Christine Schraner Burgener (C), the UN secretary-general's special envoy to Myanmar, visits the Myanmar-Bangladesh border in Maundaw township, 
western Myanmar's Rakhine state, June 18, 2018.

New UN Envoy Visits Myanmar’s Troubled Maungdaw Township in Rakhine State

Christine Schraner Burgener visits a repatriation center and processing camp for Rohingya refugees who will return to the country.

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Thailand Proposes New Fund for Southeast Asian Sub-Region

The fund would help Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia become more self-sufficient, officials say.

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Tibetans Forced to Sing Songs Praising Chinese Communist Party

Heavy fines are threatened for those refusing to take part, local sources say.

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China Resumes Test of Nuclear Reactor on Southern Coast: Report

Reports indicate that the first critical phase of Taishan No. 1 reactor went ahead after safety inspectors highlighted major issues at the plant.

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Rights Group Hits Out at Dual Checkpoint Plan For Hong Kong

Plans recently approved by city lawmakers will erode the 'high degree of autonomy' promised by Beijing, a U.S.-based rights group says.

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Kachin Aid Group Halts Humanitarian Work After Threat by Myanmar Army

The military threatens to take legal action against the Kachin Baptist Convention under the Unlawful Association Act.

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US Lawmakers Call For Release of American Citizen Detained in Vietnam

They tell the US envoy in Hanoi that they are seriously concerned about William Nguyen’s arrest at a protest and his treatment in police custody.

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Cambodia Environmental Activists Stymied by Local Authorities Following Ban of Opposition

The campaigners urge Prime Minister Hun Sen to order their cooperation in protecting forests.

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Tibetan Man Convicted in Sweden of Spying For China

Dorjee Gyantsan had gathered information on refugees' names and political views and will now serve 22 months in jail.

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Officials in China's Hunan Slammed Over High School Tuberculosis Outbreak

Commentators say the local government contributed to the spread of the disease by failing to report it in a timely manner.

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China Relaxes Customs Inspections on Border With North Korea, Despite Sanctions Assurances

Sources say the reduced monitoring has facilitated the smuggling of restricted goods.

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Funeral of Chinese Activist Canceled Amid Doubts About Death

Zhang Liumao's death in police custody in 2015 is being contested as highly suspicious by his family.

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