Pacific

A palm reading: Japan’s navigation plan for Pacific waters

Japan’s presence in the Pacific region is expected to take on a markedly military tone, writes Tess Newton Cain.

Myanmar

Minors make up for labor shortage caused by Myanmar’s conflict, draft

Forced to work to support their families, children are particularly vulnerable to exploitation.

Uyghur

Uyghur filmmaker suffering from stomach ailment in Xinjiang prison

Abduhelil Obulqasim has been arrested twice, in 2017 and 2023.

Cambodia

Cambodian border town residents complain of dirty, smelly water supply

The water in Poipet is piped in from Thailand by a private company that also supplies the town’s casinos.

China

Blinken to meet Chinese counterpart in Laos

The US secretary of state and Chinese foreign minister will both attend an ASEAN summit in Vientiane.

China

Blinken to meet Chinese counterpart in Laos

The US secretary of state and Chinese foreign minister will both attend an ASEAN summit in Vientiane.

Microsoft outage caused by CrowdStrike disrupts Asian airports