A file photograph from January 2016 shows placards showing missing bookseller Lee Bo (L) and his associate Gui Minhai outside the China liaison office in Hong Kong. Photograph: Getty Images

A Chinese court has sentenced a Swedish bookseller to 10 years in prison on charges of illegally providing intelligence overseas, in what human rights(...)

    Atthaya Thitikul: “Since I won two years ago I’ve kept working hard and I’ve grown in confidence.” Photograph: Getty Images

Thai teenager Atthaya Thitikul cruised to a second victory in the space of three years in the Ladies European Thailand Championship in Pattaya. The (...)

Francesco Galdelli  after he was arrested in Thailand. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Thai police have arrested an Italian man wanted in his home country after fleeing a jail sentence for fraudulently using the name of actor George Cloo(...)

Kwanghi Chan and Kevin Hui. Photograph: Kate Packwood

Growing up in America in the 1980s, I longed to be Molly Ringwald. At 41, I am at home with being Chinese. My mother, who was born in Taiwan but grew (...)

 Patong beach, on Phuket island,  Thailand, is among the 20 beaches that will be affected by the forthcoming smoking ban. Photograph: Yongyot Pruksarak/EPA

Thailand is to ban smoking on some of the country’s most popular tourist beaches, with the prospect of up to a year in prison for those caught lightin(...)

Many travel companies now specialise in arranging holidays that will cater for people with disabilities. Photograph: iStockphoto

Organising a holiday can be stressful enough without factoring in the many problems you might encounter while travelling with a disability. Whether yo(...)