New York Times – Asia Pacific

Zhengzhou Dispatch: Looking Through the Eyes of China’s Surveillance State

07/16/2018
A rare chance to try on a tool of a would-be surveillance dystopia gave a glimpse of the wariness that a closely watched populace can’t hide.
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With 9,000 Bottles of Dirty ‘Spring Water,’ a Chinese Artist Gets Results

07/16/2018
After a provocative Beijing art project cast a spotlight on a Chinese village’s pollution problem, the local authorities were forced to take action.
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Asia and Australia Edition: World Cup, Vladimir Putin, Pakistan: Your Monday Briefing

07/16/2018
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
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China’s Strong Economic Growth Figures Belie Signs of Weakness

07/16/2018
A 6.7 percent expansion rate comes amid signs that Beijing’s efforts to tame debt, the trade dispute with the U.S. and other problems are taking a toll.
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Chinese Billionaire Asks to Delay Prison Sentence Yet Again

07/16/2018
Ng Lap Seng, who was sentenced to four years in prison in New York in May, has asked for more time in home detention for medical reasons.
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White House Orders Direct Taliban Talks to Jump-Start Afghan Negotiations

07/16/2018
As patience with the long war fades, diplomats have expanded authority to begin talks with the Taliban, which could grow into broader negotiations.
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Video of Afghan Forces Abusing Detainees Emerges as Protests Simmer

07/15/2018
Soldiers kicked and abused bloodied bodyguards of a northern militia commander, whose arrest has set off widespread protests across several provinces.
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In India, a Missing Key to a Temple’s Treasure Vault Ignites a Furor

07/14/2018
Millions of dollars’ worth of gold is locked in Jagannath Temple. When the key to the treasure went missing, it set off a scandal that has shaken Hindus’ trust.
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Death Toll in Pakistan Suicide Bombing Rises to 128

07/14/2018
The country is preparing for elections, but political turmoil and a spate of terrorist attacks on candidates threaten to undermine the credibility of the vote.
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Chinese Chemical Plant Explosion Kills at Least 19

07/14/2018
Investigators are examining what caused the blasts at a chemical plant in southwest China, the latest in a grim record of industrial accidents.
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HNA Will Transfer Co-Chairman’s Stake as Ownership Doubts Linger

07/14/2018
The move would put the company more firmly in the hands of two charitable trusts. U.S. and European officials have asked questions about who controls it.
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Nawaz Sharif Is Arrested on Return to Pakistan, Amid Turmoil and Bloodshed

07/14/2018
As supporters of the former prime minister clashed with security forces in Punjab Province, militant attacks elsewhere in Pakistan killed more than 130 people.
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‘Still Can’t Believe It Worked’: The Story of the Thailand Cave Rescue

07/14/2018
It took plastic cocoons and anti-anxiety pills, bravery and providence to save the soccer team. “So many things could have gone wrong,” said one official.
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In North Korea, a Western Journalist Appears All but Invisible

07/14/2018
The studious lack of attention was the oddest part of an American delegation’s 28 hours in Pyongyang.
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Years After Retiring, Li Na Wields Major Influence in Tennis

07/13/2018
Li’s power as a symbol of success in China has not receded, on the court or off.
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Bits: The Week in Tech: What Trump’s Trade War Is Really About

07/13/2018
Here’s a reminder of how technology aspirations and competition are at the heart of the battle between the United States and China.
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Nonfiction: North Korea: Where Everything Is Forbidden Unless It Is Allowed

07/13/2018
Travis Jeppesen’s “See You Again in Pyongyang” offers a glimpse into a country little known in the West.
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Trump Cites ‘Great Progress’ in North Korea Nuclear Talks

07/13/2018
To buttress his claim, the president released a “very nice note” from Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader. The note said nothing about nuclear weapons.
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North Koreans Are No-Shows at Meeting to Discuss U.S. Soldiers’ Remains

07/13/2018
Talks on returning American troops killed in the Korean War did not take place as planned. But it was unclear whether U.S. officials had been deliberately stood up.
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Thai Navy May Put Elon Musk’s Mini-Submarine to Use. One Day.

07/13/2018
The military may use the tiny submarine for future rescues, though it was deemed too large and impractical to save the soccer team in the cave.
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