Lao Migrant Youth Increasingly Looking for Work in China

Young people from the northern provinces of Laos are increasingly moving across the border to China in search of jobs and higher wages.

Facing limited prospects at home, youth from …

Lao Protest Villager Freed, 11 Still Held

Lao authorities have released a villager held since 2017 with a group arrested for protesting the loss of land awarded by the government to a Vietnamese rubber company, sources in …

Cambodia Spokesman Denies Country Gave Passport to Exiled Former Thai PM Yingluck

A spokesman for the Hun Sen government on Thursday denied reports that fugitive former Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra had been given a Cambodian passport, but a critic of the Cambodian …

Chinese Railway Project in Laos Leaves Farmers in the Lurch

The railway project that would link landlocked Laos with China has been touted as a benefit to the Lao economy because it will lower the cost of exports and consumer …

Bangkok Fights Floods with Thirsty Landscaping

BANGKOK, THAILAND When Bangkok’s oldest university called for ideas for a symbol to mark its centenary year, landscape architect Kotchakorn Voraakhom successfully pitched a design for a park.

It was …

Australia Closes Two High-Security Immigration Detention Centers

SYDNEY Two of Australia’s nine high-security immigration detention centers are being closed in what the government says is a vindication of its tough border protection policies.

Ministers say the facilities …

North Korea Says it Will Change Tactics if US Continues with Sanctions

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is warning that the current goodwill with the United States could end if Washington continues to impose sanctions to force his regime to denuclearize.…

Kim: N. Korea Could Look at ‘New Paths’ for Defense if Sanctions Persist

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is hinting that the goodwill established with the United States in 2018 may not continue into 2019.

In his New Year’s Day address Tuesday, …