Thirteen villagers and a local reporter now face possible jail terms.
Filipino fishermen say the Chinese presence is encroaching on their livelihood.
Sy Phong had been held in jail without trial as one of two suspected ringleaders of a protest over village land given to a Vietnamese company.
Officials grant the sessions ‘because they know we are suffering,’ a former detainee says.
Bribery and lies enable Oeun Sovann Company to avoid reproach for illegal logging.
The Arakan Army says the government military was firing indiscriminately, but local villagers say the army was hit earlier by a mine attack.
Kachin state struggles with chemical pollution and the destruction of natural habitats by banana growers.
Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines take steps to tackle unrecyclable waste.
An expert on transboundary issues in the Mekong region discusses sustainable development on the river.
Li Wenzu sees video of a thin and aging Wang Quanzhang on a day set aside for celebrating love in China.