Category Archive: Neighbour Countries – Nachbarländer

May 22, 2015 – First Anniversary of Thai Military Junta Coup.

Was the Thai Military coup pre-planned or provoked by the situation? As the Kindom of Thailand marks the first anniversary of the coup, witnesses are recounting what happened inside the Army Club on… Continue reading

Burma – Die langen Schatten der Generäle.

Einst eine isolierte Militärdiktatur, gilt Burma heute als Musterbeispiel für eine friedliche Demokratisierung. Seit wieder Journalisten verhaftet und Proteste niedergeschlagenwerden, hat das Bild allerdings Risse bekommen. (…) Dass die neuen Freiheiten in Burma… Continue reading

Vietnam marks 40 years since the fall of Saigon.

On April 29, 1975, North Vietnamese forces began their final attack on Saigon. After one day of bombardment and offensive, the North Vietnamese were ready to make their final push into the city, in the… Continue reading

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

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

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

Phnom Penh, March 19, 2015, 11.14 am

China’s Military Installations in the Spratly Islands.

Satellite Image Update. Recent high-resolution images show new areas of reclamation on Mischief and Subi Reefs, and intensive construction on Fiery Cross as well as several other reefs. By Victor Robert Lee  … Continue reading