Foreign Correspondence

Big Summits, Old Problems

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Outgoing Chinese Premier Wei Jiabao returned to Beijing this week office after disappointing ASEAN and East Asia summits that failed to live-up to years of diplomatic posturing and positioning, designed to protect his […]

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Foreign Correspondence

Hun Sen Lavishes China

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — In his first public speech following this week’s ASEAN summit, Prime Minister Hun Sen offered lavish praise for China’s financial largesse and congratulations for its newly appointed Communist Party heads. Read […]


Cambodian Land Grab

ASIAWATCH — Phnom Penh is waving in investors who buy up massive plots, forcing locals out of their homes and into gruelling, low-paid factory jobs. And as a recent conference on the problem made clear, […]