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วันจันทร์ที่ 15 ตุลาคม พ.ศ. 2555

North Korean 'rom-com' plays in South Korea

North Korean 'rom-com' plays in South Korea:
The film Comrade Kim Goes Flying is a romantic comedy, starring North Korean actress and acrobat Han Jong-sim, who plays the title character. Comrade Kim is a young female coal miner who dreams of performing in the Pyongyang Circus and, after an ...


Deutsche Welle

China's new leaders may menace nation: dissident

China's new leaders may menace nation: dissident: The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) could pressure Taiwan more aggressively and seek to terminate the country's de facto independence at a faster pace after its transfer of power at the 18th National Congress scheduled next month, Chinese dissident ...




N. Korean Film Screened at S. Korean Festival

N. Korean Film Screened at S. Korean Festival: Dong Myoung-sook is a North Korean defector who watched scenes from the film online. The 35-year old, who says she was a big movie buff back in the North, thinks films like Comrade Kim can change South Koreans' opinions of the North for the better.

Advancing Globalization Makes its Mark in North Korea « Rethink ...

Advancing Globalization Makes its Mark in North Korea « Rethink ...: That, though, is not an option available to Mr. Kim. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is the only country on earth in which the people have no connection to the World Wide Web. The 21-year-old interpreter has never left North Korea.




Japan security environment tougher than ever: PM Noda

Japan security environment tougher than ever: PM Noda: YOKOSUKA, Japan (Reuters) - Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda told his navy on Sunday that Japan's security environment was tougher than ever, underscoring tension with China over a territorial dispute and the threat of North Korea's weapons programs.

Thailand prepares for mobile phone auction

Thailand prepares for mobile phone auction: Thailand's administrative court is expected to clear the way on Monday for a long-awaited auction of third-generation mobile telephone licences that is likely to net the government at least $1.1bn. The country's top three mobile phone operators, which ...

Thailand slips back into a divisive war with itself

Thailand slips back into a divisive war with itself: It's a brisk autumn day, all sun and no rain, in the upstate New York town of Ithaca. The leaves are turning and the hilly landscape is alive with a profusion of colour; a good day for a walk. Meandering along tree-lined streets under blue skies, I ...




Silly decisions cost Thailand a lot of tourist dollars

Silly decisions cost Thailand a lot of tourist dollars: Friends of mine, a group of seven, had booked up to spend five months away from the cold UK winter climate touring Thailand. They are above average spenders and stay in 4- or 5-star hotels, at many of which they had already booked rooms, and their ...

Cambodians Remember Their Dear Departed

Cambodians Remember Their Dear Departed:
In Cambodian Buddhism, Pchum Ben marks the time of the year when the ghosts of seven generations of ancestors walk the earth again, and both good and bad ghosts have to be pleased with food offerings, which must be blessed in the Bos Bay Ben ...


The Cambodia Daily

Philippine rebel chief in historic peace trip


Philippine rebel chief in historic peace trip

MANILA — The leader of the Philippines' biggest Muslim rebel group is due to arrive in Manila on Sunday for a historic visit aimed at ending one of Asia's longest and deadliest insurgencies. Murad Ebrahim and other senior figures of the Moro Islamic ...

Friday fears in Thailand's deep south

Friday fears in Thailand's deep south: Security forces in Thailand's deep south have been sucked into a psychological battle with shadowy insurgents who have scared many locals into not opening shops on Friday, a holy day for Muslims. Last Friday saw a few more shops open in markets than ...

Thailand the champs at Asian Uni Taekwondo C'ship

Thailand the champs at Asian Uni Taekwondo C'ship: Kota Kinabalu: Thailand was the overall champion at the 3rd Asian University Taekwondo Championship, which ended at the Chancellor Hall in UMS on Saturday. The team dominated the competition with their total haul of seven golds, two silvers and one ...




Friday fears in Thailand's deep south, many local shops not opening

Friday fears in Thailand's deep south, many local shops not opening:
Suspected Muslim militants have shot dead 11 people including three paramilitary rangers in a single day of bloodshed on Oct 9, 2012, in Thailand's insurgency-plagued deep south, police said. --PHOTO: AFP. By Nirmal Ghosh Thailand Correspondent ...


