The Thunder Dragon goes digital (Bangkok Post)

For many, the Himalayan Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan is more likely to conjure up images of a medieval “Game of Thrones” realm than of tech-infused modernity. Set high above the snow lines, the nation is ruled by a Dragon King, remote and steeped in old world traditions of monastic asceticism. The government is still largely …

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Maps with meaning (Bangkok Post)

You wouldn’t be able to tell it by looking at newspaper headlines, but China is not the largest fear of the Philippines – the real danger is much more natural. Climate change is the top-of-the-mind fear of Filipinos, a recent survey by Pew Research Center revealed. And, indeed, it should be. The archipelago nation is …

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A Digital Path to Enlightenment

The following piece was originally published with Global Times under Chris Russell and is reposted here for archiving purposes. --- The ChinaJoy Expo, an annual video game exhibition known for legions of animatedly dressed women, is normally a haven for gaming/comic enthusiasts, but it recently welcomed a much different crowd – an order of Buddhist …

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