Editor’s Picks: 2013 Must-Reads

Season’s Greetings! On behalf of In Asia‘s editorial board and bloggers, we thank you for your engagement and continued readership throughout the year. We’ll be taking a short break, but will return on January 8. In the meantime, catch up on a few must-read pieces as well as photos that depict some of the most pressing events and issues in Asia throughout 2013.


Alma Freeman

Editor, In Asia

New Survey Profiles Demonstrators in Bangkok

A  new report, “Profile of the Protestors,”  was just released from The Asia Foundation’s office in Thailand and presents findings from a short survey of pro- and anti-government demonstrators in Bangkok. The survey, from a sample of 315 respondents,...

Asia Foundation Releases Profile of the Protestors in Bangkok

Inside Look at Political Divisions in Thailand Bangkok and San Francisco, December 19, 2013 — The Asia Foundation in Thailand today released a report, Profile of the Protestors, which presents the findings of a short survey of pro- and anti-government...

Corporate Philanthropy in Vietnam: Promise Among Challenges

Giving in Vietnam is strongly rooted in its culture and tradition. Tax breaks for rich people who helped the poor were implemented as far back as the 15th century. Today, the public discourse is full of references to community spirit and the philanthropic impulses of Vietnamese. In addition to quoting the musketeers line, “One for all and all for one,” in his address…