Workers prepare a groundbreaking ceremony for a Chinese-funded expressway, in Kampong Speu province, March 22, 2019.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen Dismisses Concerns of Chinese ‘Control,’ Amid Fear of Growing Debt

Observers say that without careful management of loans and aid, Phnom Penh will become obligated to Beijing.

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Seven Villagers Killed by Heavy Artillery in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Government says they could have been killed by either side, rebels deny that there was a battle.

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North Korean Border Defense Official Arrested on Smuggling-related Charges

Sudden crackdown on smuggling surprises residents and small-time smugglers.

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Court in China's Sichuan Postpones Trial of Tiananmen Massacre Liquor Makers

Four people have been in police detention for nearly three years over the bottles, which were reportedly never intended for public sale.

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Bangladesh’s Ruling Party Signs MoU with China’s Communist Party

Leaders discussed Rohingya repatriation, infrastructure, energy and agricultural development at meeting in Dhaka.

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Myanmar Armed Groups Agree to Keep Talking With Government Over Cease-fire Pact

But ongoing hostilities in Rakhine state underscore the fragile nature of Aung San Suu Kyi’s peace process.

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Villagers in Laos Refuse Dam Developer’s Compensation Offer for Relocation

125 families must be relocated for the Nam Theun 1 dam, but they are demanding more money to vacate their land.

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Rights Group Urges Greater Anti-Trafficking Coordination by Myanmar, China to Tackle ‘Bride’ Trade

Particularly at risk are women displaced by fighting in Myanmar’s Kachin and northern Shan states.

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Ex-Philippine Officials File Complaint over China’s Control of South China Sea

Two former leaders ask the ICC to rule on Beijing’s occupation of the country’s fishing grounds.

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