Students, NGO officials, and diplomats attend a remembrance service to commemorate prominent Lao activist Sombath Somphone in Vientiane, Laos, Dec. 15, 2017.

Students, NGOs Hold Remembrance Service For Disappeared Lao Activist

The ceremony marks the fifth anniversary of the abduction of Sombath Somphone.

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North Korea Takes Down Guard Posts on Roads in China Border Areas

Move is seen as an effort to make it easier to import or smuggle goods from China as sanctions bite.

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Protests in Northern China As Migrants' Children Excluded From Schools

Migrant workers in Shaanxi province fear that an official policy of getting rid of low-income groups may be spreading across the country from Beijing.

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European Parliament Adopts Resolution Condemning Lack of Freedom of Expression in Vietnam

Observers welcome the move, which comes ahead of a planned trade agreement.

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Hong Kong's Legislature 'Castrated' by Rule Changes Despite Rowdy Protests

Pro-democracy lawmakers, hit by the loss of six seats in recent months, will now be less able to monitor and question the workings of the administration, critics say.

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Chinese-backed Megaprojects in Myanmar Continue to Raise Ire of Residents

Activists and the leader of the country’s Catholic Church hit back against the Letpadaung copper mine and Myitsone dam.

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Cambodia Opposition Chief Kem Sokha Calls on Court to Drop ‘Treason’ Charges

The CNRP president says he should be freed to help resolve the country’s ‘political crisis.’

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NGO: Myanmar Violence Killed at Least 6,700 Rohingya in August-September

Many of the victims were shot and others were burned in their homes, MSF reports.

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Media Groups, International Community Rally For Release of Reporters Detained in Myanmar

They call on the government to immediate free two Reuters journalists arrested on Tuesday.

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Nearly 10 Percent of Residents of a Xinjiang Township Detained by Chinese Authorities

More than 3,300 of Bullaqsu’s residents are jailed or in political re-education camps.

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Checkpoints, Guards Block Road to Sichuan’s Larung Gar

The move further tightens Chinese authorities' restrictions at the once-sprawling Tibetan Buddhist study center.

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Beijing Mass Evictions Continue in Wake of Second Fatal Fire

A letter calling on the city's party chief to resign over the mass eviction of low-income migrants from elsewhere in China is quickly expunged from social media sites.

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