Vietnam: Fears of China-takeover fuel second week of protests

PROTESTS against proposed special economic zones and foreign investment in Vietnam entered their second week on Sunday as thousands demonstrated peacefully in provinces and cities across the country. While security was tight in many areas, with increased police presence in public areas, thousands gathered peacefully in central Ha Tinh province, …

Donkeys stolen, skinned in Africa to feed Chinese demand

In this May 14, 2018, photo, donkeys raised by subcontractors of the world’s largest donkey skin gel producer await for lunch in the city of Dong’e in eastern China’s Shandong province. NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Dawn was just beginning to break when Joseph Kamonjo Kariuki woke to find his donkeys …