Chinese pedestrians walk past a propaganda billboard showing Chinese President Xi Jinping along a street in Beijing, March 2, 2018.

Top Beijing Official's Suicide Highlights a Bureaucracy Under Pressure: Analysts

Wang Xiaoming reportedly suffered from depression, but the huge psychological pressure linked to public office in China may have played a part.

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Bangladesh Begins Distributing Cooking Fuel for Rohingya Refugees

Refugees use at least one-half million kilograms of firewood daily, officials and activists say.

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Kachin Activists Charged With Defamation to File Appeal With Regional Supreme Court

They each face up to two years in prison if found guilty for statements they made during a press conference and antiwar rally.

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Myanmar to Postpone Third Round of Peace Talks With Ethnic Militias

The groups that have signed the government’s nationwide cease-fire accord say they are scheduled to attend other meetings in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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China Shutters Maoist 'Utopia' Website, Social Media Account

The leftist, nationalist ideology website is banned from social media platform WeChat, possibly to prevent it from undermining Beijing's stance on trade.

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Factory Run-Off Suspected in Laos Cow Deaths

Officials will inspect factories upstream for evidence of pollutants cast off into village water sources.

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Chinese Lecturer Fired For Raising Presidential Term-Limit in Class

Zhai Juhong has lost her job, her teaching license and her membership of the ruling Chinese Communist Party for violations of 'classroom discipline.'

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Myanmar Press Council Denounces Threats Against Journalists Covering Antiwar Protest

Committee members say they saw men in plainclothes beating reporters at a rally in Yangon.

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Cambodian Court Extends Pretrial Detention For Former RFA Reporters

Their detention is necessary ‘for the sake of the investigation’ into their case, the court says.

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Writer, Rights Activist Held in Shenzhen Amid Fears For Her Young Children

Huang Meijuan, an outspoken supporter of China's prisoners of conscience, has been held under criminal detention since late April, and her children taken to a "rescue center."

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Popular Uyghur Singer’s Whereabouts Unknown, Believed Detained in Xinjiang Re-Education Camp

Sources say he was arrested in February after returning from a concert in Shanghai.

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China Shuts Down Comedy Streaming Channel Over 'Insult' to War Hero

Rage Comic runs afoul of a new law banning 'insults and dishonor' to revolutionary heroes and martyrs.

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