Straits Times

US envoy to hold joint talks on NKorea with Japan, SKorea next week


US envoy to hold joint talks on NKorea with Japan, SKorea next week

WASHINGTON — A U.S. special envoy travels to East Asia next week for joint talks on North Korea with Japan and South Korea. U.S. diplomacy on North Korea has been in slow gear since an agreement with the North to exchange food aid for nuclear ...

North Korean Caught Smuggling Ivory

North Korean Caught Smuggling Ivory: Maputo — The Mozambican customs service on Thursday seized 130 items of carved ivory, valued at about 36,000 US dollars, that a North Korean citizen named Jong Guk Kim was attempting to smuggle out of the country. According to a press release from ...

Vietnam's Economic Success Astounds Global Observers

Vietnam's Economic Success Astounds Global Observers: Of the two Asiatic Communist-dominated national segments to emerge from World War II, both North Korea and North Vietnam had much in common. Both were headed by charismatic Nationalist leaders, Korea's Kim-Il-Sung and Vietnamese populist liberator ...




South Korea declares pro-North groups enemies of the state

South Korea declares pro-North groups enemies of the state: According to South Korea's Ministry of National Defense, those who “recklessly follow North Korea's policy aimed at threatening the national security of the Republic of Korea” are “benefitting enemy forces.” The recently issued guidelines — contained ...

Chinese writer Mo Yan wins Nobel literature prize


Chinese writer Mo Yan wins Nobel literature prize

His early education was cut short by the Cultural Revolution, a decade of political chaos when many of China's schools closed down. To escape rural poverty, he joined the army in 1976 and, while still a soldier, started writing in 1981. His ...

Blind Chinese activist says nephew could face unfair trial

Blind Chinese activist says nephew could face unfair trial: The case of Chen Guangcheng's nephew, Chen Kegui, has renewed international focus on China's human rights and legal system. Chen has been held incommunicado by police for over five months and has been denied access to his choice of lawyers.

China's Mo Yan Hopes for Jailed Nobel Winner's Release from Jail


China's Mo Yan Hopes for Jailed Nobel Winner's Release from Jail

Many of China's most famous dissidents have criticized the largely non-political Mo for being unwilling to speak out against human rights abuses by the government. Some even went further, suggesting he was a stooge of China's government. At his news ...

Zachary Hubbard | China's free pass must be rescinded

Zachary Hubbard | China's free pass must be rescinded: Given that America's current account imbalance and massive debt to China threatens U.S. security, one has to wonder why we continue to give China a free pass on everything from human rights violations to political plutocracy. The Chinese must think we ...




North Korea's progress seems to be more style than substance

North Korea's progress seems to be more style than substance: DANDONG, China — Every time Kim Kyung Ok takes the bus into North Korea's downtown Pyongyang, she's startled by changes that look positively futuristic in a country that had been stuck in a 1960s time warp. Women wearing fancy shoes, miniskirts and ...

Decline in home sales reflects poor economy: expert

Decline in home sales reflects poor economy: expert: The Taipei-based think tank is expected to update its economic forecasts for this year tomorrow. In July, the institute predicted the economy would expand 2.36 percent this year. In August, the government downgraded its GDP forecast for this year to 1 ...

COA pledges to safeguard rights in fishing talks

COA pledges to safeguard rights in fishing talks: The Council of Agriculture's Fisheries Agency yesterday said that it will protect the fishing rights and traditional fishing grounds of local fishermen at talks with Japan that could be resumed next month, despite the ongoing territorial dispute over ...




Taipei Assassins triumph in 'League of Legends' world finals

Taipei Assassins triumph in 'League of Legends' world finals: On Saturday, the Taipei Assassins took on Korean team Azubu Frost at Galen Center in Los Angeles. The finals pitted the two five-man teams against each other in a best-of-five competition that ended when the Taipei Assassins -- the underdogs of the ...

