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2017/06/21 | Chen Na
E-Commerce Giants Accused of Bullying Shops Into Cutting Prices
Liebo and LeTV say they were forced to offer exorbitant discounts for the June 18 shopping extravaganza.
2017/06/21 | Michael Barr
Singapore PM's Family Feud Reveals Rise of the 'First Lady'
Perhaps the most startling and truly new development is the emergence of the importance of Lee Hsien Loong’s wife, Ho Ching.
India's Calculated Boycott of China's Belt and Road Forum
India is uneasy about Chinese designs for the region and how this challenges India’s own ‘neighborhood first’ approach.
2017/06/20 | Nan Li
China's Southern Theater Command: The PLA's Evolving Maritime Strategy
Appointing a naval officer to command a theater in unprecedented in PLA history, further confirming the shift of China’s military posture from continental defense to maritime security
2017/06/19 | Zhang Le
Why China’s Drone Regulations Are Simply Not Fit for Purpose
Recent chaos at the country’s civil airports is no surprise given the weak, vague laws governing drone ownership.
2017/06/19 | Saigoneer
Child Labor to Surge in Vietnam Due to Climate Change: Experts
As climate change wreaks havoc on Vietnam, more children will be forced to work from an early age, experts say.
2017/06/19 | Ja Ian Chong
Singapore: The Switzerland of Asia?
'Singapore’s increasingly restricted options may limit it to a policy of strict neutrality that leaves both Washington and Beijing dissatisfied.'
2017/06/18 | Saigoneer
Lensational, Using Photography to Empower Vietnamese Women with Disabilities
'If we are able to show people that women with disabilities can do valuable things, make good photographs then we can show that they can contribute to society if we support them in the right way.'
2017/06/17 | Mongabay
Vaquita Porpoise Nears Extinction: International Fish Swim Bladder Trade to Blame
The hunt for totoaba and the trade of the fish’s highly valued swim bladders from Mexico through the U.S. to China is decimating a Critically Endangered porpoise called the vaquita.
2017/06/17 | Mike Gaworecki
New ‘Elfin Toad’ Discovered in Vietnam
A new species of Asian mountain toad belonging to the genus Ophryophryne has been discovered in the Truong Son or Annamite mountains of Vietnam, an area of high diversity for the group.
2017/06/16 | Harsh V. Pant
Troubled Waters: Modi Seeks to Smooth Ties with Putin
Despite Modi’s recent visit, Moscow–Delhi ties are likely to remain tumultuous in the coming years.
2017/06/15 | He Xu
Why Anthropology is Becoming Big Business in China
Long considered a pointless pursuit, companies are now turning to experts in the hope of understanding the roots of consumer behavior.
2017/06/15 | Kirsten Han
Is the First Family Finally Waking from Singapore’s Orwellian Nightmare?
Lee Hsien Loong has continued to erode civil liberties on the island. Like his father, he’s sued political opponents, journalists and dissidents. Are his siblings starting to wake up?