Chinese Rights Lawyer Stands Trial After Four Years' Pretrial Detention

The charges against Li Yuhan are a form of political retaliation for her rights work, a fellow lawyer says.

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North Korea orders arrest of armed border guard who escaped to China

Tired of his hard life as a soldier during the pandemic, he was tempted by the prosperity he saw across the border in China.


Myanmar to send ‘non-political, high-level’ envoy to ASEAN Summit

The announcement follows the bloc’s decision to bar junta chief Min Aung Hlaing, citing a lack of cooperation.


China revokes grazing permits for Tibetan nomads in Qinghai province

Nomads have been living traditional lifestyles for centuries but must now sign over their land to the state.

Guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain pictured on Oct. 8, 2021, as it transited the South China Sea with the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during a bilateral exercise with the Royal Australian Navy.

After sub accident, China demands US end free navigation ops

Observers said the tough rhetoric could be a response to a recently announced defense agreement between U.S., U.K. and Australia.


Rohingya laud deal to allow UNHCR to operate on Bhashan Char

An exact date for the management takeover of humanitarian activities on the island has not been set.

Myanmar junta to free more than 5,000 prisoners and detainees

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