China's President Xi Jinping (top C) attends the second plenary session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, May 25, 2020.

Chinese Leaders Say Draconian Hong Kong Sedition Law Proposal Must Pass

Officials say the law targets 'terrorists,' and that only a 'very small number' of people will be punished.

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India Voices Unusual Criticism of China’s Conduct in South China Sea

India is wary that “as China gets stronger in the South China Sea, these kinds of provocations in the Andaman Sea and more broadly in South Asia will grow,” said Abhijit Singh.

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North Korean Founder Kim Il Sung Did Not Have the Ability to Teleport, State Media Admits

South Korean experts notice mythification of the Kim Dynasty shifting towards the realistic.

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Ousted Myanmar NLD Regional Minister Draws 30-Year Prison Term for Corruption

The ousted minister is the largest graft case in the four-year rule of Aung San Suu Kyi.

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China's Plan to Impose Draconian Law on Hong Kong Sparks International Outcry

The U.S. says the plan is the 'death knell' for Hong Kong's autonomy, while others say it will pave the way for widespread human rights violations.

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Vietnamese Military Shelters Remain in Disputed Border Area Despite Cambodian Diplomatic Protest

Cambodia lodged a complaint more than a week ago, but 28 structures are still standing.

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Removal of Islamic Motifs Leaves Xinjiang’s Id Kah Mosque ‘a Shell For Unsuspecting Visitors’

Observers say despoiling the region’s most important mosque signals ‘an effective ban on the Islamic faith.’

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China to Crack Down on Dissent, 'Foreign Interference' in Hong Kong

The ruling Chinese Communist Party plans to allow its feared state security police to run operations in the city to enforce national security laws.

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Vietnamese Dissidents Deprived of Fresh Air, Medicine in Prison

Fans don't work in stifling hot cells, medicine sent by family members is not received, and prisoners' letters are never sent, the wife of one prisoner says.

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Philippine Defense Chief: Repairs on South China Sea Island Not Yet Finished

Upgrades on Pag-asa Island (Thitu Island) include the refurbishment of runway facilities and docking areas.

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