Chinese Antivirus Companies Don’t Flag Chinese Border Malware

After a joint investigation found China installing malware on tourists’ phones, several antivirus companies started flagging the app. Several Chinese companies did not, however.
Joseph Cox

Antivirus Companies Now Flag Malware China Installs on Tourists’ Phones

After a collaborative investigation found Chinese authorities were planting malware on the phones of travellers, Symantec, Malwarebytes and other cybersecurity firms have updated their products.
Joseph Cox

China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border

The malware downloads a tourist’s text messages, calendar entries, and phone logs, as well as scans the device for over 70,000 different files.
Joseph Cox
Press Freedom

More journalists are being thrown in jail around the world for "fake news"

A new CPJ report blames Trump for the big spike in the past 2 years
Tim Hume

Chinese Government Forces Residents To Install Surveillance App With Awful Security

Last year, authorities told residents of a Muslim-populated part of China to install JingWang, an app that scans for certain files. Now, researchers have found it transfers the collected data with no encryption.
Joseph Cox

The Most Mesmerizing Bazaar in China Is Overflowing with Camel Milk and Sheep Stew

With its abundance of yak yogurts, laghman noodles, and bleating sheep—and a general lack of Han Chinese—Kashgar doesn’t feel like a city in China.
Clarissa Wei
Chinese food

A Brief Introduction to Muslim Chinese Food

With a Muslim population of roughly 23 million, China has more followers of Islam than many Arab countries, and an entire subset of Chinese cuisine has developed as a result.
Clarissa Wei
asia & pacific

A Muslim Minority Keeps Clashing With the 'China Dream' in the Country's Increasingly Wild West

China blames the 'religious extremism' of the Uighurs for violence in the resource-rich region of Xinjiang, but residents say the real culprit is government-driven migration and economic development that ignores the need for cultural integration.
Alice Su
asia & the pacific

Muslim Veils Are Sign of 'Extremism' and 'Backwardness' Says Chinese Official

The official was from the predominantly Muslim area of Xinjiang, where the government has restricted religious dress, and blames Islamist separatists for violence that has killed hundreds of people over the past few years.
Reuters and VICE News
asia & pacific

Suspects' DNA in Deadly Thailand Bombing Turns Out Not to Match Evidence

DNA from two 'foreigners' tie them to explosives found in a Bangkok apartment block, but not to evidence collected at the Hindu Erawan Shrine where 20 people were killed.
Reuters and VICE News
asia & pacific

China Claims 109 Uighur Refugees Deported From Thailand Planned 'To Join Jihad'

Chinese officials called a group of ethnic Uighurs who had sought asylum in Thailand "illegal immigrants," and said they had tried to join militants in Turkey, Syria, or Iraq.
asia & pacific

Video Shows Smashing of Istanbul Thai Embassy After Repatriation of Uighur Refugees

Demonstrators in Turkey rallied in solidarity with 109 Uighur refugees who were repatriated from Thailand to China this week.