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Cyber-scam operations

Why the US and China Should Work Together to Solve the Global Scam Crisis

Why the US and China Should Work Together to Solve the Global Scam Crisis

By Jan Santiago and Alvin Camba
Both nations have a shared interest in cracking down on online "pig butchering schemes." It could show that the two nations can still work together for mutual benefit.

China’s Self-Pitying Empire

China’s Self-Pitying Empire

By David Hutt
The Chinese film "No More Bets," which details the human cost of Southeast Asia-based cyberscam operations, has become a massive hit on the mainland.
Southeast Asia’s Brewing Refugee Crisis

Southeast Asia’s Brewing Refugee Crisis

By Lindsey Kennedy and Nathan Paul Southern
The impending closure of giant online scamming factories in eastern Myanmar could leave thousands of trafficking victims stranded.

US, UK, Canada Sanctions Target Southeast Asian Scam Operations

US, UK, Canada Sanctions Target Southeast Asian Scam Operations

By Sebastian Strangio
The coordinated sanctions have been imposed on those responsible for major criminal operations in Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar.

Laos Deports 462 Chinese Nationals as Scamming Crackdown Spreads

Laos Deports 462 Chinese Nationals as Scamming Crackdown Spreads

By Sebastian Strangio
Under pressure from China, mainland Southeast Asian governments are finally taking action against the region's cyberscam scourge. But will it be enough?

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Smackdown on O’Smach: Cambodia’s Path Out of Tier 3?

Smackdown on O’Smach: Cambodia’s Path Out of Tier 3?

By Arthur Eremita
There may yet be a chance for the country’s new government to charm itself into a human trafficking upgrade.

Why the World Should Support Taiwan’s Participation in Interpol as an Observer

Why the World Should Support Taiwan’s Participation in Interpol as an Observer

By Chou Yew-woei
Taiwan’s capacity to combat transnational crimes such as terrorism and human trafficking is severely hampered by its lack of access to real-time criminal intelligence shared through Interpol.
Cambodian Propaganda: Playing the Victim to Get Away With Murder

Cambodian Propaganda: Playing the Victim to Get Away With Murder

By Arthur Eremita
In recent months, government-aligned media outlets have had one mission: to deflect and deny reports about the country's surge in sophisticated cyber-fraud operations.

China Cracks Down on Cyber Scams in Southeast Asia But Leaves Networks Intact

China Cracks Down on Cyber Scams in Southeast Asia But Leaves Networks Intact

By Huizhong Wu
Tens of thousands of people, mostly but not all Chinese, have become ensnared in cyber scam networks run by powerful Chinese criminal syndicates hand-in-hand with local elites in Southeast Asia.

China Establishes Temporary ‘Border Control Zone’ to Fight Myanmar Scam Operations

China Establishes Temporary ‘Border Control Zone’ to Fight Myanmar Scam Operations

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement comes after a rash of deportations of alleged Chinese scammers from rebel-held regions of eastern Myanmar.

Cambodia To Block Release of Chinese Cyber-Scam Film

Cambodia To Block Release of Chinese Cyber-Scam Film

By Sebastian Strangio
The Ministry of Culture claims that “No More Bets," which has topped the box office in China, could damage the country's reputation.
Chinese Tourists Have Good Reasons Not to Return to Southeast Asia

Chinese Tourists Have Good Reasons Not to Return to Southeast Asia

By Luke Hunt
Perhaps it’s not surprising that Vietnam wants out of the CLMV club.

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