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China steps up 'training' of Tibetan clergy, officials

Jun 6, 2018

Chinese authorities are ramping up political indoctrination among Tibetan Buddhist clergy and officials in charge of religious affairs as part of a campaign to strengthen the ruling Communist Party's grip on religion

China: Smaller trade surplus, OK. But tech concessions? No.

Jun 4, 2018

China says it will narrow its trade surplus with the United States but rejects pressure to change technology development tactics seen as a path to prosperity and its rightful place as a global leader

Ailing Thai beach made famous by Hollywood closes to tourism

May 31, 2018

Once a pristine Thai paradise, the secluded bay made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The Beach" has been exhausted by mass tourism and it's getting a break

China orders crackdown on large outdoor religious statues

May 26, 2018

China ruling Communist Party has ordered local government to better regulate the construction of large outdoor religious statues amid increasing restrictions on religious expression of all kinds

Australian nun who irked Philippine leader fights expulsion

May 25, 2018

An Australian nun who irked the Philippine president by joining political rallies has defied an Immigration Bureau order to leave the Philippines and appealed to justice officials to allow her to continue her missionary work for the poor

$28.6 million in cash seized in ex-Malaysia PM's graft probe

May 25, 2018

Malaysian police say the cash stashed in bags at an apartment linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak and seized in a money-laundering investigation amounted to $28.6 million

Philippines orders Australian nun to leave, rejects appeal

May 23, 2018

The Philippine immigration bureau has turned down an Australian nun's appeal for the reversal of an order revoking her missionary visa after the president complained about her joining opposition rallies and ordered her to leave the country

Airlines obey Beijing's demand to call Taiwan part of China

May 23, 2018

Airlines caving to Beijing on Taiwan despite White House protests

AP PHOTOS: Thousands join Hong Kong bun-snatching festival

May 23, 2018

AP PHOTOS: A parade of floating children, a race up a bamboo tower and many buns for thousands of visitors to enjoy are part of Hong Kong festival

Panda Beer anyone? Craft beers flow in middle-class China

May 19, 2018

Hundreds of craft beer enthusiasts, investors and brewers are attending an exhibition in Shanghai dedicated to expanding the palette of Chinese consumers and promoting sales of high-end brews

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