In happy Bhutan, the prime minister is a doc on Saturdays

Asia Pacific May 10, 2019

In happy Bhutan, the prime minister is a doc on Saturdays

It is a Saturday in Bhutan and Lotay Tshering has just completed urinary bladder repair surgery on a patient at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital. Tshering is no ordinary doctor. He is prime minister in the Himalayan kingdom, famous for measuring citizens' Gross ...

China moves to woo Bhutan, to India's displeasure

Asia Pacific / Politics Oct 17, 2018

China moves to woo Bhutan, to India's displeasure

A peep into a Thimphu toy shop shows stacks of Pokemon, all made in China, a testimony to the quiet overtures Beijing is making in Bhutan at rival India's expense. China's annexation of Tibet in 1951 and an unresolved border dispute have long been irritants ...