… “He was a healthy, normal man when he went in there,” Wang’s widow told Radio Free Asia. “When I saw his [dead] body… he was totally unrecognizable.”
… According to Radio Free Asia, Cao said police pressured her to accept their statement that Wang’s death had been an accident but she refused.
… In an interview with Radio Free Asia in January, the general manager of the No. 2 Mining Enterprise, Aye Zaw, labelled Tun Tun Win a “stooge” for the company and said he did not have the interests of the country at heart.
Sept. 26 “One Man in China”
… His name was Wang Meiyu, and you can read about him through Radio Free Asia, here.
… According to a report of Radio Free Asia, Mr Suan said that the formation of the working group is not a new mechanism.
… According to a report by Radio Free Asia’s Uyghur service, in 2017 the Xinjiang government introduced a “Uyghur-Han Marriage and Family Incentive Strategy,” which offered 10,000 yuan ($1,400) to Uyghur and Han Chinese couples who intermarried.
… According to Radio Free Asia, about 4,600 people are expected to be displaced by the dam.
… But a source connected to the Lao military told Radio Free Asia that the friction began when “drunk Cambodian soldiers ordered Lao soldiers to withdraw from the conflict area within three days or face military action.
PHNOM PENH POST
… In an interview earlier this month with Radio Free Asia, Rainsy said the King was the “puppet” of Hun Sen.
PHNOM PENH POST (Also in ASIA NEWS)
… The charges against Rainsy stem from his interview on Radio Free Asia’s Khmer service on September 12.
… The Hong Kong government and police would continue to isolate the radical protesters who support Hong Kong independence from the moderate ones, but it may take time to achieve that target, Yasuhiro Matsuda, a Japanese professor of international politics at the University of Tokyo, said in an interview with Radio Free Asia.
NEW ZEALAND HERALD (Also in SUN)
… The Chinese Communist Party has previously compared Islam to an "infectious disease", saying in an official recording obtained by Radio Free Asia that "members of the public who have been chosen for re-education have been infected by an ideological illness".
… A report by the CEO of the US Agency for Global Media regarding efforts to intimidate Radio Free Asia (RFA) employees, the status and reach of US broadcasting to Xinjiang, and analysis of disinformation propaganda by the PRC targeting Uyghur communities globally.
… In a rare instance of bipartisanship, Democratic and Republican representatives recently introduced a new bill threatening sanctions against Chinese officials who interfere with the selection of the reincarnation of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, according to Radio Free Asia.
… In Salavan province, one of the worst affected, an official from the provincial public works and transport department told Radio Free Asia’s Lao Service that the costs for replacing damaged roads in his province could reach US million.
… According to a Sept. 18 article from Radio Free Asia (RFA), Xi Jinping’s father, Xi Zhongxun (who suffered political persecution during the Cultural Revolution), owed Ye Jianying a big favor, because immediately after the Cultural Revolution ended, Ye helped to redress Xi’s case and restore his political career.
Jewher Ilham, Tohti’s US-based daughter, welcomed the announcement. “I am very gratified,” she told Radio Free Asia’s Uyghur Service, that “my father has not been forgotten.”
AMERICAN MILITARY NEWS
… Police have called for the use of live ammunition against violent protesters, according to Radio Free Asia.
… In July, Radio Free Asia reported that seven North Korean teenagers were arrested for watching South Korean movies.
KHMER TIMES (Also in PHNOM PENH POST)
… Mr Rainsy was charged with lèse-majesté by Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday following comments he made in an interview with Radio Free Asia, in which he insulted the King, whom he referred to as Prime Minister Hun Sen’s hostage.
Sept. 17 “Verdict for RFA duo nears”
Phnom Penh Municipal Court will deliver its verdict in the espionage case against two former Radio Free Asia journalists early next month.
… Speaking to Radio Free Asia on Thursday, Mr Rainsy said: “Our King is the hostage of Hun Sen.”
