Politics

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Cambodia Loses an Independent Press Voice

A staple of Cambodia's post-Khmer Rouge press may well have died this month after it carried a story on corruption and environmental destruction that veered too close to the country’s leaders... Read More...
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Is Beijing in Donald Tsang’s Future?

Days before he even begins his first –and last – full five-year term, there is increasing speculation that Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang will be rewarded for his loyal se... Read More...
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Vietnam Gets Tough on School Cheats

Vietnam's new education minister, Nguyen Thien Nhan, has delivered a nasty jolt to the country's secondary education system, driving down test scores dramatically in an effort to elimin... Read More...
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North Korea – Back to the Talks

The road to forcing Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear weapons program is littered with so many landmines that it is much too early to celebrate despite North Korea’s belated collection... Read More...
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Philippine Elections: More of the Same

Photo by Hersley Ven-Casero  A career in show business used to be a sure ticket to landing a job as an elected servant of the people in the Philippines. Judging from the results of t... Read More...
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Hu Jintao’s PLA Personality Cult

photo by Dan Kamminga      President Hu Jintao is building a personality cult around himself in the ranks of the People’s Liberation Army so as to consolidate his st... Read More...
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Taiwan’s Weak Diplomatic Hand

See also A Newly Diplomatic China Courts the World On June 12, a 53-year-old man in a dark suit shook US President George Bush’s hand on a lawn outside the US Congress in Washington. &ldq... Read More...
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Thailand’s Thaksin Freeze Out

Immediately after his family sold their giant telecommunications firm Shin Corp to Singapore’s Temasek Holdings for nearly 74 billion baht in January 2006, critics howled over the tax-f... Read More...