Squeezed by an India-China Standoff, Bhutan Holds Its Breath

HAA, Bhutan — India’s main garrison in the Kingdom of Bhutan sits only 13 miles from a disputed border with China. There is a training academy, a military...

Sri Lanka to sign Hambantota port deal with China

Sri Lanka will finally sign a $1.1 billion deal on Saturday to lease the southern Hambantota port to China, after several months of delay...

Impact of China’s capital controls

Economists say restrictions will affect limited areas of Malaysia’s economy EVERY day, bus loads of Chinese tourists will arrive at the Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA...

Why is the India-China border stand-off escalating?

If you browse through the latest headlines about the now month-long border stand-off between India and China, you might think the Asian rivals are...

South China Sea: Indonesia renames part of maritime economic zone in defiance of Beijing

Indonesia has renamed the northern reaches of its exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea, the latest act...

These 4 Countries Will Stop China From Ruling A Disputed Sea

China claimed to be king of the widely disputed sea off its south coast before a world arbitration court ruled a year ago that...

Nepal to get internet connection from China

Nepal is likely to get internet connection through Chinese optical fiber from next month, ending India's monopoly over the online services in the landlocked...

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...

India-China trade talks deadlocked

Trade talks between India and China remained deadlocked with neither side willing to offer concessions to end the impasse, official sources said. Recent bilateral talks...

Enter the dragon: Thailand gets closer to China

The recent announcement that the leader of Thailand’s ruling military junta, General Prayut Chan-Ocha, would use the controversial Article 44 to speed up construction of...

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