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‘Taiwan’s Mandela’ launches bid to stand for president

‘Taiwan’s Mandela’ launches bid to stand for president

23-May-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A veteran Taiwanese opposition figure and human rights activist launched a bid Thursday to stand for president next year, posing the latest threat to the embattled ruling [...]
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US: Sea reclamation can lead to conflict

US: Sea reclamation can lead to conflict

23-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s land reclamation around reefs in the disputed South China Sea is undermining freedom and stability, and risks provoking tension that could even lead to [...]
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China, US assert rights after exchange over S China Sea

China, US assert rights after exchange over S China Sea

23-May-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

China said Thursday it is entitled to keep watch over airspace and seas surrounding artificial islands it created in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, following an [...]
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Japan ups ante in race to boost influence in Asia with cash

Japan ups ante in race to boost influence in Asia with cash

23-May-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Vying to keep pace with China’s rising influence and economic clout, Japan plans to provide $110 billion to help develop roads, ports and other infrastructure in Asia [...]
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Malaysia orders rescue of migrants, Burma to attend conference

Malaysia orders rescue of migrants, Burma to attend conference

23-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s prime minister Najib Razak said on Thursday he had ordered the navy to rescue thousands of migrants adrift at sea, and a Thai official said Myanmar had [...]
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US says South China Sea reclamations stoke instability

US says South China Sea reclamations stoke instability

23-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s land reclamation around reefs in the disputed South China Sea is undermining freedom and stability, and risks provoking tension that could even lead to [...]
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Rohingya migrant crisis eases, but hard questions remain

Rohingya migrant crisis eases, but hard questions remain

23-May-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The decision by Indonesia and Malaysia to give temporary shelter to thousands of migrants stranded at sea appears to have defused a potential Southeast Asian humanitarian [...]
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China’s Sea Aggression to Bring Vietnam, U.S. Closer, Says Osius

China’s Sea Aggression to Bring Vietnam, U.S. Closer, Says Osius

22-May-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 11:39 AM

China’s territorial maneuvers in the contested South China Sea are bringing its Communist neighbor Vietnam and the U.S. closer together, according to the new ambassador to [...]
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U.S. vows to continue patrols after China warns spy plane

U.S. vows to continue patrols after China warns spy plane

22-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:37 AM

TheUnited Statesvowed on Thursday to keep up air and sea patrols in international waters after the Chinese navy repeatedly warned aU.S.surveillance plane to leave the [...]
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15 missing after China building collapse

15 missing after China building collapse

22-May-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

At least 15 people were believed to be missing Wednesday after a residential building in China collapsed due to landslides, officials said as rescuers searched through the [...]
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Malaysia Airlines MH370: Bank account thief to get jail and a caning

Malaysia Airlines MH370: Bank account thief to get jail and a caning

22-May-2015 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

A Malaysia court sentenced 33-year-old mechanic, Basheer Ahmad Maula Sahul Hameed to four years jail and three strokes of the cane on Wednesday (20 May) for stealing $2,115 [...]
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Chinese leader: Religions must be free of foreign influence

Chinese leader: Religions must be free of foreign influence

22-May-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

China’s president warned in a key policy speech that religions must be independent from foreign influence, as the government asks domestic religious groups to pledge [...]
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Indonesia sinks 41 illegal fishing boats, including one from China

Indonesia sinks 41 illegal fishing boats, including one from China

22-May-2015 Intellasia | Agencies | 6:00 AM

Indonesia yesterday sank a large Chinese vessel as well as 40 other foreign boats that had been caught fishing illegally in the country’s waters, a move likely to spark [...]
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China navy warns US spy plane in disputed South China Sea: CNN

China navy warns US spy plane in disputed South China Sea: CNN

22-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Chinese navy warned a US surveillance plane flying over artificial islands that Beijing is creating in the disputed South China Sea to leave the area eight times, [...]
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Japan, China may discuss AIIB during finance talks June 6

Japan, China may discuss AIIB during finance talks June 6

22-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese and Chinese finance officials will hold talks on June 6 in Beijing to discuss ways to promote cooperation between the two countries and may exchange views on the [...]
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