Category Archives: Politics

Acting US Defense Secretary: China Still Top Priority

JAKARTA, INDONESIA Acting Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan said Wednesday that China remained his top defense priority, but that message could ring hollow during his current trip to Asia as…

Dollar slips from two-year highs as U.S. rate cut bets grow

The dollar edged away from two-year highs on Friday after weak U.S. manufacturing activity data sparked worries that the trade conflict with China may hurt the world’s largest economy and…

Dollar slips from two-year highs as U.S. rate cut bets grow

The dollar edged away from two-year highs on Friday after weak U.S. manufacturing activity data sparked worries that the trade conflict with China may hurt the world’s largest economy and…

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…