Jul 23, 2015

Myanmar sentences Chinese nationals to life for illegal logging

China has lodged a diplomatic protest with Myanmar after a court in the southeast Asian nation sentenced 153 Chinese nationals to life imprisonment for illegal logging. China’s voracious demand for Myanmar’s raw materials has fueled resentment in Myanmar toward its giant northern neighbor. Regions ...

Jun 24, 2015

China says 'Golden Triangle' source of most dangerous drugs

Southeast Asia’s lawless “Golden Triangle” region remains the overwhelming source of the heroin and methamphetamine sold in China, the country’s Cabinet said in a report issued Wednesday. The report said 90 percent of the 9.3 tons of heroin and 11.4 tons of methamphetamine seized ...

Suu Kyi party to decide soon whether to contest Myanmar election

Jun 20, 2015

Suu Kyi party to decide soon whether to contest Myanmar election

Myanmar’s opposition leader said Saturday her party would shortly decide whether to contest crucial elections, as it battles to change the constitution barring her from the presidency. Speaking to senior National League for Democracy (NLD) members at the start of their annual two-day conference ...