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A police van arrives to court in Yangon in December. Photo: Myo Min Soe/AFP/Getty Images

Seven Myanmar soldiers were sentenced to "10 years in prison with hard labor in a remote area" for the massacre of 10 Rohingya men in September, Reuters reports.

Why it matters: Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested for reporting that story, and are now facing up to 14 years in prison. Per Reuters, the military said on Tuesday that the 10 men who were killed "belonged to a group of 200 militants who had attacked security forces," but witnesses tell Reuters there was no large attack, and that soldiers "plucked the 10 from among hundreds" of people.

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The week the Trump show ended

Data: NewsWhip; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Donald Trump was eclipsed in media attention last week by President Biden for the first time since Trump took office, according to viewership data on the internet, on social media and on cable news.

Why it matters: After Trump crowded out nearly every other news figure and topic for five years, momentum of the new administration took hold last week and the former president retreated, partly by choice and partly by being forced off the big platforms.

Pay TV's bleak post-pandemic outlook

Data: eMarketer; Chart: Axios Visuals

The pandemic has taken a huge toll on the Pay-TV industry, and with the near-term future of live sports in question, there are no signs of it getting better in 2021.

Why it matters: The fraught Pay-TV landscape is forcing some smaller, niche cable channels out of business altogether.

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Biden sets his sights on China

Photo illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios. Photo: Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images  

The new administration's first few moves and statements on China suggest that President Biden may continue some of the Trump era's most assertive policies.

Why it matters: China's severe domestic repression, its dramatic rise as a technological superpower, and its increasingly aggressive actions around the globe mean that the world expects the American president to take action.

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