China’s Communist Party begins rule of law meeting

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 1:19PM UTC Xi Jinping. Pic: AP.

China’s ruling Communist Party leaders have convened a conclave to guide policy for the coming year and discuss how to bolster the country’s rule of law.

Burma’s failed promise

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 12:23PM UTC Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Pic: AP.

Burma’s path to democracy, born in considerable hope when the generals’ junta agreed to political reforms in 2011 and released democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest, is in depressing danger of failure.

Joko Widodo inaugurated as president of Indonesia

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 11:51AM UTC Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Pic: AP.

Joko Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia’s new president on Monday.

Human rights still a concern in Burma, despite big-name investment

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 10:24AM UTC A nighttime view of the capital of Yangon. Pic: AP.

As Burma is celebrated for growing investment and diplomatic opportunities, there are concerns among local activists and the international community that the country’s ongoing human rights abuses will be forgotten.

Japan trade minister resigns over election funds charges

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 9:38AM UTC Japan's former trade minister Yuko Obuchi. Pic: AP.

Japan’s trade minister, Yuko Obuchi, has announced her resignation after allegations that she violated election laws.

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