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China controls information about ailing Nobel Prize laureate

Jul 12, 2017

As China faces mounting pressure to let imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo go overseas for cancer treatment, it's fighting back with a familiar strategy: information control

Outspoken Chinese law professor, government critic, silenced

May 26, 2017

One of the Chinese government's most vocal, and dogged, critics will finally fall silent

Arrested Thai activist getting S. Korean human rights award

May 18, 2017

A Thai law student arrested for sharing an article about the country's new king that was posted on Facebook is this year's winner of South Korea's most prestigious human rights award

China rappers to Seoul: 'Big brother' opposes missile shield

May 17, 2017

A rap group backed by China's government is warning South Korea in a video that "you're going too far" with the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system opposed by Beijing

18 injured in China knife attack; suspect shot, arrested

May 10, 2017

Police in northern China say 18 people were injured when a man attacked people on a city street with a knife

United passenger's removal sparks outrage in China

Apr 11, 2017

Images of a bloodied passenger being forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight drew widespread condemnation in China following a report by a witness that the man said he was targeted because he was Chinese

Unfettered online hate speech fuels Islamophobia in China

Apr 10, 2017

Homeowners in a central Chinese city were so opposed to the planned construction of a mosque in their neighborhood that they buried a severed pig's head on the building site in protest

China poachers caught after posting haul on social media

Mar 17, 2017

Chinese poachers have been caught after they posted pictures of themselves with their haul of illegally killed pheasants on social media

How sparks at S. Korean women's school led to anti-Park fire

Mar 14, 2017

When the Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye from office last week, there were waves of social media messages thanking students at one South Korean university for sparking the historic change

Liberal economics think tank latest to be silenced in China

Jan 25, 2017

Authorities in China have shuttered the website and social media accounts of a prominent economics think tank amid a mounting assault on liberal academic voices

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