Stakeholders attend the Mekong River Commission’s fifth regional forum on hydropower dam projects in the Lao capital Vientiane, Sept. 20, 2018.

More Southeast Asian Dam Disasters Likely Unless Funders Ensure Higher Standards

Experts say corners are cut as Laos and its neighbors rush to draw investment.

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Flooding on Tibet's Drichu River Submerges Monastery in Chamdo

The Polu monastery must now be rebuilt, local Tibetans say.

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Bangladeshi Official: 'We Will Not Send Any Rohingya Back by Force'

Rohingya will not be sent back to Myanmar unless the UN confirms they are willing to leave, a foreign ministry official says.

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Tibetan Residents of Gansu Protest Water Diversion Scheme

The plan will send river water from one township to another, with authorities threatening to arrest anyone opposed.

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Authorities Detain Senior Editors of Uyghur Publishing House Over ‘Problematic’ Books

An investigation found the publisher had issued 600 books with ‘improper political content.’

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Police Detain Maoist Labor Activists on Campuses Across China: Group

A Maoist student group showing solidarity with workers at Jasic Technology in Shenzhen is the main target for a growing, nationwide crackdown.

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China Revokes Business License of Independent Think-Tank Unirule

The head of the Unirule Institute of Economics, Sheng Hong, says the authorities are targeting independent voices from the private sector.

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Doubts Surround Bangladesh-Myanmar Plan to Repatriate Rohingya Refugees

Government has yet to ask people slated for repatriation for their opinion, an official says.

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53 Lao Women and Girls Rounded Up in Karaoke Bar Raid in Southern Thailand

Three of the 53 females who were detained were minors with falsified ages on their IDs, officials said.

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Myanmar Drops Charges Against Journalists From Eleven Media

The government recommends arbitration to settle the case.

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