Category Archive: China

Phnom Penh – Two new Mekong bridges planned.

The Cambodian Council of Ministers announced two new bridges spanning across the Mekong River in the eastern and southeastern outskirts of the Khmer capital. One will be connecting the Chroy Changvar peninsula to… Continue reading

Vietnam’s Overdue Alliance With America?

The US and Vietnam are perfect allies against China. It’s what Ho Chi Minh wanted all along. By Tuong Lai, aka Nguyen Phuoc Tuong, a sociologist and former adviser to two Vietnamese prime ministers. HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam.   Ours is… Continue reading

Anti-China protests in Vietnam turn deadly.

The Vietnamese people are angry. At least 15 foreign-owned factories have been set on fire and at least 20 people got killed amid anti-China protests at industrial parks in southern Vietnam. Reuters reports… Continue reading

Biggest ever ivory trafficking in Cambodia.

Sihanoukville customs officials seized more than three tons of ivory from inside two container ships supposedly transporting beans from Malaysia. We confiscated about three tons of ivory hidden in two containers of beans… Continue reading

Vietnam and China escalation in South China Sea.

China and Vietnam Engage in Water-Cannon Fighting and Water-Cannon Fighting in South China Sea With most eyes on Ukraine-Russia and China-Japan battles, let’s shift the spotlight to the new global hotspot, an intensifying feud between… Continue reading

Cambodia Riel, Chinese Yuan Clearing.

Cambodia’s central bank allows China’s ICBC to start yuan clearing services. China’s largest bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), said that the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has approved the ICBC… Continue reading

Japan Heads For Cheaper Off-Shore Labor in SouthEast Asia.

Total Abenomics Fail Slams Japan Where It Hurts Most. By Wolf Richter  –  Testosterone Pit. Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, was formed by merger in 2012 and that instant became… Continue reading

Asian conflict partly due to US military bases.

My view is this: we wouldn’t have a conflict in Asia if not for the intervention by the U.S. The U.S. has a security pact with Japan and has military bases and naval… Continue reading

Myanmar’s Northeast: China’s version of Crimea?

Reports are circulating that Chinese authorities proposed to the Myanmar government before the end of last year that Wa soldiers be assigned to the Kyaukphyu-Kunming oil pipeline project to take care of security. By Nay… Continue reading

ASEAN – First joint military exercises in 2015.

ASEAN military chiefs plan Malacca Strait exercise. The defense forces of the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plan to undertake a joint maritime security exercise in the… Continue reading