Category Archives: Human Rights

Acting US Defense Chief Criticizes China’s Behavior

SINGAPORE � Since the first week acting U.S. Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan took the reins at the Pentagon, he’s said his top concern is China, China, China.On Saturday, Shanahan told…

Acting US Defense Chief Criticizes China’s Behavior

SINGAPORE � Since the first week acting U.S. Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan took the reins at the Pentagon, he’s said his top concern is China, China, China.On Saturday, Shanahan told…

Shanahan Says Did Not OK Efforts to Keep USS John McCain ‘Out of Sight’

SINGAPORE Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said Thursday he did not authorize and was not aware of a White House directive to have the U.S. Navy warship USS John…

Myanmar Arrests 4 More Chinese Over Banana Plantation in Protected Forest

Authorities in northern Myanmar’s Kachin state have arrested four Chinese nationals for illegally entering the country and working on banana plantations, bringing the number of Chinese in police custody to…

Future Forward Party Wins By-Election In Northern Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand, Sunday’s by-election in Thailand’s Chiang Mai province, saw a landslide victory for the Future Forward Party’s candidate, over an arch-rival from the Palang Pracharath (power of people’s state)…

Rights Group Presses Islamic World Over Xinjiang Camps Ahead of UN Session

The U.S.-based advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) launched a campaign on Friday aimed at persuading Islamic countries to end their silence over the more than a million Muslim Uyghurs…

Rising political uncertainties may weigh on Thailands economic growth

BANGKOK, May 23 (NNN-Bernama) � Heightened political uncertainties after the inconclusive March 24 general election in Thailand may weigh on the country’s economic growth, said the Bank of Thailand (BoT).In…

US Senate Panel Passes Bill to Address China Uyghur Crackdown, Camps

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed a bill on Wednesday that seeks accountability for China’s harsh crackdown on Muslim Uyghurs that has imposed blanket surveillance and landed some 1.5…