Chye Shu Wen

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Burma: Asia's last frontier is opening up

<b>Investors call the country the "final frontier". The Star Trek reference aside, there is a sense of the yet-to-be-explored about Burma.</b><p>It is the last large Asian economy to become globally connected.<p>A country about the size of Britain and France in population, endowed in natural resources, and …

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China and India

In January 1963, I was sent to India as part of a U.S. delegation demonstrating kinship with that nation in response to an invasion of its territory by China way up in the Himilayas. In late 1962, China had launched two border attacks about 1000 miles apart, one in Ladakh, India's arctic-like …

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Oh the Places You'll Go: 38,000 Historical Maps to Explore at New Online Library

The Digital Public Library of America announces the addition of a vast treasure trove of maps.<p>More than three decades ago, David Rumsey began building a map collection. By the mid-90s he had thousands and thousands of maps to call his own -- and his alone. He wanted to share them with the public.<p>He …

High stakes

SO FAR it is a matter of a few military tents, a handful of shivering soldiers and a disagreement over a remote and never-demarcated line in the …

What's With the Chinese Communist Party and Slogans?

A brief history of Chinese leaders' words of wisdom.<p>One of the more enjoyable aspects of Chinese leadership changes is the inevitable introduction of a brand new governing slogan. Ever since Deng Xiaoping assumed <i>de facto</i> control of the country in 1978, each successive generation of Chinese leaders …