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Sri Lanka bans China manufactured ‘organic’ fertilizer after detection of bacteria again

Sri Lanka banned the import of organic fertilizers manufactured in China after state agriculture authorities detected harmful bacteria in them for the second time. Director General (DG) of Agriculture, Ajantha…

China’s power crunch dwarfs Evergrande’s troubles in investors’ eyes

(Reuters) – China’s power supply crunch, that has shut factories across the country, may pose a much bigger threat to the economy than the debt crisis at Evergrande Group (3333.HK), prompting…

China’s Global Network of Shipping Ports Reveal Beijing’s Strategy

VOA News: A powerhouse in global trade, China has more shipping ports at home than any other country. Key investments add about another 100 ports in at least 60 nations.…

Sri Lanka’s Agripreneurs Alarmed Over Contaminated Organic Fertilizer Sample Imported From China

Sri Lanka Agripreneurs’ Forum (SLAF) expressed grave concerns regarding the importation of a batch of contaminated organic fertilizer following confirmation from the Minister of Agriculture and National Plant Quarantine Services…

India aims to meet vaccine orders placed by Sri Lanka in August

Depending on the scale of production of vaccines, India is aiming to meet vaccine orders placed by Sri Lanka and other South Asian neighbors by July-end or August, The Print…

Asian renewable investments expected to double to $1.3T by 2030

Reuters: Asia Pacific investments in renewable energy generation by 2030 may double to $1.3 trillion from the previous decade, dwarfing fossil fuel power expenditures that are expected to drop by…

Sri Lanka’s FX reserves hit a new low of $ 4.02 billion in May

Sri Lanka’s gross official foreign exchange reserves tumbled to $ 4.02 billion at end of May from $4.5 billion a month ago as the country faces $3.5 billion external debt…

Delhi-Colombo-Beijing triangle undergoes another shift

By Professor Harsh V Pant Chinese Defence Minister Gen. Wei Fenghe was in Sri Lanka last week seeking to shore up support for Chinese projects at a time when new…

U.S. Senate advances bipartisan legislation to counter China’s growing influence

(CNN): The Upper Chamber of United States Congress, Senate last Thursday advanced bipartisan legislation that would counter China’s growing influence by investing over $200 billion in American technology, science, and…

Costly Chinese COVID Vaccine Sparks Row in Sri Lanka

Disclosure of procurement price of China’s Sinopharm vaccine in Sri Lanka has sparked a row after reports emerged that Colombo had to shell out a higher per-dose price than its…