Chinese rights advocate Xu Zhiyong speaks during a meeting in Beijing in this handout photo dated March 30, 2013. Through his online essays and Twitter account, Xu criticised the government's efforts at fighting corruption and prescribed democracy and the
Leaders from four Southeast Asian nations have agreed to strengthen regional cooperation in developing and protecting the water resources on the Mekong River Basin.
“The security relationships the United States enjoys in [the Asia-Pacific] region have been essential to economic growth and stability for the last 60 years."
Tensions are high in an area of eastern Burma following attacks on the offices and residences of the United Nations.
“The unofficial U.S.-Taiwan relationship has never been stronger than it is today, and it underscores our firm commitment to the Taiwan Relations Act.”
A profound political transition is also underway that will shape Afghanistan for decades to come.
Recent actions serve as yet another reminder of the threat posed by the DPRK's nuclear, ballistic missile, and proliferation programs.
“I can’t think of two countries that have worked harder, done more, and done better to try to bring themselves together and change history.”
The United Nations Human Rights Council sent a clear message that North Korea’s leadership must be held to account for its systematic and widespread human rights violations.
The United States congratulates the people, political leaders and public servants of Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Timor-Leste, on this singular achievement.
The Human Rights Report also highlighted positive developments.
The United States, positioned as it is between two great oceans, knows the importance of maritime security to the continued success of our own country, and of the rest of the world.