The decision is expected to boost the pro-military government's edge in the national assembly, where it has been struggling with a meager majority.
Critics say China's move constitutes a serious violation of press and speech freedom while sending a chilling effect among journalists who still work there.
The Southeast Asian country, challenged by three powers over the past century, now sees Moscow as a counterweight to Beijing and Washington.
South Korea reported 204 infections as of late Friday.
Wave of defector politicians hope to change how South Koreans view the North.
Cruise ship passengers are the latest coronavirus infections in Australia.
A growing wave of defector politicians hope to change how South Koreans view the North.
South Korea confirmed its first death from the new coronavirus, local media reported Thursday, as the number of infections in the country tripled within two days.
Highest level defector in years criticizes S. Korea’s outreach to N. Korea.
Extended city lockdowns and transport restrictions due to the virus outbreak have depressed domestic demand especially in the service sector.
The Chinese government has shut off entries and exits into their city bordering Wuhan to stop the spread of a deadly coronavirus that originated there.
South Korea reported 15 new cases of the coronavirus Wednesday, intensifying concerns of an outbreak following a lull in reported South Korean infections.