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January 01, 2012
What Wukan Really Meant
Protests in China aren’t seen as an existential threat by leaders, but a policy issue. Still, citizens are likely to increasingly see them as the best way of ensuring things get done.
What Wukan Really Meant
Occupy Beijing?
December 30, 2011
Occupy Beijing?
Rapid economic growth hasn’t been able to stem the rising tide of discontent in China. Even as the economy has soared, the number of protests has jumped. So what’s really wrong?
Occupy Beijing?
China’s Parallel Online Universe
December 27, 2011
China’s Parallel Online Universe
To the casual eye, China’s social media landscape might look diverse and lively. But the social media clones are careful to follow Communist Party censorship.
China’s Parallel Online Universe
What was China’s Khmer Rouge Role?
December 17, 2011
What was China’s Khmer Rouge Role?
As the trial of former senior Khmer Rouge members continues, debate rages over how much China’s leadership knew about a key slave labor project.
What was China’s Khmer Rouge Role?
China’s Grand Experiments
December 12, 2011
China’s Grand Experiments
Will China’s economic and social experiments end in success or disaster? Either way, the rest of the world can expect a bumpy ride.
China’s Grand Experiments
Murder on the Mekong
December 09, 2011
Murder on the Mekong
The killing of a dozen Chinese workers in Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle has prompted an assertive response from China. Too assertive for some of its neighbors.
Murder on the Mekong
The Fraying of China’s Gilded Age
November 25, 2011
The Fraying of China’s Gilded Age
China’s rapid economic advances over the past three decades are undeniable. But as social pressures build, is the country set to relive the trauma of America’s Gilded Age?
The Fraying of China’s Gilded Age
South Korea's Silenced Speak
November 22, 2011
South Korea's Silenced Speak
South Korea’s patriarchal society has often pressured victims of sexual crimes to keep quiet. But a blockbuster movie revealing the abuse of children could help change this.
South Korea's Silenced Speak
“Killing Fields” Trial Ready to Go
November 18, 2011
“Killing Fields” Trial Ready to Go
Pol Pot’s surviving lieutenants are about to get their day in court. But will a much-criticized process be able to bring Cambodians the justice they’re searching for?
“Killing Fields” Trial Ready to Go
We Need Intrusive North Korea Aid
November 01, 2011
We Need Intrusive North Korea Aid
Outside aid has failed to help a starving North Korean populace. If aid agencies are serious about helping they should make sure Kim Jong-il’s regime accounts for what it receives.
We Need Intrusive North Korea Aid
Central Bangkok Spared, For Now
October 30, 2011
Central Bangkok Spared, For Now
Central Bangkok has escaped massive flooding that has so far claimed hundreds of lives. But with high tides to persist for a week, locals are still preparing for the worst.
Central Bangkok Spared, For Now
North Korea’s Clumsy Assassins
October 28, 2011
North Korea’s Clumsy Assassins
News last month that an alleged North Korean spy tried to kill an anti-Pyongyang activist is a reminder that Kim Jong-il’s spies are active. But some say the attacks aren’t what they used to be.
North Korea’s Clumsy Assassins
West Papuans Cry For Help
October 27, 2011
West Papuans Cry For Help
Despite facing a well-armed Indonesian Army, many West Papuans are determined to fight for a greater say in their future. William Lloyd George travels to the jungles of West Papua to meet the rebels.
West Papuans Cry For Help
Laos’ Murky War on Drugs
October 12, 2011
Laos’ Murky War on Drugs
Laos has vowed to be drug free by 2015. But the Somsanga ‘treatment centre’ offers a glimpse into a world of abuse, beatings and suicide.
Laos’ Murky War on Drugs
100 Years of Revolution in China
October 11, 2011
100 Years of Revolution in China
In marking a key anniversary this weekend, Chinese have had the chance to reflect on how far they have come, and where they are going.
100 Years of Revolution in China
Inside the Thailand Flood Zone
October 10, 2011
Inside the Thailand Flood Zone
Flooding in Thailand has already claimed at least 250 lives. With Bangkok under threat, things could get worse, reports Simon Roughneen.
Inside the Thailand Flood Zone
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