An employee sorts red-hot steel at a steel plant in Lianyungang, in China's eastern Jiangsu province, Sept. 23, 2019.

China's Steel Profits Suffer as Production Soars

Output is undeterred by economic weakening and environmental concerns.

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Besieged Hong Kong Students Call For Aid As Police Warn of Live-Fire Shootings

Police shut off all exits from Hong Kong Polytechnic University but one, warning that they will answer bricks, arrows and Molotov cocktails with live ammunition.

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Nearly 2,000 Flee Rakhine Villages in Fear of Myanmar Army ‘Clearance Operations’

Residents say they fear beatings by soldiers looking for Arakan Army supporters.

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Vietnam Jails Music Teacher for 11 Years For Criticizing Government Online

Nguyen Nang Tinh receives close to the maximum sentence, with his lawyers blocked in their efforts to defend him in court.

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Cambodian Court Ends Probe of Treason Charges Against Opposition Leader Kem Sokha

The decision comes after the EU says continued rights violations in Cambodia will lead to the withdrawal of its preferential trade status.

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Police Detain Eight Would-be Protesters in Lao Capital Vientiane

The eight planned to champion human rights and protest dam projects at a major Buddhist festival.

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Vietnamese Lawyer Who Offered to Defend Dissident Blogger is Sentenced to Term of House Arrest

Tran Vu Hai had offered to represent RFA contributor Truong Duy Nhat in court, but was then charged with tax evasion, with his case files seized by police.

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North Korean Refugees Rely on Cellular Phones During Journey to Freedom

NGO directed 13 refugees through China and Southeast Asia to safety using mobile phones last month.

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Chinese Bishop 'On The Run' After Pressure to Join Beijing's Catholic Church: Report

Bishop Guo Xijin of Mindong diocese in the southeastern province of Fujian has evaded official minders who were trying to put pressure on him.

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'Everyone Who Stands up Fears Retribution'

A mainland Chinese woman who is now settled in Hong Kong speaks out about the despair protesters feel in the face of government intransigence.

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