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Vietnam jails four asylum seekers returned by Australia

28-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A court in Vietnam on Thursday jailed four Vietnamese for terms ranging from two to 2-1/2 years each for “organising others to flee abroad illegally” after [...]
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With Arms Embargo Lifted, What’s On Vietnam’s Shopping List?

28-May-2016 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

With the arms embargo finally lifted, what might Vietnam look to purchase? Now that the US arms embargo has been lifted, what might be on Hanoi’s shopping list? [...]
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The Potential Pitfalls of US-Vietnam Rapprochement

28-May-2016 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Washington must carefully calibrate its approach to Vietnam to avoid inflaming regional tensions. In formally lifting Washington’s embargo on the sale of weapons to [...]
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Fearing US-Vietnam alliance, Beijing tries to mend fences with Hanoi

28-May-2016 Intellasia | Japantimes | 6:00 AM

China has played down this week’s US decision to lift a decades-old ban on sales of lethal arms to Vietnam as it looks to avoid aggravating relations already strained [...]
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G7 sees need to send strong message on South, East China Sea disputes

G7 sees need to send strong message on South, East China Sea disputes

28-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Group of Seven (G7) leaders agreed on Thursday they need to send a strong message on the South and East China Sea in which China is locked in territorial disputes with Japan [...]
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Democracy Helps Fulfill Long-Dead Burma Teen’s Last Wish

28-May-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Dying from soldiers’ bullets, the young protester told her father not to lay her soul to rest until democracy reigned in her homeland. It has taken 28 years, but it is [...]
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Burma army chief meets with Prayut

28-May-2016 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

THAILAND IS ready to work with the new government of Myanmar and expand cooperation in all aspects, prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday told Senior general Min Aung [...]
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Some Burma citizens reject Suu Kyi’s call to avoid terms like ‘Rohingya’ and ‘Bengali’

28-May-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi says the terms will not help resolve the discrimination against them, but did not offer an alternative. Some Myanmar citizens have rejected [...]
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Burma government to Let Blacklisted Democracy Activists Return From Exile

28-May-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

The Myanmar government will allow exiled opposition activists who are still on an official “no-entry” blacklist to return to the Southeast Asian country within [...]
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China faces headaches from warming Vietnam-US ties

28-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

At a stroke, the US and Vietnam have complicated the strategic outlook for China over the disputed South China Sea. As US President Barack Obama marked one of his last trips [...]
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As ties deepen, elite US, Vietnam forces eye possible opening

28-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Special operations forces from the United States and Vietnam are signaling a readiness to start forging ties should their governments choose to do so, in what would be a [...]
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G7 says ‘concerned’ by situation in East, South China seas

G7 says ‘concerned’ by situation in East, South China seas

28-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Rising maritime tensions in Asia are a cause for concern and disputes should be resolved legally and peacefully, the leaders of the Group of Seven advanced democracies said [...]
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Jade Mine Accident in Burma Kills 14 People, Leaves Up to 200 Missing

27-May-2016 Intellasia | LAHT | 6:00 AM

More than a dozen people have died and up to 200 are missing after a tailing mound collapsed at a jade mine in Hpakant, of Kachin State in northern Myanmar, the Myanmar Times [...]
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China tries to mend fences as Vietnam cozies up to US

27-May-2016 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

China has played down this week’s decision by the United States to lift a decades-old ban on lethal arms sales to Vietnam, as it looks to avoid further aggravating [...]
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More Than 70 Missing After Landslide in Burma’s Jade-Mining Region

More Than 70 Missing After Landslide in Burma’s Jade-Mining Region

27-May-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

More than 70 people remain missing and 19 are injured a day after a landslide of mountainous slag left a dozen dead in northeastern Myanmar’s Hpakant jade-mining [...]
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