Chinese gunboat presence on the Mekong is “just to remind neighbors of the influence they can wield and that the hard power, the sharp power they hold is increasing.”
An estimated 80 percent of the plastic in the ocean is derived from land-based sources and more than half of that can be attributed to China, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam
Nam Ha is a national protected area in northern Luang Namtha province. This mostly forested park is home to a variety of ethnic groups and diverse animal and plant species.
The great Mekong Delta is struggling to rebuild itself fast enough to cope with rising seas.
Myanmar: A “mafia” of recruitment agents is trapping Myanmar migrants to Thailand in debt bondage despite a 2017 law meant to fight exploitation in the kingdom’s notoriously shadowy job market.
All the poverty rateslines, either based on income and other dimensions, have seen big reductions at a gradual pace, often surpassing its peers in the Asia Pacific region and in the world.
Hundreds of Buddha images and other ancient relics, estimated at up to 2,000 years old, have been found in the grounds of That Inghang Stupa
The commercial operation date (COD) of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydroelectric power project in Laos is postponed to late 2019 from February because of the collapse of a saddle dam on July 23.