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Burma jails Chinese nationals for illegal logging: report

Burma jails Chinese nationals for illegal logging: report

24-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 4:00 AM

Myanmar has sentenced an unspecified number of Chinese nationals to more than a decade in jail for illegal logging, China’s state media reported Thursday, with [...]
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China Targeting Rights Lawyers in a Crackdown

China Targeting Rights Lawyers in a Crackdown

24-Jul-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 4:00 AM

More than 200 lawyers and associates have been detained, with 20 still in custody. Some have been paraded on television making humiliating confessions and have been portrayed [...]
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Japan annual defense paper shows heightened worry over China

Japan annual defense paper shows heightened worry over China

22-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AP | 4:00 AM

Japan emphasized China as a threat in escalating regional tensions in this year’s annual defense report as prime minister Shinzo Abe’s government tries to [...]
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China’s Communist Party to hold key meeting in October: Xinhua

China’s Communist Party to hold key meeting in October: Xinhua

22-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 4:00 AM

China’s Communist Party will hold a full meeting of its central committee in October to set the course of the world’s second-largest economy for the next five [...]
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Japan demands China halt oil exploration in part of East China Sea

Japan demands China halt oil exploration in part of East China Sea

22-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 4:00 AM

Japan called on China on Tuesday to halt construction of oil-and-gas exploration platforms in the East China Sea close to waters claimed by both nations, concerned that [...]
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Two Women Will Decide Future of Taiwan’s Relationship With China

Two Women Will Decide Future of Taiwan’s Relationship With China

22-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 4:00 AM

The most harmonious period in China-Taiwan ties will be tested in the coming presidential election as a candidate from a pro-independence party leads the polls. While [...]
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Wife says Chinese rights lawyer being denied legal counsel

Wife says Chinese rights lawyer being denied legal counsel

22-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AP | 4:00 AM

A prominent Chinese rights lawyer whose trial is drawing near on charges of inciting ethnic hatred and provoking trouble has been denied access to lawyers for nearly a month, [...]
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N Korea says not interested in Iran-like nuclear talks with US

N Korea says not interested in Iran-like nuclear talks with US

22-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 4:00 AM

North Korea is not interested in an Iran-like dialogue with the United States to give up its nuclear capabilities, the isolated country’s foreign ministry said in a [...]
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Former Chinese president’s top aide to face corruption trial

Former Chinese president’s top aide to face corruption trial

22-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AP | 4:00 AM

Former President Hu Jintao’s top aide has been arrested on corruption charges, stripped of his party membership and removed from all government positions, China’s [...]
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Beijing chides US over South China Sea flight

Beijing chides US over South China Sea flight

22-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 4:00 AM

China on Monday called on Washington not to pick sides in quarrels over the South China Sea, state media said, days after a US naval commander flew over the disputed waters. [...]
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China’s record criticised as Congress mulls nuclear pact

China’s record criticised as Congress mulls nuclear pact

21-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AP | 4:00 AM

China’s record on nuclear proliferation is facing congressional criticism as the Obama administration seeks renewal of a 30-year agreement that enables American [...]
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Philippine Military Upgrade Stalls – WSJ

Philippine Military Upgrade Stalls – WSJ

21-Jul-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 4:00 AM

A push by the Philippines to overhaul its obsolete military has ground to a halt just as the US ally is striving to deter China in the disputed waters between them. A string [...]
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Philippines cheers growing outcry over South China Sea

Philippines cheers growing outcry over South China Sea

21-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 4:00 AM

The Philippines on Sunday hailed what it termed growing international support for its efforts to counter China’s claims to most of the South China Sea. The comments [...]
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2 women to vie in Taiwan presidential election for 1st time

2 women to vie in Taiwan presidential election for 1st time

21-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AP | 4:00 AM

Taiwan’s top two political parties have each nominated a woman for president in 2016, a historic first signaling acceptance of female leadership and kicking off a [...]
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N Korea holds first local election under Kim Jong-un – The World On Arirang

N Korea holds first local election under Kim Jong-un – The World On Arirang

21-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Arirang | 4:00 AM

Voter turnout was nearly 100-percent for North Korea’s first local election since Kim Jong-un came to power in 2011. It helped that there was only one candidate on the [...]
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