วันเสาร์ที่ 13 ตุลาคม พ.ศ. 2555

Why China, India are not great markets

Why China, India are not great markets: ... side of this conclusion is that China and India, even as their economies cool a bit, still offer fantastic opportunities to grow. The gradual opening of their economies over the past three decades has already lifted hundreds of millions of people ...




Philippines High Fertility Stands Out in Asia

Philippines High Fertility Stands Out in Asia:
The consequences of both too many and too few babies show up in dependency ratios—the young and old dependent on those of working age. A higher ratio of young dependents usually correlates with increased poverty. China currently has a low overall ...


The Epoch Times

Thein Sein Misses Out on Peace Prize

Thein Sein Misses Out on Peace Prize:
Burmese watch news of the Peace Prize. (PHOTO: THE IRRAWADDY). The Nobel Peace Prize for 2012 was awarded to the European Union (EU) “for over six decades [contribution] to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in ...


The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Top China delegate pulls out of IMF meet amid islands row

Top China delegate pulls out of IMF meet amid islands row: Innocence of your ancestor's war crime is one thing, worshipping/acknowledging your ancestors for committing that crime is another. The Japanese Government never admit what they did in WWII unlike Germany which admit their crime and apologize} ...

Advancing Globalization Makes its Mark in North Korea

Advancing Globalization Makes its Mark in North Korea:
The 21-year-old interpreter has never left North Korea. He believes in the imminent victory of the socialist revolution and is now trying to show us the achievements of his native country: The capital, cleaned up for the 100th birthday of the country's ...


Spiegel Online

Forced evictions on the rise in China, Amnesty International says

Forced evictions on the rise in China, Amnesty International says: BEIJING — Forced evictions of poor and working-class people from their homes and property are accelerating in China, leading to violent disturbances and deaths, a report released Thursday by Amnesty International asserts. The human rights group said ...

Thai man arrested for Japanese murder just before 20 year expiration of charges

Thai man arrested for Japanese murder just before 20 year expiration of charges: Having escaped from Japan that same year, 39 year old Wirasak Iamphongsa was only five and a half months away from the 20 year limit for Japanese authorities to prosecute. While Thailand will prosecute him as a criminal, as it has no extradition treaty ...




Taipei set to host annual international exchange meet

Taipei set to host annual international exchange meet: More than 200 representatives from global stock exchanges have arrived in Taipei to attend the World Federation of Exchanges' (WFE) 52nd general assembly and annual meeting next week. The WFE is the trade association of regulated exchanges and ...

Japan, China to hold talks after island row

Japan, China to hold talks after island row: It was the first visit by a high-ranking Chinese diplomat since Japan nationalized part of the uninhabited islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese. The nationalization sparked violent protests in China. The two ...




UN chief finds his voice, but remains cautious on China

UN chief finds his voice, but remains cautious on China: "Being a South Korean, whose former president Kim Dae-jung himself won the Nobel Peace Prize, he should be well aware of how hard it is to be a human rights defender," Hu told Reuters by telephone. "I'm so disappointed in Ban Ki-moon." "I call on Ban ...

South Korean Official Warns of 'Existential Threat' From North

South Korean Official Warns of 'Existential Threat' From North: SEOUL, South Korea — A senior South Korean policy maker on North Korea said on Friday that it must be assumed that Pyongyang has the capacity to mount a nuclear device on a ballistic missile, adding that such a capability would pose “an existential ...

Kim's Empire Advancing Globalization Makes its Mark in North Korea

Kim's Empire Advancing Globalization Makes its Mark in North Korea:
Photo Gallery: In the Empire of Kim · Photos. Andreas Taubert / DER SPIEGEL. A trip through Kim Jong Un's North Korea reveals a country where one can find widespread poverty as well as an increasing number of Western products. Government minders ...


Spiegel Online

South Korean leader rebukes military for failing to spot North Korean defector


South Korean leader rebukes military for failing to spot North Korean defector

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea's president has rebuked the military for its failure to spot a North Korean soldier before he crossed the two countries' heavily armed border last week. Officials say the soldier knocked on the door of a South Korean ...

