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Supporters of Chinese billionaire's accuser decry censorship

May 3, 2019

Six Chinese social media accounts have been shut down after they advocated support for a woman who has accused the founder of online shopping giant JD.com, Richard Liu, of rape in Minnesota

Prosecutor says ex-Malaysian PM abused his 'absolute power'

Apr 3, 2019

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sat in the dock at the start of his corruption trial, with the chief prosecutor alleging he wielded "near absolute power" for nearly a decade

China ex-internet czar sentenced to 14 years for corruption

Mar 26, 2019

China ex-internet censor gets 14 years on corruption charges

Facebook prohibits foreign-funded ads for Indonesia election

Mar 5, 2019

Facebook is prohibiting political ads for Indonesia's presidential and legislative elections that are purchased from outside the country

Chinese rights lawyer returns home after 2-year sentence

Mar 4, 2019

A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer who recently completed a two-year prison sentence on national security charges has returned to his parents' home in central China after he briefly went missing upon his scheduled release

Gay Muslim comic gone from Instagram after Indonesia warning

Feb 14, 2019

An Instagram account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia has disappeared from the site following a frenzy of moral outrage online in the world's biggest Muslim nation

Uighurs to China: Post a video of my missing relatives, too

Feb 12, 2019

Overseas members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group are calling on China to post videos of relatives who have disappeared into internment camps

Malaysian ex-PM Najib combative ahead of 1MDB graft trial

Feb 11, 2019

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is hardly lying low ahead of his corruption trial on charges related to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund

Microsoft's Bing blocked in China, prompting grumbling

Jan 25, 2019

Chinese internet users lose access to Microsoft Corp.'s Bing search engine, triggering grumbling about Communist Party censorship

Chinese model in derided Dolce & Gabbana ads apologizes

Jan 23, 2019

The Chinese model in advertisements for Italian fashion line Dolce & Gabbana that were widely derided in the country has apologized for her appearance in the campaign

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