AsiaWATCH

Reclaim Angkor

SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA – The new coronavirus has left its mark on Angkor Wat, the world’s top tourist attraction. Foreign visitors are rare, the elephants are being rehoused and local businesses have gone bankrupt, but […]

Foreign Correspondence

Vietnam Waives Visas, for Some

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Vietnam’s decision to axe visa restrictions on five European countries is expected to be extended in a bid to shore up its tourism industry, which has been punished by a military standoff with […]

Foreign Correspondence

The Party in Laos

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Set alongside the natural beauty of the Nam Song river and the karst mountains of northern Laos, they’re an odd sight: the scores ramshackle bamboo huts built into the jungle, filled […]

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Foreign Correspondence

Taiwan Bound

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Just decades ago, all that mainland China brought to Kinmen, a tiny Taiwan-controlled island off the Fujian coast, was trouble. In the mid-50s, China launched two brutal artillery campaigns that killed […]

Foreign Correspondence

New-Wave to Taiwan

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Just decades ago, all that mainland China brought to Kinmen, a tiny Taiwan-controlled island off the Fujian coast, was trouble. In the mid-50s, China launched two brutal artillery campaigns that killed […]