FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — China’s manual docking of the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft may not be a giant leap for mankind. But the milestone is one solid step further in China’s race to catch the US space and technology program, not to mention its quest to build a space station.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — China is well known for its wrongs. An appalling human rights record and endemic corruption come to mind. But China is also known for its opaque top-down political leadership, which makes […]
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 […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — At first glance Australia and The Philippines are distant neighbors with similar trade dominated interests in the Pacific but their relationship could hardly be described as close. Nevertheless they both stand […]