China news form: RFA & Visiontimes.com
Myanmar Sees First Gay Election Candidate as LGBT Issues Gain Traction
on 2020-09-26 at 01:40
Societal acceptance grows, while laws still criminalize same-sex relations in the conservative Buddhist country.
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Apologizes For Shooting Death of South Korean Official at Sea
on 2020-09-25 at 23:55
Analysts see a strategic move behind the rare gesture from Pyongyang amid chilly North-South ties.
Bangladesh: Entire Cox’s Bazar Police Force Transferred After Ex-Army Major’s Killing
on 2020-09-25 at 23:53
The move follows the shooting death of a retired army officer and more than a hundred alleged extrajudicial killings of Rohingya refugees.
CNRP Leader Sam Rainsy Vows Again to Return to Cambodia, Confront Hun Sen
on 2020-09-25 at 23:10
The promise follows an attempt last year that was blocked when Thai authorities would not allow him to board a Thai Airways flight from Paris, where he lives in exile.
US Lawmaker ‘Adopts’ Jailed Vietnamese Journalist as Prisoner of Conscience
on 2020-09-25 at 22:08
Nguyen Van Hoa, serving a seven-year prison term, had contributed to RFA as a journalist and videographer.
Fish Populations Plummet Amid Demand For Swim Bladders For TCM
on 2020-09-25 at 15:30
Black market smugglers and traders control an underground trade in parts of the totoaba fish from Mexico.
China Weighs Impact of Chemicals and Electric Cars
by An analysis by Michael Lelyveld on 2020-09-25 at 14:54
Officials struggle to control smog from coal and chemical projects despite pledge to curb carbon in the long term.
Hong Kong Police Ban March in Support of 12 Activists Held by China
on 2020-09-25 at 13:45
Police cite the threat of coronavirus and risk of vandalism as proposed march route would have passed close to their headquarters.
Vietnamese Political Prisoners Stage Hunger Strike
on 2020-09-25 at 01:35
Activists are thought to be protesting prison conditions and human rights violations.
Study Finds 380 Camps in Xinjiang’s Still Expanding Internment Program
by By Paul Eckert on 2020-09-25 at 00:15
ASPI report, drawing on new satellite data, puts the lie to Beijing’s recent claims that the “re-education centers” are winding down.
Uyghurs Under 65 Now Banned From Daily Prayers Required by Their Faith
on 2020-09-24 at 23:48
The move further tightens already harsh restrictions on Islamic practice in the Xinjiang region.
Rakhine Civilians Tell of Beatings During Overnight Detention by Myanmar Army
on 2020-09-24 at 21:55
Many villagers fled as soon as government troops entered the villages in fear of beatings during questioning about the Arakan Army.
Myanmar’s Rakhine Conflict Creates Food Shortages in Next-Door Chin State
on 2020-09-24 at 21:25
Roadblocks by warring armies and COVID-19 lockdowns limit Paletwa villagers’ access to food.
Tibetan Farmers, Herders Given Military-style ‘Vocational Training,’ Sent to Jobs Far From Home
by By Richard Finney on 2020-09-24 at 20:02
Participation is said to be voluntary, but ‘clear signs of coercion’ are present, a new report says.
Hong Kong Police Arrest Joshua Wong Over Mask Ban Protest
on 2020-09-24 at 13:35
Fellow activist Nathan Law is named among Time Magazine’s list of 100 most influential people.
‘Don’t Fall For the Chinese Communist Party’s Divide-And-Rule Tactics’
on 2020-09-24 at 12:55
Former Democracy Wall activist Wei Jingsheng says the ruling Chinese Communist Party faces the constant threat of internal political opposition.
Repatriated North Korean Escapee Asks Police to Send Her Back to Prison
on 2020-09-24 at 01:11
The woman lost all her toes to frostbite and could not support herself.
Concern as Captured Myanmar Forces Shown in New Arakan Army Video
on 2020-09-24 at 00:20
Three men say they are well treated and call for talks to secure their release.
China Stuns South Americans With Aggressive Galapagos Fishing Fleet
by A commentary by Dan Southerland on 2020-09-24 at 00:10
Some 300 Chinese vessels accounted for more than 90 percent of visible fishing boats operating just outside the Galapagos’ waters.
Myanmar Election Crowds Defy Coronavirus Restrictions at Campaign Events
on 2020-09-23 at 22:30
Electoral officials fault the parties, who say they can’t stop the throngs of supporters.