Destruction of monastic dwellings at Larung Gar is shown in a recent photo.

Destruction at Larung Gar Greater Than Earlier Reported

A senior abbot at the Buddhist study center says that 4,725 monastic dwellings were destroyed during the last year.

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Vietnam's State Media Now Look to Social Media For Timely, Accurate News

Private postings provide leads and information, but may lack contrasting views, sources say.

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China's 'Underground Railroad' Smuggles Blood For Illicit Gender-Testing in Hong Kong

Gender-testing of unborn babies is banned in mainland China amid a massive gender imbalance following decades of sex-selective abortion.

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Investors Call For Head of Lao Agro Company to Step Down Amid Debt Default

They say he developed a pyramid scheme that defrauded stakeholders.

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Ethnic Mongolian Activist Lodges Formal Complaint Over 'Tiger Bench' Torture, Interrogation

Yangjindolma was detained in May after planning an event to mark the sixth anniversary of the killing of Mongolian herder Murgen.

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‘Prepare Your Coffins,’ Cambodia’s Prime Minister Tells Critics

Cambodia's ruling party may need to 'eliminate' opponents that 'threaten peace,' Hun Sen says.

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Chinese General’s Unexplained Early Exit From Vietnam Visit Raises Concern Over Rift

Analysts consider possible reasons for the abrupt departure of the high-ranking People’s Liberation Army officer.

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Tibetan Monks Missing in Custody For Almost a Year Have Been Sentenced

They are handed four and five-year terms for sharing politically sensitive information with outside contacts.

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Kachin Political Coalition Raises Concern About Myanmar Army Offensives

The group says that clashes between the national military and Kachin Independence Army could harm the peace process.

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Hong Kong's New Chief Vows to Fight 'Pro-independence Behavior' With Law Enforcement

But critics say Beijing and Hong Kong officials are trying to force greater loyalty to the ruling Chinese Communist Party.

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Suicides Have Surged at Thai Refugee Camp, UN Study Says

Officials recommend collaborative efforts; Amnesty International seeks protection, legal status for refugees.

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Yulin Dog-Meat Ban Faced 'Huge Backlash' From Local Traders: Campaigner

U.S.-based animal rights activist Gong Zengheng says an outright ban on the annual festival was never on the cards, and hopes shifting mindsets will end the consumption of dog meat in China.

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