Vietnamese workers stand on a huge pile of used plastic bottles at the roadside shop of a trader of recyclable items in Thach That district on the outskirts of Hanoi, Oct. 4, 2015.

Southeast Asian Nations Make Efforts to Reduce Plastic Waste, But They Are Still Not Enough

Pollution from discarded bags and bottles continues to plague Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar as they prepare for this year’s Earth Day.

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US State Dept. Catalogs Forced Disappearances in China, Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar

Annual report finds worsening repression in Tibet and Xinjiang and arbitrary arrests of Cambodian politicians.

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Chinese Human Rights Attorney Formally Arrested For 'Subversion'

Yu Wensheng's case now looks set to proceed to trial, as his wife tries to transfer funds to him in detention.

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China Boosts Ban on 'Foreign Garbage' Ahead of Earth Day 2018

The ban is a 'symbolic measure' aimed at creating a more ecologically aware China, the country's environment ministry says.

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Kachin Chief Minister Says Fleeing Villagers Can Return Home, While Army Says They Must Leave Tanaing

A Catholic aid worker says expectant and nursing mothers, as well as many elderly villagers, are among those stranded in a war zone.

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Myanmar Lifts Travel Restrictions on Rohingyas With ‘Verification Cards’

But Rohingyas maintain that they shouldn’t need the cards, because their forefathers were citizens.

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Xinjiang Authorities Use ‘Burial Management Centers’ to Subvert Uyghur Funeral Traditions

Exile observers say the centers also help ‘deal with’ deaths in detention.

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China's Ruling Party Has Branches on University Campuses Around The World

State-owned companies overseas and China-based campuses of overseas universities also host Communist Party members and cells.

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Sanctions Force North Korea to Shutter Chemical Factory

The plant could not likely obtain material necessary for its operations under sanctions supported by China, a source says.

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Chinese University Probes Student Protest Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

A prominent professor was besieged by angry students after a woman's post accusing him of sexually harassing her was deleted by government censors.

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Myanmar Rejects Evidence Presented in UN Report on Mass Sexual Violence Against Rohingya

A government spokesman calls victims’ testimony that they were raped by the army a 'baseless accusation.'

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‘Several’ Suspected Rohingya Insurgents in Custody: Bangladesh Official

Seven agencies are tracking possible ARSA activities at refugee camps in Bangladesh, police source says.

CH. 1: MANDARIN | CANTONESE

CH. 2: VIETNAMESE | BURMESE | KOREAN

CH. 3: KHMER | LAO | UYGHUR

CH. 4: TIBETAN

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