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Beijing blames ‘anti-China forces’ for criticism of its Xinjiang policy

Beijing blames ‘anti-China forces’ for criticism of its Xinjiang policy

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:17 AM

Anti-China forces are behind criticism of policies in the far western region of Xinjiang, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Tuesday, after a UN panel aired accusations [...]
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Former S. Korea presidential hopeful acquitted in sex abuse case

Former S. Korea presidential hopeful acquitted in sex abuse case

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 7:16 AM

A former South Korean presidential contender was found not guilty on all charges on Tuesday in a trial stemming from allegations he raped a female aide several times, [...]
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Korea marks first ‘comfort women’ day, joined by protestors in Taiwan

Korea marks first ‘comfort women’ day, joined by protestors in Taiwan

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:15 AM

People in South Korea and Taiwan unveiled monuments and staged protests on Tuesday to mark Japan’s wartime use of “comfort women”, a euphemism for girls and [...]
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HK independence activist attacks Beijing at press club talk

HK independence activist attacks Beijing at press club talk

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 7:14 AM

Hong Kong independence activist Andy Chan attacked China as an empire trying to “annex” and “destroy” the city in a no-holds barred speech Tuesday at [...]
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China angered at new US defense act, to assess content

China angered at new US defense act, to assess content

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:13 AM

China on Tuesday condemned measures targeting it in a new US defense act, saying it would comprehensively assess aspects that beef up the role of a panel tasked with [...]
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Senior US politician calls for Taiwan’s president to be granted trip to Washington

Senior US politician calls for Taiwan’s president to be granted trip to Washington

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Politico | 7:13 AM

A trio of pro-Taiwan US House representatives in California joined Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen during her stopover in Los Angeles with one of them calling on the US government [...]
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Korea talks: Moon to visit Pyongyang in September

Korea talks: Moon to visit Pyongyang in September

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | BBC | 7:13 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is to visit the North Korean capital Pyongyang next month to meet the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un. It will be the first time in more [...]
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Malaysia PM on China, Rohingya, Singapore, graft and sea row

Malaysia PM on China, Rohingya, Singapore, graft and sea row

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AP | 7:13 AM

Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad commented on lopsided China-backed projects, treatment of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, the South China Sea furor, a water [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte sacks 20 for graft in military medical buys

Philippines’ Duterte sacks 20 for graft in military medical buys

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:11 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has fired 20 people, including colonels and a general, over accusations of fraud and graft in purchases of military medical supplies, his [...]
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Trump signs defence policy bill with watered-down China measures

Trump signs defence policy bill with watered-down China measures

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:10 AM

US President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defence policy bill on Monday that authorises military spending and includes watered-down controls on US government contracts [...]
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Bevin promotes Chinese partnership amid US trade dispute

Bevin promotes Chinese partnership amid US trade dispute

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AP | 7:09 AM

Facing a growing trade dispute between the world’s largest economies that threatens Kentucky’s growing auto industry, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin struck an [...]
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‘When can we meet?’: Koreans divided by war find little peace 65 years later

‘When can we meet?’: Koreans divided by war find little peace 65 years later

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:07 AM

Retired South Korean farmer Hwang Rae-ha would love to see his mother again, but nearly 70 years after he last set eyes on her, he says he would settle for a photograph. [...]
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North, Korea begin talks before possible Pyongyang summit

North, Korea begin talks before possible Pyongyang summit

14-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

North and South Korea agreed to hold a summit in Pyongyang in September, the latest step forward in cross-border ties this year after more high-level talks on Monday, the [...]
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China’s Xi beset by economic, political challenges

China’s Xi beset by economic, political challenges

14-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

As China’s leaders gather for their annual Yellow Sea retreat, the country’s political waters are looking choppy. Chinese President and ruling Communist Party [...]
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Thousands evacuated as Typhoon Yagi hits Philippines

Thousands evacuated as Typhoon Yagi hits Philippines

14-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:02 AM

Transport services disrupted amid flash floods; China braces itself for approaching typhoon More than 54,000 people were moved to safer ground in the Philippine capital and [...]
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