China has tightened media censorship and planned monetary easing to boost economic confidence.
UN rights chief accuses authorities in Myanmar of trying to whitewash their treatment of Muslim minority.
Secretary of State Pompeo heads to North Korea later this week to continue diplomacy.
In a white paper issued in January, China identifies itself as a “Near-Arctic State”, a term not fully recognized in law.
The EU and Vietnam are set to ratify a tariff-cutting free trade agreement by year’s end after meeting this month.
Previous legislation dealing with sexual crimes and human trafficking made explicit reference to female victims only.
UN probe finds credible evidence that widespread and systematic attacks, possibly amounting to crimes against humanity, continue against the Rohingya.
Courtney Weatherby, Southeast Asia research analyst at the Stimson Center, tells VOA Khmer what Asean countries could do to strengthen sustainable development in Chinese foreign direct investment projects. VOA Khmer’s Chetra Chap reports.
The Asian Development Bank has predicted that emerging Asian economies will require some $26 trillion in investment.
The inter-Korean industrial complex had employed over 54,000 North Korean workers before it was shut down after a 2106 nuclear test.
The Chinese armed police will run the coast guard from July 1, That move follows passage of US naval vessels in the contested South China Sea.