The Japanese government is encouraging firms to relocate manufacturing from China to Southeast Asia. As Tokyo reacts to Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus and aggression…
The Shwe Kokko development on the Thai-Myanmar border faces a cloud of controversy over land grabs, illegal activity, gambling and local indigenous opposition to the project.
China’s strategic assertion in the South China Sea is causing concern for Southeast Asia. But economic engagements with China have so far made ASEAN respond with caution.
Two years after a dam in southern Laos collapsed, displacing thousands, the country’s hydropower gold rush continues. As the companies and governments involved refuse to take responsibility for what happened, Laos still pins its hopes on hydropower without addressing the risks.
The pandemic has slowed government efforts to revive the struggling hawker industry. What does the future hold?
Vietnam’s economy is expected to gain enormously from the FTA with the EU. However, the country will face major criticism unless it adopts labor and human rights reforms.
Given Thailand’s dire economic outlook wrought by COVID-19, fewer opportunities could lead to an increase in precarious and underpaid work.
After a lull during COVID-19 restrictions, new rounds of protests aimed at the military-backed regime show a continued unease with strong-arm democracy.
Singapore’s recent election saw a controversy over the unique challenge of population planning: whether the incumbent party would move to increase the city-state’s population, straining…
Southeast Asia’s gaming market presents a new way to boost the region’s economic growth in the post-COVID-19 era.