Politics & Economy

This photo, taken in early July, shows the remains of a factory owned by Maxim, a label and packaging maker from Taiwan. Anti-Chinese protesters burned down half the building in mid-May.

Vietnam helping foreign factory owners recover from May riots

HANOI -- Since anti-China protests broke out in mid-May, Vietnam has tightened security at industrial parks to safeguard Chinese-run factories. In Vietnam's southern Binh Duong Province, about 100 factories at the Vietnam Singapore Industrial Par...

Abenomics

Japan to build Laos' first emergency medical center

TOKYO -- The Japanese government will engage in a 1.1 billion yen ($10.6 million) project ...

Geopolitico

Lawrence Freedman: A look at the beginnings of World War I and the salami-slicers of today

As we reach the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, we find there is still no c...

Economeister

Frederic Neumann: Widodo faces tough choices ahead

The count is in. Despite a legal challenge by his opponent, it looks likely that Joko "Jok...

Thai Turmoil

Thaksin, self-made billionaire and politician, failed to embrace 'dharma'

HONG KONG -- The Ratchaprasong Intersection in the heart of Bangkok is a symbol of anti-go...

Changing India

China's Xi turns on the charm but will Modi be swayed?

BEIJING -- Speculation is a favorite hobby of the Indian elite, but even the shrewdest pla...