Category Archives: Asia

‘Hegemonic transition’? China stakes claim for globalism without liberalism

     

Hun Sen, Cambodia’s prime minister of 32 years’ standing, has experienced the benevolent embrace of both the west and China. But there is no doubt over Mr Hun Sen’s preferred… Read more »

Will Jangmadang lead to an opening of North Korea?

     

Since the mid-1990s, when an estimated one million people died from starvation or hunger-related illnesses during the famine that plagued North Korea, jangmadang (private markets) have emerged as a critical means of… Read more »

‘Troubling escalation’ in efforts to silence Bangladesh garment workers

     

A broad crackdown on garment workers, union leaders and worker rights activists in Bangladesh marks a troubling escalation of efforts to silence garment workers and criminalize their fundamental rights to… Read more »