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Cover shot of a 2010 Southern Weekly magazine featuring the trend of Chinese men are marrying Vietnamese brides

Mass Disappearance of Vietnamese Brides in China's North

Police are investigating how a hundred people came to be missing last month in Handan County, Hebei.  The disappeared aren’t protesters or dissidents, they aren’t journalists, they aren’t teachers; they haven’t been victim to a mud slide, a coal mine ...

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Zen & the Chinese Art of Motorcycle Driving

One cloudless August day in 1998, I rented a bicycle and rode straight through the heart of central Beijing. It was the kind of day China's capital never sees anymore — expansive blue skies, crisp, clean morning air and virtually ...

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South Thailand’s Muslim Insurgency is not Global Jihad

South Thailand's Muslim Insurgency is not Global Jihad

Introduction In the early morning of January 4, 2004, a group of armed men raided an army depot at the Rajanakarin Camp in the southern Thai province of Narathiwat. They walked away with hundreds of military-grade weapons, and left four Thai ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 12.14.14

Regional Roundup for Week of 12.14.14

Will & Brian, ExSE founders, recently returned from an 18 day field trip to Thailand and Laos with many new stories to tell and much analysis to deliver to the readership.  By far the biggest topic heard far and wide ...

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How’s it Going, Thailand?

How's it Going, Thailand?

In the late afternoon of May 22, 2014--about the time when many people were leaving their offices--many TV screens turned frozen. The tunes behind put many in reminiscence: patriotic songs that once were ubiquitous in Thailand 50 years ago came ...

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Drug enforcement officials in Burma. Image: Business Week

The Illicit Drug Industry & Counter-Narcotics in Southeast Asia

On 5 October 2011, when Thai river police investigated reported gunshots on the middle reaches of the Mekong River, they discovered two cargo vessels and their 12 Chinese crew members, all of whom had been executed and their bodies dumped ...

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