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Cambodia confirms US-funded defence facility has been razed

05-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:41 AM

Cambodia has razed a US-funded defence facility on its southern coast, the deputy prime minister confirmed Sunday, the latest move in the ongoing controversial expansion of a [...] » More

China issues warning after jobseekers kidnapped, forced into prostitution in Burma

05-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:44 AM

China has warned people of the dangers of travelling to northern Myanmar for work citing police reports of jobseekers being lured to the Southeast Asian country on the offer [...] » More

Pompeo visit shows strong US commitment to Asia, Stilwell says

Pompeo visit shows strong US commitment to Asia, Stilwell says

05-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Asia next week demonstrates Washington’s strong commitment to allies and partners in the region, the top American [...] » More

Burma election app goes offline, has been criticised over label for Rohingya

05-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A smartphone app produced for Myanmar’s November 8 election with help from international organisations appears to have been removed from circulation and may be amended [...] » More

Cambodia demolished US-built facility on naval base: researchers

05-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Cambodia has demolished a US-built facility on the country’s largest naval base, according to images published by an American think tank on Friday, amid increasing [...] » More

East Asia allies likely to bide time as US election looms over Pompeo trip

05-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A warm welcome and expressions of solidarity against China likely await US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo next week when he visits East Asia for the first time in over a [...] » More

Burma’s COVID quarantine campaign raises questions over election

03-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

From a quarantine centre in northern Myanmar, aspiring lawmaker Maw Htun Aung, wearing a bright yellow surgical mask, lays out his plan for an upcoming general election in a [...] » More

South China Sea: Vietnam seeks talks on Paracel Islands dispute

South China Sea: Vietnam seeks talks on Paracel Islands dispute

02-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 8:25 AM

The president of Vietnam called for talks on competing claims to the South China Sea during a call with his Chinese counterpart on Tuesday, according to Vietnamese state [...] » More

Asia Today: September was India’s worst month of pandemic

02-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

India on Thursday reported 86,821 new coronaviruses cases and another 1,181 fatalities, making September its worst month of the pandemic. The health ministry’s update [...] » More

Burma political party chief arrested for prison escape

02-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

The leader of a party fielding the second highest number of candidates for Myanmar’s November elections has been arrested after local media reported allegations of a [...] » More

Vietnam says China military drills could harm maritime code talks

Vietnam says China military drills could harm maritime code talks

02-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam said on Thursday that military drills conducted this week by Beijing in the South China Sea will hurt negotiations on a regional maritime code of conduct (COC) for [...] » More

China, Pakistan Lead Asia in Virus-Related Surveillance Risk

02-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

The risk of Chinese-style state surveillance is likely to rise across Asia, a new report found, if countries continue to use technology being used to control the coronavirus [...] » More

‘Make it safer’: calls grow to reform Burma’s deadly jade trade

02-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A torrent of water, rock and heavy sludge spun Sai Ko as he clung to a corpse to survivea memory that still traumatises the young “jade-picker” three months after [...] » More

Global funds flee China’s stock market at the fastest quarterly pace in 15 months after making outsize profits for their portfolio

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Global stock traders dumped Chinese equities by the most in 15 months during the third quarter, as they unwound their holdings of the shares that have made outsize gains for [...] » More

Pompeo to visit East Asia next week amid frosty ties with China

Pompeo to visit East Asia next week amid frosty ties with China

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Japan, Mongolia and South Korea next week, the State Department announced on Tuesday, a crucial visit to solidify ties with [...] » More