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Asian News:

North Korean Agricultural Quotas Unrealistic Due to Equipment Shortfalls

North Korea has ordered its farmers to begin planting crops, but many farms in the country have yet to be plowed due to a severe lack of adequate farming machinery, sources told RFA. During January’s Eighth Party Congress, the central government said that, prior to the coronavirus pandemic, North Korea had been too reliant on […]

Lao News:

Laos Sees Huge Jump in COVID-19 Cases, While Lockdown in Cambodia Threatens Food Security

Laos on Monday saw its biggest jump in cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, since the pandemic began more than a year ago, as the impoverished nation expanded a lockdown and added additional capacity at treatment centers to deal with the drastic rise in infections. Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh, director general of the Communicable […]