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Colonial China

Updates on Chinese expansion across Asia and beyond: The Meddling Kingdom’s threat to democracy Slowing SE Asian economies will test social cohesion Xinjiang: China’s trail of broken promises A Chinese takeaway in Cambodia  

Foreign Correspondence

Podcast: Philip Bowring

Long before there were the nation states of Southeast Asia, the region was dominated by a series of ancient empires. This legacy of the region, which lasted centuries and still manifests itself in some ways […]

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End Executions

Malaysia has stepped back from plans to abandon the death penalty. Instead, executions will not be mandatory but up to the discretion of the courts. Read more from Luke Hunt.   Malaysia’s accession to the […]

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Thai Elections Updated

Thais went to the polls on Sunday. Here are the latest updates with the military asserting its power over the legislative system. Published by Voice of America and written by Luke Hunt Thai Military-Backed Party in […]

Foreign Correspondence

Podcast: Peter Starr

Heng Samrin played an outsized and often overlooked role in Cambodia’s history and politics. Arguably one of the twentieth century’s greatest guerrilla commanders, he defected from the Khmer Rouge and fled to Vietnam, where he […]