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The Chinese military has embarked upon an ambitious modernisation program

On Army Day, China warns of growing border security risks

China's military warned on Saturday on its founding anniversary of growing risks along its borders, including in the disputed waters of the South and East China Seas, Reuters reports. The Chinese military, the world's largest, has embarked upon an ambitious modernization program in recent years. That, along with rising defense spending, has jangled nerves around the region. China says it ...
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China goes after ‘malicious short sellers’

When all else fails blame the "malicious" short sellers. In order to find the culprits behind the 30% crash in the Chinese stock market this summer, Chinese authorities are pursuing short traders in overseas jurisdictions. Traders who sell short would ...
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Forex riddle: China’s foreign reserves fall for 4 straight quarters

China's foreign exchange reserve has been falling for four consecutive quarters, the longest period since 1998, but economists and analysts don't know why. For the second quarter, the largest forex reserve in the world fell $36.2 billion to $3.69 trillion, ...
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SP leader seeks Rajya Sabha seat for Yakub Memon’s widow, suspended from party

India's Samajwadi Party leader Mohammed Farooq Ghosi was suspended from party for stirring a controversy by requesting party chief supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav to nominate ...
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New Afghan Taliban leader appeals for unity in insurgency in first public message

(From Reuters) The new Afghan Taliban leader appealed for unity in the insurgency in his first public message released on Saturday amid reports his predecessor's ...
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File photo of three Type 094 Jin-class ballistic missile submarines moored at China's new naval facility located in Yalong bay in Hainan

China builds world’s largest aircraft carrier dock in South China Sea

(From The National Interest) China has built the world’s largest aircraft carrier dock in its naval base in the South China Sea. This week the ...
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Francesco Sisci to Norman Bailey: China is Western but not Western

Norman I think you are asking the real question of questions, as Thomas Aquinas would say. The answer is somewhat confusedin my mind. In a very small way, as this is the point I was trying to address in my booklet ...
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Norman Bailey asks: Whose reality does China perceive?

Whose reality?  The reality of the West, which the Chinese see as a dying societal paradigm?  Or the reality of the most recent resurgence of the Chinese Empire, so often defeated and so often resurrected?  Even in its worst moments ...

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Many dating apps in Asia are as much about old-school courtship or friendship
(From AFP) Move over Tinder — a crop of dating apps in smartphone-addicted Asia is offering to recruit friends for group dates or send along a chaperone to steer the course of romance. Many dating apps in Asia are as ... Read More
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With one of the storylines of Wei-Yin Chen’s season being the Baltimore Orioles’ inability to provide him with adequate run support, it came as a welcome surprise that the team scored the most runs it has in a game he’s ... Read More
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(From Bangkok Post) It was both a sunny and rainy day in Nonthaburi province. Sprays of water were sprinkling our skin as a chartered boat whisked us down the Chao Phraya River around Koh Kret, an island where the descendants of ... Read More