Thailand Dreams of Constructing Massive Canal Linking Indian, Pacific Oceans

A number of influential Thai businesses and public figures are pushing for the construction of a massive shipping canal across Thailand's south, which would be one of Asia's most ambitious infrastructure projects ever.

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Cambodia's 'Beating Heart,' the Tonle Sap Lake, Is Slowly Dying

Southeast Asia’s largest lake, the Tonle Sap in Cambodia, is under threat from dams, climate change and overfishing.

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China Wows Netizens With Panda-Shaped Solar Panel Farm

After Kung Fu Panda, China's national animal is sweeping netizens off their feet again - this time as a pioneer in the country’s renewable energy industry.

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Malaysia Bans Viral Hit 'Despacito' From State TV, Radio Stations

It’s official: the Malaysian government has banned Despacito from playing on state TV channels and radio stations.

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Cambodian Widow Believes Young Cow Is Reincarnation of Dead Husband

Cambodia’s social media scene is buzzing over a cow which a local villager strongly believes to be the reincarnation of her dead husband.

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Bangkok Professor Uses Social Media to Save Thailand's Old Train Stations From Demolition

A Bangkok-based university lecturer is raising awareness of the need to save historic railway stations from bulldozers.

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China Bans Online Depictions of 'Abnormal' Sexual Activity, Crimes

Beijing officials recently issued new regulations prohibiting online portrayals of homosexuality, prostitution and drug addiction.

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Muji Hotels to Open First in China, Then Japan

With three new hotels in the making, Japan's minimalist homeware brand Muji appears to be branching out to the hospitality business.

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Religious Groups in Malaysia, Indonesia Call for Starbucks Boycott Over LGBT Support

Muslim organizations in Malaysia and Indonesia have called for a boycott of local Starbucks over the corporation's support for LGBT rights.

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Starbucks Japan to Open in 100-Year-Old Kyoto Townhouse

Starbucks is attempting to merge its coffee culture with Japan's century-old traditions in the chain’s newest Kyoto location.

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Vietnam's Work Environment Is Asia’s Most Gender-Diverse: Report

Gender diversity throughout corporations in Asia is very low, but Vietnam has the continent's largest percentage of women in its boardrooms.

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