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Suu Kyi and China: Who is playing whom?

26-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

Myanmar State Counsellor and Foreign minister Aung San Suu Kyi’s landmark state visit to China that ended on Sunday was watched with great interest in Myanmar and [...]
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Two young girls among three killed as earthquake of 6.8 magnitude strikes Burma, destroys ancient temples and shakes buildings in Thailand, India and Bangladesh

26-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Dailymail | 6:00 AM

A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar Wednesday, killing at least three people and damaging some 60 pagodas in the famous ancient city of Bagan, [...]
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UN relief wing monitoring situations in Italy and Burma after strong earthquakes

26-Aug-2016 Intellasia | UN | 6:00 AM

In the wake of powerful earthquakes today in Italy and Myanmar, the United Nations relief wing is monitoring the situations, and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s [...]
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China-America military chess game escalates

26-Aug-2016 Intellasia | The Mercury | 6:00 AM

I HAVE previously written that China did not accept, or respect, the ruling from the International Court, made on July 12, concerning the sovereignty of the South China Sea. [...]
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Vietnam seeks help to ease S. China Sea tensions

26-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

France and other countries should help to keep the peace in the disputed South China Sea, Vietnam’s President said yesterday, as unease grows over China’s [...]
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In South China Sea, Beijing Acts Out Its Own Manifest Destiny

26-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Huffington Post | 6:00 AM

I was visiting the Dry Tortugas, a collection of islands, sand bars and reefs 70 miles east of Key West, and, curiously, the first thing that came to mind was the South China [...]
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Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar

Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar

25-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AP | 8:45 AM

Rescue workers surveyed the damage Thursday after a powerful earthquake shook Myanmar, killing at least four people and damaging 185 ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former [...]
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Burma Opposition Party Changes Leadership, Strategy

25-Aug-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s main opposition party elected members to new key positions on Tuesday, displacing ex-president Thein Sein as chair of the former ruling party in a strategic [...]
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Former president resigns as chief of Burma opposition party

25-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

Former Myanmar President Thein Sein has stepped down from his position as chair of the opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party, it was learned Tuesday. The former [...]
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Burma, India must learn from China

25-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Deccan Herald | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to China has highlighted again the complex nature of relations between the two countries. This was Suu [...]
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Burma Coffee Will Hit Whole Foods As an Economic Opening Continues

25-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Fortune | 6:00 AM

Poor diplomatic relations between the US and Myanmar had made traders cautious, until recently. Two shipments of coffee beans from Myanmar arrived in the United States this [...]
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Activist Hit by Truck Owned by Chinese Copper Mine Company in Burma

25-Aug-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

A leading local activist said Tuesday that he and others were deliberately hit by a truck owned by a Chinese company that operates the controversial Letpadaung copper mine in [...]
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Ambassador downplays Vietnamese concerns over US election

25-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Washington Blade | 6:00 AM

US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius on Monday downplayed concerns in the Southeast Asian country over the potential outcome of the US election. “For 240 years [...]
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Burma’s peacock: a national symbol dying off in the wild

25-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Embraced by kings and freedom fighters alike, Myanmar’s peacocks have long been a national symbol of pride and resistance – but they are becoming ever harder to [...]
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Burma names Kofi Annan to head panel on Rohingya Muslims

25-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s government has set up an advisory panel headed by former UN Secretary general Kofi Annan to find “lasting solutions” to the conflict in Rakhine [...]
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