Commentaries

Vacation is over for Cambodian strongman Hun Sen

What does the Cambodian Senate presidency mean to a ruler who is already all powerful?

Global

China’s diplomatic reach dominated global index

Beijing is closely followed by Washington in terms of its global diplomatic network.

Tibet

Exclusive: Police interrogate and beat Tibetans arrested in dam protest

Some detainees were beaten so badly they required medical attention, sources say.

China

INTERVIEW: How the West has been misreading China for years

Xi Jinping is faithfully implementing the policies of his predecessors, historian Frank Dikötter says.

Commentaries

Why the new security law is a 'sword of Damocles' over Hong Kong

The law is the culmination of decades of deep-seated mistrust of Hong Kong's freedoms in Beijing.

China

Hong Kong’s bad debt on the rise in bleak economy

Bankruptcies to peak in 2024 as firms and people struggle to repay loans in a high rate regime, says analyst.

Commentaries

Why the new security law is a 'sword of Damocles' over Hong Kong

The law is the culmination of decades of deep-seated mistrust of Hong Kong's freedoms in Beijing.

Myanmar’s bean farmers struggle with high production costs