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Crackdown, Financial Constraints Limit Myanmar Protests
Donations to anti-government organizations have gradually dropped, but living costs and expenses for protests are rising.
China Said To Ask Domestic Firms To Shun Big Four Accountants
Beijing is concerned that the audits might give access to information about the problems of the state-owned enterprises that they regard as sensitive, analysts say.
US: No Apology From China for Balloon Surveillance
China’s top diplomat Wang Yi requested the U.S. “change course” and fix the damage done to the bilateral relationship caused by the “abuse of force” in shooting down the balloon, according to Chinese state media.
Experts: A Girl and Missiles Are North Korea’s Way To Perpetuate Regime
Analysts believe Ju Ae’s appearance is meant to let the world know Kim Jong Un’s military achievements will be transferred to successive generations to ensure the survival of his regime for years to come.
Heavy Rains Improve Mekong Life, but Concerns Remain
Many fishers say that although bumper catches were helped by illegal electric nets, the harvest was still low because of dams.
Landmark Trial Opens for Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists
Thirty-one of the 47 pleaded guilty before the case came to trial. According to the prosecutor, four of the 47 defendants are set to testify against the 16 who did not plead guilty.
Taiwan Legislator Criticizes China Response to Possible Taipei Visit by US Official
You Si-kun, the president of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, is calling China’s response to the possibility of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s visiting Taiwan “excessive.”
UN Rights Expert Warns Myanmar Military Planning Sham Elections
The U.N. special rapporteur for Myanmar said the junta would try to spin a narrative to the population that the international community is accepting their regime.
Why South Korea’s President Is Talking About Nuclear Weapons
Yoon could be using the issue to send a tough message to North Korea, but it could be counterproductive, analysts say.
US Lawmakers Move to Reevaluate US Policy Towards China
The special committee on China expects to hold its first hearing in early to mid-February and will comprise a bipartisan group of lawmakers.