Thousands march in Hong Kong for democracy and independence from China

Thousands of demonstrators marched in Hong Kong on Tuesday to demand full democracy, fundamental rights, and even independence from China in the face of what many see...

Lee Kuan Yew honoured for ‘outstanding contribution’ to China’s reform and opening up

Singapore’s late founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew was honoured on Tuesday (Dec 18) for his role in pushing the city-state’s “deep involvement” in...

World’s longest bridge further blurs lines between China and Hong Kong

The world's longest sea-crossing bridge in China has been hailed as one of the world's most ambitious engineering projects, but some observers are worried...

Vice syndicate busted in joint Singapore-China operation, 201 arrested

Authorities in Singapore and China have smashed a transnational vice syndicate and arrested 201 suspects, said the Singapore Police Force (SPF) in a news release...

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...

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