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China’s state-backed media in Hong Kong writes that any kinds of “soft resistance”, including dissenting opinions and culture, should be crushed in full force.
Protests broke out in Thailand after military-appointed senators blocked Pita Limjaroenrat, who led Move Forward Party to win landslide victory in national election, from being the next prime minister.
The scandal drew national attention in China and protests by disgruntled customers in July were violently quashed. Authorities in Henan now say they have arrested 234 people and made progress recovering the funds.
A court has sentenced four pro-democracy activists for taking part in last year’s Tiananmen Square commemorations. The judge said the sentence should “deter people from offending and re-offending.”
Pro-democracy activists and security forces have clashed once again in Bangkok, with police using tear gas and water cannons laced with irritating chemicals to stop protesters from entering the country's parliament.
Turnout for this year's anti-nuclear march was disappointing, even as the government shows signs it is willing to rely on nuclear power.