New Philippine defense chief says militant threat more pressing than South China Sea

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New Philippine defense chief says militant threat more pressing than South China Sea

Crushing Islamist militants in the Philippines will take precedence over territorial disputes in the South China Sea, the incoming defense minister said on Wednesday, and spending on military hardware would reflect that.

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China facing hard work to meet annual budget targets: People's Daily

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China facing hard work to meet annual budget targets: People's Daily

China faces a tough challenge to meet annual budget targets, the official People's Daily newspaper reported late on Wednesday, citing finance minister Lou Jiwei, as the country ramps up spending to cushion a broader economic slowdown.

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Hague arbitration court to rule in East Sea case on July 12

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An arbitration court hearing the dispute between China and the Philippines over the East Sea will deliver its decision on July 12, it said in a statement on June 29.

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China slams South China Sea case as court set to rule

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China slams South China Sea case as court set to rule

An international court said it would deliver a hotly anticipated ruling in the Philippines' case against China over the South China Sea on July 12, drawing an immediate rebuke from Beijing, which rejects the tribunal's jurisdiction.

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China defends FX policies after Trump vows to label Beijing a currency manipulator

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China defends FX policies after Trump vows to label Beijing a currency manipulator

China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said the yuan's exchange rate was not the reason for unbalanced trade ties with the United States, after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would label Beijing a currency manipulator.

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Hue is Vietnam's first city to win WWF green title

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Hue is Vietnam's first city to win WWF green title

Hue is the first Vietnamese city competing for the National Earth Hour Capital title. Photo: Bui Ngoc Huy Binh

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China's Xi urges caution over U.S. missile deployment in South Korea

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China's Xi urges caution over U.S. missile deployment in South Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged South Korea to pay attention to China's concerns about the deployment of the U.S. THAAD missile defense system to the country and "cautiously" address the plan.

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World's largest mosquito factory hopes to prevent Zika

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World's largest mosquito factory hopes to prevent Zika

The Sun Yat-Sen University-Michigan University Joint Center of Vector Control for Tropical Disease is conducting field trials to prevent the Zika virus near Guangzhou, China.

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Illegal Chinese tour guides in Vietnam accused of distorting nation's history

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Illegal Chinese tour guides in Vietnam accused of distorting nation's history

Da Nang authorities are verifying accusations that many Chinese tour guides are operating illegally in the central city and providing incorrect information about Vietnam’s history to tourists.

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Illegal Chinese guides in Da Nang change Vietnamese history

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Illegal Chinese guides in Da Nang change Vietnamese history

Not content with only stealing jobs from local tour guides, Chinese nationals illegally working as guides for all-China tourist groups in the central city of Da Nang have also told visitors misleading information about Vietnam.

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With eye on China, Indonesian parliament approves higher defense spending

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With eye on China, Indonesian parliament approves higher defense spending

Indonesian lawmakers on Tuesday approved higher defense spending this year to fund, among other things, major upgrades to military facilities in the Natuna Islands, whose nearby waters Beijing says are subject to "over-lapping claims".

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South China Sea reefs 'decimated' as giant clams harvested in bulk

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South China Sea reefs 'decimated' as giant clams harvested in bulk

Ornaments made from the shells of endangered giant clams, renowned in China for having auspicious powers and the luster of ivory, have become coveted luxuries, a trend which has wreaked havoc on the ecosystem of the South China Sea.

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Foreign businesses discovered using pirated computer software

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Foreign businesses discovered using pirated computer software

Six foreign businesses operating in Việt Nam were discovered to be using pirated computer software, the Ministry of Public Security said.

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China's Li won't allow 'rollercoaster' markets after Brexit

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China's Li won't allow 'rollercoaster' markets after Brexit

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday he wouldn't allow the post-Brexit panic that roiled global currencies and stocks to send the country's financial markets into a tailspin, an indication authorities would intervene if needed to prevent market chaos.

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Pfizer to invest $350 million in China biotech hub, first in Asia

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Pfizer to invest $350 million in China biotech hub, first in Asia

Pfizer Inc will invest $350 million to build a biotech center in China, the latest in a series of moves by pharma industry giants to set up shop in the world's no. 2 drugs market with the aim of securing faster approvals for their products.

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