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Three dead after Taiwan quake topples buildings

Three dead after Taiwan quake topples buildings

06-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 4:27 PM

Relatives of residents trapped in a 16-storey apartment complex felled by a powerful earthquake in Taiwan that killed 14 people were praying for miracles Saturday as rescuers [...]
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European Parliament calls for release of HK booksellers detained in China

European Parliament calls for release of HK booksellers detained in China

06-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The European Parliament has called for the immediate release of five Hong Kong booksellers detained in China, in a case that has grabbed global headlines and rattled the [...]
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Experts Doubtful About N Korea’s ICBM Capability

Experts Doubtful About N Korea’s ICBM Capability

06-Feb-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

When North Korea notified international organisations of its plan to launch a long-range rocket this month, it said the move is part of its “space development [...]
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China’s Foreign Reserves Poised for Record Drop on Yuan Defense

China’s Foreign Reserves Poised for Record Drop on Yuan Defense

06-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

China’s foreign-exchange reserves, already at a three-year low, are poised to post a second consecutive record monthly drop as policy makers intervene to support the [...]
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China says told N Korea does not want to see tensions rise

China says told N Korea does not want to see tensions rise

06-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China has told North Korea it does not want to see anything happen that could further raise tensions, China’s foreign minister was quoted as saying on Friday, after [...]
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N. Korean Nuclear Provocations Force Region to Make Hard Choices

N. Korean Nuclear Provocations Force Region to Make Hard Choices

06-Feb-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Pyongyang’s defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons is forcing countries in northeast Asia to either support crippling sanctions or ultimately recognise North Korea as a [...]
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Xi Jinping Assuming New Status as China’s ‘Core’ Leader

Xi Jinping Assuming New Status as China’s ‘Core’ Leader

06-Feb-2016 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

China’s president, Xi Jinping, has already grasped more power more quickly than his two recent predecessors, and he has shown a taste for audacious decisions and a [...]
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HK booksellers held for ‘illegal activities’, say China police

HK booksellers held for ‘illegal activities’, say China police

06-Feb-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

First admission by mainland Chinese authorities that three men linked to Causeway Bay Books who disappeared in November have been detained Chinese police have confirmed for [...]
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Seoul and Japan are ready to shoot down N Korea’s rocket debris

Seoul and Japan are ready to shoot down N Korea’s rocket debris

06-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Mashable | 6:00 AM

South Korea and Japan have vowed to shoot down any debris that falls on their territories from a long-range rocket that North Korea plans to fire this month. On Thursday, [...]
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Ancient Shipwrecks Found Underwater, But No Missing MH370 Plane

Ancient Shipwrecks Found Underwater, But No Missing MH370 Plane

06-Feb-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Nearly two years have passed since the disappearance of MH370, the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. A [...]
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Philippines warns Taiwan for increasing tensions in disputed sea

Philippines warns Taiwan for increasing tensions in disputed sea

06-Feb-2016 Intellasia | The Indian Republic | 6:00 AM

Ma Ying-jeou, 65, said his visit to the island known in Taiwan as Taiping, but also known as Itu Aba, was for the objective of promoting peace, the BBC reported. [...]
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Vietnam’s Master Plan for the South China Sea

Vietnam’s Master Plan for the South China Sea

06-Feb-2016 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

The country’s plan for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance is taking shape. For many years, Vietnam has been steadily accumulating new military capabilities [...]
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Australia’s dilemma over patrols in South China Sea

Australia’s dilemma over patrols in South China Sea

06-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Australia is weighing a more assertive response to China’s territorial claims in the region, with growing calls for the navy to patrol within 12 nautical miles of [...]
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China Sets 6.5pct to 7pct Growth Target, First Range Since 1990s

China Sets 6.5pct to 7pct Growth Target, First Range Since 1990s

05-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

China set a range for its economic growth target for the first time in two decades, saying the world’s second-largest economy would expand 6.5 percent to 7 percent this [...]
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How Japan sees China’s island-building ‘problem’

How Japan sees China’s island-building ‘problem’

05-Feb-2016 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

China’s buildup on islands in the South China Sea is not the act of a responsible member of the global community, a top Japanese official told CNBC. Shinsuke Sugiyama, [...]
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