As China Builds, Cambodia’s Forests Fall

Michael Sullivan at National Public Radio describes how Cambodia's forests are falling prey to China's enormous demand for lumber: "It's just like in the United States in the 1960s, when every single redwood tree was a target...

ASEAN Calls for Talks With China on Sea Dispute

As the tensions between China and other countries over the sovereignty of the South China Sea continues, Reuters reports Southeast Asian leaders want to hold formal talks with China about the South China Sea disputes as soon as...

Beijing Flags at Half-Staff for Cambodian King

On October 17, flags were flown at half-staff at Tiananmen Square and Zhongnanhai in mourning for former King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk, who passed away in Beijing on the 15th. Ruling from his country's independence from...

China Considered Cambodia King Key Ally

The Los Angeles Times reports the former king of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanouk, has died in Beijing due to natural causes: Sihanouk had various forms of cancer, diabetes and hypertension and had sought medical care in China since...

Frenchman Linked to Bo Arrives in China

According to AFP's interviews with Cambodian police, Frenchman Patrick Henri Devillers, who is believed to have close ties to Bo Xilai and his wife Gu Kailai, has returned to China to help the investigation into the political...

Source: Bo Xilai “is Denying Everything”

The Telegraph's Tom Phillips reports that disgraced former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai has denied involvement in or knowledge of the events surrounding the death of British businessman Neil Heywood, according to a source...

Report: Gu Kailai Confesses to Heywood Murder

The Asahi Shimbun is reporting that Gu Kailai has confessed to killing British businessman Neil Heywood to keep him from revealing the details of her large and illegal overseas remittances, according to Chinese Communist Party...

Frenchman With Ties to Bo Arrested in Cambodia

The French foreign ministry confirmed on Tuesday that Cambodian police have arrested Patrick Henri Devillers, the architect who has become linked to the Bo Xilai scandal due to his alleged business ties to Gu Kailai. From The...

China Pressed to Account for Uighurs’ Fate

Twenty Uighurs who fled China in the wake of rioting in Xinjiang in July 2009 were deported from Cambodia a year ago while waiting to receive asylum from the U.S. Since returning to China, they have not been accounted for by the...

China’s Billions Reap Rewards in Cambodia

The Washington Post's John Pomfret reports from Koh Kong, Cambodia: Here in the depths of the Cardamom Mountains, where the Chinese-backed Khmer Rouge communists made their last stand in the late 1970s, China is asserting its...

China Hints at Trials for 20 Seeking Asylum

The Chinese government has indicated that a group of Uighurs deported from Cambodia after seeking asylum there may be put on trial, the New York Times reports: “China is a country ruled by law,” Ma Zhaoxu, a Foreign Ministry...

China Praises Cambodia As Uighurs Deported

From Reuters: China will deal with 20 ethnic Uighurs who were deported from Cambodia over the weekend as illegal immigrants, praising relations with the Southeast Asian country as a model of good cooperation. The comments came...



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