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Laos approves Mekong 'mega' dam

Laos approves Mekong 'mega' dam | SA East Asia | Scoop.it
Laos gives the go-ahead to build a massive dam on the lower Mekong river, despite opposition from neighbouring countries and environmentalists.
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In Vietnam, Healing a Village Wounded by Trafficking - Slide Show - NYTimes.com

A textile cooperative started for women rescued from the sex trade is thriving, lifting a small Vietnamese village near the border with China.
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Ai Weiwei Covers 'Gangnam Style' Video

Ai Weiwei Covers 'Gangnam Style' Video | SA East Asia | Scoop.it
Ai Weiwei, the Chinese dissident and artist, uploaded his own cover version of the "Gangnam Style" rap video to YouTube.
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S Korea's Lee visits Yeonpyeong

S Korea's Lee visits Yeonpyeong | SA East Asia | Scoop.it
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak makes an unexpected visit to an island subjected to deadly shelling by North Korea in 2010.
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North Korea's Underground Railroad to Freedom

North Korea's Underground Railroad to Freedom | SA East Asia | Scoop.it
The covert trail that's helped thousands of refugees escape...
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U.S. Agrees to Longer Range Missiles for South Korea

U.S. Agrees to Longer Range Missiles for South Korea | SA East Asia | Scoop.it
The agreement was part of a pact that tries to balance fears in the United States of a regional arms race and South Korea’s concern over military threats from North Korea.
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Hanoi Party bans lavish weddings

Hanoi Party bans lavish weddings | SA East Asia | Scoop.it
The Communist Party in Vietnam bans members in the capital, Hanoi, from holding lavish weddings, saying they anger the public.
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Fearing Tainted Imports, Hong Kong Squeezes In Farms

Fearing Tainted Imports, Hong Kong Squeezes In Farms | SA East Asia | Scoop.it
As millions of residents worry about produce from mainland China, more are tending tiny plots on rooftops, on balconies and in far-flung corners of the city.
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Signs Emerge Of Economic Change In North Korea : NPR

Signs Emerge Of Economic Change In North Korea : NPR | SA East Asia | Scoop.it
As North Korea prepares for an unusual parliamentary meeting Tuesday, farmers have told the Western media that new agricultural rules will give them more control over their crops — which would mark a significant change for the state-run economy.
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Harvard's Bill George: A Model of 21st Century Leadership

Harvard's Bill George: A Model of 21st Century Leadership | SA East Asia | Scoop.it

Eastern philosophy and practice finds its way into western business. 

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China, Japan Discuss Island Dispute at APEC Meeting

China, Japan Discuss Island Dispute at APEC Meeting | SA East Asia | Scoop.it
Chinese President Hu and Japanese Prime Minister Noda have an informal 15-minute conversation on Sunday in Vladivostok...
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Portraits of China's People (and Their Possessions)

Portraits of China's People (and Their Possessions) | SA East Asia | Scoop.it

Huang Qingjun photographs Chinese people in front of their homes, surrounded by their belongings. His images are intimate portraits of lives in a country getting rich fast, but one where vast numbers of people still struggle.

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Viewpoint: The powerful factions among China's rulers

Viewpoint: The powerful factions among China's rulers | SA East Asia | Scoop.it
As part of a series on challenges for China's new leaders, political analyst Cheng Li says the country's future could be decided by a tussle at the top.
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Drought Along the Mekong River - The New York Times > World > Slide Show > Slide 1 of 9

Drought Along the Mekong River - The New York Times > World > Slide Show > Slide 1 of 9 | SA East Asia | Scoop.it
A severe drought has dried up farmers’ fields and left tens of millions of people short of water in southern China and Southeast Asia.
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Eight ways China is changing your world

Eight ways China is changing your world | SA East Asia | Scoop.it
As China's ruling communist party meets from 8 November to rubber-stamp sweeping leadership changes, the BBC's Angus Foster explains why the country's influence now reaches so many aspects of our lives.
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Vietnam PM Keeps Post as Economic Struggles Continue

Vietnam PM Keeps Post as Economic Struggles Continue | SA East Asia | Scoop.it
In nationally broadcast speech, party secretary Nguyen Phu Trong apologizes for mismanagement of stagnant economy, corruption...
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Japan ministers in shrine visit

Japan ministers in shrine visit | SA East Asia | Scoop.it
Two Japanese ministers visit the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, as Beijing and Seoul criticise opposition leader Shinzo Abe's visit a day earlier.
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North Korea: Oh Yeah? Our Missiles Can Hit Continental U.S.

North Korea: Oh Yeah? Our Missiles Can Hit Continental U.S. | SA East Asia | Scoop.it
North Korea finally broke its silence on the U.S. agreement to allow South Korea to produce missiles capable of targeting all of North Korea and the announcement is vintage Pyongyang.
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Even North Korea Catches 'Gangnam Style' Fever

Even North Korea Catches 'Gangnam Style' Fever | SA East Asia | Scoop.it
North Korea may be vowing to reduce South Korea to ashes in "three or four minutes" but that doesn't mean it can't pay homage to South Korea's most beloved export, i.e., global pop sensation PSY.
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Kim Jong Il's sushi chef returns after fleeing for life - CNN.com

Kim Jong Il's sushi chef returns after fleeing for life - CNN.com | SA East Asia | Scoop.it
Not many people get a personal invitation to visit North Korea's new leader Kim Jong Un.
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Bo Xilai’s Former Wife Reveals Paranoid Side of a Once-Powerful Chinese Family

Bo Xilai’s Former Wife Reveals Paranoid Side of a Once-Powerful Chinese Family | SA East Asia | Scoop.it
The former wife of Bo Xilai spoke of the end of her marriage to an idealist, showing the web of entanglements among China’s “red nobility.”...
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The Talk of China

The Talk of China | SA East Asia | Scoop.it

Op-ed piece by Thomas L. Friedman- Recent local headlines offer a hint of how the coming transition is about much more than a change in leadership.

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China's missing VP fuels online rumour frenzy

China's missing VP fuels online rumour frenzy | SA East Asia | Scoop.it
Social media ablaze with rumours about why Vice-President Xi Jinping has gone unseen for more than one week.
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Beijing Updates Parables, ‘The 24 Paragons of Filial Piety’

Beijing Updates Parables, ‘The 24 Paragons of Filial Piety’ | SA East Asia | Scoop.it
China’s updated book of parables, “The 24 Paragons of Filial Piety,” has drawn ridicule for not addressing the complexities of life that keep children from taking care of their parents.

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