Worries Grow in Singapore Over China’s Calls to Help ‘Motherland’

Growing up in Singapore, Chan Kian Kuan always took pride in his Teochew heritage — the dialect, the cultural traditions and the famous steamed...

Chinese mafia taking over idyllic Cambodian beach

A FEW years ago this town was filled with Aussie backpackers probably having a few too many beers. Now it’s unrecognisable. GANGSTERS shooting up bars....

China’s Global Building Spree Runs Into Trouble in Pakistan

Pakistan’s first metro, the Orange Line, was meant to be an early triumph in China’s quest to supplant U.S. influence here and redraw the...

China eyes its next prize – the Mekong

Beijing’s islands-building in the South China Sea and their militarisation, replete with surface-to-air missiles, is near complete. With guile, threat, and coercion, China can now seize control...

China reinforces mediation call as Rohingya crisis spirals

Beijing says it is willing to continue promoting peace talks in its own way Without alienating Bangladesh, China is backing Myanmar, setting the stage of...

Ancient traditions of Chinese power in northeastern Myanmar

The world is transfixed by the appalling situation in Myanmar's Rakhine State, itself a story of sojourning populations, commercial networks that go back to...

Pakistan: A slice of China in Islamabad

Restaurants, guesthouses and supermarkets are opening to cater for the influx of Chinese fuelled by the CPEC. Sitting in his open-air kitchen in the heart...

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...

Vietnam’s Facebook dissidents test the limits of Communist state

“This isn’t like China,” says Vietnamese activist ’Anh Chi’ at a noisy bar off one of the narrow streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. “They...

Healthy China-Malaysia ties could hurt ethnic Chinese

President Xi Jinping this year described relations between China and Malaysia as the “best ever” in history, echoing what Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak...

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