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Hong Kong's Youth Press Campaign Despite China's Rejection of Full Democracy

When the British handed over Hong Kong to China in 1997, Beijing promised to allow universal suffrage as an "ultimate aim", along with other freedoms, under a "one country, two systems" arrangement agreed with London. That's not going to happen, well-placed sources in Beijing and Hong Kong ...

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Trial of Chinese Billionaire in UN Bribery Case Opens

Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a Chinese billionaire accused of bribing United Nations diplomats to gain their approval of a U.N. conference center he wanted to build. Ng Lap Seng has pleaded not guilty. He has posted $50 million bail, but is restricted to a luxury New York City ...

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China Begins Mediation Bid to Ease Afghanistan-Pakistan Tensions

China has formally initiated a mediation bid to ease Afghanistan's tensions with Pakistan and to encourage the two uneasy neighbors to jointly work for countering terrorism and promoting regional peace. Beijing's diplomatic offensive comes as relations between Islamabad and Kabul have ...

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Corruption, Economic Crisis Overshadow Mongolian Election

Mongolians will vote for a new president on Monday in a race pitting a horse salesman against a former judo star and a nationalist wanting to get more from the vast landlocked country's mineral wealth. The three candidates are seeking to succeed Tsakhia Elbegdorj of the Democratic Party who ...

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Indian Man on Death Row in Pakistan Seeks Clemency From Army Chief

An Indian man on death row in Pakistan after a military court sentenced him on charges of espionage, sabotage and terrorism has appealed to the country's army chief for clemency. India had earlier appealed to the International Court of Justice, the highest legal body under the United Nations, ...

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Top Chinese, US officials kick off strategic talks in Washington

Top U.S. and Chinese diplomatic officials met in Washington for the first of several high-level security talks meant to promote dialogue on a variety of issues, ranging from fighting global terrorism to leveraging Beijing's ties with North Korea. VOA's Elizabeth Cherneff reports.

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Decades After Fleeing Tibet, Refugees Still Have Limits on Rights in India

Event organizer Lobsang Wangyal has to travel overseas often, but as a Tibetan refugee born in India, he did not have a passport and sometimes had to wait days to get the mandatory permits every time he went abroad. So Wangyal, whose parents fled Tibet as teenagers, went to court to demand his ...

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US Urges Bigger Chinese Role to Combat Global Terrorism

The United States wants China to become more involved in supporting the global fight against terrorism and efforts to defeat Islamic State, including in Iraq, a senior U.S. official said on Monday ahead of high-level security talks with Beijing. Susan Thornton, the U.S. acting assistant ...

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Learning Chinese Trending in Pakistan Amid Deepening Ties With China

China is investing billions of dollars in extensive roads, railways, special industrial zones and energy infrastructure in Pakistan. The massive collaboration dubbed the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, or CPEC, is generating interest among Pakistani students and professionals to learn Mandarin....

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Xinhua: China, Russia Held Navy Drill on Sunday

A Chinese naval fleet held a scheduled military exercise with the Russian navy in St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad on Sunday in the first of planned exercises this year to strengthen their cooperation, state news agency Xinhua reported. The "Joint Sea-2017" exercise follows similar ones held ...

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