… The Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported Saturday that North Korea went ahead with its latest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch, without giving prior notice to the international organizations overseeing the safety of ships and planes.
… Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported on July 28 that Azalea 3, the smartphone launched by North Korea in the first half of this year, is known to have an outer appearance similar to that of the iPhone 6, but is devoid of internet service.
… Isa was stopped as he was walking with colleagues to the Italian Senate, where he was to have spoken on the restrictions facing Uighurs in China, Radio Free Asia (RFA) said.
… Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported on Thursday that the U.S. Congress has proposed a bill seeking efforts from Washington to bring the remains of U.S. soldiers missing during the Korean War home.
July 27 “Stormy trial for Kim Sok”
… The analyst was hit with two lawsuits in February – one after appearing to insinuate in a Radio Free Asia interview that the government was behind the killing of popular political analyst Kem Ley, who was gunned down in July last year, and the other after publicly attempting to clarify the offending remarks.
… Meanwhile, according to Radio Free Asia, Zhu Feng, director of Nanjing University's School of International Relations who also attended the conference, called on the U.S. and China to draft a joint contingency plan related to the possibility of a military clash over the North Korean nuclear issue.
BURMA NEWS INTERNATIONAL
… A village administrator told Radio Free Asia that the bodies of Nhkum Gam Awng, 31, Maran Brang Seng, 22, and Labya Naw Hkum, 27, were discovered three days later with gunshot and knife wounds. Residents of an internally displaced persons camp reportedly found the bodies just four miles from a military post.
… Another Falun Gong practitioner, surnamed Zheng, told Radio Free Asia, “They took our identification documents and photocopied all of them before placing our IDs into individual case files,” Zheng said.
DAILY NEWS EGYPT
… Chinese authorities detained on Sunday a 12-year-old Uyghur for “political re-education” after arresting his parents upon return from Egypt five months ago, reported Radio Free Asia.
CHINA DIGITAL TIMES
… In the fifth installment in a series of Radio Free Asia commentaries on billionaire fugitive Guo Wengui, Liang Jing examines commonalities between the national circumstances that led to both Guo’s social-media fueled rise in popularity and Donald Trump’s divisive climb to political power.
… According to reports from Radio Free Asia, authorities in the Xinjian province sent out a notice on the popular messenger WeChat last week, ordering citizens to install a “surveillance app” on their smartphones. In addition, they’re also supposedly conducting spot checks in the region, to ensure residents have the app.
… He said there were well known examples of biased organisations in the country, such as Radio Free Asia and Voice of America, which were owned by foreigners, and Bayon TV, which is affiliated to the ruling CPP.
KOREA HERALD (Also in INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW)
… His remarks coincide with a Radio Free Asia report Saturday that a group of five family members of a local Workers’ Party official had committed suicide after being apprehended in the southwestern city of Kunming by Chinese authorities, who were transporting them back to North Korea.
… “The first thing we need to do is make them release my mother since she did not commit any crime in the first place. After what happened to my father, I worry about her safety,” said Yang’s daughter in an interview with Radio Free Asia.
… Kim Yon Ho, a senior researcher at the U.S.-Korea Institute in the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, told U.S.-based Radio Free Asia yesterday that the website reflects North Korea's "intent to avoid its responsibility for Warmbier's death."
NY DAILY NEWS
July 21 “Surviving “Gentlemen of Tiananmen Mum on Chinese Nobel laureate’s death”
… Gao left China in 1991 and was once a visiting scholar at Harvard University’s Fairbank Centre for Chinese Studies. He writes a column for US-based Radio Free Asia.
PHNOM PENH POST
July 21 “Rainsy warns CPP over law”
… “It may declare in principle from the very beginning that the only individuals allowed to speak on behalf of the party are its leaders, permanent committee members and spokesperson,” Rainsy told Radio Free Asia from France, where he lives in self-imposed exile.
… According to an exclusive report from Radio Free Asia, 10 Kazakh women from Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture were arrested for messages sent to a private WeChat group chat soon after they installed the app.
… Gao left China in 1991 and was once a visiting scholar at Harvard University's Fairbank Centre for Chinese Studies. He writes a column for U.S.-based Radio Free Asia.
… Radio Free Asia(RFA) reported on Friday that Republican Senator Pat Toomey and Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen on Thursday put forward the legislation “Banking Restrictions Involving North Korea Act of 2017” or BRINK Act.
… U.S. Congressman Ted Poe denounced the North Korean regime as "a slave trader" in its exploitative labor exports, Radio Free Asia reported on Wednesday.
… Noting that the Tibetan language services of ‘Voice of America’ and ‘Radio Free Asia’ (RFA) provide the only sources of independent information accessible to the people of Tibet, the committee recommendation provides USD 42 million for RFA, including funds to continue the Tibetan language service.
… Kim Yon-ho, a senior researcher at the U.S.-Korea Institute in the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, was quoted by American media outlet Radio Free Asia onWednesday as saying the site reflects the state's "intent to avoid its responsibility for Warmbier's death."
SOUTHSEA ASIA GLOBE
July 18 “Whatever happened to…Than Shwe”
… Other military figures, however, have been unequivocal in dismissing rumours of his continued power. Min Aung Hlaing, who succeeded Than Shwe as military chief, told Radio Free Asia that there was “no influence whatsoever” being exerted by the former leader.
