China’s appetite for pangolins fuels an illicit trade

The endangered species is considered a delicacy among China's nouveau riche and a curative in traditional medicine, but outlawed for export under international conservation...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Indonesia 2019 elections: How many Chinese workers are there?

Indonesia is going to the polls on 17 April for presidential and nationwide elections. The presidential campaign has been mainly fought over jobs and the...

China, India plans for electric cars threaten to cut gasoline demand

Demand for gasoline in Asia may peak much earlier than expected as millions of people in China and India buy electric vehicles over the next decade,

Singapore is helping to build a city in China for up to 500,000 people

Singapore was China’s largest foreign investor in 2018 — and it was for the sixth consecutive year, according to the city state’s trade ministry. One major investment...

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...

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