Big projects backed by Beijing have gained fresh momentum now that the Rajapaksas have staged a political comeback
Sandwiched between China and India, the tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan is feeling the squeeze as its giant neighbours square up for supremacy.
A close ally of India, Bhutan got a shock when China made sudden new claims in the summer - over a wildlife sanctuary in the east of the country, on land that had not been considered disputed.
In a new study, researchers say that land inequality is rising in most countries. Worse, new measures and analysis proves that land inequality is significantly higher than previously recorded, with data reporting a 41 percent increase compared to traditional census data.
Measures put in place to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus could lead to a massive disruption to food supplies.
Índia e China se engajaram em uma temporada de confrontos, provocações e desentendimentos na região contestada de Ladakh, no Himalaia. Quais as chances de conflito militar e quais grupos têm interesse na deterioração das relações entre as duas potências nucleares?
China estimates that by 2030, when its population is expected to reach 1.5 billion, it will need to produce an additional 100 million tons of food grains each year.
(Main photo: a surveyor sits on a construction site in Ningbo, China, on April 26, 2020. Local governments have long offered firms connected to China’s political elite land sale discounts. Photo: Bloomberg)
Main photo: new high-rise apartments are under construction in villages around Heze, in eastern China's Shandong province. Rural residents say these complexes are too expensive, too far away from their fields and ill-suited for farmers (Amy Cheng/NPR)
The Yunnan-based company has been criticised as secretive as some question whether it is equipped to run such a project
Main photo: The entrance to Namjin village seen on March 6 (Photo- Chan Thar/ Myanmar Now)
Namgyal Durbuk knows the steep mountainous terrain of Ladakh like the back of his hand. But in the 45 years he has lived here, along the Indian state’s volatile and poorly defined border with neighbouring China, he has watched Indian land disappear before his eyes.