Serikzhan Bilash poses for a photograph in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Aug. 17, 2019.

Freed Kazakh Activist Says Authorities Offered Plea Bargain to Placate China

Serikzhan Bilash faced seven years in prison after highlighting Kazakhs in Xinjiang Camps.

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Vietnamese Facebook User Gets Six-Year Prison Term For ‘Negative’ Posts

Huyn Dac Tuy had posted and shared writings criticizing Vietnam's government and ruling Communist Party, state media say.

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Philippine Leader Looking to Push for Resource-Sharing Deal with China

Rodrigo Duterte says he will raise arbitral ruling on sea dispute when he goes to Beijing next week.

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Hong Kong's Political Crisis Reverberates Through Its Big-Name Brands

Major companies including flag-carrier Cathay Pacific are at the center of a 'political storm' as China targets staff who support the anti-extradition movement.

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Chinese State Media Hire Digital Firms to Boost Followers on Facebook, Twitter

Official and public tender documents show that the country's second-largest state news agency wants more than half a million new followers on each platform by next year.

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Rights Groups Urge Bangladesh, Myanmar to Suspend Rohingya Returns

The Rohingya refugees ‘have every reason to fear for their safety if they return,’ says Human Rights Watch.

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North Korean Miners’ Families Suffer Cancers, Birth Defects From Uranium Exposure

Authorities meanwhile deny the problem exists, locking up those who complain in a local mental hospital.

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Shan State Village Militia Chief Slain as Conflicts Hinder Myanmar’s Trade With China

The killings in Lashio township follow a recent flare-up of violence in the long-running Shan state wars.

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US Ready to Restart Negotiations With North Korea, But Analysts Expect Little Progress From Talks

Experts note that previous talks have yielded little and say neither side has changed its position.

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