The zone was once a symbol of cooperation between the two halves of the divided Korean peninsula, but it was shuttered last year as Pyongyang ramped up its missile and nuclear programs.
Local residents have to register when they buy kitchen knives.
The move comes ahead of major meetings of China’s ruling Communist Party later this month.
Egypt’s secret police began detaining Uyghur and ethnic minority Kazakh Muslims from China en masse on July 4, in an operation activists said was requested by Beijing.
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled violence and destruction in Myanmar.
Creators of online groups are now responsible for managing information posted to their sites – a move that some believe will encourage self-censorship.
Human Rights Watch says the United Nations has turned a blind eye or is even complicit.
China’s Communist party has expanded local police forces across the country in recent years, and complaints of police abuse have increased.
Observers say the move is part of a wider clampdown ahead of general elections next year.
Hong Kong jails three young leaders for their roles in massive 2014 pro-democracy rallies, known as the ‘Umbrella Movement.’ Their sentences are a fresh blow to the campaign for political reform in the Chinese city.
A Hong Kong court jails former leaders of massive ‘Umbrella Movement’ protests that swept the Chinese city in 2014.
Prime Minister Hun Sen and other top officials in the ruling Cambodian People’s Party have warned of violence and war if elections don’t go their way.
Chinese and Indian forces have engaged in ‘jostling’ along their disputed border in the Himalayas.
The move has sparked criticism from users and service providers, who called it ‘disappointing.’
At the time of his death, Liu had been serving an 11-year jail term for "incitement to subvert state power."
Chinese President Xi Jinping, visiting Hong Kong to mark 20 years of rule by China, was met on arrival in the former British colony on June 29 with calls to release writer and democracy activist Liu Xiaobo. Liu, 61, is being treated at a hospital in northeastern China, following a diagnosis of late-stage liver cancer. Liu was already in jail when he was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize "for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China" in a decision that infuriated Beijing, which put his wife under strict house arrest.