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Will future mega-cities be a marvel or a mess? Look at New Delhi

World | FOCUS Nov 3, 2018

Will future mega-cities be a marvel or a mess? Look at New Delhi

Focus Jill Ward The effects of unbridled urbanization are inescapable in India's capital city. Smog blankets landmarks such as India Gate in winter and delays flights at the airport due to poor visibility. Traffic jams are part of the daily routine. Slums abut New Delhi's luxury ...

China's 'New Silk Road': A dead end for some nations?

Asia Pacific Sep 2, 2018

China's 'New Silk Road': A dead end for some nations?

China's massive and expanding "Belt and Road" trade infrastructure project is running into speed bumps as some countries begin to grumble about being buried under Chinese debt. First announced in 2013 by President Xi Jinping, the initiative, also known as the "New Silk Road" envisions ...

Laos investigates why dam collapsed during floods, killing 27

Asia Pacific Jul 26, 2018

Laos investigates why dam collapsed during floods, killing 27

Laotian authorities have ordered closer monitoring of hydroelectric facilities as they investigate why a dam in the country's southeast collapsed earlier this week, killing at least 27 people and leaving 131 missing. Floodwaters that rose to rooftops were slowly receding Thursday as villages began digging ...

In Senegal, Xi pledges stronger Sino-African ties

Asia Pacific Jul 22, 2018

In Senegal, Xi pledges stronger Sino-African ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged during a visit to Senegal on Saturday to strengthen economic ties with Africa, a continent already awash with cheap Chinese loans in exchange for minerals and huge construction projects. Xi arrived in Senegal on Saturday for a two-day visit to ...