China’s Indian Ocean Ports Expansion

COMPELLING VIEW: A new deep sea port, constructed and largely financed by the Chinese at a cost of $1.5 billion, has just been opened in Sri Lanka. A second port in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo  is planned – and Chinese firms have pledged investments amounting to $50 billion spread over the next decade. And this is only part of the story, for China has built or is building a whole range of ports on the rim of the Indian Ocean.

Colin Chapman discusses China’s big move into the Indian Ocean with Robert Kaplan, author of the book ‘Monsoon”, in which he argues this ocean is now the world’s most important.


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