The release of political prisoners is delayed due to opposition from hardliners led by former junta strongman Than Shwe.
Bottlenecks tighten as China's transport woes grow.
A UN plan calls for a war on chronic diseases but lacks tangible targets.
Chinese loan support may ease pressure on Lukashenko.
China is haunted by debt, a property bubble and other woes while the region grapples with capital outflows.
Climate curbs have minimal impact on GDP, report says.
China leads an uphill battle to cope with unprecedented demographic changes in the region.
Experts question missing efficiency reports.
As the U.S. marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, Asia's counter-terrorism campaign faces human rights questions.
The recent landmark talks between democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and President Thein Sein may have set the pace for significant reforms but much will depend on the government releasing political prisoners, perhaps in stages.
Russia boosts competition with North Korea pipeline.
A new prime minister in Japan looks set to challenge Chinese assertiveness in the region.
Oil companies struggle with the high cost of price curbs.
Recent anti-China protests in Vietnam spark a new awareness about freedom of expression.
A five-year limit could boost climate goals in China.
The five-month-old Burmese government announces a series of political and economic reforms.
U.S. debt still seen as safest haven for reserves.
Big powers race for a model to tear down trade barriers in the bustling East Asia region.
Study cites losses from China's investments abroad.
The debt crisis in the U.S. also exposes Beijing's 'skewed' financial policies.
China's provincial growth exceeds national average.
The U.S. debt conundrum threatens to erode Asia's reserves and scuttle the region's exports.
China power use shows little effect from policy change.
Territorial disputes over the vast South China Sea are expected to dominate a key ASEAN forum.
Import reliance raises stakes in the South China Sea.
The Dalai Lama's White House visit stirs debate on bilateral relations between the world's two biggest economies.
Bao Tong, former aide to an ousted top Chinese official, says the Chinese Communist Party has fallen short of its goals.
China's floods raise hydropower output, ease pressure on government over shortages.
The foreign policy under the newly elected Thai government may see Beijing solidify ties.
China's massive loans raise repayment fears.