Workers transfer soybeans at a port in Nantong in eastern China's Jiangsu province, April 9, 2018. China in June imposed tariffs on American
products following a decision by US President Donald Trump to slap duties on US $50 billion worth of Chinese products.

China's Opening-Up Offers Failed to Impress

The investment breaks aimed at averting US tariffs fell short of demands, economists say.

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Cambodia Environmental Activists Stymied by Local Authorities Following Ban of Opposition

The campaigners urge Prime Minister Hun Sen to order their cooperation in protecting forests.

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Tibetan Man Convicted in Sweden of Spying For China

Dorjee Gyantsan had gathered information on refugees' names and political views and will now serve 22 months in jail.

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Officials in China's Hunan Slammed Over High School Tuberculosis Outbreak

Commentators say the local government contributed to the spread of the disease by failing to report it in a timely manner.

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China Relaxes Customs Inspections on Border With North Korea, Despite Sanctions Assurances

Sources say the reduced monitoring has facilitated the smuggling of restricted goods.

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Funeral of Chinese Activist Canceled Amid Doubts About Death

Zhang Liumao's death in police custody in 2015 is being contested as highly suspicious by his family.

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UN Committee Set to Examine Civil and Political Rights in Laos

Routine violations include forced disappearances, land grabs, and long prison terms for criticizing the government, rights groups say.

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Vietnamese-American Detained in Vietnam For ‘Disturbing Public Order’

Police are holding William Nguyen in custody for participating in a protest in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Heavy Rains Pummel Myanmar, Causing Deadly Landslides And Destroying Homes

Five people die in a landslide in Mandalay region, while others in Rakhine and Shan states lose their homes to floodwaters.

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Nearly Half of Xinjiang Village’s Residents Sent to ‘Political Re-Education Camps’: Official

A local police officer says that almost all of Yingsher village’s adult males have been detained.

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US Lawmakers Call For Increased Pressure on Cambodia to Release Former RFA Reporters

They warn that the government may ‘hold them indefinitely,’ adding charges to keep them in jail.

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China's Social Media App WeChat Demands More Info From Users

Experts say the app can read anything on users' smartphones, and can be used by the government to spy on people.

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Government Relies on Student Informants at China's Universities

The ruling Chinese Communist Party has stepped up the use of ‘student information officers’ on campuses at home and abroad under the rule of President Xi Jinping.

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