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Adam Minter

Writer

Adam Minter is an American writer based in Asia, where he covers politics, culture, business and junk.

Adam Minter
5 Mar 2019

China's champions

Telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies exemplifies the role, and is now trying to reassure foreign clients of its independence.

5 Mar 2019
China's champions
4 Feb 2019

Botching doping laws

A proposed US law could bring athletes caught doping - not just Americans - five years in prison, fines of $250,000 and civil lawsuits.

4 Feb 2019
12 Nov 2018

Obsolete but dangerous

Your old smartphone has been deemed a possible security risk, because Chinese recyclers could turn them into counterfeit goods that enter military supply chains.

12 Nov 2018
15 Oct 2018

Electric future

Electric cars are dear, but good news: Asia's emerging middle class seems open to the idea of e-scooters if the price is right and charging is convenient.

15 Oct 2018 4
11 Oct 2018

Interpol debacle

Global institutions perhaps can no longer trust that Chinese domestic politics won't interfere with their work when they appoint Chinese at the top.

11 Oct 2018
9 Oct 2018

India in Africa

China's largesse has certainly benefited the continent but an Indian innovation, however, could be what African countries really need.

9 Oct 2018
1 Oct 2018

A fiancee's worth

Local officials in China decree a 'bride's price' should not exceed the average villager's income, which is $2,900 per year - about 93,600 baht.

1 Oct 2018 4
27 Sep 2018

2 Chinas in one

New censorship in China including online video game action and foreign writers in textbooks show the country is dividing into information haves and have-nots.

27 Sep 2018 1
11 Sep 2018

Grindr in China

While Sina Weibo was still trying to restrict LGBT content, China-owned Grindr was announcing in Shenzhen it plans an overseas IPO.

11 Sep 2018
Grindr in China
27 Jun 2018

Our plastic crisis

Just eight countries in 'developing Asia' are responsible for about 63% of total plastic waste flowing into the oceans - and Thailand is one.

27 Jun 2018 1