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วันเสาร์ที่ 29 กันยายน พ.ศ. 2555

UN official points to human rights challenges in her home country

UN official points to human rights challenges in her home country: On North Korea, Kang called on "all sides of the political spectrum" in the South to seriously address the issue of human rights in North Korea, "without conflating it with other pending matters" with the North. The U.N. Human Rights Council adopted a ...

First Images Inside North Korea's Ghost Skyscraper

First Images Inside North Korea's Ghost Skyscraper: That eerie wonderland of weird and misery that is North Korea has its epicenter on this place: the Ryugyong Hotel—the 105-story skyscraper erected in Pyongyang to the glory of whatever Kim was ruling back in 1987, when construction ...

Taipei citizens lived longest last year: ministry

Taipei citizens lived longest last year: ministry: Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Taipei residents were the longest living in Taiwan in 2011 with an average life expectancy of 82.7 years old, but the average for Taiwan's 23.2 million citizens fell slightly by 0.03 years from a year earlier to 79.15, the ...

Hong Kong tycoon swamped with offers for gay daughter's hand ...


Hong Kong tycoon swamped with offers for gay daughter's hand ...

HONG KONG — A Hong Kong tycoon who offered a $65 million 'marriage bounty' to any man who can win the heart of his lesbian daughter has been inundated with applications from around the globe, a report said Friday.

German film takes grand prize at North Korea's international film festival


German film takes grand prize at North Korea's international film festival

PYONGYANG, North Korea — A German film about an English teacher's struggle to introduce soccer at a strict school in late 19th century Germany has won the grand prize at the Pyongyang International Film Festival. North Korea's official news agency ...

South Korea tells Japan to confront its history

South Korea tells Japan to confront its history: In an interview with The Associated Press on the sidelines of the assembly meeting, Kim explained Thursday why his people are so irate over Japan's claims to the pair of South Korean-controlled islets known as Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in ...




India: Human Rights Crusader ignores Kashmir

India: Human Rights Crusader ignores Kashmir: Without going into the gory details of human-right violations in Kashmir, the dedicated noble souls the likes of Vijay Mehta and other like-minded should ponder over this human problem and help create awareness to find a solution and allow people of ...

At secretive session, North Korea's parliament passes a law expanding public ...


At secretive session, North Korea's parliament passes a law expanding public ...

PYONGYANG, North KoreaNorth Korea's parliament convened Tuesday for the second time in six months, passing a law that adds one year of compulsory education for children in the socialist nation, the first publicly announced policy change under ...

Zhengzhou Coal Said to Plan Wider Discount for Hong Kong

Zhengzhou Coal Said to Plan Wider Discount for Hong Kong: Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group Co. is seeking regulatory approval to sell shares in Hong Kong at an up to 15 percent discount to its Shanghai-traded stock, said two people with knowledge of the matter. Zhengzhou Coal, China's largest maker of ...

South Korea liberals pick human rights lawyer as presidential candidate


South Korea liberals pick human rights lawyer as presidential candidate

SEOUL - South Korea's liberal opposition picked a human rights lawyer as its presidential candidate on Sunday in a bid to derail conservative frontrunner Park Geun-hye's ascent to the top job in December's polls. Moon easily beat three minor contenders ...

After South Korea, Samsung Galaxy Note II launched in India

After South Korea, Samsung Galaxy Note II launched in India: Samsung Electronics on Thursday launched its 'phablet' Galaxy Note II in India, saying it is planning to rake in 10 to 15 per cent of its sales in the Indian market from the Note range. Asim Warsi, vice president, Samsung Mobile said the product would ...

Nexus 7 comes to South Korea, causes price envy across the water ...

Nexus 7 comes to South Korea, causes price envy across the water ...: If Google-lovin' Koreans were a little jealous after seeing Eric Schmidt turn up in Japan with a Nexus 7-shaped gift under his arm, they needn't be. It.

