Archive for the ‘Maldives’ Category

Belt & Road: Chinese Techno-Nationalism in Maldives

Via Asia Times, a look at how the ‘Digital Silk Road’ has the potential of allowing China to play king of the castle in the Indian Ocean region: The Maldives’ recent turn toward China and away from India has boosted Beijing’s long-term push for regional control and disrupted New Delhi’s ambition to match Chinese strategic competitiveness in […]

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The Maldives Is a Tiny Paradise. Why Are China and India Fighting Over It?

Courtesy of The New York Times, an article on the Maldives, an island nation into which Asia’s two giants are crowding with building projects, tossing its newborn democracy to and fro: Between a few flecks of coral in the Indian Ocean, a ribbon of highway more than a mile long swoops up from the blue. […]

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Maldives Signals Tilt Toward China

Via The Diplomat, a look at the Maldives relationship with China and India: President Mohamed Muizzu’s recent visit to China signals a significant shift in the Maldives’ foreign policy, one that is overtly tilted in favor of Beijing. The shift came amidst a visible fraying in India-Maldives relations in recent weeks. In China, Muizzu expressed strong commitment […]

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Maldives President Courts Chinese as Indian Ties Sag

Courtesy of Reuters, a report on Maldives’ interest in Chinese investment: New Maldives president in China ahead of any visit to India Maldivian president Muizzu set to meet China’s Xi Jinping Muizzu to seek more Chinese investment, trade, tourists World Bank warns “lack of domestic investment opportunities” At an “Invest Maldives” forum in a southern […]

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Maldives: Small Island Nation with Big Role Shipping Chips to Russia

Courtesy of Nikkei Asia, a look at the Maldives’ role as a transit point for sanctions-evading shipments to Russia: Surrounded by azure waters and year-round sun, the Maldives is a popular destination for holidaymakers and honeymooners. But there is another side to this country of pristine islands and glamorous resorts. It is also a transit […]

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DHL Invests In Latin America As Clients Expand Supply Chains Beyond China

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on DHL’s efforts to build new warehouses across alternative manufacturing hubs including Mexico, Malaysia and Vietnam: Deutsche Post DHL is investing €500mn in its Latin American business as it seeks to capitalise on growing demand to expand supply chains beyond China. The logistics group is building out new […]

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