Wenxuan Shen

United States Cut Funding To Cambodia

On November 6, 2017, the Director General of Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC), Heng Ratana, has announced that the United States has decided to cease the funding to detect hidden bombs in Cambodia. Previously, the funding from the United States was $2.5 million per year. According to Xinhua Net, Heng Ratana said, […]

19th National Congress Of The Communist Party of China

The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was held from 18th October to 24th October 2017. The Congress has selected the seven members of the Politburo Standing Committee of CPC (PSC), which will represent China’s national leaders for the next five years. During this Congress, several […]

Increasing Ivory Trade In Laos

Environmental NGO, Save the Elephants, has released a research report on the seriousness of ivory trade in Laos recently. According to this report, Laos has become the fastest growing ivory market worldwide. The brutal illegal ivory trade in Southeast and East Asia has involved multiple countries, including Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, […]

Rohingya Crisis: Rethinking The International Community’s Criticism

Since August 2017, the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar has escalated. According to Independent, approximately 500 thousand Rohingya refugees have rush to the border, which in turn has increased domestic pressure in Bangladesh. This rapid and large-scale refugee crisis has drawn international attention. However, Myanmar’s State Counsellor Ann San Suu Kyi […]

Revise Chinese Anti-corruption Campaign Since 2012

On October 18th, 2017, the Communist Party of China (CPC) will hold its 19th National Congress to determine the members of its Central Political Bureau and establish its direction for the next five years. Simultaneously, one of the focal points of media discussion involves the Anti-corruption Campaign. China’s Anti-corruption Campaign began […]

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

On September 27, a Thai court sentenced former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to 5 years in prison. Prime Minister Shinawatra was charged with corruption in the Rice Subsidy Scheme, which led to her becoming Thailand’s first female prime minister in 2011. According to Reuters, the Supreme Court issued a statement on […]

Future Of Cambodia: Democracy Or Dictatorship?

In recent weeks, the Cambodian Government has shut down nearly 32 independent radio stations, banished the US-backed NGO National Democratic Institute, arrested its main opposition party (Cambodia National Rescue Party, CNRP) leader Kem Sokha, and threatened to ban the party altogether. In response to U.S. criticism, Prime Minister Hun Sen […]

Tension Between Cambodia And U.S. Is Rising

The tension between Cambodia and the U.S. is rising recently, which began from the Cambodian banishment of the U.S.-backed NGO National Democratic Institute (NDI) three weeks ago. Moreover, the tension expanded last week, as the Cambodian government accused the main opposition party leader, Kem Sokha’s conspiracy with the U.S. government, which […]

Cambodia Charges Opposition Leader Kem Sokha With Treason

On September 7, 2017, Cambodian opposition leader, Kem Sokha, was charged with treason for scheming with other countries to topple the government. Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Ly Sophana said, “Kem Sokha was charged after a thorough investigation, including interrogation and examination of the evidence.” Although Cambodia is a democracy, it […]

A New Step Toward Resolution Of Border Conflicts Between Cambodia And Laos

On September 1st, 2017, after a closed-door meeting between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisolith, both Cambodian and Lao governments agree to speed up the negotiation about the border conflicts between two countries. The foreign ministers of both countries will meet in Phnom Penh in […]