Loosening Beijing embrace, Sri Lanka reviews China projects

January 18, 2015 9:39 AM

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Loosening Beijing embrace, Sri Lanka reviews China projects

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's new government will review Chinese infrastructure projects awarded under the previous administration, a junior minister said, a move bound to please Indian and Western powers concerned about Beijing's access in the island state.

On Friday, the government said it would review a $1.5 billion port deal with China Communication Construction Co Ltd over concerns about the Chinese company getting land on a freehold basis in a high-security zone.

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