Aidan Jones
Aidan Jones is a Senior Correspondent on SCMP's Asia desk. He previously worked at the Agence France-Presse.

The clashes occurred with some 300 protesters gathered near Bangkok’s Democracy Monument in a protest against Thailand’s controversial ‘BCG’ growth policy.

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As world leaders at COP27 discuss climate and biodiversity emergency, illegal buying and selling of protected, rare species thrive in Laos, China and Vietnam — key markets for the likes of ‘exotic’ pets and pangolin, rhino, tiger parts.

In 2021, Laos earned more than US$900 million from agricultural exports, according to data from the Lao Trade Portal website. More than 80 per cent went to China.

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As ‘special economic zones’ flourish in sign of growing Chinese influence in Laos, thousands are displaced and forests rubbed out to make way for new train line.

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Group calls on Beijing to help ‘save the Malaysians’ still trapped in Myanmar, as junta would give ‘serious attention’ to advice from Chinese government.

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The man, identified as former police Sargeant Panya Kamrab, went home and killed his wife, child and himself after the shooting, an official said.

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Outpouring of public opinion in support of LGBTQ community after Miss Fabulous 2022 contest in Vientiane banned shows limits of power in digital age, observers say

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Former army chief who led 2014 coup restored as prime minister after brief suspension, with court saying he has not exceeded term limit, but pro-democracy protesters angry.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, US-China tensions and the tailend of a pandemic backlit the funeral, with the list of absentees revealing deep divisions in global politics.

Incident puts in sharp focus Singapore’s strict approach to drug use versus more liberal attitudes among some younger citizens, regional neighbours.

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Sun, sand, sea and sex are on the minds of many Indian tourists in Thailand, who have become the unexpected saviours of a tourism sector wracked by the absence of Chinese travellers.

Myanmar’s junta has lost its grip over most of the country as the pro-democracy resistance drags the army into territory-wide operations, draining its resources, manpower and morale, a report by human rights experts said on Monday.

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Asia is in the grip of a scamming epidemic, with debt-saddled youngsters from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia and elsewhere being trafficked into shady call centres to defraud their compatriots.

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