China

    China is set to expand geographically after Tajikistan’s parliament agreed to give up approximately 1,000 square kilometers of land in the Pamir Mountains, the Washington Post reports. The decision is expected to end a land dispute, which dates back to more than 100 years. There is no word yet on the fate of people living in the ceded land, the Washington Post says.

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    • Ivy Mungcal

      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.