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Asian nations turn to Australia to combat China threat in South China Sea

Asian nations turn to Australia to combat China threat in South China Sea

21-Mar-2016 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

South-east Asian nations are turning to Australia to seek closer defence ties amid rising concerns over China’s military build-up in the flashpoint waters of the South [...]
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Burma citizens hope for positive change after government shake-up

21-Mar-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s new government is expected to announce its cabinet line-up for 18 of the 21 ministries next week. Key ministries include National Planning and Finance, Health [...]
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Vietnam’s ‘Lady Gaga’ runs for parliament

21-Mar-2016 Intellasia | TNP | 6:00 AM

Pop star Mai Khoi, dubbed Vietnam’s Lady Gaga for her risque outfits, is running for parliament with a crew of dissidents and activists who are testing the [...]
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Vietnam’s Communists Try to Keep ‘Selfie Orgasm’ Pop Star from Running for Congress

21-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Breitbart | 6:00 AM

A pop star known for her pink hair and controversial outfit choices is the biggest name on a long list of independent legislative candidates in Vietnam, hoping, through sheer [...]
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Celebrity election bids stir rare political enthusiasm in Vietnam

21-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Stand-up comedian Nguyen Cong Vuong wants to shake up Vietnam’s notoriously dull politics, and says images of lawmakers snoozing in televised debates is no laughing [...]
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US Navy and Marine Corps commanders visit Vietnam

21-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Thanhniennews | 6:00 AM

US Pacific Fleet commander Adm. Scott H. Swift and Lieutenant general John A. Toolan, the head of Marine Corps Forces Pacific are in Vietnam this week to “explore ways [...]
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Vietnam seeks compensation from China after attack on fishers

21-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Tuoitrenews | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has demanded China stop bullying Vietnamese fishermen in the former’s waters and provide compensation for damage caused by a recent attack. Hanoi vehemently [...]
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Vietnam’s Quest for a Greenwater Navy

21-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

Despite the recent headlines, Vietnam still has a lot of ground to cover to establish a revitalised and balanced navy. The recent induction of an unarmed, harmless-looking [...]
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China Startup Juwai Seeks IPO in Australia as Early as End of the year

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Juwai.com, a property search engine that lists real estate around the world for Chinese buyers, is seeking to go public in Australia as early as this year. The firm is [...]
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Cambodia PM Hun Sen denies buying up Facebook ‘likes’

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen denied buying fake “likes” for a Facebook page Thursday, as the country’s rival politicians increasingly battle for social [...]
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Burma ranks toward bottom of happiness index

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Mmtimes | 6:00 AM

Myanmar is among the least happy countries in the world, according to a new survey-based report. The World Happiness Report 2016 Update, which was released in Rome this week, [...]
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Conflict-plagued Burma plans ethnic ministry

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s incoming government announced plans Thursday to create a ministry for ethnic affairs, marking the importance it places on relations with minorities in a [...]
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Vietnam’s southern delta faces worst drought in history

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Telegram | 6:00 AM

” Vietnam’s southern Mekong Delta, the country’s main rice growing region, is experiencing the worst drought and saline intrusion in recent history that has [...]
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China to push Burma’s new government on stalled dam

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China signaled on Thursday that it will push Myanmar’s new government to resume a controversial stalled dam project in the Southeast Asian country, saying the contract [...]
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Burma creating ministry to oversee ethnic affairs

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Yonhan | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s incoming government announced plans yesterday to create a ministry for ethnic affairs, marking the importance it places on relations with minorities in a [...]
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