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China, SKorea put missile rift on hold to join AIIB meeting

China, SKorea put missile rift on hold to join AIIB meeting

17-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Sacbee | 6:00 AM

Putting aside a rift over a US anti-missile system, top officials from China and South Korea were attending a meeting of a China-backed Asian lending bank that opened Friday [...]
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China executives tied to Communist Party critic convicted

China executives tied to Communist Party critic convicted

17-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A senior executive of an investment firm linked to fugitive Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui was jailed Friday for more than two years for fraud. Lu Tao, who worked for Beijing [...]
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HK activist Joshua Wong and 10 others to plead guilty to contempt of court in Occupy case

HK activist Joshua Wong and 10 others to plead guilty to contempt of court in Occupy case

17-Jun-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Protesters intend to admit they obstructed clearance of key demonstration site in Mong Kok in 2014 Hong Kong student leaders arrested over the city’s 79-day [...]
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HK freedoms being eroded: Patten

HK freedoms being eroded: Patten

17-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s last British colonial governor Chris Patten said Thursday the city’s autonomy was slipping away, with less than a month before the 20th anniversary of [...]
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Large anti-government protesters held at Taiwan parliament

Large anti-government protesters held at Taiwan parliament

17-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thousands of anti-government protesters thronged Taiwan’s parliament Thursday, as public sector workers led demonstrations against an assortment of policies including a [...]
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United States, China to meet on N Korea on Wednesday

United States, China to meet on N Korea on Wednesday

17-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US and Chinese diplomatic and defense chiefs will meet Wednesday for a security dialogue that Washington says will focus on curbing North Korea’s nuclear and missile [...]
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Doctors say US student freed by N Korea has brain damage

Doctors say US student freed by N Korea has brain damage

17-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

An American cllege student who emerged from prison in North Korea in a coma has severe brain damage, but doctors don’t know what caused it, a medical team treating him [...]
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China kindergarten blast kills 7, injures dozens

China kindergarten blast kills 7, injures dozens

17-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An explosion rocked a kindergarten in eastern China on Thursday, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens, authorities said, as state media published images showing [...]
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New Trump-era US-China dialogue set for June 21

New Trump-era US-China dialogue set for June 21

17-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The first meeting in a much-touted new diplomatic and defense dialogue between the United States and China will take place in Washington on June 21, the State Department [...]
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Protests in Japan as anti-conspiracy bill passed

Protests in Japan as anti-conspiracy bill passed

17-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Government claims bill is necessary to tackle crime ahead of 2020 Olympics, but critics say it threatens human rights. Japan’s ruling coalition passed a controversial [...]
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Singapore’s first family should quit politics: brother

Singapore’s first family should quit politics: brother

17-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong’s siblings say that he is exploiting the memory of their father founding leader Lee Kuan Yew for his own political agenda The Lee family [...]
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Lee Kuan Yew’s last will was made under ‘deeply troubling circumstances’: PM Lee

Lee Kuan Yew’s last will was made under ‘deeply troubling circumstances’: PM Lee

17-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s prime minister Lee Hsien Loong released on Thursday night (15 June) a summary of statutory declarations that he had made to a ministerial committee about [...]
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Duterte takes a rest as Philippine city burns

Duterte takes a rest as Philippine city burns

17-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has withdrawn from public duties this week because he is tired and needs to “rejuvenate”, his spokesman said Thursday as [...]
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US troops on ground in war-ravaged Philippine city: military

US troops on ground in war-ravaged Philippine city: military

16-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 7:34 AM

US troops are on the ground helping local soldiers battle Islamist militants in a Philippine city, a Filipino military spokesman said Wednesday, giving the most detailed [...]
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Philippines: ISIS Saves US Foreign Policy, Again

Philippines: ISIS Saves US Foreign Policy, Again

16-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Land Destroyer | 7:05 AM

In an all too familiar pattern, militants proclaiming ties to the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS) have once again found themselves aiding US foreign policy, this [...]
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