Entertainment

US broadcaster loses Myanmar outlet over Rohingya name

Jun 12, 2018

A U.S. government-affiliated broadcaster Radio Free Asia is restricted is losing its partner in Myanmar after refusing to stop using the word "Rohingya" to describe the oppressed Muslim minority

China sentences Tibetan activist to 5 years for separatism

May 22, 2018

China has sentenced a Tibetan language activist to five years in prison for inciting separatism after he appeared in a documentary video produced by The New York Times

Stars urge Indonesia to ban 'brutal' trade in dog meat

May 21, 2018

International celebrities urge Indonesia's president to ban what they say is a brutal trade in dog and cat meat for human consumption

Peppa Pig wins street cred, attracts censors in China

May 2, 2018

A cherubic British cartoon character has become an unlikely target of China's censors as online fans use her porcine likeness in sardonic memes and "gangster" catchphrases

China's Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry

Apr 17, 2018

One of China's top social networking sites has announced that it will no longer be "cleaning up" content related to homosexuality following strong online opposition to the plan

South Korean businessman kills himself in Hong Kong custody

Apr 16, 2018

Hong Kong authorities say a South Korean businessman accused of murdering his wife and son in a five-star hotel has killed himself while in pre-trial custody

British show's take on rendang curry riles Southeast Asians

Apr 4, 2018

Judges on a popular British cooking show are being ridiculed for ignorance of Asian food after insisting a Malaysian contestant's chicken rendang curry should have been crispy

Thai beach from DiCaprio movie gets breather from tourists

Mar 29, 2018

The daily hordes of tourists have exhausted the Thai beach made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie.

Communist Party will regulate China's media, film industry

Mar 23, 2018

The Communist Party is taking direct control of China's broadcasters and will regulate everything from movies and TV to books and radio programs in a move that tightens party supervision over public life

Thai court sentences Laotian drug kingpin to life in prison

Mar 20, 2018

A Thai court has given a life sentence to a Laotian drug kingpin who was notorious for a high-flying lifestyle and alleged social connections to celebrities and other VIPs

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