Emma Richards

Emma Richards is a full-time writer for Asian Correspondent. Originally from the UK, she has spent much of her life living in Southeast Asia contributing to news and travel publications. Her background is in urban development and homelessness in developing nations.

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Why is North Korea holding elections?

YOU’LL likely recognise North Korea as a dynastic totalitarian dictatorship – and you would be dead right in that summary. But what may surprise you is that every four or...

Belt and Nope: Southeast Asia doesn’t trust China

SOUTHEAST Asian countries, among some of biggest benefactors of Chinese investment, do not trust Beijing and believe their governments should be cautious when negotiating on President Xi Jinping’s flagship Belt...

Why the Chinese have stopped spending

APPLE stock plummeted last week, hitting its lowest price level since July 2017 on Thursday, a day after slashing revenue projections in a rare acknowledgement of suffering sales. The prime...