Politics

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Beijing and Taipei Drop the Torch

The next victim of the delicate politics of nationalist sentiment in Taiwan may be the island’s participation in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. With Beijing in a constant lather over the resurgent national... Read More...
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The Drug Wars

Bangkok - The US government has further confused the debate over Thailand's compulsory licenses for AIDS drugs with vague assertions concerning the legality of the move in its annual rep... Read More...
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Born to Rule

Wahab Akbar has been governor of the strife-torn island of Basilan in Mindanao for the past nine years. Now he is running for Congress. But that's okay because Jum, his first wife, is running for the... Read More...
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Hong Kong Devil Cop Takes the Rap

Tsui Po-ko – known to many in Hong Kong as the “Devil Cop” after a spectacular shootout a year ago – was a serial killer, according to the results of a 37-day coroner’s inquest... Read More...
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China’s Cautious Olympic Diplomacy

A few days after the June 4, 1989 massacre in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, Ren Wanding, then one of the stars of China’s dissident movement, fled to a foreign compound and begged its residents to f... Read More...
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Nailing China’s Nail House

In February, China’s Internet chat rooms were filled with pictures of a lone house isolated a dozen meters above its surroundings after developers carved out the land all around it for yet another pr... Read More...
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Bhutan Learns to Vote

Bhutan, the tiny Himalayan kingdom sandwiched between Nepal, India and China, is off on a new adventure. Dragon King Jigme Singye Wangchuk, who abdicated from the throne in December after 37 years in powe... Read More...