An unsuspecting tourist is billed thousands of yuan for a seafood dinner in a picturesque seaside town.
Bounthanh Khammavong is serving a nearly five-year prison sentence in Laos for criticizing the government online.
The award is seen by some as a slap in the face for China's government-controlled scientific establishment.
Activists are being closely watched on the fifth anniversary of the announcement of the veteran dissident's 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.
The group will join seven others in inking the agreement with the government.
Workers are unaware of the trade deal’s provision on independent worker unions, while the animal husbandry industry fears competitive threats.
Sources say the group will likely impact North Koreans who subsist on smuggling.
Evidence presented in court has already established his client's innocence, senator's lawyer says.