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Asian nations not forced to choose between US and China despite trade war, senior American diplomat says

07-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Washington is not forcing Asian companies or nations to choose between trading with the United States and China, a senior American diplomat said in Hong Kong on Tuesday. [...]
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A close ally is terrified the US will drag it into a ‘shooting war’ with China in the South China Sea

A close ally is terrified the US will drag it into a ‘shooting war’ with China in the South China Sea

07-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Insider | 6:00 AM

Fearing the US could drag it into a shooting war with China in the South China Sea, the Philippines is questioning its alliance with the US and pushing for a review of its [...]
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Once unspoken, ‘vagina’ gets stage debut in Burma

06-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

“Papu, pi pi, sapat”the slang for female genitalia elicits giggles during a rehearsal for Myanmar’s first-ever Burmese-language “Vagina [...]
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Asean key to peace in South China Sea

06-Mar-2019 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) continues to play a crucial role in maintaining peace and stability in the South China Sea, including the disputed claims [...]
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Vietnam calls for ‘drastic measures’ to fight African swine fever

06-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s prime minister has called for “drastic measures” to fight the spread of African swine fever in the Southeast Asian country, state media reported [...]
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Burma police seize massive haul of meth pills

05-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar authorities seized more than 10 million meth pills worth $13.3 million over the weekend, police said Monday, another massive haul in a country widely believed to be [...]
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Bangladesh returns ‘lost’ Burma soldier

Bangladesh returns ‘lost’ Burma soldier

05-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Bangladesh forces handed back on Sunday a Myanmar soldier more than two months after he strayed across the border into a jungle in the Muslim-majority nation, a senior [...]
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Dozens of Rohingya found in Malaysia after perilous sea journey

04-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Officials suspect the Rohingya Muslims were ferried into Malaysian waters by people smugglers Thirty-four Rohingya were found on a beach in Malaysia Friday, police said, the [...]
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South China Sea: Indonesia And Vietnam Prove Duterte Wrong

02-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Indonesia joined Vietnam recently to challenge Duterte’s doctrine in the South China Sea. That’s the notion that any Asian-Pacific country that dares to tame [...]
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Bangladesh tells UN it will no longer take in Burma refugees

02-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Bangladesh told the UN Security Council on Thursday that it will no longer be able to take in refugees from Myanmar. Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque told a council meeting [...]
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Vietnam Wants Western Politicians, Not Western Politics

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Foreign Policy | 6:00 AM

As Hanoi welcomes Trump, it shuts down a key reformist think tank. As the orange man meets the rocket man this week, the venue is also drawing attention. Vietnam, the host [...]
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Hanoi Postcard: Vietnam sees upside to media invasion

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

For a one-party communist state without a free press, there were bound to be some kinks when Vietnam agreed to welcome more than 2,600 journalists from around the world to [...]
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Vietnam summit: US president blames disagreement over sanctions for no deal

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Donald Trump has said that a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un broke down over the issue of sanctions, after the talks in Vietnam ended early with no deal. [...]
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Vietnamese carriers VietJet, Bamboo unveil Boeing deals worth $15 billion

28-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese carriers VietJet and Bamboo Airways formally announced on Wednesday deals with Boeing Co to buy 110 planes worth more than $15 billion (11 billion pounds) as the [...]
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Vietnam overcame isolation to become a manufacturing hub and N Korea is watching

28-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* Once-isolated and among the poorest countries in the world, Vietnam has over the last three decades emerged as a manufacturing hub where multinational firms such as Intel, [...]
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