AMERICAN MILITARY NEWS
... Pooja Bhatt, author of Nine-Dash Line: Deciphering the South China Sea Conundrum, told Radio Free Asia that China’s moves are designed to effect a reclassification of the islands, which were originally classified as rocks due to lack of human habitation or economic activity.
FAITHWIRE (Also in CHRISTIAN POST)
... Zhao Huaiguo, pastor of Bethel Church in Cili county near Hunan’s Zhangjiajie city, was formally detained on April 2, according to a report at Radio Free Asia.
... “The timing of this statement, of course, seems misplaced. The vision proposed seems neither ‘realistic’ nor ‘practical’ in light of what’s going on in North Korea,” Soo Kim, an analyst at think tank Rand, told Radio Free Asia.
... If earlier reporting from Radio Free Asia is taken into account, the border city of Sinuiju and at least three regions were identified with some coronavirus infections.
... Radio Free Asia reported that the Tatmadaw had also killed another four civilians as the military conducted “clearance operations” in the area around where the WHO staffer was killed.
Some of the most crucial reporting on Uighur Muslims comes from the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Asia channel in D.C.
COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS
... Journalism must not carry a death sentence. Sincerely... Radio Free Asia.
... Fang is seen in the video trying to fend off the officers by telling them his temperature is normal, according to Radio Free Asia (RFA).
April 26 "China removed from UK's coronavirus death graph"
Wuhan residents, speaking to Radio Free Asia, doubt official figures.
... But many health experts are skeptical, and Radio Free Asia reported that officials admitted the virus had spread through the country, when talking with local organizations and neighborhood watch units.
In March alone, the country purchased some 50 million metric tons of it, reports Radio Free Asia.
April 23 "Hun Sen's Coronavirus Crackdown"
... The family of one detainee, opposition activist and teacher Keo Thai, told Radio Free Asia that he had been taken into custody without a warrant and they had “no idea” why he had been arrested.
... The journalist, 25, who used to work for the state broadcaster CCTV, was reportedly targeted after visiting the Wuhan Institute of Virology, an extremely sensitive venue for the Chinese authorities, according to Radio Free Asia (RFA).
AUSTRALIAN (Also in TAIWAN NEWS)
... Radio Free Asia — a US government-backed outfit that the North Korean government has previously described as the “reptile broadcasting services” — has reported that China has “a medical team of experts on standby” should Kim’s condition deteriorate.
... Last week, Radio Free Asia reported that the prices of food items in the country were rising sharply because of panic buying.
NEW DELHI TIMES
... According to Radio Free Asia, a sister agency of VOA, Tinh had been on a hunger strike since March 13 and was not allowed to pray, read religious books or meet with Catholic priests.
... Anyone coming in and out of residential compounds is required to wear a facemask, have their temperature taken and produce a certificate to prove they are healthy, according to an official document leaked to Radio Free Asia.
... At the time of his disappearance, Radio Free Asia reported Li was likely targeted by secret police after visiting the Wuhan Institute of Virology – a laboratory that carried out research on coronaviruses in bats.
April 22 "What Is the Coronavirus Doing to North Korea"
... During public lectures in late March, North Korean officials stated that coronavirus cases had been confirmed in Pyongyang and two provinces, according to Radio Free Asia.
April 22 "China's hallowed status at the UN"
... “These videos came out at the time when coronavirus was spreading in China and around the world, when most Chinese companies were shutting down and no one was working,” one analyst told the U.S.-supported broadcaster Radio Free Asia.
STARS AND STRIPES
... Satellite images provided by the European Union through the EO Browser service indicated that the amphibious ship USS America was within 60 nautical miles of the West Capella, a vessel exploring for underwater oil reserves for Malaysia, Radio Free Asia reported Tuesday.
... We fish through the night and all we catch is one or two skewers for cooking,” a Lao fisherman told Radio Free Asia earlier this year.
FOX NEWS (Also in DAILY TELEGRAPH)
... "It can't be right ... because the incinerators have been working round the clock, so how can so few people have died," said Zhang, a Wuhan resident who only gave Radio Free Asia his last name.
... On April 14, McDonald’s parent company issued a statement saying the sign was unauthorized and not in line with its values, according to Radio Free Asia.
... Radio Free Asia, which has excellent sources within China, says that as many as 42,000 people could have died in the city.