North Korea's Ryugyong Hotel

North Korea's Ryugyong Hotel:
Beijing-based Koryo Tours agency has released the first public photos from inside the tallest building in North Korea: the 105-story, pyramid-shaped Ryugyong Hotel, which remains unfinished more than 20 years after construction began. Here, the hotel ...


Wall Street Journal

North Korea Rolls Out Android Tablet of Their Own

North Korea Rolls Out Android Tablet of Their Own:
It would appear that North Korea wants a piece of the Android tablet action and has developed an open-source slate of its own. Based on pictures floating around in the press, North Korea's Android tablet is well beyond the early stages and, if not a ...


Hot Hardware

Human Rights Situation after nuclear disaster Fukushima Japan ...

Human Rights Situation after nuclear disaster Fukushima Japan ...: Due to the accident in Fukushima Japan, huge amount of radioactive materials was released, which is estimated 168 times of that released by the atomic bomb ...




US raises Tibetan self-immolations issue

US raises Tibetan self-immolations issue:
Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has expressed America's concerns over the increasing instances of self-immolations in Tibet and violations of human rights at a meeting with her Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi, according to a top State ...


Jagran Post

The war against cyber crime

The war against cyber crime:
It's now part of the country's first cyber security research centre, and given that New Zealand receives four times more attacks than Japan, Unitec's head of computing says it's long overdue. “As time goes, criminals learn more and more so we need to ...


3News NZ (blog)

Maker of Japan's bullet train chosen for US cars

Maker of Japan's bullet train chosen for US cars: Lt. Rick Elliot says a black male was stabbed in what he called a "domestic related" crime. Elliott. NEW INFORMATION: Jonesboro Police have arrested a woman in connection to a stabbing Tuesday night. According to Jonesboro Police, Brianna Lewis was ...




Burma's Children in Arms

Burma's Children in Arms: While there are no exact figures – many question whether the Burmese military even knows how many adult soldiers it has, let alone minors – the research and advocacy group Human Rights Watch estimated in 2002 that the country had the highest number ...

Thailand makes plans for Formula One

Thailand makes plans for Formula One: Thailand is the latest nation to make a pitch for a Formula One Grand Prix. The government there has confirmed it is aiming to stage a street race under lights in the capital as early as 2014. However, public officials indicated that ministers had not ...

Pirate Bay founder's detained for tax hack investigation

Pirate Bay founder's detained for tax hack investigation: Svartholm Warg was arrested in Cambodia on August 30 and subsequently deported to Sweden. Swedish authorities arrested him on September 11 on suspicion of hacking, although he has not been charged. On September 14 a court ordered that he be ...




Demonstrators Protest Against Thein Sein in New York

Demonstrators Protest Against Thein Sein in New York: We want an end to civil war in Kachin State and an end to human rights violations,” Brang Hkangda of the Kachin Alliance told The Irrawaddy. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Burma's President Thein Sein said that the fighting in Kachin State had ...

Aung San Suu Kyi, and other stories from the San Francisco Freedom Forum

Aung San Suu Kyi, and other stories from the San Francisco Freedom Forum: SAN FRANCISCO — I am here at the San Francisco Freedom Forum, which is one of a host of forums around the world sponsored by the Human Rights Foundation. Tonight the Freedom Forum is honoring Burmese opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi ...





Another Mekong bridge in pipeline

Another Mekong bridge in pipeline:
BUNG KAN, 28 September 2012: A bridge connecting Thailand's Bueng Kan province and Bolikhamxai province in Laos will be built in the next three years to boost more trade and tourism. Bung Kan governor, Pornsak Jearanai, said the construction of the ...


TTR Weekly

Thailand, Burma agree to stronger coordination on Dawei project

Thailand, Burma agree to stronger coordination on Dawei project:
Thailand and Burma agreed to put together a high-level coordinating committee to speed up the Dawei deep-sea port project, following a meeting between Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and Burma's President Thein Sein on the sidelines of the ...


