Foreign Correspondence

Who is Xi Jinping?

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — It is hard to know what a politician really thinks. Even in a country like the United States, which likes to bombard its electorate with an endless stream of campaign ads, […]

Foreign Correspondence

Regards Asia, Obama or Romney?

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The foreign policy debate between Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama excluded certain important issues that were not among those questions selected by moderator Bob Shieffer. The three Asian issues […]

Foreign Correspondence

Model’s Death Haunts Malaysia

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The prospects were tantalizing. The Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT) knew this and advertised accordingly: “New revelations in the Altantuya murder case — Press conference by Musa Hassan, former national […]

Foreign Correspondence

Wen Jiabao’s Family Riches

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT —  The mother of China’s prime minister was a schoolteacher in northern China. His father was ordered to tend pigs in one of Mao’s political campaigns. And during childhood, “my family was extremely […]


Bears Face Eviction

ASIAWATCH — Endangered species rescued from bile farms could now be evicted by authorities looking more to commerce than conservation, Luke Hunt Reports For years environmentalists have battled official corruption, ignorance and a plain lack of […]