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New China-Mongolia Mining Deal: Economic Windfall or Environmental Threat?

The new agreement could be both, as it shifts much of China’s coal production outside its borders and helps Mongolia pay down billions of dollars in debt… 85 more words

Philippines: Better ties possible with Trump-led US -- Hear Trumps Words, "America will not impose its way of life on other nations."

 (philstar.com) | Updated January 21, 2017 – 3:23pm

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Abella said that the government’s priority in foreign relations is “the common good of the Filipino people and the national interest.” … 310 more words

Sunny Sanya

(Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg)

IF there was a checklist in the manual of ‘How to become a hot travel destination’, Sanya ticks all the right boxes. It has sun, sand, mountains and tropical forest packed into its 1,920 sq km of land in the southern tip of China’s Hainan Island. 705 more words

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Singapore economy on steady, stable path, says PM Lee

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

SINGAPORE: The Singapore economy as a whole is on a steady path and at a stable level, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Fri (Jan 20) at a forum jointly organised by the EDB Society and The Straits Times. 946 more words

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Taiwan president says aspires to create 'new era' of peace with China

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

TAIPEI: Taiwan aspires to create a “new era” of peace with China, which should set aside the baggage of history and have positive dialogue, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said in a letter to Pope Francis, adding military action cannot resolve problems. 370 more words

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China 2016 property investment rises 6.9% in 2016

(Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg)

China’s real estate investment rose 6.9 per cent in 2016, official data showed on Friday, as national sales posted their strongest annual growth in seven years thanks to a furious property boom in top tier cities. 176 more words

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First China freight train arrives in London

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

LONDON • The first freight train from China pulled into Barking in East London this week after an 18-day journey, marking a milestone in Beijing’s push to build commercial links across Europe and Asia. 507 more words

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