(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – By the arrival of a Chinese team of experts to Sri Lanka to carry out maintenance on a frigate gifted by China to Sri Lanka, type 053H2G a year and a half ago, speculation grew over its technical and operational errors."A frigate gifted to Sri Lanka sparks controversy over technical and operational errors"
(FASTNEWS | BANGLADESH) – Observers in Bangladesh raise concerns that their country will slip into the debt trap and its accumulation due to the loans taken from China, following the conclusion of a deal to complete the One Belt One Road project."Concerns over Bangladesh slip into foreign debt trap"
(LANKAPUVATH | MYANMAR) – Citizens in Yangon, Myanmar, have expressed their frustration with the two-year imprisonment sentence against the leader Aung San Suu Kyi, under the judgment released by the military junta controlled court."Frustration in Myanmar over decision to imprison Aung San Suu Kyi"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – China always seeks to establish itself as a worldwide power with a strategic presence, despite internal and external pressures, and sharp criticism of some of the measures and acts it has implemented to increase its influence over some cities and regions is considered to be part of it."National Security Law in Hong Kong, restriction of freedoms and strategy to increase influence"
(LANKAPUVATH | BANGLADESH) – Demand in the Chinese market is declining as there is no official warranty for most of the Chinese products."Considerable decrease in purchase of Chinese items in Bangladesh for their poor quality"
(LANKAPUVATH | TAIWAN) – Several political activists in Taiwan are concerned over the manipulation of the referendum’s results on December 18 by the island’s opposition Kuomintang party (Taiwan’s pro-China opposition party), and utilize them to its advantage."Concerns over manipulation of referendum results by Kuomintang Opposition Party"
(LANKAPUVATH | MYANMAR) – Researchers in international relations from Myanmar called for the necessity of boycotting commercial goods that deepen their suffering, especially as these transactions support the military authority in the country and help the external acquisition of Myanmar’s internal capabilities."Trade alliances deepen Myanmar people’s crisis"
(LANKAPUVATH | MYANMAR) – Myanmar’s shadow government (NUG) recently launched a $1 billion unity investment bonds, to raise funds of at least $800 million to provide social and humanitarian support, including health care, education, social welfare, and support for defected military personnel as well as police officers with the exception of Military spending."Myanmar Shadow Govt. raises funds through Unity Bonds"
(FASTNEWS | TAIWAN) – November 18th of this month, Taipei officially opened its representative office in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, which bearing the name “Taiwan” for the first time, after Taipei used to call such missions the “Taipei Representative Office”."Taipei opens Representative Office bearing “Taiwan”"
(LANKAPUVATH | CAMBODIA) – In pursuit of improving the health and living conditions of Khmer Rouge survivors, USAID Cambodia announced lately an additional $5 million grant for (Advancing the Rights and Improving the Conditions of the Health of Khmer Rouge Survivors) Project that will be managed by the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam)."Ancillary USD 5 million for Khmer Rouge survivors – USAID"