Aung Ko Htway, who was abducted when he was a teenager and forced to serve in the Myanmar army for nearly 10 years, speaks to an RFA reporter in Kalaware village, Thanlyin township, in the suburbs of Yangon, August 2017.

Former Myanmar Child Soldier Describes Long Struggle to Turn Life Around

Aung Ko Htway, who was forced into the Myanmar army when he was 14, tells the story of his abduction, forced conscription, and time in prison.

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Myanmar’s Lower House Approves Minor Changes to Telecom Law

The amendments reduce the jail sentence for violators of Article 66(d) and allow judges to release on bail those charged with defamation.

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Top China Studies Journal Takes Down 'Sensitive' Content At Beijing's Request

More than 300 articles mentioning the Cultural Revolution, Tibet, Taiwan, and Tiananmen are removed from its Chinese-language website.

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China Recruits 30,000 Teachers, Police, Civil Servants to Move to Xinjiang

Recruitment drives target the 'inner provinces' of China, making a large influx of highly educated Han Chinese migrants likely.

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Vietnam Activist Nguyen Bac Truyen Unaccounted For Two Weeks After Arrest

Truyen's wife likens his arrest to a kidnapping and says she worries about his safety.

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China's Xi to Roll Out His Own Brand of 'Political Thought' at 19th Congress

Xi's ideology may be linked to poverty reduction, and will likely supersede his predecessors' in prominence, analysts say.

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NDI Accused of Assisting Opposition to Undermine Cambodia’s Ruling Party

The US-based NGO says it is non-partisan and partners with ‘all major political parties.’

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Uyghur Veterinarian Jailed For Treating Suspect Wounded in Xinjiang Violence

Haliq Mahmut had not taken part in protests, but removed a bullet from a fellow Uyghur’s leg.

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Hong Kong Court Jails Former Protest Leaders in Move Slammed as 'Political'

Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow are handed jail terms of up to eight months after the government called for harsher penalties linked to a prior public order offense.

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Interview: ‘Winning is Based on The Judgment of the Public’

A Cambodian lawyer describes his experiences representing defendants against government-backed plaintiffs.

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China Jails Ethnic Kazakh Man For 'Helping Others Emigrate to Kazakhstan'

Taghirsyz Dawutkhan was tortured for a confession and jailed with no access to a lawyer, his friends say.

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Hong Kong Student Leader Says He Expects to go to Prison on Eve of Verdict

Wong says the same judges who jailed 13 activists this week after they had served their initial sentences will hand down a verdict in his case.

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Myanmar Denies Plan to Establish Buddhist Militias in Troubled Rakhine State

A local ruling party chairman had suggested a plan was in place to arm and train ethnic Rakhines.

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CH. 2: VIETNAMESE | BURMESE | KOREAN

CH. 3: KHMER | LAO | UYGHUR

CH. 4: TIBETAN

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