File photos of businessman Michael Spavor (L) and former diplomat Michael Kovrig, two Canadians imprisoned by China in what critics branded "hostage diplomacy" and sent home on Sept. 24, 2021.

Huawei's Meng, Canada's 'Two Michaels' Freed, Board Planes For Home

Meng's release was closely followed by that of two Canadian nationals jailed for spying in the wake of her arrest.

More Than 80 Percent of Indonesia's Vaccine Supply Comes From China


An Indonesian group monitoring the pandemic said in July that some health workers fully vaccinated with Sinovac had died from COVID-19, with Thailand making a similar announcement that same month.

Cambodia Defends Decision to Hire US Lobbying Firm to Improve Its Image


The government has agreed to pay Qorvis nearly US $70,000 a month for strategic communications services.

Hundreds of Myanmar Junta Security Personnel Defect Over Past Two Weeks


At least 3,000 soldiers and police have switched sides since the Feb. 1 coup.

Chinese Official Calls For Upgrade to Nationwide Security Network


Political and legal affairs official Chen Yixin says uncertainty is growing, and social unrest should be prevented by better surveillance.

North Korean Leader’s Sister Seen as Erratic and Arrogant at Home, Officials Say


“It seems that she doesn’t know when to hold her tongue, and she also lacks humility,” said a Ryanggang province official.

China Accuses US of 'Undermining Stability' as Vigil Organizers Consider Disbanding


The ruling Chinese Communist Party underscores its claim that Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests were fomented by foreign powers.

UN Says Military Has Brought Myanmar to Brink of ‘Collapse’ in Damning Report on Rights Violations


Human Rights czar Michelle Bachelet urges the international community to act before it is too late.

Rights Activists Call For Release of Uyghur Scholar on Seventh Anniversary of His Jailing


Ilham Tohti is serving a life sentence for ‘separatism’ for his work to end discrimination against Uyghurs.

US Judge: Facebook Must Release Content Linked to Rohingya Genocide in Myanmar


Facebook was slow to respond to concerns about how its platform played a role in Myanmar’s persecution of its Rohingya minority, a US judge says.

Lao Workers on China-Backed Railway Project Go Unpaid for Almost Two Months


Twenty at one work site are paid after they cut off power to the project, but more than a hundred are still waiting for their pay.

Myanmar’s “Disheartened” Youth Line up for Passports Amid Post-Coup Political Crisis

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