Descent into Darkness

Six months after Myanmar’s military coup, citizens are fighting for their freedom and health against the regime that seized power and halted a decade of democratization.

Rep. Chris Smith speaks as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken testifies before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, in Washington, DC, March 10, 2021.

Interview: Beijing Olympics Means ‘Patting Xi Jinping on the Back’ Amid Xinjiang, Tibet Horrors

“If the Olympic Committee remains resolute, we should boycott it,” Rep. Chris Smith says of the Feb. 4-20 winter games in the Chinese capital.

Chinese Authorities in Tibet Demand Information on Relatives Living Abroad


The campaign is aimed at stopping news of protests and other politically sensitive information from reaching contacts outside Tibet.

Cambodia Closes Border Crossings as COVID-19 Crisis Strands Migrant Workers in Thailand


Many workers who have lost their jobs or are in quarantine say they have no income for food.

EU to Review China Strategy at Forthcoming Council Meeting: Borell


The bloc has been widely criticized for signing a trade deal with China and not sanctioning Beijing over human rights abuses.

Philippine, US Visiting Troop Pact in 'Full Force Again'


US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has declared that America will invoke the treaty if Philippine ships or aircraft come under attack in the South China Sea – an indirect warning aimed at Beijing.

China Rolls Out Pilot Ban on Private Tutoring During Summer Vacation


Public schools and teachers are expected to step up to fill the gap in several major cities including Beijing.

Hong Kong Motorcyclist Gets Nine Years For Flying Banned Slogan, Riding Towards Police


Tong Ying-kit's sentence sends a warning message that people should be careful what words they utter or display in public.

Junta Troops Arrest Dozens of PDF Militiamen in Myanmar’s Sagaing Region


The Mingin PDF says its fighters were ambushed after surrounding a pro-military village.

Many Hurdles on the Way to Accountability for Rohingya and Uyghur Atrocities, Experts Tell US Hearing


China, and to a lesser degree Myanmar, have ways to evade international reckoning.

Myanmar Activists Sell Eggs Cheaply Amid Skyrocketing Prices for Food


Food prices have climbed sharply as families struggle to survive amid a surge in COVID-19 infections that is killing hundreds every day.

US Lawmakers Form Uyghur Caucus to Address Rights Abuses in China’s Xinjiang


The US ‘cannot be silent as Xi Jinping tortures and seeks to eradicate an entire population,’ says Rep. Chris Smith.

Xi Jinping Visits Tibet for First Time as China’s President

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