Next week begins year of the monkey in China, with millions traveling to spend time with their families and celebrate event with grand fireworks celebrations.
Increased rotations of US troops to Philippines come at time when Manila is trying to build up its military in face of maritime assertiveness from China.
China also aims to boost the livelihood of Cambodians living in remote areas and provide scholarships for Cambodian university students.
High Court rejects challenge to country’s offshore detention policy brought by Bangladeshi detainee; action seen as a setback for opponents of controversial program.
Activists say latest version of charter has several steps to go before military government can call for fresh elections.
The Myanmar elections, which came after decades of military rule in the country, deployed peacekeepers and observers to ensure free and fair elections.
Zika virus had been limited to rare cases in human populations in Africa and Asia until unprecedented outbreak on island in southwestern Pacific in 2007.
The newly elected politician has been an activist on migrant issues in Taiwan for many years, working closely with women from China, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Thein Sein strikes conciliatory tone Thursday in what is likely his last address to military-dominated parliament before Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy party takes control February 1.
Some analysts say this year’s election process revealed importance of Sino-Vietnam relations, while others say election reveals China’s strong hand in region.
US secretary will urge China to do more to press North Korea to stop its controversial nuclear tests when he sits down Wednesday for talks with officials in Beijing.
The visit comes just weeks ahead of a major U.S. meeting with the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations next month in California.