Southeast Asian neighbour Laos opened on Friday, a milestone in Beijing's ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure plans.…

‘Cement mountain’: China’s rocky road on biodiversity beyond rosy U.N. summit

By David Stanway KUNMING, China (Reuters) - China used a five-day United Nations biodiversity conference in Kunming to celebrate its achievements in protecting habitats and improving its environmental record. Despite…

China’s Nuclear Forces: Dragon- Fire or Façade

“There is, in fact, an axiom of proliferation. It states that as long as any state holds nuclear weapons, others will seek to acquire them.”     Richard Butler The term…