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  1. News - Asia

    Modi, Gandhi use Obama-style tactics to reach India's modern voters

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:55pm by WASHPOST

    ... politics for decades and show they want to move beyond traditional priorities such as caste and religion to focus on government corruption and the economy. India's electorate is starkly ...

  2. News - China - DONGGUAN

    Crackdown on Dongguan sex trade leaves wider economy in slump

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 03:53am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng in Dongguan huifeng.he@scmp.com Manufacturing hub has been hit hard by a crackdown on once-thriving sex industry, which was the engine that powered much its economy Dongguan anxious to turn on the red lights "Li Hong, sister, how long do y ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Freed prisoners in Myanmar now living in a jail of the mind

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... Vincent MacIsaac in Yangon Dissidents imprisoned under Myanmar's junta find further struggle after amnesty, haunted by those left inside whose fate they may share again Freed prisoners in a jail of the mind On October 12, 2011, a guard approached the ...

  4. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    China invests in farms overseas as development and pollution threaten its fields

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 03:55am by LA TIMES

    ... Los Angeles Times in Beijing Investment in overseas agriculture soars as the world's most populous country sees its own farmland threatened by development and pollution China sets its sights on foreign fields When Ma Wenfeng was a boy, his father ear ...

  5. News - World

    Reformed gangster Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow caught in the FBI's net

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:41am by LA TIMES

    ... Los Angeles Times Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow claimed to have turned his back on life as a gangster with links to Hong Kong triads- but the FBI didn't believe him Shrimp caught in net When Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow walked the street ...

  6. Business - Economy

    Japan braces for era of higher taxes as costs of ageing society rise

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 11:53pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Japanese consumers bring forward purchases of big-ticket items ahead of sales-tax rise today as government attempts to make dent in nation's debt Spending like there's no tomorrow   Kanako Hosomura has been working on a dea ...

  7. News - Asia

    Neville Maxwell discloses document revealing that India provoked China into 1962 border war

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:31am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... Debasish Roy Chowdhury debasish.roy@scmp.com Journalist's Snowden-like revelations about 1962 war boost China's claims of 'peaceful rise' A hiding to nothing for India At an official banquet in Beijing in 1971, Neville Maxwell had the ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong parents say pushing children too hard doesn't work

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com In the last of a three-part series on competition in Hong Kong's education system, some parents say that pushing children too hard doesn't work Positive parenting The phenomenon of overbearing parents pushing t ...

  9. News - Asia - WHALING

    Conservationists fear Japan will continue whale slaughter with 'legal loopholes'

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 09:13pm by BLOOM, LA TIMES, AP, AFP

    ... Agencies Tokyo has accepted the ban on hunting, but conservationists fear the government will seek loopholes to keep its cultural tradition alive Will court ruling end Japan's whaling? Many Japanese consider eating whale meat a part of their culture, ...

  10. News - World

    Focus on Ukraine: Russia's iron fist meets Obama's velvet glove

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 12:15am by AGENCIES

    ... carefully so it did not expose differences and a lack of unity, Weiss said. Obama leaves this weekend for a trip to Europe likely to be focused on Ukraine. He has invited the leaders of the G-7 ...




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