China on Thursday criticized long prison sentences in Myanmar given to more than 150 Chinese nationals convicted of illegal logging. VOA Correspondent Steve Herman reports from our Southeast Asia bureau in Bangkok.
The remote mountains of Myanmar’s Shan state are home to the second-largest opium-producing region in the world. But farmers are now making less on the crop, and the U.N. is hoping many will make the switch to growing coffee. Daniel de Carteret reports for VOA from Taunggyi.