China’s economy is now recovering from a “soft landing,” but the big challenge in 2013 will be to prevent overheating while still promoting growth.
The United Nations adopts a resolution welcoming positive changes in Burma but expressing concern at an upsurge of sectarian violence in Arakan state.
Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi insists the key to achieving genuine democracy in the military-ruled country is for longtime adversaries to work together.
The UN Security Council backs the naming and shaming of governments and armed groups that recruit, kill or sexually attack children in armed conflicts.
Reporters Without Borders condemns the “astonishing pace” at which journalists are being attacked and murdered—67 killed in 2011 and 22 more already this year.
The UN secretary-general’s special adviser on Burma says nation could become an Asian tiger if it promotes investment, eases financial restrictions and uses development experts.