Regions / Asia & Pacific
China wants to change its labor law in favor of workers and, according to Tim Costello, Brendan Smith, and Jeremy Brecher, foreign corporations are squawking.
The country's proposed legislation will not eliminate its labor problems.
Ronald Bruce St John and Andrew Wells-Dang debate the relationship between economic and politics in Laos and Vietnam.
Without political reform, Laos will continue to be mired in debt and poverty, argues Ronald Bruce St John.
Andrew Wells-Dang questions whether Western capitalism is transforming Vietnam into a neo-liberal paradise.
China and Taiwan should unify, Fei-Ling Wang argues, to ensure a peaceful and democratic China.
Just three hours south of the De-Militarized Zone, the South Korean government is waging alarming levels of violence and repression against villagers in the city of Pyongtaek near the U.S. base Camp Humphrey. For over four years, residents have refused to hand over their homes and farmland to the U.S. military.
Beijing is wooing Southeast Asia. Washington can either try to break up the relationship, writes Evelyn Goh, or work out a more peaceable ménage a trois.
The U.S.-India nuclear deal does nothing to contain the spread of nuclear technology. But, as Tim Beal argues, thats not the containment Washington has in mind.
Postcard from Sri Lanka