… Two weeks before he went missing, he underwent heart surgery, and his daughter told Adile told Radio Free Asia that she's worried about his health.
… Speaking with Radio Free Asia (RFA) in April, Curtis Melvin, owner of the blog NK Economy Watch, revealed updates to the project, which was first reported in North Korean media in August 2016.
… Pity the poor North Korean populace, forced to study these texts in depth—or even memorize the whole damn thing, as Radio Free Asia has twice claimed in 2013 and 2017.
… The Radio Free Asia interviewer asked Wu about some examples of how China was suppressing Taiwan internationally, to which Wu replied “there are too many!”
… But just before he was set to begin his senior position at the Chinese enterprise, Kim received notice from a South Korean court that Samsung had filed a lawsuit against him for not abiding by a "non-compete" clause arrangement, Radio Free Asia reports.
… USAGM — until recently named the Broadcasting Board of Governors — uses the Saipan and Tinian sites to broadcast Radio Free Asia and Voice of America multi-language radio programming into China and other Asian nations.
ASIA RADIO TODAY
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the halt of ongoing casino-related projects, under pressure from Beijing, Radio Free Asia reported Tuesday.
CHINA DIGITAL TIMES
Dec. 17 “Forced Labor Revealed at Xinjiang Camps”
… These preparations occurred alongside reports that prominent Muslim cleric Abdukerim Abduweli has died after 30 years in a Xinjiang prison. Radio Free Asia provides further details…
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST
… A witness surnamed Liao told Radio Free Asia that the workers said they had decided to take action when the factory doubled their workload but kept them on the same pay.
PHNOM PENH POST
Dec 17. “Ou Chanrath calls on RFA to make apology”
… Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker Ou Chanrath claimed that Radio Free Asia (RFA) disseminated “baseless information” against him, and called on the radio’s journalists to be “professional and neutral”.
Dec. 17 “A hard test of mettle”
… Radio Free Asia quoted political analyst Kim Sok as saying that Hun Sen was attempting to split the CNRP, like he has with other parties in the past.
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH (also in KHMER TIMES)
… In August 2017, Cambodian authorities the closure of 32 FM radio frequencies, primarily targeting stations relaying Khmer-language news of Radio Free Asia (RFA) and Voice of America.
… The bill, titled Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2018, requires the U.S. State Secretary to identify Chinese officials responsible for excluding American citizens from the region and ban them from entering the United States, Radio Free Asia reported.
… Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak said before Rath Rott Many's deportation that he had "committed a crime" by defaming the country and that he "will not be free" after returning to Cambodia, Radio Free Asia reported the official saying.
Dec. 12 “Cambodia’s Opposition Begins to Crack”
… Rainsy has for months sparred with Sokha’s faction about his successor’s capacity to lead the CNRP while under house arrest in Phnom Penh and told Radio Free Asia at the close of the Atlanta meeting he felt compelled to temporarily retake the role “so that the party has a leader to lead it.”
PHNOM PENH POST
… The statement came after Daily owner Deborah Krisher-Steele told Radio Free Asia (RFA) via email on Thursday that the newspaper will not re-launch in Cambodia due to persecution and corruption.
… According to a report from Radio Free Asia, cybersecurity authorities have detained and interrogated dissenting Twitter users from all over the China including Beijing, Chongqing, Guangdong, Shandong, Fujiang, Hubei and other provinces.
Dec. 11 “Journalism Dies in Darkness”
… Radio Free Asia (RFA) was launched in 1996 with more support from human rights groups than from the business community, whose main concern was to maintain good relations with Beijing.
… With Hun Sen’s recent admission on Radio Free Asia, the world is spared the trouble of conducting an investigation to find the killer.
… When Hoja joined RFA, Keyum was in college. She never went back home again and that changed Keyum’s life forever.
… This is how the Tor Project secured funding in 2017 from the US and Swedish governments. It secured $798,029 worth of funding from the US government-backed Radio Free Asia.
Interior Ministry and Mondulkiri provincial forestry department officials have denied a Radio Free Asia report saying that timber is being illegally smuggled from the province to Vietnam.
NK NEWS (also in MARITIME EXECUTIVE)
A report from Radio Free Asia (RFA) published in late November reported that one ship called the Sevastopol was having trouble securing fuel as its designated status was scaring off potential fuel providers.
… One North Korean source told Radio Free Asia that clothes made there are cheaper than Chinese products but better quality, making them very popular among senior apparatchiks and other members of the North Korean elite.
… In an interview to Radio Free Asia in July this year, the Karmapa had underlined the importance of holding the conference as well as of his presence there.
HONG KONG FREE PRESS
… You should go to the Chinese Embassy right away and denounce all the things you said about the Chinese government in the interviews you gave to the Radio Free Asia and tell them you love China.
Dec. 6 “Cambodium: trials and tribulations”
… Reporters Without Borders, the journalism advocacy group, has produced a two-part video featuring Radio Free Asia journalists Yeang Sothearin and Uon Chhin, who were arrested on espionage charges in November 2017.
… He also claimed that Radio Free Asia (RFA), which closed its local office in September 2017 citing official intimidation, wasn’t forced to shutter its activities and could restart them.
… Many North Korean workers are in China illegally on one-month passes instead of passports to avoid UN sanctions, according to Radio Free Asia.
TELEGRAPH (also in BREITBART)
… In an interview with Radio Free Asia, Thae Yong-ho, who defected from the North while serving as deputy ambassador to the UK, said that Pyongyang would never agree to end its weapons programme through a “complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation” process.
PHNOM PENH POST
Dec. 6 “US Embassy urges reconciliation”
… Sar Kheng also welcomed the reopening of the Phnom Penh offices of Radio Free Asia (RFA) and Voice of America (VOA).
ASIA NEWS (also in EPOCH TIMES)
… According to Radio Free Asia, after an initial period of cooling between the two nations, the economic exchange would have resumed and is flourishing at the border.
… “While we Buddhists practise monogamy and have only one or two children, an extreme religion encourages to have three or four wives and give birth to 15 to 20 children,” he said in a video published by Radio Free Asia.
Dec. 4 “Who are Xi Jinping’s Enemies?”
… Gongsiheying, which in most cases means SOEs taking over private companies, “has re-appeared under a new format so as to squeeze private enterprises,” he said. “If this were to become a trend, and nobody offers critical views, the end result will be terrible” (Radio Free Asia, September 28; Hong Kong Economic Journal, September 28).
Dec. 3 “ACLED Regional Overview – Asia”
… The villagers seized the dredging machines used in the operation. Cambodia’s sand trade with foreign countries has led to many protests in the country over the environmental impact of sand-dredging operations on local lands (Radio Free Asia, 26 November 2018).
TAIWAN NEWS (also in THAIGER)
A Taiwanese businessman was detained in Thailand for allegedly helping an underground radio broadcast at China, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported Friday.