Commentaries

Myanmar’s junta takes desperate measures to stem capital flight

The hard-hit middle class is searching for a place to park what’s left of their assets after three years of war.

South China Sea

Philippines seeks UN validation to extend continental shelf limits

The extension would go beyond the outer limits of the Philippines’ 200-mile EEZ in the South China Sea.

Cambodia

Government mum about Hun Sen audio calling for opposition to be 'smashed'

In Facebook audio, Cambodia’s former prime minister says defectors must be recruited ahead of next elections.

Commentaries

China's dependency on potash imports could give tiny Laos rare leverage

Laos' supply to China would be critical if conflict that cuts Chinese access to Western imports of potash.

Myanmar

Junta troops destroy roads in northern Myanmar as renewed fighting looms

Bulldozers have made several major roads impassable amid a buildup of insurgent forces in the area.

China

Illegal Chinese fishing off East Africa hurts local communities: report

Long-distance fishing operations are linked to rights abuses, cruelty to wildlife and unsustainable practices

Myanmar

Junta troops destroy roads in northern Myanmar as renewed fighting looms

Bulldozers have made several major roads impassable amid a buildup of insurgent forces in the area.

Pushcart operators struggle in post-coup Myanmar