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Until fairly recently, Myanmar was off limits to wanderlust Westerners. But after five decades of military rule and consequent democratic reform, …
This is part of our "Lonely Hearts Club: Tales of 21st Century Love in China" series. Read more about a selection of China's young singles with …
The dramatic karst scenery of Vietnam’s Halong Bay is no stranger to the ‘Top Places…’, ‘Must See…’ and ‘Top 10…in Asia’ lists that dominate much of …Asia Travel
When a 7.9-magnitude earthquake ripped through Sichuan province in May 2008, Lin Tianhong, a 29-year-old reporter at China Youth Daily, was one of the first to volunteer to head into the disaster zone.
“Everyone wanted to go,” he recalled. “Otherwise, why be a journalist?”
Hours later the …Asia
Threats by the Chinese ambassador is all it took for the organisers of the Dhaka Art Summit to cover up an exhibition critical of China’s record in …Artistry
Who is being investigated for corruption and why?
BEIJING in the winter of 2016 is a bit like Moscow in the winter of 1936: every day brings news of …UK News
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The streets of Pianma are lined with sawmills. They’re also lined with logs as big …Asia
In the summer of 2014, Davide Monteleone, an Italian photographer who had lived in Moscow for more than a decade, began to travel to the Russian-Chinese border in search of something that felt real and reliable. “I had been covering the uprising in Ukraine, and then the civil war and the occupation …Asia
China is heading for further financial chaos. In the near future the yuan could lose a third of its value against the dollar, the government would need to print more than $10 trillion to keep banks liquid, and financial institutions are set lose trillions of dollars in equity value.
That’s according …Asia
Religious groups must promote Chinese culture and become more compatible with socialism, top Politburo official Yu Zhengsheng has told faith leaders, …
By Jessica VernonIt is said that when the Black Necked cranes arrive to Bhutan from Tibet, they circle above the Gangtey monastery three times as if …Bhutan
Fifty years ago, China was plunged into the most chaotic and traumatic decade of its recent history - the Cultural Revolution. During this period, the nation was gripped by a peculiar hysteria… a mania for mangoes. Benjamin Ramm discovers how the fruit became an object of deep veneration, and a …Asia
Peter Fuhrman is chairman and chief executive of China First Capital.
When they met most recently, President Obama extracted from his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, a solemn pledge to rein in Chinese surveillance and hacking of U.S. government agencies, companies and individuals. …Asia
Trade tariffs on Chinese steel are unlikely to be raised says business secretary as Britain's industry battles a flood of subsidised imports
Trade duties on Chinese steel flooding into the UK are unlikely to be raised to a level where they stem the flood of imports that has brought Britain’s steel …Asia
An exhibit at the Dhaka Art Summit which featured the writings of five Tibetans who self-immolated has been covered at the request of the Chinese …Asia
In Biggles Delivers the Goods our eponymous goggled hero flies north over the Andaman Sea on a mission to thwart the Japanese: “To the right, the horizon was defined by a long dark stain that was the forest-clad hinterland of Lower Burma. Below the aircraft, like a string of green beads dropped …Boating
Away from the bustle of the mainland, on islands that were once hell on earth for thousands of prisoners, tranquillity now reigns
Vietnam is very densely populated. With most of its 90 million people living along a narrow coastal strip, it's all too easy to experience the country through a blur of …Vietnam
1. To get wild
Dive with blue whales in season or watch spinner dolphins leap about in Kalpitiya. Sri Lanka also has 5,800 wild elephants ambling about and the biggest concentration of leopards in the world. See them in Yala national park.
2. For cricket in Galle
The "six and out" rule applies at …Asia Travel
Among Indonesia’s islands, Bali is the doe-eyed beauty. The child star who rose to a life of stardom; the name, for decades, on the lips of every traveller dreaming of a tropical getaway.
But Indonesia is an incredibly diverse archipelago, with no less than 17,000-odd islands, each with an …UK News
When I got to Phnom Kulen with my guide, Chanthorn Kong (“Chan”), and he had shown me the sacred river (with the serene faces of Hindu deities gazing up through water turned golden by sunlight) and the Reclining Buddha (“Please don’t write on the Buddha”, said a polite sign that had been …Asia Travel
BEIJING — Chinese students, already immersed in classes and textbooks that promote nationalist loyalty to the Communist Party as a bedrock value, must be made even more patriotic and devoted to the party, even when they are studying in universities abroad, according to a new directive sent to …Asia
Tanggao (sugar cake)
Tanggao is the Shanghai version of American doughnuts. Originally from Hebei, tanggao has a crispy skin and is fluffy in the …Shanghai
BEIJING — China's first case of the Zika virus has been found in a 34-year-old man who recently traveled to Venezuela and is now making a speedy recovery, the government said Wednesday.
The man from the southern city of Ganzhou had been treated in Venezuela on Jan. 28 before returning home on Feb. 5 …Asia
BOHOL province in the Philippines encompasses the main island of Bohol plus 75 surrounding islands. These many islands with their white …
The words were unusual coming from the mouth of a seasoned business figure in the hyper-competitive world of Hong Kong finance.
“The middle-class, the professionals, even the accountants: people are just freaked out about what is going on.”
But the man, who runs one of Hong Kong’s business …Hong Kong
Then the uniformed men began to seize all foreigners, and Chris realized he might be in serious trouble.
Chris was herded into a classroom with his coworkers. The officers in blue, who turned out to be officials from Chengdu's Public Security Bureau, pulled the foreigners out for questioning one by …China
Mongolia’s Mongke Tengri, an unlikely adventure camp set among the country's seemingly limitless expanses, sits 200 miles west of Ulaanbaatar. …Mongolia
Where once China could do no wrong in the eyes of investors, many are now too negative about the country.
This applies to its economy, which is …Asia
We spent more than 2 weeks in the capital city of Vietnam. Fast wifi Hanoi was quite easy to find. There are a lot of places where they have free …
ZHUHAI, China — The polar bears pace back and forth in their enclosure, heads lolling as they turn, their distress apparent. Chinese tourists crowd around display windows to snap quick close-ups on their phones.
Beluga whales nod in time to loud music, “kiss” children or spit plumes of water toward …Asia