FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Tensions between Vietnam and China have risen higher than they’ve been in years, thanks to a series of incidents in the South China Sea, an area believed by both nations to be rich in oil and gas as well as home to important global shipping routes. On Sunday, anti-China protests in the Vietnamese capital were shut down by police for the second week in a row. Read more from Helen Clark in Time magazine.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — On the banks of the Mekong River in the heart of Laos’s capital city, Vientiane, stands a defiant Chao Anouvong, the Laotian king who fought the Thais almost 200 years ago, winning […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — For the past 12-months authorities and environmentalists across Southeast Asia have been warning of a massive surge in the illegal wildlife trade, particularly elephant tusks and rhinoceros horn, fuelled largely by demand […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong for an unspecified third country “through a lawful and normal channel”, the Hong Kong government has announced. Read more in […]