The southern city of Shenzhen is the symbol of the transformative reforms launched by China 40 years ago: Former fishing villages that morphed into a global manufacturing hub.
Shenzhen, China's reform pioneer, leads tech revolution
China has pledged to help Afghanistan and Pakistan put into effect a memorandum of understanding signed by the three sides on security cooperation aimed at curbing militancy and ending longstanding suspicions between Kabul and Islamabad over security issues.
China, Afghanistan, Pakistan agree on joint anti-terror efforts
Seven civilians have been killed and nearly two dozen injured when Indian troops fired on protesters in Indian-controlled Kashmir.
7 Kashmir civilians shot dead by Indian troops
At least 20 women and children have been killed in an airstrike conducted by the US warplanes in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar, local officials say.
US airstrike kills 20 civilians in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar: Officials
China pledged to help Afghanistan and Pakistan overcome longstanding suspicions, as officials from the three nations met on Saturday in the latest round of diplomacy aimed at opening talks with the Taliban to end the Afghan war.
China pledges to help Afghanistan, Pakistan bridge divisions
Sri Lanka’s embattled Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Saturday, only a month-and-a-half after taking office and giving the country’s president political space to prevent an imminent government shutdown.
Sri Lanka PM Rajapaksa resigns amid government shut down fears
Chinese President Xi Jinping has declared an “overwhelming victory” in his fight against graft within the ruling Chinese Communist Party, while still vowing that the campaign to weed out deep-seated corruption will continue, state media reported.
China’s Xi declares an ‘overwhelming victory’ over graft
Days after Japan enacted a law introducing a foreign-worker program to bolster a labor force shrinking due to the aging population, a study showed it could struggle to compete with other developed countries to attract residents from overseas.
Poll: Japan wants more foreign workers, but they may not want Japan
Growth in China’s new home prices slowed in November as markets in smaller cities lost some of their heat, though the sector remained relatively resilient amid a broader slowdown in economic activity.
China's November home price growth slows as smaller cities cool
There are various ways to help people out of poverty, but Bai Wenjun, a poverty relief cadre, has created a way of his own, shooting short films.
Short films aid rural poverty alleviation across China

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