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Thai protests: Thousands gather in Bangkok to demand reforms

Thousands of protesters staged another anti-government rally in the Thai capital, Bangkok, on Sunday to demand political reforms. Demonstrators want a revised constitution and are also calling for reform of the monarchy – a sensitive subject in Thailand. Under Thai law, anyone criticising the royal family faces long prison sentences. There have been almost daily […]

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Thousands of Protesters in Thailand Rally Against Government

Several thousand anti-government protesters took to the streets in Thailand’s capital Saturday to demand amendments to the military-written constitution, new parliamentary elections and the end of repressive laws in the country. The protest, organized by the Liberation Youth group, was the largest since the government declared a state of emergency in March to deal with […]

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Xi Jinping’s assault on Hong Kong democracy activists is the latest example of the Chinese Communist Party’s cruelty and weakness

At a congressional hearing today, Rep Chris Smith (R-NJ), author of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act said “the great people of Hong Kong had a sweeping, draconian, anti-democracy policy imposed upon them yesterday—the so-called National Security Law.” Smith said, “President Xi Jinping has today massively broken his government’s solemn promise embedded in […]

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Arrests, Suspension of Vietnam Media Signal Crackdown

WASHINGTON – A wave of arrests and a one-month publishing ban on a news site over its investigations into environmental damage signal that Vietnam is suppressing criticism ahead of the country’s Party Congress, press freedom groups said. On June 12, authorities charged Le Huu Minh Tuan, from the Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam, with “opposing […]

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President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (PAC-AAPI) Hosted June AAPI Business Town Hall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 15, 2020 CONTACT: whiaapi@doc.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. – On June 11th, the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders hosted their second virtual AAPI Business Town Hall. Chair of the Commission, Dr. Paul Hsu of Florida, provided opening remarks, in which he highlighted the many accomplishments of Asian American […]

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Australia, India and Japan prioritize defense cooperation

Japan’s defense minister made a renewed call for “vigorous defense cooperation” with Australia and India following aggressive behavior by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the South and East China seas and continued violations of United Nations sanctions by North Korea. Defense Minister Tara Kono, pictured, also discussed cooperative measures to counter the COVID-19 […]

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US, UK, Canada and Australia sign joint statement condemning China’s takeover of Hong Kong

Top foreign policy officials for the U.S., U.K., Australia and Canada issued a joint statement Thursday, condemning China for its plans to extend strict national security controls over the city of Hong Kong, once viewed as semi-autonomous. The statement was signed by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, Australian Foreign […]

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We appreciate the contributions and sacrifices of Asian Pacific Americans in communities across our country

By: Ronna McDaniel, RNC Chairwoman Asian Pacific Americans have played an important role in shaping U.S. history, and we are grateful for the many contributions and sacrifices they continue to make in communities across our country—from those serving in our military to defend our freedoms, to small business owners working hard to bolster our economy, […]

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Trump Extends US Coronavirus Social-distance Guidelines 30 More Days

WASHINGTON – U.S President Donald Trump has extended social distancing and other coronavirus-fighting guidelines through April 30, saying what has been done so far is saving lives. “The better you do, the faster this whole nightmare will end,” Trump said Sunday moving the daily coronavirus briefing from the White House press room outside to the […]

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Vietnamese Defense Paper Warns of “Interference” in Its Relations with Cambodia

PHNOM PENH — Vietnam has raised concerns about “interference” and “division” in its bilateral ties with Cambodia in the recently released “Defense White Paper 2019”, with observers saying it was likely referring to Phnom Penh’s growing proximity to Beijing. Vietnam’s defense ministry released the “Defense White Paper 2019” on November 25, with VOA Khmer obtaining […]