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Sri Lanka’s China Enclave: Set To Boom Or Bust?

Hambantota isn’t just a place in Sri Lanka, it’s a symbol. What started out as a gargantuan project to transform an undeveloped swath of Sri Lankan jungle into the country’s number two city — an industrial and logistical epicenter in the heart of the Indian Ocean — turned into a metaphor for opaque government dealings, poor planning, the flippant use of public funds, and token rivalries between political factions.

Read Here – Forbes

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Chinese Are Now Buying Britain

Infrastructure and property head the shopping list, with the state-owned Commercial Bank (ICBC) due to put £650 million into a 150-acre business district at Manchester airport, which should generate 16,000 jobs over 15 years.

Read Here – The Telegraph, London

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