Washington also proposes more multilateral sanctions at the UN to target coal and oil smuggling by the Kim Jong Un regime.
United Nations sanctions require countries to send back North Koreans abroad who earn hard cash for the rogue regime.
Somkot Mangnomek, governor of Xieng Khouang province, had authorized a shipment of timber without central government approval.
Xu Qin's detention is likely linked to her outspoken support for other activists and rights attorneys, as well as her association with detained veteran dissident Qin Yongmin.
Bao Yu says she recently traveled to the regional capital, Hohhot, in a bid to end catastrophic pollution of her community's traditional grazing lands linked to a nearby gold mine.
The former head of Anbang Insurance, Wu Xiaohui, will now face trial on charges of' 'financial fraud' and 'abusing his position.'
King Norodom Sihamoni departs for China a day after the Senate approves changes to the charter and a lèse-majesté law.
Defense continues cross examination of lead investigator in murder of North Korean dictator’s estranged brother.
Amnesty International said freedoms of expression and association are now under assault amid a "retaliatory campaign" targeting anyone who challenges the authorities.
Liu Jianguo was present when his former commanding officer Lt. Gen. Xu Qinxian refused to carry out orders to advance on the heart of Beijing, killing unarmed protesters.
No suspects have been named in the blast, which occurred in northeastern Myanmar's conflict-torn Shan state.
Demonstrators demand Myanmar’s recognition of Rohingya Muslims as citizens.