Lee Joon-seok and the 14 crew members have been the subject of fierce public anger because they were among the first people rescued from the ship when it began badly listing on the day of the sinking in April last year.
In the aftermath of the worst earthquake to strike Nepal in eight decades, here are some organizations who have long had a presence in the Himalayan country who have a proven capacity for providing disaster relief.
Is China going to beat the US at its own game of capitalism? And is China the enemy of the US and the West? The former US Treasury Secretary argues against over-estimating China and the idea that conflict with the US is inevitable.
Chinese authorities are seeking to repatriate absconding officials and others accused of corruption. Interpol is putting out the word, but it's up to individual governments whether to detain suspects on their soil.
The five women, all veteran activists, were arrested in Beijing last month for planning a public campaign against sexual harassment. China has previously resisted criticism from abroad towards its detention policies.
Lee Kuan Yew's death this week raises the question of whether the generation of leaders in waiting will reshape the mould that transformed the city-state from a colonial backwater to a haven of prosperity.