North Korea renews missile boast

North Korea renews missile boast: The North Korean statements follow an announcement by South Korea that the United States had agreed to allow Seoul to expand the strike range of its missiles under their 1979 agreement, saying the main objective of the new guidelines was to counter ...




'China takes the human rights dialog seriously'

'China takes the human rights dialog seriously':
German and Chinese government officials met on October 9, 2012, in Wiesbaden, near Frankfurt, Germany, to discuss human rights, continuing a tradition of meetings that now total ten. DW: There is a general impression that German-Chinese relations today ...


Deutsche Welle

Human rights buried in China's land grab

Human rights buried in China's land grab: Wang's death is one of nine documented by Amnesty International in its damning new study of 40 home demolitions in China. Amnesty said it documented 41 cases of self-immolations that occurred between January 2009 and January this year.

US Defends Broadcasts to Cambodia

US Defends Broadcasts to Cambodia: The U.S. is rejecting allegations by Cambodian officials who say U.S.-funded broadcasters are supporting the opposition. US Embassy spokesman Sean McIntosh disputed the accusations Friday, telling VOA Khmer that Radio Free Asia and the Voice of ...




Sparks toil to thwart gritty Laos

Sparks toil to thwart gritty Laos: Fil-British defender Chad Gould scored his debut goal for the Sparks, while James Younghusband helped seal the win in first-half stoppage time, before Laos found a consolation goal through Lexter Maravilla. In Group A, newcomer General Trias continued ...

Politics Meets Poverty in Southeast Asia

Politics Meets Poverty in Southeast Asia:
Thailand's Thaksin Shinawatra was ousted as Prime Minister in 2006 but has remained popular among the rural poor. In fact, his younger sister is the country's incumbent head of state. What is the reason for his enduring appeal? Maybe the great majority ...


the Diplomat

Govt prepares for possible Obama visit - The Nation

Govt prepares for possible Obama visit - The Nation: Govt prepares for possible Obama visit. Preparations have started for US President Barack Obama to make his delayed visit to Thailand pending next month's presidential election, a US...

Mass monk protest in Myanmar against OIC

Mass monk protest in Myanmar against OIC:
"The OIC is not working for human rights but for Muslim rights. We have our suspicions about them. They never reject Muslim extremists," he said. "We want peace between all ethnicities and religions. We have no problem with Muslims in the country." ...


AsiaOne

Thailand readies airport warehouse to store record stocks of rice

Thailand readies airport warehouse to store record stocks of rice: BANGKOK Oct 12 (Reuters) - The Thai government plans to use an old airport warehouse and is desperately hunting for more storage space for a mountain of rice that has resulted from a subsidy scheme that won it votes but which is now sapping the ...




Cambodia has Annual Bunker Sales Potential of 720000 mt

Cambodia has Annual Bunker Sales Potential of 720000 mt: Danish bunker supplier Go4 Bunker Denmark's new Cambodian bunker venture, Go4 Bunker (Cambodia) Co., Ltd (Go4BC), has said that Cambodia has an annual bunker sales potential of 720,000 metric tonnes (mt). The comments came during the firm's ...

Human Rights Commissioner told policy changes won't stop the boats

Human Rights Commissioner told policy changes won't stop the boats: The president of the Australian Human Rights Commission says she's been told by asylum seekers on Christmas Island others will keep on arriving on Australian shores despite tough new changes to government policy ...

Philippines High Fertility Stands Out in Asia

Philippines High Fertility Stands Out in Asia:
Thus, while today's problem is the high level of poverty in the Philippines due to high fertility, tomorrow's problem will be avoiding a decline in living standards in countries with aging populations and declining workforces. East Asia falls behind ...


The Epoch Times

วันศุกร์ที่ 12 ตุลาคม พ.ศ. 2555

South Korea's unemployment rate unchanged at 3.1pc

South Korea's unemployment rate unchanged at 3.1pc: SEOUL: South Korea's unemployment rate remained unchanged for a third straight month at 3.1 percent in September, official figures showed on Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate has remained steady since July compared to a month earlier, ...




