Government And Politics

US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrols

Feb 18, 2018

U.S. forces are undeterred by China's military presence on newly built islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters

South Korea joins US, Thailand in military landing drill

Feb 17, 2018

Troops from South Korea have joined their Thai and U.S counterparts in an amphibious vehicle landing drill as part of Southeast Asia's largest multinational military exercise

Thai junta charges 50 anti-government activists

Feb 16, 2018

Thailand's military government has filed criminal charges against 50 activists over a recent protest in which they demanded the army give up power and restore civilian rule through elections

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda set to serve 2nd term

Feb 16, 2018

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda nominated for second five-year term as the head of the central bank

Thailand's former top cop grilled over brothel owner's loan

Feb 16, 2018

Thailand's former national police chief has met with investigators to explain his financial links with a fugitive massage parlor owner wanted on charges including human trafficking

Myanmar government under Suu Kyi cracks down on journalists

Feb 16, 2018

Under Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar has aggressively prosecuted dozens of journalists and worked in other ways to suppress and discredit the media

Indonesian police defend award to Philippine police chief

Feb 15, 2018

Indonesian police have defended bestowing their highest honor on the Philippine police chief, who has been criticized for spearheading the war on drugs that has left thousands of suspects dead.

Duterte offers kill bounty for rebels to save on war costs

Feb 15, 2018

The Philippine president has offered a nearly $500 bounty for each communist rebel killed by government forces to save on anti-insurgency costs

Award-winning Myanmar reporters appear in court

Feb 14, 2018

Two Myanmar journalists facing up to 14 years in prison if convicted of receiving government secrets have appeared for the latest hearing in their trial in Yangon, one day after it was announced that they had won a major press freedom award

China appeals to Trump to avoid disrupting trade

Feb 14, 2018

China has appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump to settle trade disputes over steel and aluminum after Trump said he would soon decide whether to impose tariffs or quotas