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Mar 22, 2016

Vietnam blogger on trial for anti-state posts

A prominent Vietnamese blogger who is a former police officer and the son of a late government minister will be put on trial this week for alleged anti-state postings, his lawyer said Tuesday. Nguyen Huu Vinh and his assistant, Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy, are ...

Mar 13, 2016

China's criminal conviction rate nearly 100% in 2015

China found almost 100 percent of criminal defendants guilty last year, figures from the country’s top court showed Sunday, even as authorities pledged to reduce wrongful convictions. A total of 1,039 accused were “declared innocent” by Chinese courts in 2015, Zhou Qiang, head of ...

'Missing' bookseller back in Hong Kong: government

Mar 4, 2016

'Missing' bookseller back in Hong Kong: government

One of five “missing” Hong Kong booksellers who was detained on the mainland returned to the city Friday and met police, the government said, in a case that has provoked fears of increasing Chinese interference in the semiautonomous region. Lui Por, who has been ...

U.N. slaps sternest sanctions on Pyongyang in 20 years; EU eyes more

Mar 3, 2016

U.N. slaps sternest sanctions on Pyongyang in 20 years; EU eyes more

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved the toughest sanctions on North Korea in two decades on Wednesday, reflecting growing anger at Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test and rocket launch in defiance of a ban on all nuclear-related activity. The United States and North Korea’s traditional ...