China throws sinking Brunei a lifeline

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah looks to Beijing for succor as his nation's oil and gas reserves run dry

Singapore, March 18, 2018 10:53 AM (UTC+8)
Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah (R) reviews a military honor guard with Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on September 13, 2017. Photo: AFP/Nicolas Asfouri
Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah (R) reviews a military honor guard with Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on September 13, 2017. Photo: AFP/Nicolas Asfouri
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