Mizzima News

วันศุกร์ที่ 28 กันยายน พ.ศ. 2555

Measuring Its Impact on the Korean Peninsula

Measuring Its Impact on the Korean Peninsula: They share a border with North Korea, a rival that still considers itself to be in a state of war with the U.S., and in the past has reacted to what it perceived to be weakness with violent acts of aggression. Many, in fact, believe that the original ...

More than 30 years late, North Korea's vast 'Hotel of Doom' nears ...


More than 30 years late, North Korea's vast 'Hotel of Doom' nears ...

With more than 3000 rooms, North Korea's enormous pyramid-shaped Ryugyong Hotel was designed to be a confident declaration of the isolationist communist state's status in the world. More than three decades after it was supposed to open, ...

Heads Up Android Fans: Here Comes North Korea

Heads Up Android Fans: Here Comes North Korea:
Associated Press: The caption provided by AP doesn't tell much about the gizmo: North Koreans looks at a new tablet product made by North Korea at a trade fair at the Three Revolution Exhibition Hall in Pyongyang on Tuesday. Is North Korea becoming a ...


Wall Street Journal (blog)

Stop Meddling in Elections, Seoul Tells Pyongyang

Stop Meddling in Elections, Seoul Tells Pyongyang: South Korea on Wednesday warned North Korea against trying to influence the upcoming presidential election with violations of the maritime border apparently designed to provoke a clash. A meeting of foreign and security-related ministers chaired by ...




Child labourers enslaved by poverty in the Philippines - YouTube

Child labourers enslaved by poverty in the Philippines - YouTube:
The International Labour Organisation says there are more than 215 million child labourers ...

Cult leader becomes first woman to be executed in Japan for 15 years after she ...


Cult leader becomes first woman to be executed in Japan for 15 years after she ...

The human rights campaign group, which argues state death penalties violate the right to life and is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment, said it considers all individuals on death row in Japan to be at imminent risk of execution ...

South Korea's Boom Leaves Workers in the Dust

South Korea's Boom Leaves Workers in the Dust:
[T]here are numerous categories of public officials who are still denied their trade union rights, including managers, human resources personnel, personnel dealing with trade unions or industrial relations, and special public servants such as military ...


In These Times

Outlook for North Korea's economic revival uncertain

Outlook for North Korea's economic revival uncertain: North Korea aims to foster human resources who can survive fierce international competition by extending the term of primary and middle school education to the levels of Japan and South Korea. Of course, Pyongyang also will have factored in that this ...

North Korea campaigning for Chinese investment

North Korea campaigning for Chinese investment: 26 in front of the Bridge Art Center in downtown Beijing, where a big blue sign read “Introduction to the Choson (North Korea) investment environment and counseling on investment areas.” The Chinese corporate executives who stepped out of the vehicles ...




China Wealth Gap to Stay in Danger Zone, Government Adviser Says

China Wealth Gap to Stay in Danger Zone, Government Adviser Says: China's rapid economic growth has helped pull much of its population out of poverty, along with swelling the nation's ranks of billionaires. The gross domestic product of the world's most populous nation increased about 10 percent on average in the ...

Asia's budget airline boom bypasses China

Asia's budget airline boom bypasses China: HONG KONG — When businesswoman Ren Hong flew home after a recent trip to Beijing on state-owned Air China, she was hoping for a decent inflight meal to tide her over until she got back to the spicy cuisine of her native Sichuan province. The airline's ...




Taipei, Berlin sign customs cooperation pact

Taipei, Berlin sign customs cooperation pact:
Taipei and Berlin join hands to combat customs fraud following a bilateral arrangement signed by DGC Concurrent Director General Hwang Ding-fang (third left) and Norbert Drude (fourth left), director of the German Customs Investigation Bureau, in ...


Taiwan Today

Foxconn riot shuts down China factory for a day

Foxconn riot shuts down China factory for a day: A riot between workers at Foxconn's Taiyuan factory in northwest China has caused the company to temporarily shut down operations there for a day. According to Reuters, a personal dispute between several Foxconn employees broke out into a riot late ...

