FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Cambodia’s police have arrested Patrick Devillers, a French architect linked to Bo Xilai. Until recently Mr Bo was a senior member of China’s Communist Party, whose sacking, amid allegations of widespread corruption in Chongqing province, has sent political shockwaves across China and throughout the region. Mr Devillers had been identified as one of only two foreigners to belong to Mr Bo’s inner circle—and the only one who is still alive. Read more in The Economist.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — In October, Beijing announced that four city and provincial governments – Shanghai, Shenzhen, Zhejiang and Guangdong – would be allowed to start issuing bonds for the first time in China’s history. Zhejiang […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Since coming to power in April 2009, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak has used the threat of an early election to keep his political opponents at bay. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim had […]