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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    India and China in wary dance as Xi Jinping prepares for South Asia trip

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 12:46pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... regional power politics Xi Jinping will start his first South Asia tour with a visit to Beijing’s latest investment in Sri Lanka, a US$1.4-billion port city development to include a marina ... on September 17 – Modi’s 64th birthday. Xi will begin his tour of South Asia on September 14 in the Maldives, according to Chinese state media, where Beijing has been expanding its presence, setting up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1590061/india-and-china-wary-dance-xi-prepares-south-asia-trip
  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China eyes port contracts with South Asia trip

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:07am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com President's visit next week part of efforts to boost commercial ties throughout the region China eyes port contracts with South Asia trip Beijing aims to secure more ports and infrastructure contracts in South Asia after President Xi Jinping visits the region next week, according to the Foreign Ministry. Xi will visit the Maldives, Sri ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1589024/china-eyes-port-contracts-south-asia-trip
  3. News - Asia - TERRORISM

    Islamic State gaining support in South Asia, as Al-Qaeda seen as 'tired'

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:23am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Peshawar Ultra-radical group is inspiring younger fighters who see al-Qaeda as stale, tired and ineffectual Islamic State is gaining the youth vote in South Asia Islamic State ... of various hues already hold sway across restive and impoverished areas of South Asia, but Islamic State, with its rapid capture of territory, beheadings and mass executions, is starting to draw ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1587356/islamic-state-gaining-youth-vote-south-asia
  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan's Shinzo Abe visits South Asia in bid to counter China's influence

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:18am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Dhaka Abe woos South Asia to counter China's weight Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe flew to Bangladesh yesterday on a two-stop tour of South Asia as the globe-trotting leader asserts Tokyo's interest in a region where it has ceded influence to China. Abe becomes the first Japanese prime minister to visit Bangladesh in 14 years and today will be the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1586731/japans-shinzo-abe-visits-south-asia-bid-counter-chinas-influence
  5. News - Asia - ASIAN GAMES

    North Korean team welcomed to Asian Games village at Incheon in the South

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 02:08pm by Associated Press in Incheon

    ... Associated Press in Incheon Members of North Korea’s 273-strong delegation were greeted at a flag raising ceremony for the Asian Games in the South Korean city of Incheon one day before competition commences The proper flag was raised, there were smiles for the South Korean break dancers on stage and gifts were warmly exchanged as North Korea’s team was officially welcomed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595346/north-korean-team-welcomed-asian-games-village-incheon-south
  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    American held in South Korea after trying to swim across Han River to rival North

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Man in his 30s told investigators he wanted to meet leader Kim Jong-un American held after bid to swim to N Korea South Korean soldiers detained a US citizen who was apparently trying to swim across the river border into rival North Korea, the South's defence ministry said. "A male American citizen was arrested last night while attempting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1594818/american-held-south-korea-after-trying-swim-across-han-river-rival-north
  7. News - Asia - MEDIA

    Japanese reporter Tatsuya Kato faces criminal libel charge in South Korea

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:00pm by AFP

    ... it was encouraged by calls from a press freedom group for South Korea not to prosecute its Seoul bureau chief over an alleged libel of President Park Geun-hye. Tatsuya Kato, 48, who heads the Seoul operation of the conservative Sankei Shimbun, was questioned by authorities in South Korea after complaints over an online column about Park. He was banned from leaving South Korea late last month ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1588878/japanese-reporter-tatsuya-kato-faces-criminal-libel-charge-south-korea
  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai army's post-coup actions in deep south hardening insurgency, observers say

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:53am by AFP

    ... tightens screws in south A bombing suspect who was held for two weeks without charge in Thailand's insurgency-battered south says an army dragnet after a May coup overthrew the government ... timed to remind the junta that new political realities in Bangkok had little bearing on the battle for the deep south. The three southern provinces bordering Malaysia are under emergency powers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1591877/thai-armys-post-coup-actions-deep-south-hardening-insurgency-observers-say
  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea eyes doubling of cigarette prices to curb smoking

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:07am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul S Korea may double price of cigarettes South Korea proposed a tax rise as early as next year that would nearly double cigarette prices as the government tries to reduce ... graphic warning labels on cigarette packs mandatory. KT&G, which sells 60 per cent of all cigarettes bought in the country, declined to comment. South Koreans are among the heaviest smokers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590438/south-korea-eyes-doubling-cigarette-prices-curb-smoking
  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Former South Korea spy chief handed suspended jail term for meddling in politics

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 03:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... in political acts The former head of South Korea’s spy agency was handed a suspended jail sentence on Thursday following his trial on charges of meddling in the 2012 election that brought current ... has changed title over the years, had a particularly notorious reputation in the decades of authoritarian rule before South Korea embraced democracy in the 1980s. The modern-day NIS has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590167/former-south-korea-spy-chief-handed-suspended-jail-term-meddling-politics

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