More aid pledged for victims of violent crime

More aid pledged for victims of violent crime: China's top court pledged on Tuesday to provide financial aid to more victims of serious violent crimes in a bid to relieve the trauma stemming from those criminal offences. Each year, some of the 3 million victims of crimes committed by poverty ...

Better relations

Better relations: China's president-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, is making the right noises about wanting better relations with the country's neighbors. For the past three decades, China has focused on economic development, job generation and poverty alleviation. That ...

Norway gives $1 million for Khmer Rouge trial

Norway gives $1 million for Khmer Rouge trial: PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Norway has donated 6 million kroner ($1.05 million) to the U.N.-backed tribunal trying members of Cambodia's former Khmer Rouge regime on charges of genocide and other crimes. The tribunal announced Thursday that Norway's ...

Suicidal Cases in South Korea Mount | TopNews United States

Suicidal Cases in South Korea Mount | TopNews United States: Though, the economic development made by South Korea has helped the nation raise its living standards. A recent report has uncovered that despite its equal efforts to reduce suicide rates, the country has failed to do so. The rates were found ...

S. Korean, US envoys discuss N. Korea human rights

S. Korean, US envoys discuss N. Korea human rights: Ambassador Robert King, the US special envoy for North Korean human rights, held talks in Seoul with Lim Sung-nam, South Korea's top negotiator to the six-party talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program. "It's important that we ...




Google Thailand takes heat for anti-Islam film from local protestors

Google Thailand takes heat for anti-Islam film from local protestors: "I acknowledge that this is an important issue," said Google Thailand representative Peter Fretten, who met the group and spoke to them in Thai, offering to forward the protesters' concerns to the company's headquarters. Violence triggered by the film ...

F1: Thailand Set To Host Grand Prix In 2014

F1: Thailand Set To Host Grand Prix In 2014: Thailand has agreed in principle with Bernie Ecclestone to host a GP in 2014....




Reformist leader urges world to take fresh look at Myanmar

Reformist leader urges world to take fresh look at Myanmar: UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Myanmar's president on Thursday called on the world to take a fresh look at his Southeast Asian nation as it undertakes reforms, emerges from decades of authoritarianism, poverty and isolation and sheds its former pariah ...

Motor racing-Thailand close to Formula One race deal - report

Motor racing-Thailand close to Formula One race deal - report: Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) Governor Kanokphand Chulakasem met Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone during the Singapore Grand Prix last week and it was agreed "in principle" that Thailand would host the race, Bangkok Post reported.




Vietnamese, Lao youth vow to build peaceful borders

Vietnamese, Lao youth vow to build peaceful borders: (VOV) - Nearly 100 youth from Vietnam's Quang Tri province and Laos' Salavan and Savannakhet provinces have gathered to discuss measures to maintain peaceful and amicable borders between the two countries. Final border marker between Quang Tri ...

Kachin groups urge Suu Kyi to 'speak out'

Kachin groups urge Suu Kyi to 'speak out':
“If you were to speak out, the international community would listen, all the people of Burma regardless of ethnicity or religion will stand up for the wholesale principles of democracy and human rights,” said a letter released on Thursday. “As a ...


Mizzima News

Burmese ethnic delegation leaders travel to US

Burmese ethnic delegation leaders travel to US:
... cease-fire agreements between ethnic resistance groups and the Burmese government. In the midst of Burmese military offensives and widespread human rights abuses in Kachin and Shan states, the joint-delegation is advocating an “ethnics' benchmark.” ...


Mizzima News

วันพฤหัสบดีที่ 27 กันยายน พ.ศ. 2555

Communists party wants Putin to save Zenit from greed, install North Korean ...


Communists party wants Putin to save Zenit from greed, install North Korean ...

"What Zenit need is a tough taskmaster from the DPRK where the sport is part of a daily struggle," it said in a reference to North Korea. It seems a bit insulting that they would want to import a North Korean to be manager when the more than capable ...

