China's water crisis
Forget geopolitics, water scarcity shapes up as the biggest threat to China's rise.
Bamboo house for Manila slums.
Bamboo house for Manila slums wins top prize in future cities contest.
China's fatal pig virus
Can China, the world’s biggest pork producer, contain a fatal pig virus? Scientists fear the worst.
Ai Weiwei's Beijing studio razed
Ai Weiwei's Beijing studio razed by Chinese authorities.
Winnie the Pooh banned in China
Winnie the Pooh movie Christopher Robin banned in China after comparison to President Xi Jinping.
Forty years on, a sense of history gives way to alarm
Experts gathered in Canberra last week to pool their views about China’s forty-year record of economic reform, but Donald Trump’s trade war pushed its way to centrestage
Worrying about Xi Jinping
Xu Zhangrun’s bold critique of contemporary China points to potential flashpoints ahead.
China's age of anxiety
Xu Zhangrun makes a compelling case against the country’s direction under Xi Jinping.
How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port
Sri Lanka's ill-conceived Hambantota Port Development Project, part of China's Belt and Road Initiative, was a predictable failure, leaving the Sri Lankan government with massive debt.
The king of Pyongyang
The BBC's excellent story on KIM Jong-un.
A dating school for China’s many men
In 2016, there were 33.6 million more men than women in China – these love coaches claim they can help men understand women. The school's one-on-one seminars run $4,500.
Why did an Indian minister just go to North Korea?
On Thursday, India revealed that it had sent a minister to North Korea for the first time in two decades.
Japanese indie Shoplifters wins Palme d'Or
The Japanese family drama Shoplifters has received the coveted award for best film, the Palme d'Or, at the Cannes Film Festival.
South China Sea dispute: China lands bombers on island
China has for the first time landed bombers on disputed territory in the South China Sea, its air force said, prompting fresh US warnings that it is destabilising the region.
First farmers in South-East Asia migrated from China
Ancient DNA shows first farmers in South-East Asia migrated from China 4,500 years ago.
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