A money changer handles a transaction of US dollars and Myanmar kyats in Myanmar, in a file photo.

Kyat Falls to Historic Low, Signaling Lack of Confidence in Myanmar’s Stability

Prices are soaring and experts warn that the junta’s mismanagement could be catastrophic for the country.

Vietnam’s President to Visit Cuba for COVID-19 Vaccine Assistance

2021-09-17

The once exemplary Vietnam has been brought to its knees by a fourth wave of the coronavirus.

China Survey Ship Lingers in Indonesian EEZ, Data Show

2021-09-17

Chinese ships have been accused of harassing neighboring countries’ oil exploration activities but China always insists they are operating within China’s jurisdiction.

New Study Finds High-Level Government Role in China’s Uyghur Internment Camps

2021-09-17

State media and documents show how Xi Jinping and other top leaders were driving forces in XUAR policy.

Pro-Beijing Media Target Hong Kong Trade Union, Labor Groups in Latest Denunciations

2021-09-17

The pro-democracy Confederation of Trade Unions appears to be next on Beijing's hit-list under a city-wide crackdown on dissent.

Taiwan Welcomes AUKUS Pact, Calls For Stronger Ties With Democracies

2021-09-17

Under the threat of invasion by China, Taiwan is keen to see stronger strategic and trade partnerships in the Indo-Pacific.

Anti-Junta Townships in Myanmar Fear Internet Shutdowns Signal Imminent Military Offensive

2021-09-16

The fears come amid mass arrests in Yangon since the shadow government declared war last week.

Cambodia PM Says He Crashed Opposition Zoom Talk to Warn ‘Rebels’

2021-09-16

The strongman called the stunt a “clear message to the rebels that there are people of Hun Sen everywhere.”

Villagers in Southern Laos Cope With Food Shortages Amid COVID Lockdowns

2021-09-16

Residents say they are subsisting on dry goods to get through lockdowns set to run until the end of September.

Tibetan Writer Dies After Eight Years of Failing Health Following Release From Prison

2021-09-16

Ra Tsering Dhondup was jailed for three years in 2010 for publishing writings criticizing Chinese government policies in Tibet.

Defrocked Khmer Krom Monk Jailed in Cambodia for ‘Obstructing’ COVID-19 Measures

2021-09-16

The activist monk belongs to the Khmer Krom ethnic minority group marginalized in Cambodia, where they are often considered Vietnamese.

Vietnam Police Catch 15 Migrant Workers Hiding in Refrigerated Truck to Evade COVID-19 Checkpoints

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