This tiny one room house in Phnom Penh is home to Chhay and nine of his relatives. Inside the 18 years old is trying to recover from something he describes as a massive mistake. Two years ago, he was talked into doing something he deeply regrets - selling one of his kidney for 3000 dollars. (AFP)
2014 was a year when China flexed its muscles in Asia, with assertive demonstrations of its territorial claims, and new efforts to project its power both in the region and further off in Africa. It was also a year when China faced growing challenges as it adapts to its role a rising global force.
The United States is pushing for a code of conduct to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea as it works to improve commercial ties with Beijing. VOA State Department correspondent Scott Stearns reports on a year of U.S. policy toward China from Hong Kong to climate change.