Pacific

US bill to avert government shutdown includes funding for key Pacific allies

Legislative approval of the funding has become a test of U.S. commitment to the Pacific.

Tibet

Authorities urge ‘stability’ amid restrictions on Tibetans due to dam protests

They tell residents and monastic heads that the building of the Gangtuo Dam will go ahead as planned.

Myanmar

Infamous column of Myanmar junta troops killed 11 in weeklong rampage

Residents of a township in Sagaing region said the Ogre Column decapitated nine of the 11 victims.

Uyghur

UN right chief calls on China to protect human rights in Tibet and Xinjiang

But activists blast Türk’s comments as weak and not backed up by action.

Laos

Laos repatriates 268 Chinese suspected of scamming

The suspects were all arrested in the Golden Triangle SEZ.

China

China sets 5% GDP target for 2024 without big stimulus

Chinese premier speaks of global and regional ‘challenges’ as he unveils moderate measures to revive growth.

Laos

Laos repatriates 268 Chinese suspected of scamming

The suspects were all arrested in the Golden Triangle SEZ.

Myanmar civilians face danger from landmines