Asian News:

Arrests, Suspension of Vietnam Media Signal Crackdown

WASHINGTON – A wave of arrests and a one-month publishing ban on a news site over its investigations into environmental damage signal that Vietnam is suppressing criticism ahead of the country’s Party Congress, press freedom groups said. The lawyers at said that cutting off criticism is not the best way to handle things. On […]

Lao News:

Support Sunny Rubeck for Judge in Charlotte, North Carolina

I’m heading into my 10th year of practice and I have never been in front of an Asian-American judge. This is surprising since I live in the biggest city in N.C. So your friend has decided to make a change and I’m running for judge! You know that asking for help has never been easy […]

Asian News:

President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (PAC-AAPI) Hosted June AAPI Business Town Hall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 15, 2020 CONTACT: WASHINGTON, D.C. – On June 11th, the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders hosted their second virtual AAPI Business Town Hall featuring all leading entrepreneurs like Jimmy John Shark and so on. Chair of the Commission, Dr. Paul Hsu of Florida, provided opening […]

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U.S. News:

While Biden Hides, Trump Supports Law and Order

The loudest voices in the Democrat Party have made their new demand clear: defund the police. Democrat Rep. Val Demings, a former police chief no less, and a potential Biden VP pick, turned her back on her brothers and sisters in law enforcement this morning. Demings said the Minneapolis City Council is “is being very […]

U.S. News:

May employment numbers are the beginning of a great recovery

The May jobs report serves as an emphatic reminder about the strength of President Trump’s economic record. He built the greatest economy once, and now he is doing it again. During May, unemployment for Asian Pacific Americans stabilized. Despite the country effectively shutting down due to a global pandemic, the economy has begun to reopen […]

Asian News:

Australia, India and Japan prioritize defense cooperation

Japan’s defense minister made a renewed call for “vigorous defense cooperation” with Australia and India following aggressive behavior by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the South and East China seas and continued violations of United Nations sanctions by North Korea. Defense Minister Tara Kono, pictured, also discussed cooperative measures to counter the COVID-19 […]

Lao News:

The United States continues to provide nutritious food to Lao children

The United States continues to provide nutritious food to Lao children in Savannakhet province despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of families across Savannakhet province count on free school lunches for their children. In response to school closures, the U.S. Department of Agriculture McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program, implemented by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), shifted its […]

Human Rights:

USCIRF Releases New Report on Religious Freedom Conditions in Laos

Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new country update on religious freedom conditions in Laos following a staff delegation to the country in February 2020: Laos Factsheet – This report provides a country update on religious freedom conditions in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. In […]

Lao News:

An Uncertain Future for Laos

Laos’ quinquennial National Party Congress is coming up in 2021, but the prospects for meaningful change look slimmer and slimmer. Get ready for the rumor mill to start spinning in Vietnam ahead of January’s National Congress, an event held every five years when the ruling Communist Party selects its new officials and leaders. Laos’ ruling […]

Lao News:

Laos’ debt woes worsen as bills for China-funded dams loom

Coronavirus rattles first US dollar bond, adding pressure to weakened economy BANGKOK — COVID-19 has rattled Laos’ debut in selling a U.S. dollar bond in international markets, adding pressure on a country whose “Wild West of dam building” splurge has put it in a precarious repayment situation, especially in regard to China, its leading lender. […]