Samsung Galaxy Note II Launches In South Korea | Geeky Gadgets

Samsung Galaxy Note II Launches In South Korea | Geeky Gadgets: We heard yesterday that Samsung's new Galaxy Note II smartphone will launch in the UK next Monday the 1st of October, and now the first Galaxy Note II handsets have gone on sale in South Korea. Samsung is expecting the Galaxy Note II to ...

South Korea Armed Forces Day

South Korea Armed Forces Day: South Korean acrobatic team "Black Eagles" perform during a ceremony to mark the 64th Korea Armed Forces Day, which will fall on October 1, at the military headquarters in Gyeryong, about 140 km south of Seoul, on September 26, 2012. South Korean ...

Presidential hopefuls call for unity, economic democracy to woo voters

Presidential hopefuls call for unity, economic democracy to woo voters: Ahn Cheol-soo, the software entrepreneur-turned-politician who formally announced his intention to run for president last Wednesday, visited the grave of late President Roh Moo-hyun in Gimhae, 450 kilometers southeast of Seoul, and paid respects to the ...

South Korea's Presidential Election Heats Up With Ahn Chul-soo's Declaration ...


South Korea's Presidential Election Heats Up With Ahn Chul-soo's Declaration ...

Ahn Chul-soo, professor and founder of AhnLab, a computer security software company, formally announced his bid for the South Korean presidency. With Ahn's entry, the Korean public is beginning to think in earnest about the December election. A recent ...

Woman fills in potholes in Taipei roads by night

Woman fills in potholes in Taipei roads by night: Taipei's “Smooth Roads Project,” initiated by Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌), appears to have not done enough to improve road conditions in the capital, as a female resident in New Taipei City (新北市) has reportedly been paying out of her own ...

Taiwan Impression of China Not Exactly Favorable

Taiwan Impression of China Not Exactly Favorable:
Anti-China demonstrators displays banners reading "one Taiwan, one China " in Taipei on August 8. Taiwanese have a poor impression of mainland Chinese people, the Chinese government, and its human rights record, according to a new survey.


The Epoch Times

South Korea Faces Looming Debt Crisis

South Korea Faces Looming Debt Crisis:
Two years ago, she took out a $100,000 loan for a new apartment in a pricey Seoul neighborhood so her teenage daughter could attend what she considers to be a better school. Cheon says the family's budget is now very tight. She says, since moving her ...


Voice of America

Seoul plans to up stimulus spending

Seoul plans to up stimulus spending: Seoul plans to up stimulus spending. SEOUL -- The South Korean government proposed Tuesday a 2013 budget that includes bigger spending on infrastructure, job creation and welfare as it seeks to mitigate the impact of the global economic slowdown.

Seoul found to stall work on launchpad

Seoul found to stall work on launchpad:
Seoul --. North Korea has stopped construction on a launchpad where intercontinental-range rockets could be tested, an interruption, possibly caused by heavy rains, that could stall completion up to two years, according to an analysis of new satellite ...


San Francisco Chronicle

Ally of a Former South Korean Leader Becomes the Opposition's Presidential ...


Ally of a Former South Korean Leader Becomes the Opposition's Presidential ...

SEOUL, South Korea -- A former human rights lawyer and close ally of former President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea was chosen Sunday as the main opposition party's candidate for the presidential election in December. The candidate, Moon Jae-in, 59, ...

Thailand Looks to Consumer Base to Boost Economy

Thailand Looks to Consumer Base to Boost Economy: On Tuesday, Thailand's finance ministry cut its 2012 growth forecast to 5.5% from 5.7% three months ago. Last year, Thailand's economy grew by 0.1%, after the nation's worst flood in decades disrupted manufacturing. This year the government plans to ...

Thailand leads positive changes in Mekong region - The Nation

Thailand leads positive changes in Mekong region - The Nation: Thailand leads positive changes in Mekong region. The world has witnessed the rise of Asia, but many people are not aware of the transformation that has yet to unfold completely in the Greater Mekong...

