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Myanmar Buddhist hardline monks say no to Rohingyas

Hardline Buddhist monks remain opposed to the integration of Rohingya Muslims

Untangling
the Rohingya Rubik's Cube

VIJAY VERGHESE
HONG KONG

Can the strangely silent Aung San Suu Kyi lead Myanmar to a genuine national reconciliation as Rohingya persecution continues and investment slows? The country is at a crossroads. more…

Why the UK has designs on China

UK exhibitors gear up for an education exhibition in China

UK exhibitors gear up for an exhibition in China to attract students

CAITLIN RANDALL
LONDON

The surge in Chinese design students in the UK could be dented by government restrictions on work and competition in China. more…

The rich-poor gap continues to grow

The rich-poor gap continues to grow, in USA and Europe too

Poverty is not an unknown factor, even in the USA

GRAEME MAXTON
SINGAPORE

A new book, Reinventing Prosperity, suggests radical solutions to ending the global wealth gap, and righting climate too. more…

Rule Brittania and
the rape of India

The Delhi Durbar of 1877 was held on a cold January morning in Coronation Park to proclaim Queen Victoria the Empress of India

The Delhi Durbar of 1877 proclaimed Queen Victoria the Empress of India

SHASHI THAROOR
NEW DELHI

As Indian manufacturing was crushed - in favour of British industry - pomp and pageantry created an aura of imperial power. more…

Localist breeze hit by icy Beijing blast

'Localist' HK Legco pair Sixtus Leung (right) and Yau Wai-ching are evicted

'Localist' HK Legco pair Sixtus Leung (right) and Yau Wai-ching are evicted

STEPHEN VINES
HONG KONG

As two clumsy 'localist' Legislative Councillors, were evicted, the Basic Law seemed almost a limp afterthought. more…

If the money's right

How much do world leaders get paid to shake hands and smile on TV? Quite a bit, it turns out, but not if you're at the helm of the world's most populated country. Read more

Guns and oil in China Sea

The disputed waters of the China Sea have seen their share of conflict, with growing tensions and clashes involving China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Japan. Read more

Virulent viruses sweep Asia

Asian outbreaks of Avian influenza (H7N9) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have left hundreds ill and the death toll is rising. Read more

BJP dominant as Congress retreats

BJP views - on cows or sedition - are in the mainstream now

BJP views - on cows or sedition - are in the mainstream now

RAMACHANDRA GUHA
NEW DELHI

BJP hegemony will continue in the next two decades until a true opposition - and alternative right wing thought - emerge. more…

Rohingya inaction

World opinion is rounding on Aung San Suu Kyi for her silence on the plight of the Muslim Rohingyas. See world opinion

No lap dance aloft

An inflight electronics ban throws up more questions than answers. Will it really make a difference? more…