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Maldives supports China's modern 'Silk Road' plan
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping began a weeklong tour of South Asia on Monday, choosing the tiny island nation of the Maldives to tout his vision for a modern maritime "Silk Road."(9/15/2014 11:18:39 AM)
Maldives gives airport contract to Chinese firm during Xi's visit
The Maldives signed a deal with a Chinese firm to upgrade its international airport on Monday as Chinese President Xi Jinping toured the main island on his first trip to a region that India has long regarded as falling within its natural sphere of influence. The contract to expand Male airport has been given to Beijing Urban Construction Group Company Limited after the Maldivian government ...(9/15/2014 12:59:23 PM)
Maldives promises Chinese president support for his modern 'Silk Road' initiative
Chinese President Xi Jinping began a weeklong tour of South Asia on Monday, choosing the tiny island nation of the Maldives to tout his vision for a modern maritime "Silk Road." Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom said his country was ready to participate actively in the initiative to create a shipping route from China to Europe via West Africa.(9/15/2014 11:38:48 AM)
Maldives will censor all books to protect Islamic codes
In a move condemned by free speech advocates, the islands government moves to curb literature and poetrys adverse effects on society Poetry and literature will have to be approved by the Maldivian government before they are published in the country, according to new regulations which have been described as a disaster for freedom of expression by free speech campaigners. Published earlier this ...(9/25/2014 8:58:30 AM)
News website in the Maldives under attack after abduction of reporter
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Outrigger Resorts Acquires Konotta Island Resort in the Maldives
Hawaii-based Outrigger Enterprises Group announced today that it has purchased the Konotta Island Resort situated in the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll of the Republic of Maldives from Crystal Lagoon Pvt Ltd. The transaction closed in the Maldives on September 23, 2014, for an undisclosed amount and was brokered by Jones Lang LaSalle's Singapore-based Hotels and Hospitality Group acting as exclusive adviser ...(9/28/2014 5:30:03 AM)
Xi Travels to Maldives in First Visit by Chinese Head of State
President Xi Jinping travels to the Maldives this weekend in the first visit by a Chinese head of state to the island nation of fewer than 400,000 people that faces the threat of rising sea levels due to global warming.(9/13/2014 8:07:08 PM)
China's Xi touts 'maritime silk road' on South Asia tour
China's President Xi Jinping enlisted the Maldives' backing for a "21st century maritime silk road" on Monday as he began a tour of South Asia in the strategically located Indian Ocean island chain. The Maldives is best known for its tourist industry but also straddles major international shipping lanes, and Chinese investment there has grown significantly as Beijing seeks to secure vital trade ...(9/15/2014 10:36:10 AM)
Eco filmmaker exposes Maldives' dark side: A paradise island with a huge waste problem
Alison Teal revealed a side to the idyllic holiday destination tourists don't see...(9/30/2014 12:01:59 PM)
Asian Games - handball - Maldives fail to lay a hand on rampant Japanese
- Japan's women handballers scored nearly a goal a minute as they buried hapless Maldives 79-0 at the Asian Games on Sunday. Three players got into double figures as the Japanese ran up a 40-0 scoreline at half-time and kept going to hand out a beating of giant proportions.Suffering Maldives goalkeeper Nahidha Ahmed did not save a single shot as 11 of the 14 Japanese scorers enjoyed a 100 ...(9/21/2014 6:30:12 AM)
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