Leader vows new heights in Cambodia relationship

Leader vows new heights in Cambodia relationship: HA NOI (VNS)— Viet Nam and Cambodia have agreed to take their bilateral friendship and solidarity to exciting new heights while also expanding ties between their legislative, executive and judicial bodies in the future. The agreement was reached at a ...





KBank sees potential for bancassurance in Laos, Cambodia

KBank sees potential for bancassurance in Laos, Cambodia: The bank found that health insurance could respond to the needs of foreign customers, especially the people of Laos and Cambodia, because medical services in Thailand are better than in other countries. At present, the Office Insurance Commission (OIC) ...

Thailand to sell generic Viagra drug


Thailand to sell generic Viagra drug

BANGKOK — Thailand has approved an affordable generic version of the anti-impotence drug Viagra to go on sale next week, as the country looks to combat rampant counterfeit production, officials said Wednesday. The Thai diamond-shaped little blue pill, ...

Thailand tightens security after Red, Yellow clash

Thailand tightens security after Red, Yellow clash: BANGKOK, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung on Wednesday instructed the nation's police chief to step up security during political gatherings following Tuesday's clash between opponent Red-Shirts and Yellow Shirts.

Cambodia's Landless Class

Cambodia's Landless Class:
PHNOM PENH — In a union office for garment workers on the outskirts of the capital on a recent afternoon, Tith Srey Mom and her sister Mach were pondering what to do next. After losing a 10-year legal battle to keep their 200-square-meter plot of land ...


New York Times (blog)

Cambodia: Government-Donor Coordination Committee Meeting to address ...

Cambodia: Government-Donor Coordination Committee Meeting to address ...: We, the undersigned international and regional human rights organizations, write to you to convey our deepest concern regarding the increasing human rights violations in Cambodia. In light of the Government-Donor Coordination Committee (GDCC) meeting ...





Private partners sought for airport development at Mandalay in Myanmar

Private partners sought for airport development at Mandalay in Myanmar:
Myanmar is a resource-rich country and has emerged as a natural gas exporter, but socio-economic conditions deteriorated under the previous regime. Approximately 32% of the population lives in poverty and Myanmar is the poorest country in Southeast ...


CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Corruption still plundering forests in Laos for furniture

Corruption still plundering forests in Laos for furniture:
The forests of Lao are still suffering from widespread destruction with the government turning a blind eye to a thriving black market logging trade on the border of Laos and Vietnam, according to an update report by the Environmental Investigation ...


Mongabay.com

Taipei metro to provide transfer guides on new routes

Taipei metro to provide transfer guides on new routes: When the station opens, the Zhonghe line that connects Nanshijiao and Beitou will no longer run through Taipei Main Station but rather will go to Dongmen after Guting station, and will connect with the newly built Xinzhuang/Luzhou line, TRTC said.

China's Great Wall of Inequality: how their booming economy is creating a ...

China's Great Wall of Inequality: how their booming economy is creating a ...: HONG KONG — When it comes to development, China has gotten the bad along with the good. At the same time that it has brought millions of people out of poverty and benefited from US outsourcing, the country's wealth gap has widened so much it is now ...

Hundreds protest in Taipei against Japan's purchas... - Focus Taiwan

Hundreds protest in Taipei against Japan's purchas... - Focus Taiwan: Taipei, Sept. 23 (CNA) Hundreds of people took to the streets of Taipei on Sunday to protest against Japan's recent purchase of three islands in the disputed ...

Hong Kong tycoon offers $65 million bounty to marry off lesbian ...

Hong Kong tycoon offers $65 million bounty to marry off lesbian ...: A Hong Kong tycoon has offered a $65 million “marriage bounty” to any man who can win the heart of his lesbian daughter, a report said Wednesday. Cecil Chao announced the financial reward of HK$500 million after his daughter, Gigi, ...

