Cambodia opens mass trial of opposition activists

Asia Pacific Nov 26, 2020

Cambodia opens mass trial of opposition activists

A Cambodian court on Thursday began hearing the cases of nearly 130 opponents and government critics charged with treason for taking part in nonviolent political activities over the past three years, in what one of them described as a sham trial. Most of those being ...

Japan and Cambodia to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions in September

National Aug 23, 2020

Japan and Cambodia to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions in September

Japan and Cambodia agreed Saturday to reopen borders to their expatriates as early as next month on condition they self-quarantine for 14 days and take other precautions against the novel coronavirus. Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi agreed on the policy with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ...

Water wars: Mekong River another front in U.S.-China rivalry

Asia Pacific | FOCUS Jul 25, 2020

Water wars: Mekong River another front in U.S.-China rivalry

The Mekong River has become a new front in the U.S.-China rivalry, environmentalists and officials say, with Beijing overtaking Washington in both spending and influence over downstream countries at the mercy of its control of the river's waters. It's a confrontation in which the administration ...