Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) arrives at a banquet for the Belt and Road Forum hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, April 26, 2019.

Experts Warn of ‘Debt-Trap’ For Vietnam in Belt and Road Initiative as China Bids For Projects

The public is wary that Hanoi will bend to Beijing’s influence if it accepts too many loans.

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Thai Police Detain Two Chinese Refugees Amid Repatriation Fears

Dissidents Jia Huajiang and Liu Xuehong are being held in immigration detention, and fear repatriation to China.

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North Korean Women “Uniquely Vulnerable” to Sex Trafficking in China: Report

North Korean regime cracks down on women learning Chinese, accusing them of preparing to defect.

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UN Rights Group Expresses Concern Over Targeting of Cambodia Opposition

OHCHR cites its country expert’s call for changes to the political culture and protections for expression.

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US Eases Up on Huawei as Taiwan Boosts China-Linked Trade, Media Penalties

Huawei has been awarded a license to buy US goods until Aug. 19, in a bid to maintain existing telecoms networks and provide software updates to Huawei smartphones.

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Chinese Clam Ships Back in Disputed South China Sea Waters: Think-tank

Filipino fishermen say the Chinese presence is encroaching on their livelihood.

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Lao Villager Dies After 8 Years in Jail Over Land Grab Protest

Sy Phong had been held in jail without trial as one of two suspected ringleaders of a protest over village land given to a Vietnamese company.

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Xinjiang Re-education Camp Detainees Appointed ‘Crying Time’ Every Two Weeks

Officials grant the sessions ‘because they know we are suffering,’ a former detainee says.

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Timber Company in Cambodia Continues to Collect Wood From Protected Forest Areas

Bribery and lies enable Oeun Sovann Company to avoid reproach for illegal logging.

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