Scott Heidler

Scott Heidler

Scott Heidler is an Asia Correspondent based out of the Bangkok bureau. He covers everything from Korea Peninsula tension to Cambodia’s politics to Nepal’s Sherpa community. When he joined Al Jazeera English in 2010 he covered the United Nations in New York. Prior to that he lived in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Jerusalem for a collective eight years. He is the co-author of the award-winning book "Women of Courage; Intimate Stories from Afghanistan".

Asia

Thailand votes: Young voters prepare for Sunday's election

How millions of young first-time voters could make a difference in Thailand's election.

Thailand votes: Young voters prepare for Sunday's election

Thailand

Thailand offers rubber farmers subsidy amid falling latex prices

Critics say the government's subsidy programme is too little too late.

Thailand offers rubber farmers subsidy amid falling latex prices

Asia Pacific

Activists caution as EU ends ban on Thailand fishing industry

The third-largest exporter of seafood rejoices the end of ban as it was criticised for poor regulations and unsustainable practices.

Activists caution as EU ends ban on Thailand fishing industry

Asia Pacific

Thailand has the greatest wealth gap in the world: Report

One percent of the population controls more than two-thirds of Thailand's wealth.

Thailand has the greatest wealth gap in the world: Report

Asia Pacific

Bangkok's Chinese opera: Uncertain future of ancient art form

A group of performers in Bangkok's Chinatown is trying to keep the centuries-old art form of Chinese opera alive.

Bangkok's Chinese opera: Uncertain future of ancient art form

China

China airshow of military strength

At the biannual Chinese airshow and weapons expo, there’s a display of military might, ally unity and some American companies taking a long view on the ongoing trade war.

China airshow of military strength

Asia Pacific

Rap Against Dictatorship: Thai music video riles government

Young people in Thailand are using music as the medium to send a strong political message to the military government.

Rap Against Dictatorship: Thai music video riles government

Asia Pacific

China's dinosaur replica makers worry about trade war with US

The dinosaur replica business in Zigong is worried by the tariffs imposed by the US.

China's dinosaur replica makers worry about trade war with US

Asia Pacific

China promises to retaliate against latest US tariffs

In an intensifying trade war, China says it will retaliate after the US announced its biggest tariffs yet on imports from China.

China promises to retaliate against latest US tariffs

Asia Pacific

Chinese investors lose billions to fraudulent P2P companies

The collapse of the $190bn peer-to-peer lending industry in China in July causes worries of another global financial crisis.

Chinese investors lose billions to fraudulent P2P companies

Asia Pacific

Asian Games: More than medals up for grabs

Victorious athletes in the 2018 Asian Games are given cash prizes by their nation, military service exceptions and even jobs.

Asian Games: More than medals up for grabs

Asia Pacific

Pakistan's baseball team use their cricket skills at Asian Games

In Pakistan, cricket is king - but their baseball players are using some of the same skills to impress at the Asian Games.

Pakistan's baseball team use their cricket skills at Asian Games