China

Island in Solomons spurns China aid although dire roads make life tough

Development in the Solomon Islands is concentrated in the capital Honiara while islands like Malaita lag behind.

Tibet

US lawmakers call on UN to investigate China’s family separations in Tibet

State-run schools aim to separate students from their native language and culture, Tibetans say

Cambodia

Cambodian journalists reporting on illegal logging charged with extortion

Journalists, activists criticize unequal application of the law

China

Prominent Shanghai housing rights advocate given second jail term by Chinese court

Authorities charged Chen Jianfang with subversion after she attended human rights training programs overseas.

South China Sea

Marcos: Mutual Defense Treaty with US ‘continuously’ evolving

Comments come after Harris said it would help defend Philippines if its forces come under attack in South China Sea

Cambodia

Cambodian Embassy seeks bail for official implicated in monkey smuggling ring

Kry Masphal was arrested in New York on his way to a conference on the prevention of illegal wildlife trade.

South China Sea

Marcos: Mutual Defense Treaty with US ‘continuously’ evolving

Comments come after Harris said it would help defend Philippines if its forces come under attack in South China Sea

“I’m doing this because I believe life is precious,” Yangon orphanage founder