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 — As much as their official media tend to extol grand friendship between a pair of great nations, Vietnam and China have a long and tumultuous history as neighbours. More recent friendly […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Cambodia has a serious problem with drug addiction and trafficking, and last Friday, the National Assembly passed a big new drug law with a 79-1 majority mandating stricter punishments for both users […]