An aerial view of reefs in the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea, April 21, 2017.

‘Deep Plowing The South China Sea’: China Eyes Resources, Steps up Research

China’s activities are eyed with suspicion by other claimants in the region’s resource-rich waters – particularly by Vietnam.

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Cambodia to Proceed With Draft Law on State of Emergency Despite Calls For Further Review

Observers say the law grants Prime Minister Hun Sen sweeping and dangerous powers.

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China Could Face Lawsuits Totaling Trillions Over Handling of Coronavirus

A report from a London-based think-tank recommends 10 possible legal channels to claim damages from Beijing.

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Coronavirus Delays Construction on Lao-China Railway

Local official says prolonged epidemic could push back December 2021 completion date.

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China Confirms Party Probe Into Outspoken Property Tycoon

The announcement comes as a Beijing court jails two social media users for criticizing President Xi Jinping.

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Tibetan Shopkeeper Freed After Serving 5 Years For Dalai Lama Photo

Sonam Dhargye carried a flag with a color photo of the Dalai Lama at a festival in 2015.

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North Korea Executes Three Officials For Theft of Emergency Food Supplies

Sources say the officials conspired to sell imported soybean oil on the open market.

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Hundreds of Myanmar Migrant Workers Stuck Near Border Outpost After Return From China

With little money, they are receiving some food from local groups and have asked the government for help.

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Cambodia Must Reduce Overcrowding at Jails Ripe For Coronavirus Outbreak: HRW

The group calls for the release of those facing minor charges and who have underlying health issues.

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US Condemns Sinking of Vietnam Fishing Vessel by Chinese Coast Guard

State Department decries 'the latest in a long string of PRC actions to assert unlawful maritime claims and disadvantage its Southeast Asian neighbors in the South China Sea.'

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