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Will China dam its last free-flowing river?

Feb 2, 2016
The Nu River, along China's border with Burma, is at the center of a controversy.
China's last free-flowing river, the Nu, runs along its border with Burma. For years, government officials have planned to build a series of 13 dams along the river to generate electricity. Environmental groups in China and Southeast Asia have protested the plans.
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Seeking better healthcare, Russians look to China

Nov 17, 2015
The tiny Chinese bordertown of Hunchun has 49 hospitals catering to Russians.

China bets big on border town with Russia, North Korea

Nov 16, 2015
China invests billions into Hunchun, along the Russian and North Korean border.