Beijing Won’t Let Indonesia’s Chinese Burn Again

Chinese-Indonesians have long had reason to feel vulnerable, but this might be the first time China can do something about it. JAKARTA — Nearly two...

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...

The $100 Billion City Next to Singapore Has a Big China Problem

The dream of a Malaysian version of Shenzhen — largely funded by Chinese developers and buyers — with hotels, offices, golf courses, tech parks...

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...

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...

As China Pushes for a ‘Buddhist’ Globalisation’ India Isn’t Making the Most of Its...

India’s worst fears are becoming a reality as China rapidly develops a plan for a ‘Buddhist globalisation’ with its financial, political and marketing clout. Unsurprisingly,...

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...

Asian nations make plastic oceans promise

Nations responsible for much of the world's ocean plastic pollution have promised to start cleaning up their act. At a UN oceans summit, delegates from...

Bhutan – the land where dragons roar

The mountains of Bhutan hold many secrets. You only have to climb its steep paths and cross its picturesque valleys to discover them. Thirty minutes...

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