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Rights Groups Urge Bangladesh, Myanmar to Suspend Rohingya Returns
by By Roseanne Gerin on 2019-08-21 at 22:08
The Rohingya refugees ‘have every reason to fear for their safety if they return,’ says Human Rights Watch.
North Korean Miners’ Families Suffer Cancers, Birth Defects From Uranium Exposure
on 2019-08-21 at 21:43
Authorities meanwhile deny the problem exists, locking up those who complain in a local mental hospital.
Shan State Village Militia Chief Slain as Conflicts Hinder Myanmar’s Trade With China
on 2019-08-21 at 21:35
The killings in Lashio township follow a recent flare-up of violence in the long-running Shan state wars.
US Ready to Restart Negotiations With North Korea, But Analysts Expect Little Progress From Talks
on 2019-08-21 at 21:29
Experts note that previous talks have yielded little and say neither side has changed its position.
Cambodia’s Military to Arrest Acting CNRP Chief Sam Rainsy Upon Return: Defense Ministry
on 2019-08-21 at 21:18
Sam Rainsy calls on soldiers to turn their weapons on their superiors and ‘revolt’ against dictatorship.
Taiwanese Man Tells Thai Court He Did Not Allow Radio Broadcasts into China
on 2019-08-21 at 19:21
Chiang Yung-hsin, 52, was indicted in January on charges of setting up the station without a permit for Sound of Hope, a San Francisco-based radio network that was founded by Falun Gong.
Hong Kong Protesters Occupy Rail Station Where Bloody Attacks Took Place
on 2019-08-21 at 18:19
The protesters want to highlight a lack of progress in pursuing attackers who left dozens of protesters and passers-by injured at Yuen Long station on July 21.
Soar Like Hong Kong!
on 2019-08-21 at 18:05
China wants its commercial centers to overtake Hong Kong, but stark differences between the cities remain.
Arrests Without Actions or Evidence: Hong Kong Police
by VISION TIMES on 2019-08-21 at 17:00
As the protests in Hong Kong continue, the local administration seems to be leaving no stone unturned in portraying the protestors as “extremely aggressive.” In some instances of completely disregarding the rule of law, the Carrie Lam administration declares protestors… The post Arrests Without Actions or Evidence: Hong Kong Police appeared first on Vision Times.
China Says Holding UK Consular Staff Member in ‘Administrative Detention’
on 2019-08-21 at 15:15
Simon Cheng is being held for 15 days for allegedly breaking public order laws, a foreign ministry spokesman says.
Police in China Arrest the ‘Spiritually Japanese’
by VISION TIMES on 2019-08-21 at 15:00
Several people have been recently jailed by the Chinese authorities for being “spiritually Japanese,” including a young woman who drew more than 300 cartoons deemed to have “humiliated China.” Zhang Dongning, a 22-year-old college student from Huainan in eastern China’s… The post Police in China Arrest the ‘Spiritually Japanese’ appeared first on Vision Times.
Hong Kong Protesters Unyielding as Threat of Military Crackdown Looms
by Leo Timm on 2019-08-21 at 13:00
More observers warn of a possible violent crackdown by the mainland Chinese authorities in Hong Kong as millions of residents continue to resist what they see as the dismantling of their city’s autonomy and rule of law. Officials of the… The post Hong Kong Protesters Unyielding as Threat of Military Crackdown Looms appeared first on Vision Times.
Chinese Military Closing In: Is It the End of Hong Kong’s Basic Law?
by VISION TIMES on 2019-08-21 at 11:00
With the protests in Hong Kong entering the eleventh week, China is reportedly conducting military drills near the city’s border, prepping the army to invade and contain the situation. And once the Chinese military starts its crackdown on Hongkongers, that… The post Chinese Military Closing In: Is It the End of Hong Kong’s Basic Law? appeared first on Vision Times.
Policeman Killed, Five Officers Injured in Attack on Convoy in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
on 2019-08-20 at 21:15
Bridge restored after fierce fighting in Shan state had disrupted a trade route to China.
Uyghur Police Commissar Said Detained Since June 2018
on 2019-08-20 at 20:05
Ablikim Ghopur had been recognized for his contribution to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
After Chinese Incursions, Philippines Says Foreign Ships Must Seek Permission
on 2019-08-20 at 19:24
Manila issues warning ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte’s China visit.
Ten Lao Migrant Workers Die, Three Injured in Thailand Road Crash
on 2019-08-20 at 18:55
The undocumented laborers were traveling to a border town to renew their tourist visas.
Tour Bus Plunges Into Ravine in Laos, Killing 13 Chinese Tourists
on 2019-08-20 at 18:35
The accident in Luang Prabang province injured 31 other Chinese passengers.
Hong Kong Reels in Wake of Stabbing Attack on Protesters, Police Torture Video
on 2019-08-20 at 17:30
Facebook and Twitter shutter thousands of accounts and groups linked to a state-backed online disinformation campaign.
1,700,000 Hongkongers Rally to Oppose Police Violence
by VISION TIMES on 2019-08-20 at 15:00
For the third time in two months, over 1 million Hongkongers have taken to the streets in defiance of the city’s mainland China-backed authorities. On Aug. 18, crowds gathered in and around Victoria Park on Hong Kong Island, holding umbrellas… The post 1,700,000 Hongkongers Rally to Oppose Police Violence appeared first on Vision Times.
‘Be Water’: Hong Kong Demonstrators Adopt Wise Strategy
by VISION TIMES on 2019-08-20 at 13:00
“Shouldn’t we worry about the mainland sending troops to Hong Kong, as Hongkongers? If the army is needed to resolve the situation in Hong Kong, I believe its citizens and protesters will “be water”; we know how to behave. If… The post ‘Be Water’: Hong Kong Demonstrators Adopt Wise Strategy appeared first on Vision Times.
The Most Memorable Moments Amid the Hong Kong Protests
by VISION TIMES on 2019-08-20 at 11:00
Two months have passed since the first anti-extradition protest on June 9. For 10 consecutive weeks, waves of protests have swept across Hong Kong, creating countless memorable moments and demonstrating the courage, resilience, and tenacity of the Hong Kong people. Moment… The post The Most Memorable Moments Amid the Hong Kong Protests appeared first on Vision Times.
Typhoon, Gung-Ho, and Other English Words Borrowed From Chinese
by VISION TIMES on 2019-08-19 at 17:00
A loanword is a word borrowed from another language. As far as English is concerned, it borrows heavily from several languages across the world. There are many words in English that have their origins in Chinese. Below, we look at… The post Typhoon, Gung-Ho, and Other English Words Borrowed From Chinese appeared first on Vision Times.
China: The Middle Kingdom Where Mystical Dragons Dwell
by VISION TIMES on 2019-08-19 at 14:00
The dragon is an important creature in Chinese mythology. It is seen as a symbol of power and is often used as an embellishment in paintings and sculptures. Several Chinese festivals also incorporate dragon masks or puppets in their celebrations.… The post China: The Middle Kingdom Where Mystical Dragons Dwell appeared first on Vision Times.
The Hidden Meaning of Color in China
by VISION TIMES on 2019-08-19 at 11:00
Different cultures assign different symbolic meanings to colors. While in the West, wearing black is considered ideal during funerals, in Eastern countries white clothes are worn on such occasions. The Chinese have their own view of colors. Knowing them will… The post The Hidden Meaning of Color in China appeared first on Vision Times.