A photo of a recent  leftist dinner party marking the 30th anniversary of the death of Mao's wife and Gang of Four leader Jiang Qing.

China's Ruling Party Cancels Maoist Gatherings on Cultural Revolution Anniversary

Websites and groups have been ordered to cancel any face-to-face gatherings marking the anniversary, as the authorities move to minimize any challenge to the current leadership.

Laos Records Second COVID-19 Death as Number of Infections Balloons


Cambodia and Vietnam also struggle with spreading outbreaks, but Phnom Penh boasts two million people vaccinated.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Challenged to Sell Luxury Watches to Help the Poor


Critics say the long-ruling strongman is trying to boost the political fortunes of his son, Hun Manet.

UN Envoy Meets Thai PM, Asks for Help in Ending Myanmar Crisis


UN envoy Christine Schraner Burgener has been in Thailand since early April to monitor the situation in neighboring Myanmar and speak to ASEAN members on how best to end the post-coup violence.

Interview: Every Soldier ‘Knows What They Are Doing is Wrong’


Privates Myo Min Tun and Phyo Wai Oo defected from Myanmar’s army to join the resistance against the junta.

Penpa Tsering Officially Named Tibet’s Next Exile Leader


Tibet's new Sikyong calls for unity among Tibetans and vows to work hard for the Tibetan cause.

Interview: 'Don't Give North Korea Veto Power Over the Free Flow of Information'


Rep. Chris Smith urges South Korea to rethink its ban on sending leaflet balloons over the DMZ.

Chinese Rights Lawyer Calls For End to Travel Ban, Daughter in ICU


Tang Jitian's daughter is in intensive care in a Japanese hospital following complications from tuberculosis.

Interview: 'The Seeds May Survive or They May Die'


Artist Ai Weiwei talks about a recent audio project that read out the names of more than 5,000 child victims of the Sichuan earthquake repeatedly on Clubhouse.

Displaced Women, Children Face ‘Humanitarian Crisis’ Following Myanmar Coup


The refugees fleeing increased conflict in Karen and Kachin states are in dire need of aid, experts say.

Staged Eid Celebrations Whitewash China’s Abusive Policies in Xinjiang: Uyghur Rights Advocate


Beijing is promoting a narrative of religious freedom while cracking down on Muslim leaders, Uyghurs say.

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