Category Archives: Politics

Thai Police Detain Two Chinese Refugees Amid Repatriation Fears

Authorities in Thailand have detained two Chinese refugees, one of whom helped detained dissident Huang Qi, and both of whom now facerepatriation to China, RFA has learned.Jia Huajiang, 37, who…

Southeast Asia Struggles with Trash Rejected by China

Southeast Asian nations are facing increased dumping of waste from industrialized nations, with Malaysia and the Philippines threatening to send back trash to countries of origin.Manila has recalled its ambassador…

Cambodians Urge Government to Look Beyond China For Diplomatic Partners

Politicians, civil society members and citizens have urged Cambodia’s government to broaden its diplomatic outreach, saying they fear Phnom Penh may rely too heavily on Beijing in the aftermath of…

Cambodians Urge Government to Look Beyond China For Diplomatic Partners

Politicians, civil society members and citizens have urged Cambodia’s government to broaden its diplomatic outreach, saying they fear Phnom Penh may rely too heavily on Beijing in the aftermath of…

Thai Election Body Advises Disqualifying Major Party Leader

BANGKOK Thailand’s Election Commission recommended Thursday that the leader of major political party opposed to military rule be barred from taking his seat in the soon-to-be-convened parliament because he is…

Laos Dam Collapse Blamed on Substandard Construction

Poor construction methods, with soil used in place of concrete, are now being blamed for a fatal hydropower dam collapse last year in Laos in what has been called the…

Cambodia Dismisses Chinese Naval Base Editorial as Part of ‘Misinformation’ Campaign

Cambodia’s government has again denied that it will allow China to build a naval base on its coast, dismissing a recent editorial about the likelihood of such a project as…

Hong Kong Lawmakers Brawl Over Extradition Bill

A session Saturday in Hong Kong’s legislative assembly about a controversial extradition law ended in a brawl between lawmakers, with one member of the assembly hospitalized.Neither the pro-democracy lawmakers nor…