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China's ethnic Yi struggle against poverty

/ Aug 10, 2017

China's ethnic Yi struggle against poverty

For Jisi Lazuo, the torch festival in her village in southwest China should be a celebration involving colorful ethnic clothes and eating freshly slaughtered pig. Instead, it's a time of stress. "In my heart I always get worried when the torch festival comes along," said Jisi, ...

More North Korean defectors seen slipping into Thailand

/ Aug 2, 2017

More North Korean defectors seen slipping into Thailand

The number of North Koreans slipping illegally into Thailand has surged in recent months, according to immigration bureau officials, as tensions mount on the Korean Peninsula because of Pyongyang's weapons programs. Thailand is on a popular transit route for North Koreans defecting from the impoverished ...