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N. Korea lashes ally China over coal import ban

N. Korea lashes ally China over coal import ban

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

North Korea denounced its chief ally and diplomatic protector China for “dancing to the tune of the US” after it banned coal imports in apparent punishment for a [...]
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Japan PM denies involvement in sweetheart land deal

Japan PM denies involvement in sweetheart land deal

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

Rare scandal was swirling around Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe on Friday as he was forced to deny involvement in a shady land deal by a religious school. A growing [...]
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China selects new chiefs for top economic posts

China selects new chiefs for top economic posts

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

China has replaced its commerce minister and the head of its top economic planning body, state media said Friday, as the country grapples with mounting financial pressures. [...]
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Indonesian president Joko Widodo arrives in Australia for two-day visit

Indonesian president Joko Widodo arrives in Australia for two-day visit

27-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:00 AM

The Indonesian president Joko Widodo has arrived in Sydney on his first visit to Australia as his nation’s leader. The president and first lady Iriana Widodo landed in [...]
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Japan to install monitors to track N Korea nuclear tests

Japan to install monitors to track N Korea nuclear tests

27-Feb-2017 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

Japan is investing $2.5 million in mobile monitoring technology that can keep an eye on North Korea’s nuclear tests. The Mainichi Shimbun reported Friday the [...]
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Asean Neutrality: A Strategic Windfall For China

Asean Neutrality: A Strategic Windfall For China

27-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

China will likely receive a strategic windfall over the next decade as each of the member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) increasingly [...]
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Duterte says China misunderstood Philippine minister’s South China Sea remarks

Duterte says China misunderstood Philippine minister’s South China Sea remarks

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

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday he was not sure why China’s commerce minister had canceled a trip to his country, and that Beijing misunderstood his [...]
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China says US must work together on solution to N. Korea

China says US must work together on solution to N. Korea

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

China called on the US to shoulder more responsibility in tackling North Korea’s rogue nuclear programme Friday, slapping down claims by President Donald Trump that [...]
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AP Analysis: Will China be N Korea’s Trump card?

AP Analysis: Will China be N Korea’s Trump card?

27-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Washingtonpost | 6:00 AM

China’s announcement it has suspended North Korean coal imports may have been its first test of whether the Trump administration is ready to do something about a major, [...]
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HK police hold rally over sentenceing of colleagues for assault

HK police hold rally over sentenceing of colleagues for assault

25-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Newsweek | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong police have staged a protest against the jailing of seven of their colleagues for assault. Seven policemen were sentenced to two years in jail on Friday, after [...]
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How to Stop China in the South China Sea

How to Stop China in the South China Sea

25-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Nationalreview | 6:00 AM

All eyes on Taiwan, America’s ‘unsinkable aircraft carrier’ China has once again raised the stakes in one of the world’s most fiercely contested [...]
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N Korea breaks silence on Kim Jong Nam death, says probe ‘full of holes’

N Korea breaks silence on Kim Jong Nam death, says probe ‘full of holes’

25-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Usatoday | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s state-run news agency slammed Malaysia on Thursday, saying its investigation into the assassination of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader [...]
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China’s President Vows to Lead the World Because Trump Isn’t Stepping Up

China’s President Vows to Lead the World Because Trump Isn’t Stepping Up

25-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Nextshark | 6:00 AM

Is it China’s time to be the global leader? As Trump’s administration is taking steps back from its global leadership role to focus on its “America [...]
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S. Korea blasts news of Kim murder via loudspeaker to North: report

S. Korea blasts news of Kim murder via loudspeaker to North: report

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

South Korea is using giant loudspeakers to blast news of the dramatic assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother across the border with its [...]
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China continues ‘steady pattern’ of S.China Sea militarisation: experts

China continues ‘steady pattern’ of S.China Sea militarisation: experts

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

Recent satellite imagery appears to show China is completing structures intended to house surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) on a series of artificial islands in the South China [...]
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