Alistair Denness

Alistair Denness

Alistair Denness is a Hanoi-based humanitarian worker with extensive experience working in South-East Asia. He has a political science degree from the University of Virginia and an MA with a regional focus on East Asia from the University of Fudan.

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Will Vietnam follow China down the pollution path?

THE news that China is bracing for smog waves as the winter heating season begins has once again put the dangerous levels of air pollution in Asia in the spotlight. With...

Will quake-torn Indonesia’s bet on tourism pay off?

The tourism-dependent island of Lombok in Indonesia continues to reel in the aftershock of earthquakes that shook the island several times in the past month. Will Indonesia recover from the...

What is China doing in Vanuatu?

PACIFIC Island nations took centre stage recently after news broke that China had approached the small island nation of Vanuatu with plans to establish a military presence there.