In early April 2021, the Malaysian government announced the re-initiation of the original alignment of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL).
Sabah interested in the BRI
Malaysia’s state of Sabah is looking for being part of the Belt and Road Initiative and invites Chinese companies to invest in Sabah Economic Corridor.
Malaysia in the BRI again
On April 12, 2019, the Malaysian government announced that they agreed with China to resume the East Coast Rail link, a BRI project.
Breaking news : Italy called BRI a debt trap for Sri Lanka, Malaysia and maybe Pakistan!
Italy’s undersecretary of state Michele Geraci stated that the BRI is a debt trap for Sri Lanka, Malaysia and maybe Pakistan!
China ready to solve the so-called debt issue
At a forum organised by the IMF and the World Bank in Bali, Indonesia, China’s Vice Minister of Finance, Ms. Zou Jiayi, reassured the international community about China’s commitment to solve possible debt issues.
BRI projects in Malaysia, a fresh new start?
On 21 August 2018, the newly elected Prime Minister Mohamad Mahathir announced the cancellation of three BRI projects in Malaysia, including the “East Coast Rail Link” (ECRL) and two pipelines. But Malaysia is still member of the BRI.
The BRI at the heart of a Malaysian political party’s program
Since 2009, China has become Malaysia’s largest trading partner. Under Xi Jinping’s presidency, Chinese investment in Malaysia has seen strong growth. While most investments have been concentrated in the infrastructure, transportation and real estate sectors, new, more diversified investments are expected.
Thailand’s high speed train to China
In late August 2017, the Government of Thailand announced that the construction of a high-speed train line between Bangkok and Nong Khai, a border town next Laos, will start next October. The first phase of this project will consist of
Education is a priority of the Belt and Road Initiative
To ensure the success of the OBOR, China is putting on education. The One Belt, One Road program aims not only at strengthening exchanges between China and the rest of the world but also at ensuring the development of Asia.