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Protesters Condemn Beijing Migrant Crackdown

Following a deadly fire on November 18, authorities initiated a crackdown on unsafe dwellings that led to the eviction of tens of thousands of migrant workers in Beijing. Netizens angrily recalled official usage of the term “low-end population” to refer to the workers disproportionately af...

Communist parties win majority in Nepal vote

KATHMANDU: An alliance of Nepal's former Maoist rebels and the main Communist party have won a majority of seats in parliamentary elections and are expected to form the next government, according to preliminary results from the election commission late Sunday (Dec 10). The Communist CPN-UML and .....

State Council Expands State Security Agents’ Powers

China’s State Council this week released new definitions of conduct punishable under the 2014 counterespionage act, which will empower state security agents to bar foreigners from entering China if they are considered likely to conduct activities that threaten national security. At the South C...

Jiang Tianyong and the Hunt for Hostile Foreign Forces

Two weeks ago, rights activist and former lawyer Jiang Tianyong was sentenced to two years in prison for inciting subversion. This followed a trial which supporters dismissed as "choreographed," carried out to the accompaniment of apparently orchestrated online commentary, as well as a sus...