Burma – The cradle of China?

New research suggests Burma was the birthplace of early Chinese people.   The study, conducted by researchers with the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Kunming Institute of Zoology, found the genetic origin of many… Continue reading

Yellow card issued for Thailand.

EU warning to Thai fishery. The European Union has threatened to impose sanctions on Thailand’s seafood exports to its lucrative market if the Thai government fails to take urgent action to eradicate illegal… Continue reading

Tsubasa Bridge – The new Cambodian attraction for locals.

The TSUBASA BRIDGE is drawing locals, travelers, tourists and vendors. Weeks after its inauguration, the new bridge over the Lower Mekong has become a tourist attraction, just to stand in the middle of… Continue reading

South China Sea: China Is Building on the Paracels As Well.

It’s not just the Spratlys, China is constructing military facilities on the Paracel Islands too. As Vietnam’s Communist Party Chief Nguyen Phu Trong met with China’s President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China’s government… Continue reading

Vietnam – Railway accidents on the rise.

Railway accidents increased during the first three months of 2015 compared with the same period of 2014. The railway accidents across the country increased by 30 compared with last year. These resulted in 37… Continue reading

Khmer Rouge – 40 years since Phnom Penh’s fall.

Phnom Penh, April 12, 1975. Twelve U.S. helicopters took off that day from the Phnom Penh Pochentong Airfield, carrying a few hundred foreigners and Cambodians to safety, away from the invading Khmer Rouge troops. The… Continue reading

Tsubasa – The new link between Phnom Penh and HCMC.

The $127 million Japanese-funded Tsubasa Bridge over the Mekong opened Monday, April 6, 2015. The longest Cambodian bridge is expected to increase the trade between Cambodia and its neighbor Vietnam, by easing transportation… Continue reading

Laos – A landlocked or landlinked pivot in SEA?

Laos as China’s pivot state for mainland ASEAN. (I) Laos as China’s pivot state for mainland ASEAN (II) This tiny and impoverished Southeast Asian state is ever more becoming the geopolitical fulcrum for the… Continue reading

Cambodia – Wholesale sell-off of its land.

LICADHO opens up its Land Concessions (ELC) data and urges full transparency from the Cambodian Government. The Cambodian League for the Protection and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) published its land concession dataset including… Continue reading

Cambodian Parliament passes controversial election laws.

After seven months of talks between senior CPP and CNRP party leaders, Cambodia’s lawmakers attended a special session of parliament to vote on the two new elections laws.  Opposition leader Sam Rainsy asked… Continue reading