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Tag Archives: Asia Pacific

Vietnamese smallholders help end deforestation photo essay

In the foothills of Vietnams Annamite mountains, hundreds of small forest owners are joining forces to produce sustainable acacia used in furniture around…
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New Zealand storm: states of emergency declared as flooding hits South Island

State of emergency declared in three regions, road access to Dunedin city blocked and flood warning signs run out after heavy rain and…
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South Korea investigating ‘abduction’ of North Korean defector and TV star

Jeon Hye-sung, who fled the North in 2014 and became a popular guest on South Korean television programmes, disappeared in AprilSouth Korean authorities…
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China blocks WhatsApp services as censors tighten grip on internet

Photo, video and voice messages have all been censored although text messages using the Facebook-owned app are getting throughChina has partially blocked the…
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New Zealand: fight for ‘sacred mountain’ after discovery of significant gold seam

Fears for Karangahake Gorge after mining company find 8,500kg of high quality gold in the North Island conservation areaA bitter stand-off between a…
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Lacking Seoul? Why South Korea’s thriving capital is having an identity crisis

From the confusing new slogan I.Seoul.U to the viral sensation of Gangnam Style an inside joke about the citys success that was lost…
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Oh, bother: Winnie the Pooh falls foul of Chinese internet censors

Search blackout may be linked to clampdown on unflattering meme comparing president Xi Jinping with AA Milne characterHas Winnie the Pooh done something…
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Hong Kong vigil for Liu Xiaobo sends powerful message to Beijing

March is only large-scale commemoration for dissident in China, with Hong Kong maintaining freedoms non-existent elsewhereThousands of mourners marched through the heart of…
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Trump conflict of interest concerns over links with law firm run by Philippine government official

Exclusive: Donald and Ivanka Trumps companies pay a firm managed by a foreign government official to secure their trademarks in the PhilippinesDonald and…
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‘Going global': China exports soft power with first large-scale university in Malaysia

Beijings push for overseas influence extends to the education sector, with the opening of Xiamen University outside Kuala LumpurNear the classrooms at the…
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