August 17th, 2016
Episode 804 of 863 episodes
Myanmar's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is in Beijing for talks which are likely to include a highly controversial hydroelectric dam project. The Myitsone dam, which was put on hold the country's military regime in 2011, is led by Chinese investors. It would flood an area the size of Singapore and could generate 30 billion kW hours annually. We hear from a Burmese campaigner concerned the project could be revived. China has accused the Australian government of protectionism after it blocked Chinese investment in the country's electricity network. The British government is proposing huge fines for those who assist companies or wealthy individuals with what it calls “aggressive tax avoidance” - we hear the view of the accountancy industry. Plus, a special report on why the work of Roald Dahl is still spawning fresh business opportunities more than 25 years after his death.
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