Bananas on the Lancang: Grown in Yunnan, Destined for Shanxi
August 18, 2016
Bananas on the Lancang: Grown in Yunnan, Destined for Shanxi
Along the banks of the Lancang in Yunnan, bananas grown from the river’s water are part of a complex network of national trade.
Bananas on the Lancang: Grown in Yunnan, Destined for Shanxi
China's Nightmare: Xinjiang Jihadists Go Global
August 17, 2016
China's Nightmare: Xinjiang Jihadists Go Global
While fighting in Syria, the Turkestan Islamic Party has joined forces with global jihadist movements.
China's Nightmare: Xinjiang Jihadists Go Global
Dredging the Lancang River
August 11, 2016
Dredging the Lancang River
In Simaogang, a small fleet of sand dredgers work from sunrise to sunset, shipping river sand to construction sites around Yunnan.
Dredging the Lancang River
Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and the Future of US Asia Policy
August 10, 2016
Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and the Future of US Asia Policy
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss the 2016 U.S. general election.
Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and the Future of US Asia Policy
The Packaging of Culture: Dai Along the Lancang
August 05, 2016
The Packaging of Culture: Dai Along the Lancang
Spread across China, Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos, the Dai are at the crossroads of tradition and the modern world.
The Packaging of Culture: Dai Along the Lancang
Entering China: Where the Mekong Ends
July 27, 2016
Entering China: Where the Mekong Ends
In Jinghong, the gateway to southwestern China, the Mekong ends and the Lancang river begins.
Entering China: Where the Mekong Ends
Next Stop Spratly Islands? China Rolls Out World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft
July 24, 2016
Next Stop Spratly Islands? China Rolls Out World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft
China has completed production of one of the world’s largest seaplanes for use in the South China Sea.
Next Stop Spratly Islands? China Rolls Out World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft
China's Secret Weapon in the South China Sea: Cyber Attacks
July 22, 2016
China's Secret Weapon in the South China Sea: Cyber Attacks
After the South China Sea ruling, China throws another digital tantrum.
China's Secret Weapon in the South China Sea: Cyber Attacks
China and US Conduct Joint Submarine Rescue Drill
July 20, 2016
China and US Conduct Joint Submarine Rescue Drill
The joint submarine rescue exercise took place during Rim of the Pacific 2016 off the coast of Hawaii.
China and US Conduct Joint Submarine Rescue Drill
Image Reveals China’s New Nuclear Attack Submarine
July 08, 2016
Image Reveals China’s New Nuclear Attack Submarine
A newly published image allegedly depicts the latest variant of the PLAs’s Type 093 nuclear-powered attack submarine.
Image Reveals China’s New Nuclear Attack Submarine
Xi Jinping's Asian Security Dream
July 08, 2016
Xi Jinping's Asian Security Dream
Xi Jinping has often spoken of the Chinese Dream, but what does he dream of for Asia?
Xi Jinping's Asian Security Dream
India Inducts First Indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft
July 06, 2016
India Inducts First Indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft
Plus, supersonic misfire in the Taiwan strait, carrots in the South China Sea, and more.
India Inducts First Indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft
A Strange Cold War Partnership: North Korea and Guyana
June 28, 2016
A Strange Cold War Partnership: North Korea and Guyana
What did North Korea and Guyana want of each other during the height of the Cold War?
A Strange Cold War Partnership: North Korea and Guyana
What Is China and Russia's 'Eternal Friendship' Worth?
June 27, 2016
What Is China and Russia's 'Eternal Friendship' Worth?
Despite attesting to their closeness and political alignment, hard economic returns are a long time coming.
What Is China and Russia's 'Eternal Friendship' Worth?
At First Annual Meeting, China-led AIIB Approves First Loans
June 27, 2016
At First Annual Meeting, China-led AIIB Approves First Loans
The Bank is also set to expand its membership roster, focusing primarily on Latin American and African states.
At First Annual Meeting, China-led AIIB Approves First Loans
Post-Brexit, What Are the Geopolitical and Economic Consequences for Asia?
June 25, 2016
Post-Brexit, What Are the Geopolitical and Economic Consequences for Asia?
The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union. How will that affect Asia?
Post-Brexit, What Are the Geopolitical and Economic Consequences for Asia?
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