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South China Sea is Beijing’s top foreign policy priority with developing nations, US think tank says

South China Sea is Beijing’s top foreign policy priority with developing nations, US think tank says

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Southeast Asia is the top priority in Beijing’s foreign policy with the developing world despite its unresolved territorial disputes over the South China Sea, a [...]
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Thailand army chief says no need to intervene if politics stable

Thailand army chief says no need to intervene if politics stable

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Asahi | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s new army chief on Wednesday did not rule out another military intervention if there was political conflict after the return of civilian rule in a general [...]
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Malaysia’s ex-DPM expected to be charged with CBT

Malaysia’s ex-DPM expected to be charged with CBT

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is expected to be charged tomorrow with criminal breach of trust (CBT) for misappropriating funds from his [...]
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US opposed to Koreas’ plan for no-fly zone over border: sources

US opposed to Koreas’ plan for no-fly zone over border: sources

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States opposes a plan by South and North Korea to set up a no-fly zone over their heavily fortified border, the latest sign of a rift between Seoul and its top [...]
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Korea’s taxi drivers protest against plans for carpool service

Korea’s taxi drivers protest against plans for carpool service

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Tens of thousands of South Korean taxi-drivers held a rally on Thursday in Seoul, the capital, saying a carpooling service planned by the operator of the country’s top [...]
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Mattis to meet Chinese counterpart amid tensions

Mattis to meet Chinese counterpart amid tensions

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis is set to meet his Chinese counterpart Thursday after earlier talks were scrapped amid soaring tensions between the nuclear powers over trade [...]
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China may ‘ease up’ on sanctions against N Korea as the trade war drags on

China may ‘ease up’ on sanctions against N Korea as the trade war drags on

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

As President Donald Trump continues to ramp up trade pressure on China, Beijing may be “less motivated to cooperate” with the US over sanctions against North [...]
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Hundreds of Asylum-Seekers From Yemen Granted One-Year Reprieve in Korea

Hundreds of Asylum-Seekers From Yemen Granted One-Year Reprieve in Korea

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

South Korea Wednesday granted a temporary reprieve to a group of Yemeni asylum seekers, allowing them to remain in the country for another year, Yonhap News reports. While [...]
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Korean President Moon Jae-in Speaks of Peace During Vatican Visit

Korean President Moon Jae-in Speaks of Peace During Vatican Visit

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s president said he was certain peace could be achieved on the Korean Peninsula as he prepared for an audience Thursday with Pope Francis where he’s [...]
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Mattis to seek more resilient US ties with China’s military

Mattis to seek more resilient US ties with China’s military

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will seek more resilient military ties during talks with his Chinese counterpart in Singapore slated for Thursday, a US official said, as both [...]
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Asia-Pacific finance ministers fret over US-China spat

Asia-Pacific finance ministers fret over US-China spat

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The trade spat between the world’s two largest economies’China and the United States’is imperilling the entire Asia-Pacific, regional finance ministers have [...]
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Duterte signs admin’s first oil exploration service contract with Israeli firm

Duterte signs admin’s first oil exploration service contract with Israeli firm

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | UNTV | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte signed on Wednesday (October 17) an oil and petroleum exploration deal with an Israel firm in line with the government’s “effort to [...]
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China admits to locking up Uyghurs, but defends Xinjiang crackdown

China admits to locking up Uyghurs, but defends Xinjiang crackdown

18-Oct-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

China has fiercely defended an escalating crackdown in the far western province of Xinjiang as necessary for security, claiming inmates of “re-education camps” [...]
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Thai army chief says no need to intervene if politics stable

Thai army chief says no need to intervene if politics stable

18-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s new army chief on Wednesday did not rule out another military intervention if there was political conflict after the return of civilian rule in a general [...]
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Mattis tours contaminated Vietnam War-era Agent Orange site

Mattis tours contaminated Vietnam War-era Agent Orange site

18-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis toured a former Agent Orange storage site in southern Vietnam on Wednesday, revisiting one of the war’s darkest chapters that lives on [...]
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