Pham Minh Hoang in an undated photo.

Hanoi Expels French-Vietnamese Professor and Government Critic

Pham Minh Hoang is put on a plane to Paris after Hanoi's decision to strip his citizenship.

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Vietnam Detains French-Vietnamese Professor, May Expel Him

The move comes weeks after informing him of a decision to strip his citizenship.

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North Korean Restaurants in China Close Amid Regional Tensions

Chinese and South Koreans fed up with Pyongyang’s foreign policy are eating elsewhere.

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Traders, Residents of Myanmar’s Muse Protest Against Bank Account Closures

Chinese bank officials say they are working on reopening the accounts of those found not to be involved in illegal activities.

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Vietnam's Lawyers Cry Foul at New Law Forcing Them to Inform on Clients

They argue their job is already hard in the authoritarian state where the judiciary is hostile to defense lawyers.

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Yangon Court Rejects Detained Editor’s Fourth Bail Request

Kyaw Min Swe, editor-in-chief of the independent newspaper The Voice Daily, awaits his next trial date on June 30 on defamation charges.

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Blogger Who Compiled Reports of Protests, Demonstrations Stands Trial in China's Yunnan

Lu Yuyu, who blogged under the handle @wickedonnaa, has maintained his innocence at all times, while his supporters are under police surveillance.

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Destruction at Larung Gar Greater Than Earlier Reported

A senior abbot at the Buddhist study center says that 4,725 monastic dwellings were destroyed during the last year.

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NGOs Demand Halt to Pak Beng Dam in Laos

They say recommendations for the project by the Mekong River Commission do not go far enough.

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Four Myanmar Militias Pull Out of Ethnic Armed Umbrella Organization

They are solidifying their ties to the United Wa State Army, the country’s largest nonstate armed forces.

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Myanmar Security Forces Kill Three Suspected Insurgents in Rakhine’s Maungdaw Township

Two are shot dead, while a third man is killed during a struggle with a soldier who stepped on his head.

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Vietnam's State Media Now Look to Social Media For Timely, Accurate News

Private postings provide leads and information, but may lack contrasting views, sources say.

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