Rarely have Beijing and its minions been seen in such a dreadful light. The arrival of mainland Chinese in their droves as developers, financiers, restaurateurs, boiler room operators, gamblers, construction workers and tourists is sorely testing the patience of locals in Cambodia.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Old hatreds die hard, and nowhere has this been more evident than at the trial of surviving Khmer Rouge leaders in Phnom Penh. It has been an historic week, with former ideologue […]
For Kim Jong-Il, he achieved his two main strategic objectives: he remained in power and he was able to turn North Korea into a nuclear weapons state.
With its massive military and starving population, the world warily ponders what will come of North Korea now it is in the hands of Kim’s young son, Kim Jong-un. Pyongyang is demanding the embattled population rally behind the “Great Successor”, who is untested and unknown in a year when revolutions have swept through so many other nations. […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Europe’s Pöyry Energy and its controversial role as Xayaburi dam consultant have been challenged under new OECD CSR rules. Its turbulent currents snake their way through the tropical heart of Southeast Asia. The […]