Weeks of COVID-19 lockdown in Shanghai takes toll on residents' mental health

Residents hit by frustration over prolonged confinement, social isolation, food fears and Kafkaesque restrictions.

North Korea

Elderly and sick die of COVID-19 complications in North Korean capital

The authorities have mobilized medical students to help out overwhelmed doctors in the city’s hospitals.


Myanmar junta tribunal sentences 7 youths to death in Yangon

As of March 11, army tribunals in the Yangon region had sentenced more than 150 people to death or life in jail.


Vietnam ethnic minority activist jailed for 4 years for reporting abuse allegations

Y Wo Nie was sentenced under a law critics say gives authorities too much power to crack down on dissent.


UN rights chief’s office announces dates of China visit, including Xinjiang

Uyghur rights groups worry that the UN team will not be granted ‘unfettered’ access to the region.

China’s border restrictions hard to swallow for Myanmar’s sugarcane growers

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