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Philippines bridges troubled South China Sea waters by sending first ship to join PLA Navy fleet review

Philippines bridges troubled South China Sea waters by sending first ship to join PLA Navy fleet review

24-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The Philippine Navy said it would, for the first time, send a vessel to a fleet review hosted by the PLA Navy as tensions between rival claimants to territory in the South [...]
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Pro-democracy activists stage flash mob protest outside HK’s Legislative Council during first reading of Chinese national anthem law

Pro-democracy activists stage flash mob protest outside HK’s Legislative Council during first reading of Chinese national anthem law

24-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Pro-democracy activists from a youth group staged a guerilla protest at government headquarters on Wednesday, unfurling a black banner against a bill being tabled in the [...]
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Kim Jong-un gives party officials Korean cosmetics as New Year gifts: report

Kim Jong-un gives party officials Korean cosmetics as New Year gifts: report

24-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has handed out South Korea-made cosmetics to party officials as a New Year’s gift despite the hermit kingdom’s official ban [...]
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Sweden hosts ‘constructive’ N Korea talks, eye on second summit

Sweden hosts ‘constructive’ N Korea talks, eye on second summit

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Talks held near the Swedish capital Stockholm that ended Monday and included representatives from North and South Korea and the United States were constructive, [...]
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Pompeo talks N Korea with Tokyo and Seoul

Pompeo talks N Korea with Tokyo and Seoul

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks on North Korea with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts ahead of a summit between Pyongyang’s leader and the US [...]
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Secret N Korean missile base Sino-ri found  and there could be 19 more, say researchers

Secret N Korean missile base Sino-ri found and there could be 19 more, say researchers

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Researchers have uncovered another secret operational ballistic missile base in North Korea one of approximately 20 undeclared missile sites in the country according to a new [...]
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US, Britain conduct joint navy drills in South China Sea amid worries about China’s military power

US, Britain conduct joint navy drills in South China Sea amid worries about China’s military power

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

US and British navy ships conducted joint drills in the South China Sea last week in what they called a sign of their shared emphasis on regional peace and stability amid [...]
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The World Economic Forum in Davos opens with US-China contest as ‘the key problem of our time’

The World Economic Forum in Davos opens with US-China contest as ‘the key problem of our time’

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* In some 25 years of attending Davos, the Atlantic Council’s Fred Kempe writes that he’s never seen “such concern among its attendees about emerging [...]
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Chinese army now makes up less than half of PLA’s strength as military aims to transform itself into modern fighting force

Chinese army now makes up less than half of PLA’s strength as military aims to transform itself into modern fighting force

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The Chinese military has significantly boosted its navy, air force and new strategic units and downsized its land-based army as part of a strategic shift designed to [...]
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In China, unhappiness tracks poor air quality

In China, unhappiness tracks poor air quality

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Eye-watering, throat-scratching air pollution is a major driver of big city blues in China, according to a study published Monday that matched social network chatter with [...]
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Tokyo to discuss Sea of Japan’s name with Seoul. Just don’t call it the East Sea

Tokyo to discuss Sea of Japan’s name with Seoul. Just don’t call it the East Sea

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Japan has agreed to talks with South Korea over the name of the body of water that separates the two nations but it intends to resist calls that it be renamed the Easte Sea [...]
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US to formally seek extradition of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou: Globe and Mail

US to formally seek extradition of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou: Globe and Mail

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States will proceed with the formal extradition from Canada of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, Canada’s ambassador to the United States told the Globe and [...]
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No public details on crashed Lion Air voice recorder until final reportIndonesian official

No public details on crashed Lion Air voice recorder until final reportIndonesian official

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesian authorities do not plan to provide a public update on the contents of a cockpit voice recorder from a Lion Air jet that crashed, killing 189 people, until a final [...]
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Indonesia reviewing early release for Bali bombing-linked cleric

Indonesia reviewing early release for Bali bombing-linked cleric

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Plans to free a radical cleric linked to the deadly Bali bombings are under review, Indonesia has said, after the surprise decision drew sharp criticism. Abu Bakar Bashir was [...]
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Nearly a third of Hong Hong preschools hit by flu outbreaks, forcing seven-day closures

Nearly a third of Hong Hong preschools hit by flu outbreaks, forcing seven-day closures

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Nearly a third of all preschool centres in Hong Kong had by Monday night reported a flu outbreak and suspended classes for a week. That came after 67 more kindergartens and [...]
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