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Taiwan leader calls for international support to defend democracy

Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen called on Saturday for international support to defend the self-ruled island’s democracy and way of life in the face of renewed threats from China.

Democracy in decline around the world, including US: study

The only region bucking the global trend is Africa.

Vietnamese former lawyer jailed for 15 years for 'activities to overthrow government'

Nguyen Van Dai and five other people were accused of receiving $83,000 from overseas to sponsor efforts to build a multi-party system.
April 06, 2018 | 11:34 am GMT+7

Cambodia PM accuses United States of lying over aid cut

Prime Minister Hun Sen said aid cuts to Cambodia's tax department were made in 2016.
March 03, 2018 | 03:11 pm GMT+7

Cambodia 'shocked' by 'disrespectful' US aid cut, says democracy intact

The United States has cut military support and other aid programs for Cambodia government over democratic 'setbacks'.
February 28, 2018 | 03:50 pm GMT+7

Dire poverty in US to worsen under Trump, threatening democracy, top UN official says

Under Trump, poverty is criminalized and poor people are viewed as 'losers, scammers, people trying to profit from the system.'
December 18, 2017 | 09:54 am GMT+7

EU suspends funding for Cambodian election

According to the European Union, the vote cannot be credible after the dissolution of the main opposition party.
December 12, 2017 | 10:11 am GMT+7

Cambodia under fire after dissolving main opposition party

Prime Minister Hun Sen would be clear to extend more than three decades of power in next year’s election as rights groups decried the death of democracy.
November 17, 2017 | 09:30 am GMT+7

Taiwan president pledges to defend freedoms despite China pressure

Taiwan leader vows to defend democratic rights and freedom while China considers self-ruled Taiwan a wayward province.
October 10, 2017 | 03:55 pm GMT+7

Obama says ready to train new leaders in first post-presidency speech

Former US president says he hopes to spend the next phase of his life helping to 'prepare the next generation of leadership.'
April 25, 2017 | 08:46 am GMT+7

Washington Post, NY Times win Pulitzers for work on Trump, Putin

The Pulitzer ceremony highlighted the news media's importance to democracy.
April 11, 2017 | 02:48 pm GMT+7

NA election supervisors: Identify “reactionary groups” behind independent candidates

Members of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) have asked the National Election Committee to clarify information regarding self-nominated candidates in Hanoi for the upcoming National Asembly who are receiving support from so-called "foreign reactionary groups".
March 18, 2016 | 05:42 pm GMT+7

48 independent National Assembly candidates approved

All 87 candidates seeking election to the 14th National Assembly (NA), including 48 self-nominees, were approved at a meeting in Hanoi yesterday.
March 18, 2016 | 04:53 pm GMT+7

Security subcommittee: Some independent candidates for National Assembly receive outside support

Independent candidates in Hanoi seeking election to the 14th National Assembly (NA) and local government are receiving financial support from "outside sources", a security subcommittee under the National Election Council reported.
March 18, 2016 | 08:00 am GMT+7
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