People stand near a Facebook booth at the China International Big Data Industry Expo in Guiyang, Guizhou province, China, May 27, 2018.

Chinese State Media Hire Digital Firms to Boost Followers on Facebook, Twitter

Official and public tender documents show that the country's second-largest state news agency wants more than half a million new followers on each platform by next year.

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Philippine Leader Looking to Push for Resource-Sharing Deal with China

Rodrigo Duterte says he will raise arbitral ruling on sea dispute when he goes to Beijing next week.

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Rights Groups Urge Bangladesh, Myanmar to Suspend Rohingya Returns

The Rohingya refugees ‘have every reason to fear for their safety if they return,’ says Human Rights Watch.

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North Korean Miners’ Families Suffer Cancers, Birth Defects From Uranium Exposure

Authorities meanwhile deny the problem exists, locking up those who complain in a local mental hospital.

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US Ready to Restart Negotiations With North Korea, But Analysts Expect Little Progress From Talks

Experts note that previous talks have yielded little and say neither side has changed its position.

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Taiwanese Man Tells Thai Court He Did Not Allow Radio Broadcasts into China

Chiang Yung-hsin, 52, was indicted in January on charges of setting up the station without a permit for Sound of Hope, a San Francisco-based radio network that was founded by Falun Gong.

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Hong Kong Protesters Occupy Rail Station Where Bloody Attacks Took Place

The protesters want to highlight a lack of progress in pursuing attackers who left dozens of protesters and passers-by injured at Yuen Long station on July 21.

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China Says Holding UK Consular Staff Member in 'Administrative Detention'

Simon Cheng is being held for 15 days for allegedly breaking public order laws, a foreign ministry spokesman says.

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Policeman Killed, Five Officers Injured in Attack on Convoy in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Bridge restored after fierce fighting in Shan state had disrupted a trade route to China.

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