Japan nuke chief hints no restarts until next year

Japan nuke chief hints no restarts until next year: TOKYO (AP) -- The head of Japan's new nuclear regulatory agency says reactors won't be allowed to restart until they pass seismic inspections and meet new safety standards to be instituted next year. Shunichi Tanaka, chairman of the Nuclear Regulation ...

Japan Donates US $1 Million For Infrastructure Development

Japan Donates US $1 Million For Infrastructure Development: This approach accordingly reflects Japan's commitment to uphold the notion of 'Human Security' as basic human rights for all. “All individuals, in particular vulnerable people, are entitled to freedom from fear and freedom from want, with an equal ...

US activist calls for widening Japanese understanding of sex slavery

US activist calls for widening Japanese understanding of sex slavery:
... the side of Korea or Japan but doing something morally right," she said, as she shared her experiences of leading the 121 Coalition, a U.S.-based organization representing some 200 groups committed to defending the human rights of the "comfort women.


Yonhap News

Japanese War Crimes and Atrocities

Japanese War Crimes and Atrocities: The current anti-Japanese riots is not really about the Daioyu Islands but by the strong resentment in China on the Japnese atrocities and massacre.

Police help Taiwanese-Australian find biological mother in Taipei

Police help Taiwanese-Australian find biological mother in Taipei: The National Police Agency (NPA) took it upon itself to help Jade Heffernan look for her mother after learning from a local media report in September that she yearned to get in touch with her. “After a painstaking investigation, we managed to find ...




Court revokes Erlin science park development permit

Court revokes Erlin science park development permit: Taipei,  The Taipei High Administrative Court revoked the permit for the development of the Central Taiwan Science Park's controversial fourth expansion project in Erlin, Changhua on Thursday. However, the National Science Council (NSC), ...

Spooked by China, Japanese companies looking to Cambodia

Spooked by China, Japanese companies looking to Cambodia: PHNOM PENH--Violence and economic retaliation against Japanese companies in China are prompting them to look elsewhere, and Cambodia is one nation benefiting from their new investment interest. In the Cambodian capital, more than 3,000 kilometers ...

South Korean sentenced in 'octopus death' scheme

South Korean sentenced in 'octopus death' scheme: SEOUL, South Korea — A report says a South Korean man who blamed a live octopus for the death of his girlfriend has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her. Yonhap news agency says police had initially concluded in 2010 that the man's ...

SKorea cuts key rate, lowers growth forecasts

SKorea cuts key rate, lowers growth forecasts: SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea's central bank cut its key interest rate Thursday for the second time this year and slashed growth forecasts as Asia's fourth-largest economy faces mounting threats from the protracted debt crisis in Europe and a ...




A case for human rights


A case for human rights

SOME NORTH Korea observers in Seoul, and even a few politicians, maintain that South Korea should not raise the question of the poor human rights situation facing North Koreans before the North overcomes its chronic famines. However considering the ...

North Korean defector undetected in the DMZ until he knocked on a ...

North Korean defector undetected in the DMZ until he knocked on a ...: The South Korean military has come under heavy criticism after a special investigation team revealed on Wednesday that a North Korean defector who crossed the DMZ earlier this month was not picked up by South Korean soldiers but rather ...

Crime Bust: Ex-gang chief, 6 others arrested for scamming government-funded ...


Crime Bust: Ex-gang chief, 6 others arrested for scamming government-funded ...

Fifty-two year Takefumi Ozuka is apparently the former head of a crime syndicate associated with Yamaguchi-gumi, the largest Japanese yakuza group. Along with him a woman director of the non-profit organization Life Information Center and five others ...

Thai arrested for human trafficking

Thai arrested for human trafficking: A Thai man was arrested in a Sukhumvit neighbourhood on Wednesday on charges of luring Thai women into prostitution in Japan, police said. Crime Suppression police charged Niran Pansa-ngiem, 34, with human trafficking and said he collaborated with ...

