Two Canadians were arrested this week in China on national security charges in response to the potential extradition of Meng Wanzhou, a Chinese tech executive, to the US for violation of sanctions and bank fraud. The move further complicates US-China trade negotiations.
Dec. 12 marks the one-year anniversary of the imprisonment of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo in Myanmar. Many believe the journalists were framed by the government in retaliation for reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.
Confronted by a booming tourism industry and new efforts by the government to preserve marine ecosystems, the Chao Lay, one of Thailand's many nomadic and aboriginal groups, are facing new challenges to preserve their traditional way of life.
The Cambodian parliament will consider legislation that reverses a previous decision to ban all opposition party members from political participation for five years. Some believe Cambodia is looking to improve it's democratic reputation with the US and European nations.
Three policemen were convicted this week for the murder of a 17-year-old student accused of selling drugs. It was the first known wrongful death conviction related to the deadly drug war fueled by Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte.
Researcher He Jiankui claims to have altered the DNA of twin girls born earlier this month, a move that many scientists condemned as premature. On Nov. 29, China ordered Mr. He's team to stop its gene-editing experiment, with a top official calling the project "shocking and unacceptable."
Ann Scott Tyson found reporting especially challenging in the western region of Xinjiang, where she went to witness the impact of China’s forced ‘reeducation’ of its Uyghur minority. But that work produced a rare and nuanced look at the project’s effect.
The last surviving members of the Khmer Rouge have been sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity under an international tribunal. The process toward justice has been long and winding in the decades since Pol Pot left power in the 1970s.
Chinese officials have responded to a letter from 15 foreign ambassadors, spearheaded by Canada, expressing concern over the incarceration of thousands of Chinese Muslims, saying the letter contained "unreasonable requests" and was based on hearsay.
Since 2013, refugees who attempt to reach Australia by boat have been diverted to refugee camps on Nauru or Papua New Guinea. Australian officials are now looking to bring children on Nauru to Australia for care as health concerns escalate.
On Oct. 23, China opened up the world's longest-sea crossing bridge between Hong Kong and the mainland. While some celebrated the bridge as a feat of engineering, others saw it as loaded with political significance.
On Oct. 17, South Korea's Justice Ministry said it would not grant refugee status to nearly 400 Yemenis who are fleeing a civil war as well as a cholera outbreak. Progressives have denounced the move as xenophobic, though others are calling for deportation.