‘No Cambodia left’: how Chinese money is changing Sihanoukville

Inside a lavishly decorated casino where chandeliers hang from the ceiling, cigarette smoke lingers in the air and platters of mango are served to...

China’s Brain, Malaysia’s Pain- Malaysia’s Mahathir should reconsider Alibaba’s city brain first

On May 9, Mahathir Mohamad led his Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition to an upset electoral victory, ending over 60 years of continuous parliamentary control by...

Malaysia finance minister suggests China connection to 1MDB

Malaysia’s new government has highlighted a possible China connection in the 1MDB scandal, linking the problems at the graft-tainted state investment fund to two...

Should Mahathir Mohamad’s Malaysia election win worry Chinese investors in Johor’s Forest City?

The project on reclaimed land has been popular with middle-class Chinese looking for a second home abroad but it has also been the target...

The Rise And Rise Of China’s Xiaomi In India

A couple of years ago in 2015, MIT Technology Review ranked Xiaomi number 2 on their list of 50 Smartest Companies -- a list that also...

China investments transforming Malaysia

Although the influx of Chinese investments is only a recent phenomenon, these funds are bringing speedy changes to local industries and the economic landscape. MALAYSIA’S...

Asia Adult Expo 2017: how Hong Kong is hub for China’s sex toy industry

Trade buyers from across the world flocked to Hong Kong this week to see everything from cheap Chinese sex dolls to S&M whips and...

New Silk Road: Japan To Counteract China In Kazakhstan With New Asia-Europe Rail Deal

Japan continues standing in the ring with China, exchanging blow for blow as the Asian rivals both compete and cooperate with each other in the creation of the...

CPEC: The devil is not in the details

The first outgoing shipment of containers carrying Chinese goods departed from Gwadar port on November 13, 2016. The media event was attended by Pakistan’s...

Philippines, ASEAN states warned vs investment deals with China

In a lecture last week with 15 journalists from various Southeast Asian media outfits, including The STAR, India’s Research and Information System (RIS) for...

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