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EU says trade pact approval rests on Vietnam’s rights record

25-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

European parliamentarians warned communist Vietnam on Thursday that a failure to improve its human rights record threatens to hinder the ratification of a free trade pact [...]
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Burma makes record seizures of illegal timber

24-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Myanmar seized a record amount of illegal timber this financial year as part of a government clampdown to protect the country’s rapidly disappearing forests, a senior [...]
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Burma security forces probe Rohingya prison deaths

Burma security forces probe Rohingya prison deaths

24-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s security forces are investigating the deaths of eight Rohingya in custody who were among hundreds arrested during a military crackdown in the north of Rakhine [...]
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Asean wants to seal a South China Sea deal with Beijing this year

24-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations hopes to soon reach a deal with China on a “framework” for a code of conduct in the South China Sea, though some bloc [...]
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Asean worried over South China Sea militarisation

Asean worried over South China Sea militarisation

24-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Asiaone | 6:00 AM

Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have expressed grave concern over the continued militarisation in the disputed South China Sea. [...]
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China opposes US naval patrols in South China Sea

23-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China said on Tuesday it opposed action by other countries under the pretext of freedom of navigation that undermined its sovereignty, after a US aircraft carrier strike [...]
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Family believes Vietnamese suspect in Kim’s death was duped

23-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The family of a Vietnamese woman identified as a suspect in the death of the half brother of North Korea’s ruler confirmed Tuesday that she is their relative, but said [...]
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South China Sea: Beijing Unwilling to Go Down Without a Fight Amid US-Led FONOP

23-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Sputniknews | 6:00 AM

While Washington signals its readiness to continue the Obama-era FONOP operations in the South China Sea, Beijing is seemingly not willing to go down without a fight, Russian [...]
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How ‘routine’ are the new US patrols in the South China Sea?

23-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Sea-globe | 6:00 AM

Recent US Navy patrols in the region have many worried, but the Trump administration’s long game in the South China Sea is unclear This past weekend, the US Navy sent [...]
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The US just sent an aircraft-carrier strike group to mix it up in the South China Sea

The US just sent an aircraft-carrier strike group to mix it up in the South China Sea

23-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Businessinsider | 6:00 AM

The US Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 1 recently arrived in the South China Sea to promote freedom of travel on the high seas, as China tightens its grip on the region [...]
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Philippine minister Doubtful of China Row Resolution ‘During Our Lifetime’

Philippine minister Doubtful of China Row Resolution ‘During Our Lifetime’

23-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The foreign minister of the Philippines expressed doubt on Wednesday that a maritime sovereignty dispute with China could be resolved “during our lifetime”, so it [...]
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US resumes its provocative actions in sea

23-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Chinadaily | 6:00 AM

The USS Carl Vinson Nimitz-class carrier strike group has begun patrolling the South China Sea, proving the speculation over the past few days was true. On February 12, the [...]
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Pirates kill Vietnamese sailor, kidnap six others

22-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Pirates have attacked a Vietnamese-flagged cargo ship off the southern Philippines, killing one seaman and abducting at least six others in a region notorious for such [...]
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US, China moves raise red flags in Asean sea code talks

US, China moves raise red flags in Asean sea code talks

22-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com | 6:00 AM

Washington’s deployment of an aircraft carrier and Beijing’s construction of military facilities in the South China Sea raised concerns Sunday as diplomats in the [...]
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Rohingya Activist Says 1000 Refugees Returned to Burma

22-Feb-2017 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

About 1,000 members of the Rohingya ethnic minority who fled Myanmar during its army’s four-month counterinsurgency operation have returned to their villages in Rakhine [...]
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