10 Dec 2021

Asia correspondent Ed White

From Nine To Noon, 9:50 am on 10 December 2021
Aung San Suu Kyi (left) and Win Myint (right) during their first court appearance in Naypyidaw on 24 May, 2021, since the military detained them in a coup on 1 February.

Photo: Handout / Myanmar Ministry of Information via AFP

Myanmar's popular leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to four years as the situation worsens further in Myanmar.

In Afghanistan there are signs China, via its mining companies, are looking at opportunities for resource extraction in the latest sign of shifting power structures following the rushed exit of the US and its allies. 

 Ed White is a correspondent with the Financial Times.