Five members of the Peacock Generation Thangyat group wait outside Mayangon Township Court in lower Myanmar’s Yangon region before their hearing, April 22, 2019.

Myanmar Satire Troupe Denied Bail, Remanded to Insein Prison For Lampooning Military

The case underscores the problem of continued military dominance of politics despite civilian rule, critics say.

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Philippines: Duterte Might Discuss South China Sea during China Visit

The president will be in Beijing for a forum on Beijing’s One Belt, One Road initiative.

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Third Ethnic Mongolian Writer Held in China's Inner Mongolia

The detention comes amid ongoing protests from herding communities over loss of access to land and resources.

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Billionaire's Planned Taiwan Presidential Bid Sparks Concerns Over Chinese Influence

Terry Gou's potential candidacy is seen by some as a potential threat to the island's democracy, owing to deeply entrenched Chinese business interests.

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North Korean Construction Worker in Russia Commits Suicide

Forced to give monthly ‘offerings’ to the regime and unable to save any money, the Vladivostok worker jumped to his death.

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Another Myanmar Satirical Poetry Performer Arrested For Mocking Military

The performers are being charged under controversial penal codes that critics say curb free speech.

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Myanmar Religious Leaders Call For Cancellation of Myitsone Dam Project

Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu and Muslim leaders urge Aung San Suu Kyi’s government to abort the suspended Chinese project.

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Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy Urges Cambodian Diaspora to ‘Inspire Change’ Back Home

He also warns them to refrain from accepting ‘gifts’ from Hun Sen in exchange for their support.

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Larung Gar Buddhist Academy Closes to New Enrollment as China Tightens Controls

Walls and checkpoints meanwhile block unauthorized entry as China restricts growth at the popular Tibetan Buddhist study center in Sichuan.

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CH. 2: VIETNAMESE | BURMESE | KOREAN

CH. 3: KHMER | LAO | UYGHUR

CH. 4: TIBETAN

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