South Korea Producer-Price Inflation Accelerates to 4-Month High

South Korea Producer-Price Inflation Accelerates to 4-Month High: South Korea's producer prices rose at the fastest pace in four months after typhoons damaged crops and international oil prices increased. Prices rose 1 percent in September from a year earlier, after a 0.3 percent increase in August, the Bank of Korea ...




South Korea army slammed over defector lie

South Korea army slammed over defector lie: SEOUL, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- South Korea's military has come under fire after a team of investigators found a defecting North Korean soldier passed through front lines undetected. An army unit originally announced the soldier was spotted on surveillance ...

South Korean sentenced in 'octopus death' scheme


South Korean sentenced in 'octopus death' scheme

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A report says a South Korean man who blamed a live octopus for the death of his girlfriend has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her. Yonhap news agency says police had initially concluded in 2010 that the man's ...

Seoul taps Lockheed for aircraft support


Seoul taps Lockheed for aircraft support

JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- South Korea has awarded three contracts to Lockheed Martin to support its supply chain needs for aircraft operated by its navy and air force. The contracts have an annual ceiling value of $2 million and are funded ...

For SC Seat Cambodia Rep Contrasts "Rich" S. Korea of Ban, Idealistic Bhutan

For SC Seat Cambodia Rep Contrasts "Rich" S. Korea of Ban, Idealistic Bhutan: UNITED NATIONS, October 11 -- In the race for one UN Security Council seat among South Korea, Cambodia and Bhutan many assume that Seoul's financial pledges and having Ban Ki-moon already in place as Secretary General guarantees that country ...

Hunger Plunges Everywhere in Southeast Asia, Except the Philippines

Hunger Plunges Everywhere in Southeast Asia, Except the Philippines: “The Philippines has always been a nation where the fruits of growth tend to be shared less equally,” said Mr. Dawe. “The poverty rates have just not gone down all that much for its rate of GDP growth, so you don't have as much impact on ...

Thai Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Thaksin

Thai Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Thaksin: BANGKOK—Thailand's former leader Thaksin Shinawatra is facing more legal difficulties after the Supreme Court issued an arrest warrant Thursday in connection with a malfeasance case involving nearly 12 billion baht, or $390 million, in loans extended ...




Myanmar go top; Laos beat Brunei

Myanmar go top; Laos beat Brunei:
Laos then edged ahead in the 60th minute when Kaung Sithu scored from the spot, before Kanlaya Sysomvang added a third in the 83rd minute after his side were awarded another penalty. Thursday's 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup Qualifying Results. Brunei 1-3 ...


ESPN STAR Sports

Princess Marie met Danish businessmen in Cambodia

Princess Marie met Danish businessmen in Cambodia:
Princess Marie of Denmark is on a charity visit to Cambodia this week. On Tuesday, the Princess met with important Danish and Cambodian business people to support Danish business activities in Cambodia. The first exiting meeting was in the evening in ...


ScandAsia.com

Rights group wary of Myanmar investments


Rights group wary of Myanmar investments

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Advocacy group EarthRights International called on the U.S. government to ensure companies investing in Myanmar respect environmental and human rights. The U.S. Treasury Department in September announced it repealed ...

Thailand in urgent need of agricultural reforms: Sudarat - The Nation

Thailand in urgent need of agricultural reforms: Sudarat - The Nation: Thailand in urgent need of agricultural reforms: Sudarat. Former Thai Rak Thai Party executive Sudarat Keyuraphan presents her vision on how the country should prepare itself for integration into the Asean...




วันพฤหัสบดีที่ 11 ตุลาคม พ.ศ. 2555

World Bank must lead harder strike at poverty

World Bank must lead harder strike at poverty:
Much of the credit for poverty reduction in the past decade goes to economic expansion in China and elsewhere. But growing first and cleaning up later will no longer work as water scarcity, forest loss, climate change and income disparities threaten to ...


Bank Information Center

Rethinking US Relations With Dictators

Rethinking US Relations With Dictators: U.S. reluctance to criticize China's human rights abuses is equally misguided. It is motivated by a fear that China will retaliate by harming what are in fact shared U.S.-Chinese interests, for instance in stability on the Korean Peninsula and a ...

