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    China’s Oil Investment in Russia Raises Questions
    Nov06

    China’s Oil Investment in Russia Raises Questions

    Nearly two months after the announcement of China’s largest private investment in Russian energy, terms of the deal keep expanding along with questions about how they will play out. On Sept. 8, privately-held CEFC China Energy Company Ltd. said it had agreed to buy a 14.16-percent interest in Russia’s Rosneft oil company for U.S. $9.1...

    Cambodia Steps up Threats Against Main Opposition Party After Leader’s Arrest
    Sep12

    Cambodia Steps up Threats Against Main Opposition Party After Leader’s Arrest

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday stepped up the pressure on the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party after the arrest of Kem Sokha, vowing to dissolve the CNRP if it is linked to the alleged “treason” behind the party leader’s arrest. “If the CNRP is found to be linked to this act of treason, the party shall be sanctioned in accordance...

    Vietnam’s Pham Thanh Nghien Named Finalist for Rights Defenders at Risk Award
    Mar31

    Vietnam’s Pham Thanh Nghien Named Finalist for Rights Defenders at Risk Award

    Vietnamese blogger and former political prisoner Pham Thanh Nghien has been named a finalist for the Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk, honoring activists who jeopardize their own safety to benefit their communities.Nghien, who is known for her work publicizing violations against and defending the rights of relatives...

    China Hits Out at Tillerson Threats, Warns of ‘Major War’
    Jan13

    China Hits Out at Tillerson Threats, Warns of ‘Major War’

    Chinese state media hit out on Friday at comments made by secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson, who said the U.S. could move to block Chinese access to artificial islands it made in disputed areas of the South China Sea.In comments to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Tillerson said...

    Asian Risks Respond to Energy Shifts
    Jan09

    Asian Risks Respond to Energy Shifts

    The prolonged slump in world energy prices has produced a mix of benefits and looming risks for China, according to recent reports. The relative abundance of energy that followed the development of shale oil and gas in the United States has helped to ease energy security concerns in China and other Asian nations, according to studies published...

    Cambodian Lawmaker Sentenced in Border Treaty Dispute
    Nov07

    Cambodian Lawmaker Sentenced in Border Treaty Dispute

    Exiled Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) leader Sam Rainsy rallied to the defense of an opposition lawmaker sentenced to a seven-year prison term on Monday for posting a disputed copy of the border agreement between Cambodia and Vietnam on Facebook in 2015. On Monday the Phnom Penh Municipal Court found Senator Hong Sok Hour guilty of forging...

    Cambodia Frees Hun Sen Bodyguards Who Beat Opposition Lawmakers
    Nov04

    Cambodia Frees Hun Sen Bodyguards Who Beat Opposition Lawmakers

    Three members of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s military bodyguard, convicted of the brutal beating of a pair of opposition lawmakers near the National Assembly last year, were freed Friday after serving only year in prison. While Chhay Sarith, Mao Hoeun and Sot Vanny were sentenced to four years in prison, three years of that was suspended in...

    Uyghur Dissident Jailed by China Nominated For Human Rights Award
    Sep16

    Uyghur Dissident Jailed by China Nominated For Human Rights Award

    The European Parliament has named jailed Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti as a finalist for a key human rights award in 2016, for “exceptional individuals and organisations defending human rights and fundamental freedoms.”Tohti, a former professor at the Central University for Nationalities in Beijing, was sentenced to life in prison...

    Russia’s Opening to China: A Reporter Looks Back
    Aug30

    Russia’s Opening to China: A Reporter Looks Back

    Nearly three decades ago, I traveled as a reporter with a delegation from the Soviet Union seeking trade and assistance from China. At the time, in January 1989, relations between the Soviet Union and China were improving after 30 years of hostility. This was roughly two years before the fall of the Soviet Union, and officials from the two sides...

    Cambodia Threatens to Halt Pay for Lawmakers Boycotting Parliament
    Jun27

    Cambodia Threatens to Halt Pay for Lawmakers Boycotting Parliament

    The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) is taking direct aim at the pocketbooks of opposition lawmakers as it appears to be opening a new front in the nation’s ongoing political battle. On Monday the National Assembly’s powerful 13-person standing committee ordered the First Commission on Economics, Finance, Banking and...

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