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ASEAN excludes Myanmar junta leader from summit in rare move

Southeast Asian countries will invite a non-political representative from Myanmar to a regional summit this month, delivering an unprecedented snub to the military leader who led a coup against an elected civilian government in February.

ASEAN excludes Myanmar junta leader from summit in rare move

 
Created 15 October 2021
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S.Korea eases coronavirus gathering curbs before switch to 'living with Covid'

South Korea said on Friday it would lift stringent anti-coronavirus curbs on social gatherings next week, as the country prepares to switch to a 'living with Covid-19' strategy amid rising vaccination levels.

S.Korea eases coronavirus gathering curbs before switch to 'living with Covid'

   
Created 15 October 2021
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World Bank hopes China will boost donation to fund for poorest countries

World Bank President David Malpass said on Thursday that he hoped China would increase its donation to the International Development Association fund for the poorest countries.

World Bank hopes China will boost donation to fund for poorest countries

 
Created 14 October 2021
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Fire in southern Taiwan kills 46

A fire in a residential building in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung has killed 46 people and injured another 41, the government said on Thursday.

Fire in southern Taiwan kills 46

   
Created 14 October 2021
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Chinese tech workers disclose working hours in criticism of '996'

A campaign calling on workers at Chinese tech companies and other high-profile firms to log their working hours on a public internet page has gone viral, in the latest backlash against a culture of overtime.

Chinese tech workers disclose working hours in criticism of '996'

 
Created 14 October 2021
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Indonesia's Bali reopens to international tourists, but with no flights

Indonesia's holiday island of Bali reopened to foreign tourists after 18 months of pandemic hiatus on Thursday, but the island is lacking one crucial ingredient: international flights.

Indonesia's Bali reopens to international tourists, but with no flights

   
Created 13 October 2021
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China says military drills near Taiwan a 'just' move

Chinese military drills near Taiwan are targeted at forces promoting the island's formal independence and are a "just" move to protect peace, China said on Wednesday.

China says military drills near Taiwan a 'just' move

 
Created 13 October 2021
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Asian Development Bank boosts 2019-2030 climate financing goal to $100 billion

The Asian Development Bank's will boost its climate financing goals by $20 billion to a new target of $100 billion for the 2019-2030 period.

   
Created 12 October 2021
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China to liberalize coal-fired power pricing to tackle energy crisis

China will further liberalize pricing for coal-fired electricity and force industrial and commercial power consumers to buy from the market in its latest attempt to deal with an energy crisis that could cripple its economy this winter and into next year.

China to liberalize coal-fired power pricing to tackle energy crisis

 
Created 11 October 2021
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Japan's new PM defends pro-nuclear stance in parliamentary debut

Japan's new prime minister, Fumio Kishida, defended his pro-nuclear energy policies on Monday, saying that re-starting nuclear power plants mothballed since the 2011 Fukushima disaster was vital.

Japan's new PM defends pro-nuclear stance in parliamentary debut

   

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