China plans to reform labour camp system

China plans to reform labour camp system: BEIJING - The Chinese government yesterday issued a white paper on judicial reform, highlighting progress made in upholding justice and protecting human rights. Mr Jiang Wei, the head of a government committee on judicial reform, said effective ...




China says notorious labor, torture camps need reforms

China says notorious labor, torture camps need reforms: ... the Chinese Re-Education through Labor Camp (RELC) system is "a form of inhuman or degrading treatment, if not mental torture," and the UN Committee Against Torture, along with Human Rights Watch, has continuously asked China to put an end to it.

Philippine economic growth fails to cut poverty - Asean China Free ...

Philippine economic growth fails to cut poverty - Asean China Free ...: The Philippine economy remains resilient amid a global downturn but such growth failed to reduce the high poverty incidence in this developing country.

Cambodian Non-Profit Honors Teen Sibling Volunteers

Cambodian Non-Profit Honors Teen Sibling Volunteers:
For the last 35 years, The United Cambodian Community in Long Beach has helped mitigate immigrants' struggles with cultural assimilation. Nineteen-year-old Chhoub Chhoun, and his sister, Thilda, 17, are just two of many volunteers who work out of the ...


Long Beach Post

Africa's mineral wealth hardly denting poverty levels, says World Bank


Africa's mineral wealth hardly denting poverty levels, says World Bank

A "hard landing" for the Chinese economy would adversely affect growth prospects. Over the past decade, sub-Saharan exports to China have risen from 5% to around 19.3% in 2010, with producers of oil (Sudan, Congo) and metal and mineral exporters ...

A turning point for Beijing


A turning point for Beijing

Combined with a gathering economic crisis, recent events have radically altered the perception of China as among the world's stable economic engines. China, once considered the embodiment of poverty and misery, a victim of colonial globalisation, ...

Boy's illness not serious infection

Boy's illness not serious infection: The tour followed a previous visit to Yiliang, a county in Yunnan province recently hit by earthquakes and a landslide. Improving livelihoods in Guizhou will be symbolic of China's efforts to close the gap between the underdeveloped west and other ...

China's Nobel Winners, Past and Possible

China's Nobel Winners, Past and Possible: “The government has always wanted Liu Xiaobo to leave China because the fact that a Nobel Peace Prize winner is in jail, is a constant reminder of China's poor human rights situation. “When previous dissidents have left China their voices gradually ...

New Takeshima measure could put S. Korean won down

New Takeshima measure could put S. Korean won down: Currency stability in South Korea may take a hit in a festering territorial dispute between Tokyo and Seoul, after the two said they would reduce the size of a stabilization fund for the won in times of crisis. This month, they will end a $57 billion ...

South Korea charges North spy over Kim Jong-Nam plot

South Korea charges North spy over Kim Jong-Nam plot: Seoul: South Korean prosecutors have filed formal spying charges against a North Korean man involved in a bid to maim the eldest son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, a report said on Tuesday. A prosecution service official confirmed the spying ...

NK spy disguised as defector to stand trial

NK spy disguised as defector to stand trial: They say the North Korean, during questioning by police and the state intelligence service, initially claimed that he fled his country to escape poverty. He, however, later confessed that he is a spy agent from the North's top intelligence agency, the ...

The mystery and irony of Gangnam Style


The mystery and irony of Gangnam Style

Now the North Korean government, one of the most repressive regimes in the world, uses this video to attack someone about her father's human rights abuse. North Korea is currently led by a man whose father possibly committed more human rights abuses ...

North Korea Says a Long-Range Missile Test Is Now More Likely

North Korea Says a Long-Range Missile Test Is Now More Likely: ... SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said on Wednesday that it felt freer to test a long-range missile now that Washington has agreed to let South Korea nearly triple the reach of its ballistic missiles, putting all of the North ...

Korea's Costly War on Conglomerates

Korea's Costly War on Conglomerates:
Rarely have large South Korean companies faced as much political blowback as they do right now. As South Korea's December presidential election approaches, candidates, the media and the public are decrying chaebols, the large, mostly family-owned ...


