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Japan’s Refugee Applications Exceed 10000 for the Second Year Running

Japan’s Refugee Applications Exceed 10000 for the Second Year Running

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

As asylum seeker applications in Japan skyrocket, the government is tightening its notoriously tough refugee policy. On Tuesday, Japan’s Ministry of Justice released a [...]
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Taiwan VP encourages crypto-currency research

Taiwan VP encourages crypto-currency research

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

A former finance supervisor also says Taiwan needs to prepare for the future ‘crypto-climate’ Vice President of the Executive Yuan Shih Jun-ji (???) declared [...]
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Japan reappoints Kuroda as BOJ chief, picks reflationist academic as deputy

Japan reappoints Kuroda as BOJ chief, picks reflationist academic as deputy

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan reappointed central bank chief Haruhiko Kuroda for another term on Friday, and chose an advocate of bolder monetary easing as one of his deputies in a strong signal to [...]
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Admiral warns US must prepare for possibility of war with China

Admiral warns US must prepare for possibility of war with China

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Harry Harris, the next US ambassador to Australia, says Beijing intends to control South China Sea The navy admiral nominated to be the next US ambassador to Australia has [...]
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Thailand decorates Burma’s army chief amid Rohingya crisis

Thailand decorates Burma’s army chief amid Rohingya crisis

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand awarded Myanmar’s army chief a royal decoration on Friday amid allegations of crimes by Myanmar security forces against Rohingya Muslims that have prompted [...]
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Burma army chief honoured by Thailand despite Rohingya crisis

Burma army chief honoured by Thailand despite Rohingya crisis

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s army chief received a royal decoration from Thailand on Friday, despite accusations his security forces have carried out ethnic cleansing against Rohingya [...]
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Why N Korea won’t give up its nukes

Why N Korea won’t give up its nukes

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

Kim Jong Un is a rational actor, not a suicidal one, according to former CIA senior analyst and North Korea expert Jung Pak, and is aware that North Korea would not be able [...]
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N Korea accuses US of ‘defamation’ at Winter Olympics

N Korea accuses US of ‘defamation’ at Winter Olympics

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | NY Post | 6:00 AM

North Korea has accused the US of waging a “defamation campaign” against Pyongyang for sending the father of former prisoner Otto Warmbier to the Winter Olympics. [...]
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US urges Malaysia to protect minority Muslims sought by China

US urges Malaysia to protect minority Muslims sought by China

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States urged Malaysia on Friday to offer temporary protection to 11 Uighur Muslims whose extradition is being sought by China.The US State Department said it had [...]
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Why N Korea Shouldn’t Have Even Been Allowed To Participate In The Olympics

Why N Korea Shouldn’t Have Even Been Allowed To Participate In The Olympics

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s Olympic charm offensive was everything Pyongyang could hope for. A global television audience watched transfixed as athletes from both North and South [...]
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Opposition lawmakers look to pressure Abe over school scandal

Opposition lawmakers look to pressure Abe over school scandal

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese opposition lawmakers on Friday urged a former finance official to testify in parliament about a suspected cronyism scandal that could pose a risk to prime minister [...]
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Philippines, China eye joint exploration in disputed waters

Philippines, China eye joint exploration in disputed waters

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China and the Philippines are discussing joint mineral exploration in the South China Sea despite an ongoing territorial conflict over the strategic waterway, Manila’s [...]
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Opponents of gay marriage in Taiwan push back against Constitutional Court ruling

Opponents of gay marriage in Taiwan push back against Constitutional Court ruling

17-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

This week opponents of court interpretation No. 748 filed a 2nd motion to overturn the ruling, and also filed a request for a referendum with the Central Election Commission [...]
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Burma-China-Singapore Consortium Wins Yangon Central Railway Bid

Burma-China-Singapore Consortium Wins Yangon Central Railway Bid

17-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Irrawaddy | 6:00 AM

A consortium including a Singapore-listed company has won the bidding for the Yangon Central Railways Station Area Comprehensive Development Project, Myanma Railways said. [...]
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Cambodia arrests Thai, Taiwan suspects over telecoms fraud

Cambodia arrests Thai, Taiwan suspects over telecoms fraud

17-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Authorities in Cambodia on Friday arrested 36 suspects from Cambodia, Taiwan and neighbouring Thailand on suspicion of running a telecoms scam to defraud victims abroad, [...]
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