Chinese policeman killed in clash with Vietnamese boatmen

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 12:40PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese customs authorities say a policeman died after about 20 Vietnamese citizens attacked him and other officers who had impounded a vessel suspected of smuggling in the southern province of Yunnan. The Kunming customs district said Monday that Li Shunlin and seven other police officers were taking

Why Vietnam’s Vo Trong Nghia is no ‘rebel architect’

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 11:27AM UTC Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia. Pic: Screenshot from Al Jazeera documentary.

Earlier this month, Al Jazeera broadcast a series called ‘rebel architecture’. Each episode focused on an architect who is using their profession to try and ameliorate or solve social problems.

Filipino-UK firm to drill for gas in disputed South China Sea area

By Sat, Sep 27, 2014 5:57PM UTC Filipino-UK firm to drill for gas in disputed South China Sea area

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The chairman of a Philippines energy company says a Chinese state-owned oil producer hasn’t responded to a proposal to jointly explore a disputed area of the South China Sea but drilling will go ahead by 2016 with or without a partnership.

ADB cuts growth forecast for Southeast Asia

By Thu, Sep 25, 2014 6:25PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Asian Development Bank has trimmed its economic growth forecast for Southeast Asia this year and next due to slower domestic demand in some of its bigger economies.

Trouble brews as Vietnam considers banning sidewalk beer sales

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014 6:45PM UTC Pic: AP.

In dispiriting news for many outdoor drinking enthusiasts, Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has admitted that it is mulling draft regulation that would outlaw the sidewalk sale of beer throughout Vietnam.

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