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Cambodia eases pressure on opposition, media after EU sanctions threat

Cambodia’s parliament is reviewing a five-year ban on more than 100 members of the main opposition party, which could allow them to return to politics, following threats by the European Union to deny duty-free trading access to the Southeast Asian nation. Keep reading ...

Lancang-Mekong FTZ can spur regional growth amid pressure of US trade protectionism

As Sino-US trade tension intensifies, there has been talk that China plans to set up a free trade zone (FTZ) on the border between Thailand and Laos. If the FTZ becomes a reality, it will be part of a long-term effort to achieve closer economic ...

Environmental Defenders Under Pressure Across Southeast Asia

A lack of U.S. engagement is contributing to a “declining, dictatorial and more dangerous environment” in Southeast Asia, where the abuse of fundamental rights is increasing alongside the killing of land activists, Human Rights Watch says. Keep reading ...

Southeast Asia's Tigers Show Slight Revival But Remain Under Pressure

According to the best estimates, some 100,000 tigers used to roam through parts of Asia. But that was more than a century ago. Today, experts estimate that worldwide only some 3,800 tigers have survived in the wild. This marks a slight improvement for the big ...

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