A file photo of Cai Xia, a former professor at the Chinese Communist Party's influential Central Party School, who was expelled from the CCP on Aug. 17, 2020 after issuing public criticism of top leaders.

Interview: 'Not All Heredity Reds Are Out to Preserve Their Political Power'-Scholar Cai (Part III)

"I believe the group of people around me all hope for the change of the system. We hope that constitutional democracy and liberal democracy can truly be realized."

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Controversial Chinese Development Project in Laos Moves Closer to Government Approval

Villagers fear destruction of Vang Vieng's natural beauty, loss of their land, and China's growing reach.

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Detained Chinese Poet 'Under Pressure to Confess' in Yunnan

Wang Zang's wife Wang Li is sent to hospital after being arrested on the same charge as her husband.

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Anger After Myanmar Election Authorities Cancel Voting in 56 Townships, Citing Armed Conflict

The vote is cancelled wholly in 15 townships in Shan and Rakhine states and partially in over 500 village tracts in Kachin, Karen, and Mon States and the Bago region.

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Thousands Held in Inner Mongolia As Crackdown on Language Protesters Continues

Many prominent figures are incommunicado, as the ruling Chinese Communist Party fires, detains, and 'retrains' anyone who disagrees with a new curriculum.

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Arakan Army Admits to Abducting Myanmar Ruling Party Candidates, Demands Prisoner Release

The Arakan Army says the "NLD is using traitorous Rakhine people to turn against each other."

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New Report Documents Rights Abuses in North Korea’s Pre-Trial Detention Facilities

Former detainees tell HRW how they survived torture, forced labor and other crimes against humanity.

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Former Tibetan Political Prisoner Takna Jigme Sangpo Dies in Switzerland

First arrested in Lhasa in 1960, Sangpo was in and out of Chinese prisons until winning release on medical parole in 2002.

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Scores Dead as Floods, Heavy Rains Hammer Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos

Homes are also damaged and thousands are displaced, with many cut off from rescuers or supplies of aid.

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Japan and Vietnam Agree on Defense Export Pact, Discuss South China Sea

While the defense export agreement has yet to be signed, it points the way for Japan to sell military equipment and technology to Vietnam.

CH. 1: MANDARIN | CANTONESE

CH. 2: VIETNAMESE | BURMESE | KOREAN

CH. 3: KHMER | LAO | UYGHUR

CH. 4: TIBETAN

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