China's Reach

As China rises as an economic and military power, so does its reach beyond its borders. China's influence is expanding in ways that shape the policies of governments and touch the lives of ordinary citizens in neighboring countries. China offers the promise of growth and a more-connected Asia, but brings with it fears of Chinese dominance.

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Cambodia

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Laos

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Myanmar

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Vietnam

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Bangladesh

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Indonesia

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Malaysia

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Philippines

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Thailand

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RFA VIDEOS


China-Backed Power Plant a Bane for Myanmar Villagers
China-Backed Power Plant a Bane for Myanmar Villagers
Changing the Landscape: Chinese Investment Transforms Laos
Chinese Language Instruction Popular in Myanmar Border Town
Activists Protest at Chinese Embassy in Hanoi
Off Track: China Railway Displaces Lao Villagers (Part 2)
Off Track: China Railway Displaces Lao Villagers
RFA Reveals New China Banana Plantation Outside Lao Capital
Skyrocketing Prices in Sihanoukville as Chinese Money Pours In
Two Survivors Pulled From Collapsed Building in Cambodia
Lao Families Resist Development Project
Civilians Trapped as Myanmar Rebels Squabble Over China
‘Our Only Job is to Bear Children for Chinese Men’
Chinese Investment in Cambodia Raising Tourism
Cambodia’s Kuoy in Land Conflict with Chinese Company
Chinese Sugarcane Investment Destroys Indigenous Livelihoods in Cambodia
China’s Aid Agreements with Cambodia Lack Transparency
China-Backed Dam Causes Mass Evictions in Cambodia
Chinese Clout in Cambodia
Cambodia Welcomes China’s President Xi on State Visit
Sold! Brides for Sale in China
Myanmar Court Gives 153 Chinese Life Sentences for Illegal Logging
After Spat With China, Vietnam’s Lychee Farmers Seek New Markets
Worsening Conditions for Refugees on Myanmar-China Border
Myanmar Missile Kills Five in China
Cambodian Military Helicopter Crash Kills Four
Brides For Sale: Vietnam Women Trafficked to China
Vietnam Workers Protest at China-Backed Factories
Mass Anti-China Protests Held Across Vietnam
The Survivors: Trafficked Women and Girls of Vietnam

BENARNEWS VIDEOS


Filipino Fishermen Sidelined at Scarborough Shoal
Chinese Hunger for Durians Threatens Malaysian Rainforests
Bangladesh: Protesters Blast China's Treatment of Uyghurs
Indonesian Muslims Protest over Chinese Treatment of The Uyghurs
China's Defense Minister meets ASEAN counterparts in Singapore
Anti-China Protest in Manila, Philippines
Indonesia hydro dam project threatens world’s rarest orangutan
China's Mekong Expansion Plans Worry Thais, Laotians

PROJECTS


Laos and its Dams: Southeast Asia’s Battery, Built by China

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China's Fast Track to Influence: Building a Railway in Laos

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Vietnam: The Fishermen and the Sea

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A River in Peril: The Mekong Under China's Control

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China’s Long Arm: Wielding Influence in Cambodia

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USAGM Highlights


China’s “New Silk Road” is a multibillion dollar project, linking it to European markets via a corridor of trade and investment across Central Asia. Kazakhstan is a major partner, and the two countries speak glowingly of their cooperation. But beneath the veneer of warm words, corruption, bureaucracy, and old antipathies sometimes get in the way, according to a report by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFERL).