Making her final trip to the region as the UN rapporteur on rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee has called on China and Russia to seek accountability for the Rohingya crisis.
Tokyo says it welcomes Myanmar’s move to investigate and prosecute rights abuses and war crimes in Rakhine State reported by a domestic commission of inquiry.
Tourist destinations that are popular among Chinese travelers are scrambling to implement safety measures amid an outbreak of a deadly new coronavirus in China.
In addition to China, the new coronavirus has been reported in five countries, including Thailand; China has reported 17 fatalities.
Myanmar and Japan have signed four loan agreements worth more than US$1 billion for the development of sewerage, power and other projects in seven states and regions.
Tourists from China have been barred from entering North Korea following the outbreak of a deadly coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
During his recent visit to Myanmar, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that China will give Myanmar over US$580 million in development aid over the next three years.
A fourth person has died of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus in Wuhan, China; human-to-human transmission has been confirmed.
Malaysia has sent 150 containers of plastic waste that entered the country illegally back to the US, Britain, France, Japan and a number of other countries.
To preserve their tradition of making clothes from fish skin, elderly people from the Hezhen ethnic minority in China’s northeast are looking outside the community.
Political observers in Myanmar doubt President Xi Jinping’s claim that China is not arming ethnic armed organizations based near the northern border.
The rising popularity of hip-hop in Thailand has created stars that have drawn the attention of major music industry players.
The Irrawaddy talks with China analyst Ma Khin Khin Kyaw Kyee from ISP Myanmar and political analyst U Than Soe Naing about the impact of the Chinese president’s visit.
China and Myanmar capped President Xi Jinping’s two-day visit by signing 33 agreements, including many to advance Beijing’s BRI projects in the country.
The celebration of Singapore in Myanmar is coming back to Yangon, featuring music, art and culinary collaborations at the Chin Tsong Palace on Feb. 1-2.