วันพุธที่ 26 กันยายน พ.ศ. 2555

South Korea: Presidential Nominee Stumbles Over Unresolved History

South Korea: Presidential Nominee Stumbles Over Unresolved History: South Korea's ruling conservative party's presidential nominee has suffered a major setback after she made an offensive remark about a notoriously unfair trial made under her father's authoritarian rule. Former President Park Chung-hee is one of the ...

Ma urges Tokyo to respect Taiwanese rights

Ma urges Tokyo to respect Taiwanese rights: President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) yesterday urged the Japanese government to respect Taiwanese fishermen's rights to fish near the Diaoyutai Islands (釣魚台) and said he expected the US to remain neutral on the sovereignty dispute over the islands.

Skin Whitening Where? Intimate Bleaching Product Advertised In Thailand


Skin Whitening Where? Intimate Bleaching Product Advertised In Thailand

In Thailand, though, the beauty industry has taken "self care" to a new level: vaginal whitening. A commercial for an bleaching product called Lactacyd White Intimate recently hit Thai airwaves, the Guardian reported this week. The cream promises to ...

Thailand leads positive changes in Mekong region

Thailand leads positive changes in Mekong region: Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, as well as Guangxi and Yunnan provinces in China, share the vast natural riches of the Mekong River. The sharing of this rich resource, however, has not yet been enough to propel all these countries to ...




Highlights of Cambodia

Highlights of Cambodia: Cambodia is officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia and is located in the south of the Indochina Peninsula and in the heart of Southeast Asia, making it a natural gateway to Laos, Thailand, Indochina, Myanmar and Vietnam. Its shape and geography ...

Cambodia Wants Mandatory Surveillance Cameras In Internet Cafes


Cambodia Wants Mandatory Surveillance Cameras In Internet Cafes

Cambodia Wants Mandatory Surveillance Cameras In Internet Cafes. from the don't-give-them-ideas dept. Large-scale surveillance of private communications is becoming depressingly routine, even in supposedly enlightened democracies. In less ...

Thailand leads positive changes in Mekong region

Thailand leads positive changes in Mekong region: Surviving a long history of political chaos, poverty and financial crisis, Thailand has seen its previous status as a "lower-income" economy upgraded by the World Bank to an "upper-middle-income" economy. The country's road map to growth during the ...

North Korean Assembly Meets, Takes Little Action

North Korean Assembly Meets, Takes Little Action: The Supreme People's Assembly meeting drew more than the usual attention outside North Korea because it was the group's second gathering of the year, a rarity for the nearly 700-member group whose chief role is to provide a veneer of legitimacy to the ...




Trapped in the dark ages in North Korea

Trapped in the dark ages in North Korea:
"Somewhere in North Korea, five hundred South Korean prisoners of war have been held for nearly sixty years. They are unlikely ever to see their homeland again." Although the United States welcomes North Koreans under the North Korean Human Rights ...


Minneapolis Star Tribune

Aid group sends first cross-border flood aid shipment to North

Aid group sends first cross-border flood aid shipment to North: It also occurred one day after South Korean Buddhist charity group JTS loaded another 500 tons of flour on a cargo ship that set sail for the North via the Chinese port city of Dandong. The North's acceptance of the food aid from the private South ...




Seoul keeps tabs on China's Ieodo moves

Seoul keeps tabs on China's Ieodo moves:
“If China's intention of surveillance is aimed at laying a jurisdictional claim to Ieodo, we will protest and request it to stop the measure,” a Seoul official said on condition of anonymity. Beijing has this year stepped up its claim on the rock ...


Korea Times

North Korean legislators gather for closely watched second parliamentary ...


North Korean legislators gather for closely watched second parliamentary ...

PYONGYANG, North KoreaNorth Korea's rubber-stamp parliament is convening a new session that is drawing attention because it is the second in less than six months. The 687-member Supreme People's Assembly gathers Tuesday in the North Korean ...

