Rights activist Ou Biaofeng is shown, right, in an undated photo.

Chinese Activist Who Supported Hong Kong Protests Faces 'Subversion' Charge

Police in China's Hunan are investigating Ou Biaofeng's trip to Hong Kong during a recent protest movement.

Kayin State Border Guards Resign to Protest Ouster of Top Leaders by Myanmar Military

2021-01-15

Concerns over the guard unit's ties to possible criminal activity at a Chinese-invested development project forced the army's hand, observers say.

Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith Elected Secretary General

2021-01-15

As holder of Laos’ top office, Sisoulith must balance an ever-increasing Chinese influence.

Book by Uyghur Retiree Details Two Grim Years in Xinjiang Internment Camp

2021-01-15

‘Survivor of the Chinese Gulag’ describes Gulbahar Haitiwaji’s ordeal during a trip to Xinjiang from her home in France.

Dozens of People Fleeing Hong Kong Apply For Political Asylum in Canada: Group

2021-01-15

Canada grants political asylum to 14 Hongkongers fleeing an ongoing crackdown on dissent.

Cambodian Court Launches Trial of Prominent Union Leader Rong Chhun

2021-01-15

Observers say the judge’s line of questioning assumed the defendant’s guilt on incitement charges.

Interview: 'This is How They Treat an Innocent Person; It's Totally Unacceptable'

2021-01-15

Xu Yan has been allowed her first video meeting with her husband, jailed rights lawyer Yu Wensheng, since his incommunicado detention three years ago.

North Korean Leader’s Sister Retains Power Despite Formal ‘Demotion’

2021-01-15

Kim Yo Jong is no longer in the Workers’ Party’s Politburo, but she still lobs insults at Seoul through state media.

Two Candidates Now Front-Runners in Final Vote for Tibet’s Exile Leader

2021-01-15

A second and final round of voting on April 11 will elect Tibet's next Sikyong, its political leader in exile.

Cambodia Starts Mass Trial for 59 Opposition CNRP Activists

2021-01-14

Defendants allegedly connected to Sam Rainsy’s 2019 repatriation attempt.

Lockdowns Imposed as Northeastern Chinese Provinces Report Spike in Coronavirus Cases

2021-01-14

Heilongjiang announced a state of emergency, ordering its 37.5 million residents to stay in place, as Hebei records first death in eight months.

Jailed Vietnamese Democracy Advocate Hospitalized as Hunger Strike Hits Day 50

2021-01-14

Tranh Huynh Duy Thuc has been admitted on an 'urgent' basis to a hospital in Nghe An, his brother says, citing U.S. Embassy sources and family friends.

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