Stories about East Asia from May, 2014
For the 12th time in the past century, the Royal Thai Army has launched another coup in Thailand in a bid to end violence and political conflict in the country.
Expats flock to the city for the high quality of life and abundant work opportunities, but many say rental property prices are too expensive for the average worker.
After controlling the newsroom of 14 TV stations, the Thai army has closed down 2,000 radio stations across the country. Army insists martial law is not a coup.
The Thai army declared martial law across Thailand to solve the country's political crisis but it insisted that there was no coup.
Workers burned factories, rallies erupted across the country, and traders vowed not to sell Chinese goods after China installed an oil rig ‘inside’ the territorial waters of Vietnam.
The views expressed by Southeast Asian journalists highlighted the continuing challenges and even growing difficulties faced by the press in the region.
Even after Chinese companies in Vietnam were attacked by Vietnamese protesters, propaganda authorities continued sending instructions to local media forbidding them to report on the news.
Young journalists for KBS (Korea Broadcasting System) have confessed that their ferry disaster reports were biased and too pro-government.
Many of the films in the British Pathe collection are valuable resource that could teach us a lot about Southeast Asia's recent past and even the present.
As the confrontation continues between Thailand’s warring political forces, we take a look back at some of the intriguing and strange stories about the anti-government protests in recent months.
As police razed tents and shot water cannons at people protesting the island's fourth nuclear power plant, there were children among them.
Six months after a powerful storm displaced millions of residents in central Philippines, survivors continue to demand relief and justice. Lack of government rehabilitation master plan also slowing recovery.