East Asia

FILE - A woman checks her phone next to a poster promoting a project of the Belt and Road in Colombo, Sri Lanka at China International Fair for Trade in Services in Beijing, China, May 28, 2019.
Long-delayed report by the World Bank says the Belt and Road, a string of ports, railways, roads and bridges and other investments connecting China to Europe via central and southern Asia, could lift 32 million people out of moderate poverty conditions if implemented fully
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June 18, 2019
FILE - Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a joint news conference with Kyrgyzstan's President Sooronbai Jeenbekov, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, June 13, 2019.
Xi reportedly said it was important that discussions be conducted on an equal footing, but thatboth would 'lose by fighting'
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June 18, 2019
Map showing quake locations in Japan, June 19, 2019.
Quake was fairly shallow, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) below the sea's surface, although shallow quakes tend to cause more damage on the Earth's surface
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June 18, 2019
Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)
An independent review of United Nations operations in the years before hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled a violent crackdown by Myanmar’s military concluded that the organization’s many bodies failed to act together, resulting in “systemic and structural failures.”
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June 18, 2019
Packs of Canadian pork are displayed for sale at a supermarket in Beijing, June 18, 2019.
China will halt imports from a Canadian company after food safety issues were detected in one batch of pork, the Xinhua state news agency reports
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June 18, 2019
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a news conference in Hong Kong, June 10, 2019.
Carrie Lam signaled no imminent move to reintroduce an extradition bill, but also showed no sign of giving in to demands that she leave office
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June 18, 2019
In this Jan. 27, 2017 photo, foreign exchange student Miaofan Chen, left, of Hefei, China, chats with Thandi Glick in Denver.
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Key lawmaker says Chinese families are told they will suffer if their students don’t steal intellectual property
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June 18, 2019