How Bangladesh’s Flood-Prone North Is Using Corn to Lift Itself Out of Poverty

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By Mosabber Hossain LALMONIRHAT DISTRICT, Bangladesh, May 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — The people of Shaniazan union, in northern Bangladesh, still remember when a river burst its banks in the early 1990s and engulfed their homes, leaving the land too sandy to grow traditional rice and tobacco crops. Back then, they desperately struggled to feed […]

China urges US to lift trade restrictions, stop interference

China urges US to lift trade restrictions, stop interference

China’s top diplomat called Monday for new U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration to lift restrictions on trade and people-to-people contacts while ceasing what Beijing considers unwarranted interference in the areas of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet.   Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s comments at a Foreign Ministry forum on U.S.-China relations come as Beijing presses […]