Taiwanese war criminal sees himself as victim

Taiwanese war criminal sees himself as victim:
But nearly 70 years ago, he worked for the Japanese army in what is now Malaysia, guarding Australian prisoners in one of the numerous prisoner-of-war (POW) camps that were scattered across occupied Southeast Asia. "The Japanese officers told us to ...


AsiaOne

North Korea parliament holds rare meeting, no word on reforms ...

North Korea parliament holds rare meeting, no word on reforms ...: North Korea held a rare second session of parliament on Tuesday but skipped any mention of economic reforms the impoverished state is widely thought to be planning under young leader Kim Jong-un.




Park apologises for father's rule in S Korea

Park apologises for father's rule in S Korea: “In the shadows of South Korea's rapid growth, there was pain, suffering and irregularities as well as various human rights abuses committed by authorities,“ Ms Park told reporters in Seoul on Monday. “I deeply apologise to all those who were ...

Customs delaying some Japanese imports to China

Customs delaying some Japanese imports to China: Yumiko Yoshimura, an official with the Japan External Trade Organization, said Monday that delays in shipments to China have been caused by an increased number of custom inspections in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Tianjin. Kintetsu World Express, Japan's ...

Chinese, Japanese officials meet amid dispute

Chinese, Japanese officials meet amid dispute: The meeting between Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun and Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Chikao Kawai will test whether the two countries can summon the political will to put the rancor behind them. The Japanese government's purchase of the ...

Land disputes in Cambodia focus ire on Chinese investors


Land disputes in Cambodia focus ire on Chinese investors

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia —When China's President Hu Jintao visited Cambodia earlier this year, Tep Vanny, a 32-year-old housewife fighting eviction from her family home in central Phnom Penh, set off down Mao Tse-Tung Boulevard to try to deliver a ...

India & Thailand organizing international seminar on Globalization, Change

India & Thailand organizing international seminar on Globalization, Change: Srinagar, September 25 (Scoop News)-The Department of Sociology in collaboration with Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi and National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) is organizing a Two day International Seminar on ...

Human Rights Lawyer Assassinated in Honduras

Human Rights Lawyer Assassinated in Honduras:
A prominent human rights lawyer known for defending peasants in Honduras has been assassinated. Antonio Trejo was attending a wedding when he was shot to death just outside the church. Trejo represented several peasant rights groups in their struggle ...


Democracy Now

Foundation calls on urban residents to donate

Foundation calls on urban residents to donate: The standard actually comes from China's current poverty line, which is 2,300 yuan per year, or 6.3 yuan per day, according to a Monday statement from the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation. It added that about 128 million Chinese live under this ...




'No more iSlave:' An activist fights for iPhone workers

'No more iSlave:' An activist fights for iPhone workers: Debby Chan, outside the gates of one of Foxconn's two factories in Shenzhen, China, works for the Hong Kong-based worker rights group, Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior or SACOM. (Credit: Jay Greene/CNET). HONG KONG -- Debby Chan may ...

iPhone Foxconn Factory Riots Show Young Chinese Are Demanding Their ...


iPhone Foxconn Factory Riots Show Young Chinese Are Demanding Their ...

... Factory Riots Show Young Chinese Are Demanding Their Human Rights. Foxconn, the notorious manufacturer of Apple devices and parts, announced on Monday that it had closed one of its factories in Taiyuan, Shanxi, China due to early morning rioting.

GO buys Cambodian Active Event Management agency

GO buys Cambodian Active Event Management agency:
Cambodia's Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith said, “GO Communications is a giant in the PR industry and we are delighted they have chosen to come to Cambodia and partner with Active Events. “I am impressed with their ambition, knowledge and ...


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Cambodian prime minister dismisses opposition threat to boycott next year's ...


Cambodian prime minister dismisses opposition threat to boycott next year's ...

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia's longstanding leader has dismissed opposition threats to boycott next year's general election, saying it would just open the way for other parties to run. Prime Minister Hun Sen spoke Tuesday in response to statements ...