Singapore and China want to speed up talks on the RCEP free trade agreement between ten ASEAN members and six other countries. The move comes despite tensions over China's territorial claims on the South China Sea.
The highly ambitious Belt and Road Initiative promises to fortify China as an economic superpower. But negotiations around the Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar Economic Corridor are proving contentious.
China intends to construct a railway between the western region of Tibet and Nepal's capital, Kathmandu. The deal with Nepal comes amid growing Chinese investment in the Himalayan country.
European firms could miss out on China's $900 billion infrastructure initiative, warns a leaked report by EU diplomats. It said the New Silk Road trade corridor has the potential to disadvantage and even divide the bloc.
As Indian PM Modi meets Chinese President Xi to discuss a host of bilateral issues troubling their ties, analyst Rahul Mishra says trust deficit and a "security dilemma" mar the relationship between the two Asian powers.
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