Wall Street Journal

North Korea threatens US after it helps South Korea

North Korea threatens US after it helps South Korea: North Korea boasted Tuesday that the US was “within the scope” of its long-range missiles after South Korea vowed to deploy new missiles capable of reaching anywhere inside the North. North Korea's National Defense Commission, the country's most ...

South Korea August money supply growth ticks up from July

South Korea August money supply growth ticks up from July: SEOUL Oct 10 (Reuters) - Annual growth in South Korea's broadest measure of money supply ticked up in August from a 3-month low set in July but stayed relatively low as the economy cooled, central bank data showed on Wednesday. The L-money supply ...

US to allow SKorea to have longer-range missiles

US to allow SKorea to have longer-range missiles: North Korea can ill afford an arms race as it will lead toan economic collapse like what happened to USSR. IA useless arms race will also drain China of its precious international reserves. China knowing poverty before purposely accumulates riches to ...




Cash dole no answer to poverty, says NGO

Cash dole no answer to poverty, says NGO: FoodFirst Information and Action Network (FIAN) Philippines criticized the Aquino government's reliance on the dole in easing poverty and reducing hunger, saying the program was insufficient to deal with these problems. “This program has a wide ...

Thailand well placed to absorb shocks _ Fitch

Thailand well placed to absorb shocks _ Fitch: "Thailand is very well placed to absorb the EU financial shock, as the direct financial risk to the euro zone is very limited," he said yesterday at Fitch Ratings' annual economics conference in Bangkok. Thai banks' claims to the euro zone are very low ...




Court: 3000 Cambodians killed at one site

Court: 3000 Cambodians killed at one site: PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Some 3,000 Cambodian provincial officials were shot to death and buried in mass graves in 1975 as the Khmer Rouge came to power, court documents reveal. A court official read the documents Tuesday in the trial ...

Cambodian woman devotes life to healing war scars

Cambodian woman devotes life to healing war scars: She has also broken taboos by venturing deep into the Cambodian forest to work with former Khmer Rouge fighters who have taken refuge there. "It's part of the reconciliation effort," she says. "If we hadn't introduced basic education for all children ...

Thailand get tough qualifying draw - The Nation

Thailand get tough qualifying draw - The Nation: Thailand get tough qualifying draw. Thailand's soccer team were left cursing their luck after being drawn in a difficult 2015 Asian Cup qualifiers group along with a Middle East...

Philippines, Thailand stock markets best performing in Asia

Philippines, Thailand stock markets best performing in Asia: The financial markets of Philippines and Thailand are still the best performing stock markets in Asia, Reuters' charts as of October 9 showed.

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Bangladesh: a poisoned supply chain

Bangladesh: a poisoned supply chain: Less noticed has been the rapid growth of its leather industry, which last year exported around $663m worth of leather and leather products to Italy, Spain, Germany, China, South Korea and Japan. But global importers sourcing leather from Bangladesh ...

Suspect caught 19 years after Japan slaying

Suspect caught 19 years after Japan slaying:
The arrest came after Pol Col Uichi Hara from Tokyo was assigned by the Japanese government to work with Thailand's Crime Suppression Division to help arrest Mr Veerasak who had returned to Thailand, CSD deputy chief Prasopchok Prommoon said.


Bangkok Post

Big Brother, Now at the Mall

Big Brother, Now at the Mall:
By EVAN RAMSTAD. SEOUL—Shoppers at the new International Finance Center Mall in Seoul can find their way around the four-story complex by approaching one of 26 information kiosks. When they do, they also are being watched. Enlarge Image. image ...


Wall Street Journal

More Men Opt for Plastic Surgery

More Men Opt for Plastic Surgery:
Kang Jang-seok, who runs Man & Nature in Gangnam, southern Seoul, said he opened his practice in 2005 as a hair-transplant clinic, but soon decided to open a small plastic-surgery clinic next to it to accommodate growing demand from male patients who ...


Wall Street Journal (blog)