2,012 words of 2012
Here are the buzzwords, the keywords, or just plain words, that were uttered time and again in 2012. This was an absurd amount of work. So please click on it.
Vietnam: invasion of the mystery worms
Unidentified creatures must be killed with fire
Vietnam: dog abbatoirs rabidly opposed to new law
Rabies law pits bureaucrats against dog farmers
Mo Yan gets no love from literati
Find out why Salman Rushdie called the Chinese Nobel laureate a "patsy."
Vietnam: legit Gucci passing as bogus for profit?
A counterintuitive case of corruption
Vietnam: a brief burst of anti-China rage
Shout down the Chinese but, please, keep it brief
China flexes Air Force muscle amid territorial disputes with Japan, Vietnam
Large-scale war games and exercises held as China argues over territory with neighbors.
Cali 'burbs to Vietnam officials: don't come 'round here
Why are Orange County suburbs beefing with Hanoi bureaucrats?
More South China Sea sabotage
Cut cables, heightened patrols and threats all around
Unexploded mortar shell kills Vietnamese children
Vietnam-war-era shell explodes after children drag it out into the open, killing four
Asia: Hopes rise in fight against HIV/AIDS
Countries throughout Asia have made huge strides in combating HIV/AIDS, but now is not the time to let up.
China's latest diplomatic train wreck
Beijing's new passports claim the entire South China Sea. That hasn't exactly gone over well.
China passport map flap grows
The Philippines has joined Vietnam in refusing to stamp China's new electronic passports.
On Location Video: Vietnam considers legalizing gay marriage
Justice Ministry proposes including same-sex couples in the country's marriage law.
China fakes new Asean reality
Not happy with its diplomatic reality, China creates a new one.
New Chinese passports criticized by Vietnam and the Philippines
China is drawing criticism from its neighbors for printing maps inside its new passports that include territory in the South China Sea that other countries claim as their own.
Temperature rising in the South China Sea
Territorial showdown overshadows Obama's trip to Southeast Asia.
India: Manmohan Singh makes pitch for broad role in SE Asia
Indian prime minister backed a free trade agreement with ASEAN and called for increased cooperation on security in Phnom Penh
7-Eleven in Southeast Asia: The rise of a junk food empire
A Texas-born quickie mart chain explodes across tropical Asia.
For Southeast Asians, Obama’s re-election offers continuity
Poor villagers in the region can cite Obama’s name while even college grads may be stumped if asked to name his Republican rival.
Laos to start building Mekong 'mega dam' this week
The government in Laos says construction of its controversial dam on the Mekong river will begin in a few days' time.
Viet Khang and Tran Vu Anh Binh, musicians, jailed in Vietnam for anti-government songs (VIDEO)
Vietnam has sentenced the two songwriters to four and six years in jail for writing songs that are critical of the government.
Typhoon Son-Tinh kills at least 32 in Asia
At least 32 people have been killed across Southeast Asia by Typhoon Son-Tinh, which swept through the Philippines and China last week before hitting Vietnam on Sunday night.
How China wields 'soft power' in the Golden Triangle
As the world focuses on China’s actions in the South China Sea, the Asian giant exercises a different kind of power along the Mekong border.
Man sends toenails to Chinese embassy to protest rhino poaching (VIDEO)
South African artist Mark Wilby came up with his unusual toenail protest to highlight the killing of South Africa's rhinos for their horns.
Pay-to-play deluxe wings in Vietnam's public schools
Charging pupils for air-conditioned, well-equipped classrooms
Cambodia: shrinking forests breed violence
Three activists and villagers have died this year because of logging and land grabbing in Cambodia.
Vietnam Communists face ban on 'lavish' weddings
Vietnam's Communist Party has banned members from throwing fancy weddings.
NatGeo: Philippine priests complicit in ivory smuggling
“Wrap it in old, stinky underwear and pour ketchup on it."
Vietnam jails bloggers for spreading 'anti-government propaganda'
Vietnam has sentenced three bloggers to between four and 12 years in jail for spreading "anti-government propaganda."
Surf, sun and simmering tension in the Chinese-claimed Sansha Islands
Government pushes cruise-ship tourism in disputed territory