Myanmar snubbed as Asian, European leaders urge return to democracy

The ASEM virtual summit presses the junta to accept an ASEAN envoy as it pledged in April.


Sichuan rights activist Huang Qi's dying mother fears she will never see him again

Pu Wenqing says her attempts to get a last meeting with Huang have been in vain.


Interpol elects Chinese cop in charge of pursuing overseas fugitives to senior role

Hu Binchen's election comes despite warnings about Beijing's abuse of Interpol to pursue peaceful activists abroad.


China targets ride-hailing operator Didi for delisting in New York: reports

The move comes amid an ongoing clampdown on the activists of China's most powerful technology companies.


‘Cheated, sold and bought’: UN urges Vietnam, Saudis to stop trafficking of workers

The death of an overworked Vietnamese teen underscores peril of labor exports to the Middle East.

North Korea

North Korean wives of Chinese men asked to apply for temporary ID cards

The women hope to gain legal status to avoid repatriation, but some fear a set-up.

Ethnic Karenni dance student performs for children of anti-coup fighters

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