Southeast Asia

Traffic Jams and Pollution are Destroying Capitalist Southeast Asian Cities

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It is mad, it is insane, but to get from point A to point B in Bangkok or Jakarta can easily take 2 or 3 hours. Often, the traffic comes to a total gridlock. The air quality is now one of the worst on earth. Periodically, life comes to a standstill. On average, people spend years of their lives sitting in traffic jams. Some couples have stopped…

Chinese President Xi Jinping Visits Myanmar

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Chinese President Xi Jinping became the first high-level official from the PRC to pay an official visit to Myanmar in 20 years. He had been invited by President Win Myin and was in the Southeast Asian nation from 17 to 18 January of this year. And although the focus of the talks between the Chinese Head of State and Myanmar’s true leaders was on economic cooperation…

Global Tourism and International Environment 2018-2019

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It is 2020 and time for the world to sum up the outcomes of different economic sectors, including tourism. At first glance, the tourist industry does not appears to be an important part of the business sphere, unlike the sale of oil and weapons is. However, nowadays, there are hundreds of millions of tourists who not only pay…

US Propaganda Reorganises in Cambodia

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US State Department-funded and directed Voice of America recently noted that its networks in the Southeast Asian country of Cambodia are reorganising, though no in such straightforward terms. VOA’s article, “Journalists Form A New Press Association, Plan to Protect At Risk Reporters,” claims: The development comes amid an ongoing…

FTZ with Singapore – a New Bridge between EAEU and ASEAN

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In October 2019, a free trade agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and Singapore was signed. For EAEU nations the pact offers vast opportunities for cooperation in trade and investment with a country with one of the most developed economies, not only among ASEAN…

Thailand: The Lingering Spectre of US Colour Revolutions

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Thailand’s opposition is openly backed by powerful foreign interests, particularly those in Washington. As the opposition attempts to secure power and help serve as a vector for Western special interests, the spectre of a Western-sponsored “colour revolution” increasingly looms over Thailand’s future. Thailand is a key Southeast Asian nation, with the second largest economy in…

Intensity and Stability: The Development of Russian-Vietnamese Relations

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Vietnam is one of Russia’s oldest and most reliable partners in Asia. Friendly relations were established back in the years of the Indochina Wars of the 1950s-1970s. At that time, the Soviet Union helped Vietnamese Communists to first get rid of the French colonialists, then to defeat the Western-ruled South Vietnam…

Terrorism in Thailand: an Underestimated Threat

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For most, the Kingdom of Thailand is nothing but a resort zone, a place of fun and relaxation. However, the country has many problems that international media rarely touch upon, all of their attention focused on the West, China, Russia and the Middle East as of late. One of these problems is separatism…

Laos: West’s War on Asian Development

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At face value, the Financial Times’ article, “Laos’s Belt and Road project sparks questions over China ambitions,” reads like a politically-motivated attack on infrastructure development in Asia. Because it is. The article’s subheading, “High-speed train line in one of Asia’s poorest countries may benefit Beijing more than locals,” alone contradicts…

US Seeks Thai Opposition for Anti-China Alliance at ASEAN Summit

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Why is the US talking “democracy, human rights and justice” with an opposition who lost recent elections, abuses human rights and works daily to undermine and evade justice? Time was precious at the 35th ASEAN Summit. Leaders from across Southeast Asia converged on Bangkok, Thailand to discuss economics, diplomacy…

I Never Saw a World So Fragmented!

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It is amazing how easily, without resistance, the Western empire is managing to destroy “rebellious” countries that are standing in its way. I work in all corners of the planet, wherever Kafkaesque “conflicts” get ignited by Washington, London or Paris. What I see and describe are not only those horrors which are taking place all around me; horrors that…

West Seeks Control Over Asian Rivers

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At first glance the human rights and environmental issues surrounding a proposed dam seem like serious objections to their construction. In some cases they may be. In other cases – these concerns are manufactured, promoted, and cynically exploited by foreign special interests who seek to impede dam construction and likewise impede the march forward…


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