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Asia Insight

China's Belt and Road power grids keep security critics awake

As Xi connects the region, Philippines weighs 'shutdown' risk

AKANE OKUTSU, CLIFF VENZON and CK TAN, Nikkei staff writers | China

TOKYO/MANILA/SHANGHAI -- Philippine Senator Sherwin Gatchalian has not been sleeping well.

"It is very difficult for us to sleep every night without lingering fears," he said in early February, as he presided over an investigation into potential security risks stemming from Chinese part-ownership of his country's power grid operator.

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