Chinese actress Qi Wei and Korean-American pop singer Lee Seung-hyun perform at a festival in Shanghai in a Nov. 10, 2019 photo.

China Goes After Online Fan Groups Amid Clampdown Ahead of Centenary

The government wants a wholesome atmosphere in the run-up to historic celebrations of the ruling party's founding, analysts say.

Vietnam’s ‘Clean Newspaper’ Writers May Face Additional Charges

2021-06-16

A search of one reporter's home uncovered confidential government papers, with police now calling for a new investigation, state media say,

Macau Shuts Down Representative Office in Democratic Taiwan Amid Souring Ties

2021-06-16

The move comes weeks after Hong Kong closed its office and accused Taipei of providing aid to 'violent protesters' in the wake of the 2019 protest movement.

Villagers Lament ‘Honest Farmer’ Tortured to Death by Myanmar Junta

2021-06-16

“Everybody is upset that a simple, honest farmer was killed without doing anything,” said a neighbor.

Issues at China Nuclear Plant Point to Long-Term Concerns: Experts

2021-06-16

China is applying its own safety protocols to imported nuclear technology despite safety concerns from the manufacturer, according to a Hong Kong-based engineer.

Myanmar’s Youth Increasingly Look for Opportunity Abroad

2021-06-15

Many say that there is no future for the young in junta-led Myanmar.

Green Groups: Environmental Impact 'Falsified' at Chinese-Funded Power Plant Approved by Dhaka

2021-06-15

A report on the impact on air quality of the Banshkhali S. Alam coal power project contains inconsistent data and omissions, raising serious legal questions.

Cambodia Gold Mine News Prompts Pollution Concerns

2021-06-15

Villagers cite earlier cases of injuries and deaths of humans and livestock caused by polluted water sources.

Belgium, Czech Republic Legislatures Pass Uyghur Genocide Declarations

2021-06-15

Support for a Beijing 2022 Winter Games boycott over Xinjiang atrocities grows.

Hackers Target State-Run Voice of Vietnam After Reports Critical of Popular Livestreamer

2021-06-15

Information ministry directs local authorities to tighten controls on ‘unlawful information.’

Buddhist Monk Takes up Arms Against The Myanmar Junta

2021-06-15

Monk Kaythara goes from preaching not to kill to learning how to kill.

Rights Group: UNHCR 'Improperly' Shared Rohingya Refugee Data With Bangladesh

2021-06-15

In a statement rebutting the criticism, UNHCR said it had clear policies in place to ensure data was kept safe when the agency registered refugees,

China's New Law Lets Government Target Tech Firms Over Data

2021-06-15

The National People's Congress passes a data security law preventing the transfer of 'important' data with hefty fines for non-compliance.

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