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Vietnam demands China withdraw oil rig from its water

Vietnam demands China withdraw oil rig from its water | Asia | Scoop.it
Experts call on Vietnam to take stronger actions after China moves its giant drilling rig well inside Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone.
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Vietnam says Chinese Offshore Rig is Illegal; China Disagrees

Vietnam says Chinese Offshore Rig is Illegal; China Disagrees | Asia | Scoop.it
Vietnam has condemned as illegal the operation of a Chinese deepwater drilling rig in what Vietnam says is its territorial water in the South China Sea and told China's state-run oil company t...
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The U.S. balancing act in Asia

China loomed large in U.S. President Barack Obama's recent trip through four Asian countries, a trip in which he tried to allay concerns among allies about Washington's security commitments in ...
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US must not overlook role for Taiwan in Trans-Pacific Partnership - The Boston Globe

US must not overlook role for Taiwan in Trans-Pacific Partnership - The Boston Globe | Asia | Scoop.it
Anne Hung: Given the scope of Taiwan’s trade and investment relationship with the United States and other economies in the Asia-Pacific, Taiwan’s inclusion in the Trans-Pacific Partnership would strengthen the pact and create new opportunities for economic vitality in the United States and the region.
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Nike CEO says could shift China production over labor strife

BOSTON (Reuters) - Nike Chief Executive Mark Parker said on Thursday the footwear and athletic apparel company was considering shifting its production within China following a major strike at a supplier's
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Japan’s Worst Auto Sales in 16 Months Show Hangover Beginning

Japan’s Worst Auto Sales in 16 Months Show Hangover Beginning | Asia | Scoop.it
Call it Japan’s Great Hangover.
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The US, China, and the 'Containment Trap'

The US, China, and the 'Containment Trap' | Asia | Scoop.it
The U.S. strategy to contain China has short-term benefits but long-term risks.
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European Companies Are Supplying China With Billions In Weapons And Military Technology

European Companies Are Supplying China With Billions In Weapons And Military Technology | Asia | Scoop.it
It's mostly coming from France and Germany.
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Bumper Sticker Quote for US Navy?

"Without European technology, the Chinese navy would not be able to move."

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Zombies once destroyed Japan’s economy—now they’re infecting China’s

Zombies once destroyed Japan’s economy—now they’re infecting China’s | Asia | Scoop.it
America's global dominance is fading—and a rising superpower in the East is poised to take its place. Renowned for their formidable work ethic, savings habit, discipline and math skills, its workers are already putting Westerners out of jobs. It's the world's second-biggest economy, and the question isn't whether it will oust the US from its perch, but when. Nope—we're not talking about China, but 1980s...
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The 10 days in China that shook me

The 10 days in China that shook me | Asia | Scoop.it
You've heard of "the 10 days that shook the world" about the Russian Revolution of 1917. Well, the 10 days I spent in today's China certainly shook me.
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Shenzhen the birthplace of China’s economic miracle

Shenzhen the birthplace of China’s economic miracle | Asia | Scoop.it

If you were to name a capital city of China’s economic boom, it would be Shenzhen.

In 1979, Chinese supreme leader Deng Xiaoping proclaimed, “to get rich is glorious” and began a process of economic reform that kick-started China’s remarkable economic growth story of the past three decades and more.

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A failed restructuring will be painful for all: Lim Swee Say | The Online Citizen

A failed restructuring will be painful for all: Lim Swee Say | The Online Citizen | Asia | Scoop.it
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Taiwan to halt construction of fourth nuclear power plant | Reuters

TAIPEI, April 27 (Reuters) - The Taiwan government will haltconstruction at the island's fourth nuclear power plant, anofficial said on Sunday, as local opposition to atomic energycontinues to mount.President
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US, Philippines launch war games as Obama pledges support

Inclusion of Australian forces would develop military strength of all parties in the region Manila says
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U.S. Asian Allies Wonder: Is U.S. Ready To Fight China Over Islets?

U.S. Asian Allies Wonder: Is U.S. Ready To Fight China Over Islets? | Asia | Scoop.it
President Obama's much-hyped "pivot" to Asia is leading to misunderstandings between what America's Asian allies expect and what the U.S. is likely to do in case serious trouble blows up in the seas and small islands claimed by China all around its periphery. The possibility for misunderstanding is most obvious in [...]
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Catching the eagle

Catching the eagle | Asia | Scoop.it
We invite you to predict when China’s economy will overtake America’s Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames....
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The China Story You Should Pay Attention to, and the One You Should Ignore

The China Story You Should Pay Attention to, and the One You Should Ignore | Asia | Scoop.it
Skip past anything that talks about a coming dawn of the Chinese Century. Go straight to stories on the complications of China in the here-and-now.
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Why ‘Game of Thrones’ is actually dangerous for China’s rulers

Why ‘Game of Thrones’ is actually dangerous for China’s rulers | Asia | Scoop.it
The popular TV show's political messaging is more subversive than Beijing may realize.
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Japan to conduct island defense drill amid tension with China

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will conduct a military exercise this month to practice defending an island, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday, underscoring concern about East China Sea islands controlled
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Foxconn Mobile Unit Invests in Social Media Platform - Digits - WSJ

Foxconn Mobile Unit Invests in Social Media Platform - Digits - WSJ | Asia | Scoop.it
Foxconn, which produces most of world’s iPhones and iPads, is investing in a Singapore-based social media platform.
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EU firms help pump up China's military muscle

EU firms help pump up China's military muscle | Asia | Scoop.it
As China boosts its military spending, rattling neighbors over territorial disputes at sea, an AFP investigation shows that European countries have approved billions in transfers of weapons and military-ready technology ...
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Access to Japan’s Markets Crucial in Trade Pact: Vilsack

Access to Japan’s Markets Crucial in Trade Pact: Vilsack | Asia | Scoop.it
A Pacific-rim trade agreement may have to proceed without Japan if the Asian nation doesn’t open its agricultural markets to imports, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
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China’s Provinces Fail to Meet Lower 2014 Growth Goals

China’s Provinces Fail to Meet Lower 2014 Growth Goals | Asia | Scoop.it
Almost all Chinese provinces failed to meet their growth targets in the first quarter even after scaling back their ambitions as the government instructs officials to focus on reining in debt and curbing pollution.
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China didn’t know where the Spratlys were

China didn’t know where the Spratlys were | Asia | Scoop.it
In 1933, the French flexed their colonial muscles and annexed nine of the Spratly Islands. When the news spread, the fledgling and troubled Chinese republic faced a basic problem: It didn’t know where the Spratlys were.
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Taiwan stages largest drill since 2000 in Spratlys: legislator

Taiwan stages largest drill since 2000 in Spratlys: legislator | Asia | Scoop.it
TAIPEI - Taiwan this month mobilized hundreds of marines for its largest military exercise since 2000 near disputed islands in the South China Sea, a legislator said Monday.
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