… The Chinese authorities have shut down two factories run by Ragya Monastery in Machen County citing environmental protection as the reason, Radio Free Asia reported.
… The individuals were workers for a logging company that was clearing land for a hydropower dam, reported Radio Free Asia, a US government-funded news agency.
… This recent gathering drew more than 800 people, according to Radio Free Asia.
INDEPENDENT (Also in NEXTSHARK)
… Just last week, hundreds of Uighurs were detain as they returned from overseas pilgrimages, according to Radio Free Asia.
… A source in North Hamgyong Province told Radio Free Asia a meeting in the city of Hoeryong on July 5was held, in abidance with Kim's instructions.
… Egyptian authorities are arresting and deporting Chinese Uighur students on Beijing’s request to send them back to China, drawing the condemnation of several rights groups, Radio Free Asia reports.
… In June, Ms. Liu was taken to her husband's bedside, learning that he was suffering from incurable cancer. In a video broadcast by Radio Free Asia, she was seen dejected, crying to a friend: "I don’t want him to have a surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy"
July 13 “Liu Xiaobo and his political proposition”
CHRISTIAN POST (Also in July 6th)
… Authorities in Thua Thien Hue province stormed the Thien An monastery in Hue last Wednesday morning to take down a cross, Radio Free Asia reported.
… According to Radio Free Asia, U Nyan Win, who is on the party’s central executive committee (CEC), defended U Phyo Min Thein , saying there is no reason to take action against U Phyo Min Thein if the Tatmadaw accepts the truth.
… Singapore is not impacted by the Cambodian government’s permanent ban on exports of sand for construction and sand mud from Koh Kong province, the Radio Free Asia reported.
… Ironically, MOFA spokesperson Wang Peiling just confirmed to Radio Free Asia (RFA) that MOFA would not remove the webpage on July 11.
July 11 “Russian oil imports surge in N. Korea”
… In May, oil prices on the North Korean black market skyrocketed following a rumor that China may cease to supply oil to the North, Radio Free Asia said recently.
… Radio Free Asia, the U.S. news media outlet dedicated to North Korea affairs on Sunday, reported that a growing number of people are starving to death amid aggravating food shortages.
DAILY NEWS EGYPT
… In May, Chinese authorities ordered Uyghur students residing outside China to return to their hometowns, in fear that students would engage in “anti-China activities”, reported Radio Free Asia.
ASIAONE (Also in NEXTSHARK)
… In a report on July 9, South Korean news outlet Yonhap cited US-based Radio Free Asia (RFA) as stating that video stalls in the communist state have been found selling animated movies from the US.
… Radio Free Asia notes that this young blogger has developed considerable stature as an activist, having been invited to participate in a leadership program sponsored by the U.S. government.
… One district employee told Radio Free Asia that the campaign was taking place throughout the city.
HONG KONG FREE PRESS (Also in SHANGHAIIST)
… US-backed Radio Free Asia also quoted overseas writer Yu Jie as saying that Liu was receiving treatment at the hospital under armed police guard and constant surveillance by state security police.
YONHAP NEWS (Also in KBS WORLD)
… It is possible for the North to have held considerably elaborate and miniaturized nuclear warheads with less than 500 kilograms given its technology and manpower, Olli Heinonen, former deputy director-general for safeguards at the International Atomic Energy Agency, told Radio Free Asia.
YONHAP NEWS (Also in KOREAN HERALD)
… "(Poland will) work out measures to block the North Korean regime from raking in profits from the illicit rental business by using its embassy buildings jointly with other EU nations, which are in the same situation with us," a Polish Foreign Ministry spokesman was cited as saying by Radio Free Asia.
… “Their every move is being watched, and at least two security agents follow them whenever they leave home. There are surveillance cameras everywhere in the house, even in their bedroom,” Wen told Radio Free Asia.
… Authorities in the nation's Thua Thien Hue province stormed the Thien An monastery in Hue at 8 a.m.last Wednesday to take down a cross, Radio Free Asia reported.
… The source, who inspects timber in the southern provinces of Laos, told Radio Free Asia’s Lao ServiceTuesday that the 27 trucks of logs owned by governor Nam Viyaketh’s wife Seng Viyaketh have been held since May at the Phoukeua International Border Checkpoint, which regulates crossings into western Vietnam’s Kon Tum province.
PHNOM PENH POST
… Kim Sok was first sued by the premier after making remarks in a Radio Free Asia interview that Hun Sen says implicated the government in the assassination of fellow political analyst Kem Ley.
CHINA DIGITAL TIMES
… Jiang offers his analysis of Guo in a Radio Free Asia opinion piece, translated in its entirety here.
WORLD POLITICS REVIEW
… Threats to the media’s independence came just weeks after Hun Sen, speaking in Phnom Penh at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in May, criticized both the Cambodia Daily and Radio Free Asia, a U.S.-funded agency, accusing the latter of being a foreign agent.
… Invited guests include activist monk But Buntenh; Moeun Tola, director of the labor group Central; andRadio Free Asia journalist Huot Vuthy, known on air as Chun Chanboth, who fled the country in April amid fears for his safety after authorities charged him with falsely identifying himself to prison guards in order to visit CNRP prisoners.
… According to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), a spell of dry weather has continued in the North's main agricultural land as the precipitation there dropped by 30-80 percent in January, compared with that in previous years, Radio Free Asia said.