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2018/04/09 | Michael Beltran
OPINION: Duterte Bets on Chinese Corporates over Locals with Boracay Shutdown
President Duterte's order to close Boracay rides roughshod over local business and indigenous rights.
OPINION: Thailand's Special Economic Zones Fail to Deliver
Once viewed as a panacea, SEZs are unlikely to succeed in driving new investments in Thailand.
2017/08/07 | Guo Quanzhi
Homeless Take Shelter in China’s 24-Hour Bookstore
As rents soar, the city’s homeless, ‘hukou’-less and house poor find refuge between the shelves of a bookstore in China.
Will Special Economic Zones Work for Myanmar?
Than Tun and Trevor Wilson dive into the challenges and opportunities SEZ's have for Myanmar.
2017/07/11 | Yuan-Ming Chiao
Beijing’s Schools for Migrants Face Demolition amid Urban Restructuring
Strict residency laws make it difficult for migrants from other parts of China to be enrolled in public municipal schools in Beijing. Now their special schools are under threat.
2017/07/05 | Rachel Fritts
Road to Oblivion: How a Highway Threatens Tigers in India
A proposal to upgrade a road into a highway in Corbett National Park has conservationists deeply worried for the region’s 300 Bengal tigers.
2017/07/03 | Linh Tong
Vietnam is Churning Out 300 New Startups a Day
Vietnam has seen almost 40,000 new startups with a total registered investment of US$17 billion in the first four months of 2017 alone.
2017/06/21 | Yuen Yuen Ang
Here's What China Can Teach Us About Poverty
Directed improvisation is a hybrid management model that combines top-down direction with bottom-up improvisation.
China’s One-Way Trade Street
Rather than a regional trade agreement, China’s Belt and Road strategy is an extension of Beijing’s economic policy in foreign lands, Tristan Kenderdine writes.
2017/03/27 | Edward White
Why Everyone is Worried about Cambodia, Again
‘There is a widespread discontent with the government…It may be just a matter of time until the pressure cooker bursts.’
2017/03/03 | Michael Beltran
The Last Days of the Philippine Jeepney?
It is less a question of modernity and more about profiting from the plight of millions under the disguise of 'progress.'
2017/02/07 | Tom Fawthorp
Blasting the Mekong for Commercial Shipping
Thai government moves ahead with plans to demolish rocks and islets to allow cargo ships from China, sparking outrage among environmentalists.
2017/01/11 | Mark Fabian
What Asian Development Can Teach Us About Happiness
Trends suggest that people in China had higher life satisfaction in the aftermath of the nationwide uprisings and crackdowns of 1989 than in the next two decades of rapid growth.
2016/11/27 | Devanik Saha
India Drowning in Sea of Fake Money
Is India doing enough to detect fake notes, cited by the Prime Minister as a significant reason for withdrawing 86 percent of India’s currency, a process popularly known as demonetisation?
2016/08/29 | Edward White
Nepal Mulls China’s Trans-Himalayan Rail Plans
‘We have to work in the middle of these extremes.’ What will China’s trans-Himalayan railway mean for Nepal?
2016/07/13 | Timothy Ferry
The Challenge of Preserving Biodiversity in Taiwan
Taiwan is home to a broad variety of species, some of them unique to the country. But development puts many at constant risk.