Mongolia: The nomads risking it all

Mongolian herders shift their entire lives across frozen rivers and through 2,000 metre-high mountain passes. 25 Sep 2017 14:41 GMT Environment, Mongolia, Asia “We’re the generation that’s been abandoned since the end of communism.” Like many other former gold and jade hunters in Mongolia, Lagva is struggling to make a living since mines across the country have been shut…

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Dicing with death on the rivers of Vietnam and Laos

Bamboo harvesters navigate rapids on rafts while Lao fishermen risk death casting their nets into a roaring waterfall. 16 Oct 2017 13:41 GMT Poverty & Development, Vietnam, Laos, Asia There are two staples of Vietnamese life: rice and bamboo for its many uses. The province of Thanh Hoa has one of the largest bamboo forests in Southeast Asia, with…

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News Migration Disease fears grow as Bangladesh plans giant Rohingya refugee camp

Massive site is prone to floods and landslides, while overcrowding sharpens the risks of deadly diseases Mushfique Wadud/IRIN Mushfique Wadud COX’S BAZAR, 4 October 2017 The temperatures soared and the sun seared as Shamsul Islam pieced together a few branches of bamboo and a tarpaulin sheet. Days earlier, the 50-year-old father of five had fled…

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Why India wants to avoid having to choose between China and Japan

Despite recent moves to strengthen its ties to Tokyo, the authorities in New Delhi have strong reasons to want to keep a balance between Asia’s big three PUBLISHED : Saturday, 23 September, 2017, 7:02pm UPDATED : Saturday, 23 September, 2017, 11:16p Mohan Guruswamy RELATED TOPICS Sino-India relationsChina-Japan relations Related Articles GEOPOLITICS How China and India…

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MYANMAR HAS A NEW INSURGENCY TO WORRY ABOUT

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army sent a clear signal when it attacked 30 police stations and outposts, just six hours after former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan presented his final report on the Rakhine issue BY SUBIR BHAUMI 7Comments A police officer guards the remains of a house which was burnt down during the violence in Maungdaw,…

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Top Chinese commander’s goodwill gesture to Vietnam

CMC vice-chairman’s appeal for common ground comes as both countries prepare for landmark meetings this year PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 26 September, 2017, 8:01am UPDATED : Tuesday, 26 September, 2017, 9:24am COMMENTS:   Laura Zhou  RELATED TOPICS South China Sea Related Articles SOUTHEAST ASIA Two Vietnamese killed in chase with Philippine navy 24 Sep 2017 OPINION Ignore…

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Monsoon Rains

INDIA/NEWS 1,200 Dead from Monsoon Rains in Bangladesh, India, Nepal By Rachel Delia Benaim 31 August 2017 weather.com 1 / 19 Pakistani children play in an underpass filled with rainwater in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. Torrential monsoon rains are lashing Pakistan’s port city of Karachi following days-long downpours in neighboring India that especially caused…

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HOW CHINA AND INDIA CAN KEEP THE PEACE IN UKRAINE

As the 2018 World Cup looms in Russia, the need for a peacekeeping force in the Donbass grows evermore urgent. Beijing should recognise the irony in coming to the aid of both the West and the former Soviet bloc BY IRVIN STUDIN 21 SEP 2017 South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, Brazilian President Michel Temer, Russian President…

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From trade to trains, China and Singapore boost their economic tie

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 20 September, 2017, 5:46pm UPDATED : Wednesday, 20 September, 2017, 11:17pm COMMENTS: 4  Catherine Wong   http://www.twitter.com/catherinewongbj catherine.wong@scmp.com 369SHARE 4 PrintEmail RELATED TOPICS Singapore Related Articles FAMILIES Singapore’s price for education success: streaming, stress and suicides 21 Sep 2017 DIPLOMACY & DEFENCE Singapore PM in surprise meeting with China’s anti-graft tsar 21 Sep…

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China ahead of schedule on construction of hydropower plant in Pakistan

Facility in disputed Kashmir could be completed nine months before its December 2021 deadline PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 19 September, 2017, 4:48pm UPDATED : Tuesday, 19 September, 2017, 10:47pm COMMENTS: 3  Bloomberg 695SHARE 3 PrintEmail RELATED TOPICS Belt and Road Initiative Related Articles DIPLOMACY & DEFENCE China hoping to ‘energise’ relations with Singapore, Asean 20 Sep 2017…

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