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Thai billionaire registers new progressive political party

Mar 15, 2018

Thailand's slow move from military to civilian governance has attracted dozens of political parties to register, including one by an internet-famous billionaire who wants to challenge the traditional elite

Myanmar says UN findings on human rights lack credibility

Mar 13, 2018

Myanmar's government has rejected two reports presented to the U.N. Human Rights Council that concluded it committed extreme human rights violations, probably amounting to crimes under international law, in its repression of several minority groups

Bali to shush social media for Day of Silence

Mar 13, 2018

Bali's annual Day of Silence is so sacred that even reaching for a smartphone to send a tweet or upload a selfie to social media could cause offense

China's move to end Xi term limits blanketed in censorship

Mar 11, 2018

As China's rubber-stamp legislature prepares to approve constitutional changes abolishing term limits for the president, signs of dissent and biting satire have been all but snuffed out

Jailed Instagram model wants to trade secrets for freedom

Mar 1, 2018

A Belarusian woman jailed in Thailand for offering sex lessons says she wants to exchange information on alleged Russian ties to the Trump campaign _ but she refuses to offer any such evidence, and it's not clear she has any

Holidaying frog game finds fans among China's harried youth

Feb 13, 2018

A mobile game starring a vacationing frog has attracted a massive following in China by speaking to a desire for a less harried existence

Mercedes in China apologizes for quoting Dalai Lama abroad

Feb 6, 2018

Mercedes-Benz has apologized in China for quoting the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader who is reviled by Beijing, in a social media post abroad

China orders microblog operators to tighten censorship

Feb 2, 2018

Chinese microblog operators have been ordered by regulators to tighten censorship after the most popular service was criticized for failing to block prohibited material

Vietnam jails blogger for anti-state propaganda

Feb 2, 2018

A doctor in Vietnam is sentenced to 4 years in prison for writings on social media that the court says tarnished the image of the country's leaders

Vietnam jails 3 activists for comments critical of state

Jan 31, 2018

A court in Hanoi has handed down jail term up to 8 years to three activists after finding them guilty of posting video clips on social media critical of the communist government

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