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China’s 40-vessel drill to boost war capabilities ‘posed no threat’ in disputed South China Sea

31-Mar-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

View photos China’s 40-vessel drill to boost war capabilities ‘posed no threat’ in disputed South China Sea The Chinese military aimed to enhance its [...]
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Lawyer Amal Clooney to represent detained Burma reporters

Lawyer Amal Clooney to represent detained Burma reporters

31-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney plans to represent two investigative reporters on trial in Myanmar. Clooney said Thursday she will defend the two Reuters journalists who [...]
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Burma swears in Suu Kyi loyalist as new president

31-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A longtime Aung San Suu Kyi loyalist vowed to prioritise the rule of law, peace and reconciliation Friday after being sworn in as the country’s new president, who will [...]
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UN in talks with Bangladesh about relocating Rohingya

UN in talks with Bangladesh about relocating Rohingya

31-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Rohingya Muslim refugees, seen here waiting to receive rice, water and oil at a refugee camp at Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh November 28, 2017, are now seen as threatened [...]
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In Cuba, Vietnam Communist Party chief advocates economic reforms

31-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The head of Vietnam’s Communist Party advocated for the importance of market-oriented economic reforms on a two-day visit to old ally Cuba, which is struggling to [...]
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Lawmakers call for pressure on Burma over Pyongyang ties

29-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Njherald | 6:00 AM

The Trump administration has slapped sanctions on companies across the globe to punish illicit trade with nuclear-armed North Korea, yet Myanmar, which is suspected of [...]
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Burma parliament elects Suu Kyi loyalist as new president

29-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s parliament on Wednesday elected Win Myint, a loyalist of Aung San Suu Kyi, as new president, while she retained her executive authority over the government. [...]
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Burma, China exchange views on bilateral economic cooperation

29-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Global Times | 6:00 AM

Business communities of Myanmar and China exchanged views on bilateral cooperation in economic, trade and investment here on Monday. The exchange was jointly-organised for [...]
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UN chief hits out at Burma army chief over Rohingya comments

UN chief hits out at Burma army chief over Rohingya comments

28-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday criticised Myanmar’s army chief after he declared that the Muslim Rohingya had nothing in common with the [...]
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Bangladesh sees little foreign funds for Rohingya refugee island: minister

28-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Bangladesh is not expecting much help from foreign donors as it forges ahead with plans to relocate 100,000 Rohingya refugees to an uninhabited island, an undertaking that [...]
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Burma skirts ‘maximum pressure’ despite N Korea ties

Burma skirts ‘maximum pressure’ despite N Korea ties

27-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Trump administration has slapped sanctions on companies across the globe to punish illicit trade with nuclear-armed North Korea, yet Myanmar, which is suspected of [...]
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Exclusive – US warship sails near disputed islands in South China Sea, officials say

Exclusive – US warship sails near disputed islands in South China Sea, officials say

26-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A US Navy destroyer carried out a “freedom of navigation” operation on Friday, coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built by China in the South [...]
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Vietnam halts South China Sea oil drilling project under pressure from Beijing

26-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has halted an oil drilling project in the “Red Emperor” block off its southeastern coast licensed to Spanish energy firm Repsol following pressure from [...]
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Vietnam Seeks Closer Ties with Australia

Vietnam Seeks Closer Ties with Australia

26-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Voanews | 6:00 AM

Vietnam is seeking closer relations with Australia in an effort to limit Chinese expansion in the South China Sea. On March 15, Vietnam and Australia signed a strategic [...]
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South China Sea: Vietnam ‘scraps new oil project’

24-Mar-2018 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has cancelled a major oil project in the South China Sea for the second time in a year, in the wake of Chinese pressure, the BBC has learned. State-owned PetroVietnam [...]
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