East Timor says China could help fund major pipeline project

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East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta (L) shakes hands with Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in Canberra on Wednesday - Copyright AFP STR East Timor leader Jose Ramos-Horta on Wednesday said China could help fund a vast fossil fuel project seen as crucial to the nation’s economic future, dismissing Western concerns over Beijing’s growing influence. Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in Canberra, the president and Nobel peace laureate said “of course, China” could be involved in the Greater Sunrise project, which aims to tap trillions of cubic feet of natural gas. The project, located...