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Post by CielOnTap » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:52 pm

China's investments in many lands to bring the one rail road link to fruition has also led to exposing Chinese bosses' racist attitudes. In Kenya, a person took action with one boss but the problem has not been resolved.
Today, many younger Kenyans say that racism is a phenomenon they largely know indirectly, through history lessons and foreign news. But episodes involving discriminatory behavior by the region’s growing Chinese work force have unsettled many Kenyans, particularly at a time when their government seeks closer ties with China.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/worl ... acism.html
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Post by CielOnTap » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:38 pm

Malaysia's planned train line with Chinese financing has run into some political headwinds. Malaysia wants a better bargain.
Malaysia’s Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali announced on January 26 that the Cabinet had agreed to terminate the rail link on grounds that the project was “beyond the government’s financial capability.” He said that the ECRL would be terminated “without jeopardizing relations with China.”

That was apparently news to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, who admitted he was “shocked” after hearing Azmin’s announcement and suggested he might not have been fully informed of the administration’s decision on a project. The railway was originally negotiated by then premier Najib Razak’s government and formally initiated in November 2016.
http://www.atimes.com/article/no-clear- ... a-railway/
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