... According to Radio Free Asia (RFA), Li was targeted after visiting the Wuhan Institute of Virology, an extremely sensitive venue for the Chinese authorities.
... As of this morning, they were 92 nautical miles off the coast of Vietnam’s Binh Dinh province, deep into the 200-nautical mile EEZ, and were further accompanied two Chinese maritime militia ships, the Dongtongxiao00235 and the Min Xia Yu 00013, Radio Free Asia reported.
... "They can't use YouTube to learn because our village doesn't even have electricity," a mother in a remote village, who requested anonymity fearing legal repercussions, told Radio Free Asia.
... In the days prior to the incident last Thursday, Radio Free Asia reported that another Chinese coast guard ship was patrolling in an area of the South China Sea near the Philippines, inside the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
JAMES TOWN FOUNDATION
A tense stand-off escalated into a riot that reportedly involved not only citizens and police, but also clashes between police from the two bordering provinces (see accompanying images) (Radio Free Asia, March 27).
... According to Radio Free Asia, African immigrants had been turned away from restaurants and even evicted from their homes.
... The articles showed up on fake accounts made to mimic the account of Radio Free Asia, and also consisted of apology themes uploaded by an account calling itself “Radio Free Xuzhou.”
April 10 "China comes to the Covid-19 rescue in Laos"
... According to a June 2019 Radio Free Asia report, only 230 out of 4,211 families negatively affected by the project have been compensated for their confiscated land, forcing many of the displaced to move to Thailand to find jobs.
VOICE OF AMERICA
... Sovann Rithy’s arrest Tuesday night is another example of the government’s ongoing crackdown against journalists and media organizations in Cambodia, which includes the arrest of two former Radio Free Asia journalists in 2017, shuttering of the Cambodia Daily in 2017 and sale of the Phnom Penh Post in 2018 to an owner with links to the prime minister.
... Radio Free Asia, a publication funded by the U.S. government, extrapolated further, suggesting that as many as 42,000 could have died in the city.
... Radio Free Asia reported that North Korea had canceled important cultural events and set up a quarantine center in a large Pyongyang hotel.
OBSERVER RESEARCH FOUNDATION (Also in THE PRINT)
... Dolkun Isa, head the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress (WUC) in an interview to Radio Free Asia (RFA), said, “There is no guarantee that these Uyghurs will come home alive. China must stop forcing Uyghurs to go to the mainland and work as cheap labour under the threat of the coronavirus.”
Locals in Wuhan, where the Chinese coronavirus pandemic originated, have heard screams coming from funeral home furnaces, and some treated in hospitals say they saw workers put living coronavirus patients in body bags, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported on Monday.
... One resident told Radio Free Asia that the payments amounted to “hush money” as the authorities wanted to avoid attention on the number of burials.
... “Before criticizing us, I would like Human Rights Watch to look at other countries’ laws in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak,” he told Radio Free Asia.
... “The State Party Committee and the state governments and counties and cities must do everything possible to transfer and store all kinds of living materials such as grain, beef, mutton, oil and salt through various channels,” the document said, according to a report from Radio Free Asia.
... Radio Free Asia claimed it hasn't been able to verify Ai's whereabouts independently nor has it been able to establish "a direct line of communication" with her.
NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER
... As parts of Xinjiang were reportedly in lockdown, Uyghurs were being sent to work in factories elsewhere in China to compensate for lost productivity due to the virus, Radio Free Asia reported.
...The estimates are coming now from some very aggressive reporting from Radio Free Asia, a congressionally chartered agency here in D.C."
... According to analysis by Radio Free Asia, the official death toll in Wuhan of 2,535 may have been underreported by almost a factor of 20.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
... China has released some detainees whose families have spoken out abroad while detaining others – including relatives of U.S.-based Radio Free Asia reporters.
...After the hearing on Tuesday, Nay Myo Lin was quoted by Radio Free Asia as saying: "If the members of the Myanmar Press Council (MPC) review the report and find any violations of media ethics, they can give me any kind of punishment they like."
... The victims of these operations include individuals as well as news agencies, such as Radio Free Asia.
... Public intellectuals such as famed law professor Xu Zhangrun (许章润) of Tsinghua University and constitutional expert and activist human rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong (许志永) have disappeared (Chinese PEN, February 20; Radio Free Asia, February 19).