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China plans base station for rescue operations in South China Sea

China plans base station for rescue operations in South China Sea

24-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Chinese government bureau is planning a base station for an advanced rescue ship in the disputed Spratly Islands, state media reported on Monday, as China continues its [...]
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US-Vietnam ties should not put Asia stability at risk: China

US-Vietnam ties should not put Asia stability at risk: China

24-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Improving ties between the United States and Vietnam should not put peace and stability in Asia at risk, China’s state news agency said, as US President Barack Obama [...]
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Obama lands in Vietnam to boost security, trade ties

Obama lands in Vietnam to boost security, trade ties

23-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 8:50 AM

US President Barack Obama landed in Vietnam late Sunday for a landmark visit capping two decades of rapprochement between the former wartime foes, as both countries look to [...]
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Obama seeks stronger ties with 2 Asian countries that are anxious about China

Obama seeks stronger ties with 2 Asian countries that are anxious about China

23-May-2016 Intellasia | AP | 8:48 AM

President Barack Obama’s mission in Vietnam and Japan is to build stronger economic and security ties with Asian-Pacific allies anxious about the rise of an [...]
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Will The Philippines Hedge, Balance, or Bandwagon? Previewing Duterte’s South China Sea Policy

Will The Philippines Hedge, Balance, or Bandwagon? Previewing Duterte’s South China Sea Policy

23-May-2016 Intellasia | Diplomaticourier | 7:13 AM

After garnering at least 15.9 million votes last May 10th, Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte, the popular mayor of Davao City, was elected as the 16th President of the [...]
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Veteran Vietnam dissident Nguyen Van Ly released ahead of Obama visit

Veteran Vietnam dissident Nguyen Van Ly released ahead of Obama visit

23-May-2016 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Authoritarian Vietnam released one of the country’s longest serving prisoners of conscience on Friday, just days before US President Barack Obama is due to visit, the [...]
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Najib-Putin agreement a good sign for MH17 investigation says Liow

Najib-Putin agreement a good sign for MH17 investigation says Liow

23-May-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

The agreement between prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the need for justice in shhoting down flight MH17 is a good sign for [...]
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Voices from Thailand: Reflections on 2-year coup anniversary

Voices from Thailand: Reflections on 2-year coup anniversary

23-May-2016 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

In the early evening of May 22, 2014, all TV screens in Thailand turned blue and up flashed an army emblem. That was the first sign of change. Suddenly, the country’s [...]
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Duterte death fears rise as Philippine mayor offers bounties

Duterte death fears rise as Philippine mayor offers bounties

23-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The incoming mayor of a major Philippine city said Friday he was offering police bounties to kill criminals, deepening fears of extra-judicial deaths under the rule of [...]
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Currency wars, global growth top agenda at G7 meeting in Japan

Currency wars, global growth top agenda at G7 meeting in Japan

23-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A deep divide over currency policy bubbled over at a G7 meeting in Japan on Friday as a senior US Treasury official warned against Tokyo’s bid to tame the resurgent [...]
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Japan pledges $6b aid to Middle East ahead of G7 Summit

Japan pledges $6b aid to Middle East ahead of G7 Summit

23-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Japan pledged $6 billion in fresh aid to the Middle East Friday to prevent violent extremism and stabilise the region, ahead of next week’s Group of Seven summit which [...]
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South China Sea dispute: China claims support of 40 countries

South China Sea dispute: China claims support of 40 countries

23-May-2016 Intellasia | Indiatimes | 6:00 AM

China today claimed it had the backing of over 40 countries in its campaign to shore up support for its stand opposing arbitration by a UN tribunal to end the dispute with [...]
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It’s time for tougher US pushback against China’s maritime misconduct

It’s time for tougher US pushback against China’s maritime misconduct

23-May-2016 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

It’s time the US reacted decisively to China’s growing challenge to freedom of navigation in international waters, especially in Asia. Just this week, two Chinese [...]
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N. Korea urges South to accept Kim Jong-Un talks offer

N. Korea urges South to accept Kim Jong-Un talks offer

23-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

North Korea urged South Korea on Friday to accept leader Kim Jong-Un’s proposal for military talks and to ease tensions that surged after the North’s fourth [...]
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Beijing issues warning to Taiwan’s new president

Beijing issues warning to Taiwan’s new president

23-May-2016 Intellasia | AFFP | 6:00 AM

Beijing warned Taiwan’s new president Tsai Ing-wen against seeking independence Friday, cautioning that peace would be “impossible” if she made any moves to [...]
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