Yimou Lee

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27 Apr 2018 | 3:19 PM

Myanmar rebels say clashes with government could displace more people

YANGON (Reuters) - Fighting between Myanmar forces and a rebel group in the remote northeast could escalate, a spokesman of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) told Reuters on Friday, worsening a humanitarian crisis that has displaced more than 4,000 people.

25 Apr 2018 | 8:07 PM

Myanmar court to rule if key witness credible in Reuters case

YANGON (Reuters) - A judge in Myanmar will rule next week on whether a police captain was credible when he testified that two Reuters reporters were framed, after prosecutors argued on Wednesday that the officer should be declared an unreliable witness.

17 Apr 2018 | 1:10 PM

Myanmar to free over 8,000 prisoners in new-year amnesty

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's new president said on Tuesday over 8,000 prisoners will be freed in an amnesty, a move the government said would bring about humanitarian support amid the country's political reforms after decades of military rule.

11 Apr 2018 | 8:40 AM

Myanmar activists welcome Zuckerberg's 24-hour target to block hate speech on Facebook

WASHINGTON/YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar civil society groups welcomed a commitment by Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to tackle hate speech within 24 hours as the social media giant fights messages inciting violence, but urged it to deploy more resources in the country.

28 Mar 2018 | 7:07 PM

Lawyers for Reuters reporters ask Myanmar court to dismiss case

YANGON (Reuters) - Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar asked a court on Wednesday to throw out the case, saying there was insufficient evidence to support charges against the pair, who are accused of possessing secret government papers.

25 Mar 2018 | 4:15 PM

As Vatican and China talk, Taiwan looks on nervously

VATICAN CITY/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Five blocks from the Vatican, on the bustling, tourist-packed street leading to St. Peter's Basilica, a Taiwanese flag flutters from the window of a third story suite of offices that house Taipei's embassy to the Holy See.

2 Mar 2018 | 11:54 AM

China warns Taiwan playing with fire over U.S. bill

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China warned Taiwan on Friday it would only get burnt if it sought to rely on foreigners, adding to warnings from state media the country could go to war over Taiwan if the United States passes into law a bill promoting closer U.S. ties.

28 Feb 2018 | 5:41 PM

Taiwan warns its firms to be wary as China grants greater access

TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Taiwan on Wednesday warned its companies and people to exercise caution and not rush to China's embrace after Beijing released new measures meant to further ease investment by Taiwan firms.

1 Feb 2018 | 11:25 PM

Reuters reporters arrested under Myanmar Secrets Act denied bail

YANGON (Reuters) - A court in Myanmar declined to grant bail on Thursday for two Reuters journalists accused of violating the country's Official Secrets Act, although their defence lawyer said information in documents at the centre of the case was publicly available.

25 Jan 2018 | 9:15 PM

Richardson denies being asked to leave Myanmar advisory panel on Rohingya crisis

YANGON (Reuters) - Veteran U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson denied he was asked by Myanmar's government to step down from an international advisory board on the Rohingya crisis, his spokesman said on Friday.