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US officials call China’s actions in the South China Sea unsafe and increasing

Wed, 2022-07-27 07:00
Unlawful maritime provocations by Beijing are ‘growing by orders of magnitude’, says Ely Ratner, assistant defence secretary for Indo-Pacific security affairs.
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China-Indonesia trade: how important is it, and what are the main exports?

Tue, 2022-07-26 22:15
China is Indonesia’s biggest trade partner and a major source of foreign investment, while China relies on Southeast Asia’s largest economy for mineral resources and sees it as a key belt and road partner.
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More violence in Myanmar feared as junta’s executions send ‘ruthless’ message to Asean

Tue, 2022-07-26 19:45
The capital punishment of four democracy activists is a warning to the junta’s opponents and the global community for treating it like a pariah, observers say.
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Malaysia 1MDB scandal: Najib Razak hires new lawyer, seeks postponement of final appeal hearing

Tue, 2022-07-26 18:53
Leading criminal lawyer Hisyam Teh Pok Teik will represent the ex-premier in the hearing before the Federal Court from August 15 to 26.
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US readies high-level delegation to visit Solomon Islands after China security pact

Tue, 2022-07-26 15:05
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and other senior diplomats and military leaders will visit the islands’ capital Honiara next month.
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Thai film poster featuring Cambodia’s lamduan flower sparks social media dispute

Tue, 2022-07-26 13:55
The poster of Thai film Love Destiny showed the stars surrounded by lamduan flowers, which Cambodians said was a misappropriation of their national flower.
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Japan insurers start selling same-day heatstroke cover as temperatures soar

Tue, 2022-07-26 13:06
For as little as 73 US cents, Japanese commuters can now get a day’s coverage of medical costs caused by the heat and sun – so long as they buy before 9am.
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China tariffs see Australia’s wine exports suffer ‘not unexpected’ decline

Tue, 2022-07-26 13:00
Australia’s wine exports to China, including Hong Kong and Macau, fell by 74 per cent in value after Beijing imposed duties on containers of up to two litres in March last year, although this was “not unexpected”, according to a report.
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As India looks to Namibia for cheetahs, will it be a ‘waste of taxpayers’ money’?

Tue, 2022-07-26 12:00
Conservationists are concerned about the non-native cheetahs’ survivability in India, and that project could end up as a ‘waste of taxpayers’ money’.
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Singapore’s Temasek bets big on food as world’s supply falters amid war, climate crisis

Tue, 2022-07-26 11:13
The US$290 billion state-owned investment empire’s holdings span everything from an Indonesian fish food start-up to an Israeli irrigation firm.
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US fighter jets staged ‘largest-ever’ show of force against China, Japanese government sources say

Tue, 2022-07-26 09:34
Some US jets neared the Chinese mainland last month, prompting Beijing to scramble its fighters in response, Japanese government sources said.
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Fashion brands from Zara to H&M urged to make ‘responsible exit’ from Myanmar

Tue, 2022-07-26 08:30
Researchers call on popular brands to make a ‘responsible exit’, as abuse against garment workers in Myanmar has risen since the military takeover last year.
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US calls on China to escalate pressure on Myanmar after junta’s execution of 4 jailed activists

Tue, 2022-07-26 06:00
‘Arguably no country has the potential to influence the trajectory of Burma’s next steps more so than the PRC’, says State Department.
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China-Australia coal trade has ‘huge potential’, but is demand still there as Beijing mulls lifting ban?

Tue, 2022-07-26 04:30
China unofficially blocked Australian coal in late 2020 amid escalating tensions, but officials in Beijing are reportedly proposing that senior leaders end the restrictions amid concerns that the global supply may tighten.
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Philippines will be ‘a good neighbour’ but won’t yield territory, Marcos says in first policy speech

Mon, 2022-07-25 21:39
His first State of the Nation address was focused on economic plans and did not mention any other country by name, or the South China Sea conflict.
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Japan confirms first monkeypox case

Mon, 2022-07-25 20:46
The patient is a man in his 30s who had returned from Europe and is currently in a Tokyo hospital.
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Taliban talks to Malaysia, Indonesia, other far-off Muslim-majority nations, ‘to create engagement perception’, say analysts

Mon, 2022-07-25 17:15
The Islamic fundamentalist group, which returned to power in Afghanistan in August 2021, has not been officially recognised by any government but seeks international recognition.
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Coronavirus: North Korea touts ‘Koryo’ traditional medicine to fight Covid-19 as critics cast doubts

Mon, 2022-07-25 15:12
North Korean state media has been churning out stories about the effectiveness of traditional herbal medicine, but defectors and experts say that’s only because Pyongyang lacks alternatives.
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City in Japan takes on marauding macaques after 42 people hurt in spate of monkey attacks

Mon, 2022-07-25 14:06
Authorities in Yamaguchi city have broken out the tranquilliser guns after 42 people were hurt in a spate of monkey attacks in recent weeks.
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Why are the Philippine heirs of a sultan clashing with Malaysia over Sabah?

Mon, 2022-07-25 12:01
The heirs are the descendants of the Sultan of Sulu, who entered into a deal in 1878 with a colonial British trading company to exploit resources in his territory.
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