India

Coal fuels dreams of Naga prosperity

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Nagaland’s hills are home to two vibrant and competing cultures Nagaland is a hill state in Northeast India. It attracts a multitude of tourists and visitors to the annual Hornbill Festival, the most important state festival, and the mountains comes alive with its vibrant colours, textiles, dances and cuisines. So crucial is the display of […]

Hong Kong

Hong Kong election shows a city divided and uneasy

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Hong Kong voters send a strong message to Beijing by electing pro-democracy candidates The elections for the Hong Kong Legislative Council, the Special Administrative Region’s parliament, held over the first weekend of September, confirm some trends that had already been noted, and pose some sharp questions for the city government, but, most importantly, for Beijing. […]

Korea

South Korea under fire for missile defence plan

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South Korea’s decision to deploy an advanced US antimissile system is increasing domestic and regional tensions South Korea has been in turmoil since President Park Geun-Hye’s sudden announcement in July to deploy the advanced US antimissile Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery at an artillery base in Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province, allegedly to protect the […]