China-led AIIB development bank holds signing ceremony.

Vietnam becomes founding member of the multilateral investment bank (AIIB). China has hosted the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a new international financial institution set to rival the World… Continue reading

Vietnam – New international airport for greater HCMC region.

Vietnam National Assembly deputies give nod to Long Thanh International Airport. The VND336.7 trillion (US$16 billion) construction project of an international airport in the southern Dong Nai Province was approved by a majority… Continue reading

Vietnam visa exemptions for five more countries.

Vietnam to scrap visas for five European countries in July 2015. Vietnam will waive visas for the five countries for one year. These countries do not have a similar policy for Vietnamese citizens,… Continue reading

Parteichef Hun Sen

Originally posted on cambodia-news.net:
Das Zentralkomitee der regierenden Kambodschanischen Volkspartei (KVP) hat am Wochenende wie erwartet Regierungschef Hun Sen zum neuen Parteipräsidenten gewählt. Die Position war nach dem Tod von Chea Sim…

Asian tourism is too dependent on Chinese travelers.

Asian cities need to attract a more diverse crowd. A new report suggests so and warns about its potential implications. Last Friday, MasterCard released the 2015 version (pdf) of its Global Destination Cities Index,… Continue reading

Myanmar – Populist anti-Muslim riots based on grassroots Buddhist nationalist movement.

The Buddhist Core of Fractured Myanmar. Summary Populist anti-Muslim riots will continue to break out sporadically nationwide in Myanmar. The grassroots Buddhist nationalist movement led by monks and laypeople will continue to strongly… Continue reading

Highway planned to contact HCMC with Cambodian border crossing Bavet/Moc Bai.

The Vietnamese company Cuu Long Transport Infrastructure Management Investment and Development in HCM City plans to build a VND 30 trillion (US$ 1.37 billion) project to build an expressway that will connect HCM City with… Continue reading

Rohingyaland – A South Asian “Kosovo”?

There’s always an ulterior motive behind the US lecturing countries about ‘human rights’ and ‘democracy’. Those two key words should raise immediate red flags to any decision makers in the targeted states that… Continue reading

HCMC motorcyclists to pay road maintenance.

HCMC’s People’s Committee has set a target to collect VND 307 billion (US$14 million) as road maintenance fee from motorcycle users starting July 2015. The below 100cc motorcycles will have to pay VND50.000… Continue reading

Australian (US backed) provocation in the South China Sea?

The Australian government is considering conducting its own ‘freedom of navigation’ exercises near artificial islands built by China in disputed territory in the South China Sea. This planned Australian Navy exercise is formally… Continue reading