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Vietnamese firms 'carrying out land grabs in Cambodia and Laos'

Two Vietnamese firms bankrolled by Deutsche Bank and the International Finance Corporation - the World Bank's private lending arm - are leading a wave of land grabs in Cambodia and Laos, causing widespread evictions, illegal logging and food insecurity, claims a report.

Tuesday, 14 May, 2013, 2:08am

China's Beidou navigation system expands in Southeast Asia

Two more Southeast Asian countries have signed up to the Beidou satellite navigation system, China's alternative to the American GPS system.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China news round-up: Premier calls for bigger social safety net, Huawei expands in Europe

PoliticsSouthern Metropolis Daily* Li Keqiang calls for an expansion of the social safety net.Radio Free AsiaConcerns over dam projects in Tibet.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Qingming tributes are censored and Beijing invites Myanmar's opposition parties

H7N9Beijing Morning News* Beijing's most respected hospital denies online rumours over infections.Xinhua Xiandai Kuaibao*

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Expert says H7N9 won't be SARS 2.0 and officials promise accurate information

H7N9Xinhua* Shanghai Party Secretary Han Zheng promises to release "authoritative, accurate" information.21st Century Business Herald*

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Activists fear Thai return of Hmong rebel to Laos

A US admonition to Laos over its shaky human rights record spurred efforts on Tuesday to halt the possible deportation from Thailand of a former ethnic leader to the authoritarian Southeast Asian nation.

27 Mar 2013 - 9:18am

How landmark trip to Kowloon Tens helped spark a revolution in Laos

A documentary chronicling the Lao Nagas' groundbreaking trip overseas last year includes a segment where two players compare the size of the trophy they won at the Kowloon RugbyFest Tens to that given to Fiji, the Cup champions at the Hong Kong Sevens.

17 Mar 2013 - 4:44am

Briefs, March 3, 2013

The US government is looking into reports that three Laotian-Americans have gone missing in southern Laos. According to relatives, the Minnesota residents went missing in early January in Savannakhet province. 

3 Mar 2013 - 6:12am

Talking points

Shanghai's future under the spotlight

More clues will emerge as to the future of the city of Shanghai today, as mayor Yang Xiong meets the media. The city's legislature approved the appointment of Yang to the top job yesterday. The new mayor has unveiled plans for the trial launch of the mainland's first free-trade zone in the hope of creating a northern version of Hong Kong.

2 Feb 2013 - 2:02am

Laos may need incentive to stop building Mekong dam

Laos is building the Xayaburi hydroelectric dam to block the Mekong, despite promising its neighbours that share the river it would not. The dam will irreversibly change the nature of the river already under stress from several dams upstream in Yunnan. Cambodia and Vietnam, which lie downstream, pleaded for delay, to no avail, at a recent meeting of the Mekong River Commission, a think tank in all but name.

28 Jan 2013 - 3:04am