Scene after police fired on protesters  at Hledan Junction, in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, Feb. 28, 2021.

At Least 18 Protesters Killed Across Myanmar as Junta Forces Fire on Crowds

Sunday saw the highest single-day death toll since the Feb. 1 military takeover brought hundreds of thousands of protesters into streets.

Myanmar Diplomat Makes Dramatic Anti-Coup Appeal at UN as Crackdown Deepens


The junta formally nullified leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s November 2020 landslide election victory.

UN Rights Chief Says Abuses in Xinjiang Must be ‘Independently Assessed’


UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has been unable for more than two years to arrange 'mutually agreeable parameters' in talks with China for a visit to the region.

Chinese Companies Buy up UK Private Schools, Sparking Fears of CCP Influence


Politicians 'don't realize' the extent of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) involvement in Chinese economic activity, some experts say.

Hong Kong University Axes Support For Student Union Amid Crackdown


The Chinese University of Hong Kong has pulled the plug on its students' representative body, saying it can no longer use its facilities.

Hong Kong Police Could Charge Dozens of Pro-Democracy Activists


The 53 activists arrested on suspicion of "subversion" after they took part in democratic primaries have been summoned to local police stations on Sunday.

ASEAN Criticized For Not Taking Stronger Stand on Myanmar


Activists criticize Indonesia for meeting with a Myanmar representative, saying the meeting legitimizes Myanmar's military coup.

Dutch MPs Pass Motion Recognizing Abuses in Xinjiang as Genocide


The latest parliamentary designation comes amid growing calls to boycott the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

Relatives, Rights Groups Urge Probe of Cellphone Jamming Devices in Cambodia’s Prey Sar Prison


Detainees have complained of memory loss and other health impacts from the devices in their cells.

Myanmar Threats, Arrests of Journalists at Anti-Coup Protests Raise Alarms


International media groups call on junta to stop harassment and intimidation

Thailand Court Rejects Appeal for Petition Against Laos’ Pak Beng Dam


Laos issues new guidelines for better dam management aimed at minimizing flooding and shortages.

China Launches All-Out Propaganda Campaign as Xi Jinping Claims Poverty is Over


State media, ruling Chinese Communist Party members, officials and state-owned companies are being roped in to sing the party's praises ahead of its centenary this year.

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