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Rice to riches: Vietnam’s farmer gamble of shrimp
The Mekong Delta, long renowned as the “rice bowl of Vietnam”, is now also home to a multi-billion-dollar shrimp industry and burgeoning numbers of farmers are building fortunes from the small crustaceans. The shrimp bonanza ...
- August 10, 2017
US faces stiff China pushback in S. China Sea: experts
The US president and his team have made much of their desire to put Beijing in its place, including in the strategically vital waterway, which China claims almost entirely and where it has reclaimed — and fortified — ...
- January 26, 2017
China should not be allowed access to artificial islands
Donald Trump’s secretary of state pick Rex Tillerson hit out at China Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) during his Senate confirmation hearing, warning the US would send a “clear signal” that the Asian giant must abandon its ...
- January 13, 2017
Japan's 'Tuna King' wins auction with $636,000 bid
Japan’s self-styled “Tuna King” has done it again—paying more than $600,000 for a single fish. Sushi entrepreneur Kiyoshi Kimura paid top price at the first auction of the new year at Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market on Thursday, ...
- January 6, 2017
Pirates kill 8 fishermen off Zamboanga
Zamboanga City: Pirates attacked a group of fishermen off Zamboanga City and killed at least eight of them, while five others survived. The gunmen asked the fishermen if they were Muslims, and shot them when they failed ...
- January 11, 2017
PH files diplomatic protest vs China
The Philippine government has filed a diplomatic protest against China for militarizing the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), Malacañang said on Thursday. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. made the statement ...
- June 1, 2018
Japan kills 122 pregnant whales
Tokyo: Japan killed 122 pregnant minke whales during a highly controversial annual whaling expedition that Tokyo defends as scientific research but conservationists call “gruesome and unnecessary.” The four-month expedition ...
- June 1, 2018
Delhi slum drowning in plastic
A sea of plastic spreads through the New Delhi slum of Taimur Nagar, a symbol of the grime and waste that makes the Indian capital one of the world’s most polluted cities. The plastic bottles, bags, food wrappers and other ...
- June 5, 2018
Plastic wasteland: Asia's ocean pollution crisis
A Vietnamese mangrove draped with polythene, a whale killed after swallowing waste bags in Thai seas and clouds of underwater trash near Indonesian “paradise” islands—grim images of the plastic crisis that has gripped Asia.
- June 6, 2018
Beijing protests US warship operation in South China Sea
China has voiced “strong dissatisfaction” after two US warships sailed by an island claimed by Beijing in the disputed South China Sea, adding to simmering tensions in the strategic waterway. The foreign ministry issued a ...
- May 29, 2018