China-backed rail ‘will still be reconsidered if it was a US project’

BY SILVI WRITER The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) will still “be reconsidered … if it was a US project”, Chinese analysts said, noting its cancellation by the Malaysian government is not targeted at “any particular country”. Yet source with contractor China Communications Construction Co said China and Malaysia “are still discussing the project”, according to China’s state media. Malaysia’s economics minister said the country … Continue reading China-backed rail ‘will still be reconsidered if it was a US project’

North Korean art troupe begins performance in Beijing

BY YONHAP A North Korean art troupe began its performance in Beijing on Saturday, the first show in the neighboring country in three years and a demonstration of close ties between the two countries. A delegation of senior officials and a 280-strong art troupe, led by Ri Su-yong, vice chairman of the ruling party’s Central Committee, arrived in Beijing on Thursday for the show. North … Continue reading North Korean art troupe begins performance in Beijing