Chinese rights lawyer Tang Jitian is shown in a file photo.

Chinese Rights Lawyer Calls For End to Travel Ban, Daughter in ICU

Tang Jitian's daughter is in intensive care in a Japanese hospital following complications from tuberculosis.

COVID Numbers Climb in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, With Some in Laos Fearing Vaccination


Many in Laos are reluctant to take the vaccine, fearing harm to their health, after a 70-year-old woman dies on May 10 two days after taking the shot.

North Korea Orders Border City to Keep the Lights on at Night to Hide Economic Difficulties


Sinuiju only gets four hours of power per day, but residents must show China that electricity is not a problem.

Humanitarian Groups in Myanmar Forced to Go Underground Amid Military Crackdown on Charity


Workers say they are afraid but will continue to help the country’s needy.

Youths Bear Brunt of Junta Attacks on Myanmar Resistance Strongholds


Killings and arrests follow fighting in Mandalay and Sagaing divisions and Chin state.

Beijing Ramps up Fake Social Media Operation Peddling Pro-China Propaganda Overseas


The ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been using fake accounts on Twitter and Facebook to give the appearance of widespread support for its policies.

Hong Kong Civil Servants Resign in Record Numbers Amid Crackdown


Nearly 2,000 leave government jobs as the city forces anyone in public life to sign an oath of allegiance limiting what they can say in public.

China’s Information Warfare and Media Influence Sow Division in Thailand


Conspiracy theories and Communist Party media are seeping into the Southeast Asian nation of 69 million people.

UN Must Take Action on China’s Abuses in Xinjiang, Diplomats and Rights Groups Say


The UN has failed to take effective action in the case of Xinjiang and 'must live up to its core values,' says Dolkun Isa, president of the Germany-based World Uyghur Congress.

Hungry North Korean Construction Workers in Pyongyang Rob and Murder Citizens to Buy Food


Residents living near construction sites in the North Korean capital must travel in large groups for safety.

Myanmar Banking System ‘Near Collapse’ as Customers Make Fewer Deposits, More Withdrawals


Banks now set limits on amounts that can be withdrawn, as the Central Bank makes fewer disbursements and ATMs run short of cash.

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