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Tajikistan's New Year Crackdown
December 25, 2015
Tajikistan's New Year Crackdown
Plus: Nicolas Cage's stolen dinosaur skull, forced labor in Uzbekistan and the Kyrgyz of the Pamirs; recommended reads.
Tajikistan's New Year Crackdown
Laos’ Holiday Crackdown
January 06, 2015
Laos’ Holiday Crackdown
The government chose the holiday season to crack down on its ethnic Hmong population.
Laos’ Holiday Crackdown
China’s Holiday Spending Sprees
December 29, 2014
China’s Holiday Spending Sprees
Consumer spending was robust over the Christmas period, and looks set to perform well during Chinese New Year.
China’s Holiday Spending Sprees
Brunei’s War on Christmas?
December 25, 2014
Brunei’s War on Christmas?
The Islamic state has reportedly banned Christmas decorations in the capital
Brunei’s War on Christmas?
Cambodia's Holiday Cheer
December 28, 2012
Cambodia's Holiday Cheer
Faced with hard work and poverty most days of the year, holidays offer a form of empowerment for Cambodians.
Cambodia's Holiday Cheer
Malaysia Fears Carols?
December 13, 2011
Malaysia Fears Carols?
New laws in Malaysia placing restrictions on Christmas carols have prompted fears over a police state.
Malaysia Fears Carols?
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