FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — As much as their official media tend to extol grand friendship between a pair of great nations, Vietnam and China have a long and tumultuous history as neighbours. More recent friendly manoeuvres between Vietnam and America are understood to comprise a kind of diplomatic bulwark against a certain unmentioned giant to the north. Vietnam’s relationship with China is complicated on a number of fronts, not least of which is trade. Read more in The Economist.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The thinning ranks of war correspondents who covered the Indochinese conflicts prior to the Communist takeovers of 1975 have rounded out a rare pilgrimage to Cambodia through a series of reunions […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Beijing’s claims to nearly all of the South China Sea are now embossed in new Chinese passports and official maps. Chinese leaders and foreign ministry spokespersons insist with increasing truculence that […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — It is potentially an unusual business transaction. While the prospect of a Vietnamese company taking over a Russian group in of itself is unusual, the buyout of a strategic stake in […]