… While denouncing China’s efforts to intimidate Radio Free Asia (RFA) employees because of their scrupulous and precise reports on the staggering situation in Xinjiang, the bill also pleas the Secretary of State to consider “[…] the establishment of a new position within the Department of State, the United States Special Coordinator for Xinjiang, who will coordinate diplomatic, political, public diplomacy, financial assistance, sanctions, counterterrorism, security resources, and congressional reporting requirements within the United States Government to respond to the gross violations of universally recognized human rights occurring in the Xinjiang region.”
… In 2017, Mr. Teyip vanished. According to a dispatch from Radio Free Asia, on March 31, 2017, it was announced to Communist Party officials that he was being replaced as head of the university, and that he had been detained.
… North Korea's imports from Russia reached US$27.23 million in value in the January-June period, compared to $10.98 million in the same period of last year, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported, citing Russian customs data.
Sept. 13 “Sam Rainsy slammed for insulting King”
… In an interview with Radio Free Asia on 12 Sept., Mr Rainsy said: “Our king is the hostage of [Prime Minister] Hun Sen.”
… On Thursday, BenarNews, an affiliate of Radio Free Asia, quoted a Bangladeshi official as saying China would help the country build a base for its nascent submarine fleet.
… In Sept. last year, Shohret Hoshur, a Uighur journalist for Radio Free Asia, a non-profit broadcaster based in Washington DC, received an email titled “Cry from the Homeland”.
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
… In 2017, authorities ordered the closure of 32 FM radio frequencies that aired independent news programs by Radio Free Asia (RFA) and Voice of America.
INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN CONCERN
… Rev. Samson told Radio Free Asia’s Myanmar Service that he is aware of the court’s ruling, but has yet to receive an official notice that the complaint has been dropped.
Sept. 11 “China’s AIDS villages exposed by London play”
… According to Radio Free Asia, the play is based on the true story of “AIDS villages” 24 years ago in Henan Province, when farmers were so poor they had to sell blood for money.
… Some days, Swe Win and his father would tune in to BBC. On other days, to Voice of America. Sometimes Radio Free Asia.
Nepal deported six Tibetans who had crossed into the Himalayan country to seek asylum and handed them over to Chinese police last week, two witnesses told Radio Free Asia's Tibetan Service.
… Following the first conference held on April 22-23, 2019, the KFA leader claimed to Radio Free Asia (RFA) that it had attracted around 100 participants from abroad and resulted in the forming of relationships with North Koreans in the information technology (IT) sector.
COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS
Sept. 9 “10 Most Censored Countries”
… Radio Free Asia blogger Truong Duy Nhat, known for his critical exposés on the Communist Party, went missing in Thailand in January 2019 amid widespread speculation he was abducted by Vietnamese agents.
… U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., was part of a group of congressional leaders who sounded the alarm about freedom of the press in Cambodia last week as two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists are facing charges in that nation.
Sept. 8 “Lao political activist disappears”
… Od Sayavong, 34, vanished on Aug 26 after telling a friend he would be home for dinner, the man's roommate told the Lao Service of Radio Free Asia (RFA) on Friday.
… Radio Free Asia's Uighur service has a track record of breaking news on Xinjiang. It was among the first to present facts and figures to back up rumours of the so-called "vocational training camps".
… According to reports from Radio Free Asia (RFA), the latest eviction campaign began in May, mainly targeting sangha residents who had come to Yarchen Gar from outside of Sichuan.
… He was rearrested later that year after the military charged him with incitement for telling Radio Free Asia that he had been abused by the authorities during his first trial.
… He was arrested in August 2017 after speaking to Radio Free Asia about his experience of being kidnapped and forced into the military at the age of 14.
KOREA JOONGANG DAILY
Sept. 5 “Korea, Japan talks unlikely at UN”
… According to a schedule obtained by Radio Free Asia (RFA) on Aug. 14 from the UN Secretariat, Moon is slated to speak on Sept. 24, the first day, and Abe on Sept. 26.
… The One Free Press Coalition contains 33 prominent international members including… Radio Free Asia…
… ‘A political activist who was barred from running in elections to Hong Kong’s legislature on political grounds has won an appeal against the administrative decision,’ reports Radio Free Asia.