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Politics

Philippines seeks US help to counter China

The United States and the Philippines will hold combat drills together to counter China's rising influence in the area.

Politics

Vietnam, Laos split over Mekong dam

Rice farms and fishermen will be disturbed, Vietnam says of ambitious plans by its ally, Laos.

Business & Economy

China opens new markets for Asia

As labour costs increase, China turns to its neighbours to supply what it once produced locally.

Politics

Will Myanmar's Suu Kyi stay free?

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader released from house arrest by the military, but some worry her freedom won't last.

Politics

How relevant is Aung San Suu Kyi?

If released from house arrest, the icon of Myanmar's democracy movement will be entering a new political landscape.

Politics

Military rule haunts Burma election

As 'elections' approach, Burma's elite seems split between supporters of past and present military rulers.

Politics

Burma opposition relies on radio

As "election" approaches in military-rule Burma, human rights groups distribute radios to rural voters.

Politics

Political wounds linger in Thailand

Analysts agree that Thailand is witnessing growth of a political voice from rural areas.