Smoke and steam rise from a coal processing plant in Hejin, central China's Shanxi province, Nov. 28, 2019.

China Misses Energy Goal as Environment Concerns Grow

The government omits efficiency target for 2020 after falling short of its mark in 2019.

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Thai NGOs Urge Government Not to Buy Power from Sanakham Dam in Laos

The dam's operations will affect water flows on the Mekong, negatively impacting communities in both countries, the groups say.

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Authorities to Destroy Uyghur Cemetery in Xinjiang Capital

The graveyard is the latest of dozens in the region that have been razed in recent years.

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With Myanmar Set to Vote in November, Opposition Wants a Precise Date

The main, military-backed opposition believes the ruling party can gain advantage from delaying the start of campaigning.

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Cambodian Environmental Activists End Bicycle Campaign Citing Threat of Arrest

Mother Nature activists had planned to petition the government to give an island protected status.

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Civilian Death Toll From Clashes in Myanmar’s Rakhine Climbs to Over 250

Myanmar's military declines to confirm numbers, though, adding that ethnic troops sometimes dress as civilians.

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Thousands Mark Tiananmen Massacre Anniversary Despite Ban in Hong Kong

Crowds gradually fill up Victoria Park in spite of a strong police presence and fences aimed at keeping them out.

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Myanmar Confirms First Muslim Rohingya Coronavirus Case Within Borders

The man illegally entered Rakhine state from a refugee camp in neighboring Bangladesh with his family.

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U.N. Rights Chief Alarmed at Asia-Pacific Crackdown on Freedom of Expression Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Twelve countries, both dictatorships and democracies, had stifled debate in the name of fighting fake news.

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Geopolitics, COVID-19 Behind Philippine About-Face on Defense Pact with US, Officials Say

Foreign secretary praises President Duterte for keeping nation safe through alliance with Washington.

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Top US Religious Official Pledges Support For Dalai Lama’s Return to ‘More Autonomous’ Tibet

He says bipartisan support in Congress will ‘make these things possible.’

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