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China’s national meat scandal hits Yunnan

China's national meat scandal hits Yunnan


  This week news broke that dozens, if not hundreds, of police seizures had been carried out across the country in an ever-broadening meat scandal. The crackdown covers at least 14 Chinese provinces including Yunnan, where much of the spoiled food ...

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The “Indo” in Indochina – How much of Southeast Asian culture derives from the subcontinent?

The Indo in Indochina - How much of Southeast Asian culture derives from the subcontinent?


If there is anything certain about place names, it is that they change. Nowhere is this truer than in Southeast Asia. First it was Burma, now it’s Myanmar. No more Malaya, we call it Malaysia now. Siam? Thailand, thank you ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 6.28.2015

Regional Roundup for Week of 6.28.2015


This week, China and the US met during their Strategic and Economic Dialogue. The two global powers' relationship has been strained as of late and issues like intellectual property, espionage, human rights and the South China Sea loomed over the ...

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Eager primary school students in Vietnam

Report Card on Education in Southeast Asia


  As dawn spills on to Ha Thuong, Vietnam, Bui Thi Bich Phuong is preparing for a long day of collecting waste coal from the nearby Mo Me coal mine and catching crabs at the edges of the fields near her ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 6.21.2015

Regional Roundup for Week of 6.21.2015


Just news this week as we reboot the news digest.  In ExSE news, co-founder Brian Eyler has moved from Kunming to a new posting in Washington, DC with the Stimson Center's Southeast Asia program.  Now more than ever, we're always ...

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Kunming’s China-South Asia Expo Balloons to Enormous Proportions

Kunming's China-South Asia Expo Balloons to Enormous Proportions


When the Spring City throws a trade and investment party, everyone comes. That is the lesson gleaned following closing ceremonies held yesterday at the twenty-third annual Kunming Import and Export Commodities Fair and third annual China-South Asia Expo. Expected to ...

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