China's Xi offers fresh US$295m grant to Sri Lanka in push for dominance
COLOMBO (July 22): Chinese President Xi Jinping has offered Sri Lanka a fresh grant of 2 billion yuan (US$295 million), as Beijing tries to expand its influence in the tiny island country off India's southern tip.
President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka, a partner in Beijing's multi-country Belt and Road infrastructure push, made the announcement on Saturday at a ceremony to mark the start of construction of a Chinese-funded kidney hospital in his home constituency of Polonnaruwa, 230km from capital Colombo.
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The lab will focus on digital manufacturing and 3D printing technologies The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has announced it has partnered with the National Research Foundation (NRF) and Hewlett Packard Inc. (HP Inc.) to launch a US$84 million corporate innovation lab. Called the HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab, it will focus on developing digital manufacturing […]
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