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Thailand, U.S., Singapore Engaged in Cope Tiger Military Exercise

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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The air forces of Thailand, the United States and Singapore are testing their readiness and ability to operate together in a large military exercise at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base. U.S. exercise director Colonel Marc Caudill explained that during the two-week exercise, called Cope Tiger 12, more than 1,600 combined service members and civilians […]

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Food Subsidies Would Help South Asia Cope With Food Price Hikes

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Asian Development Bank says a price hike in food staples, like rice and wheat, could push tens of millions more people into extreme poverty in South Asia. But a new study by the ADB says food subsidies targeted at the poorest in the region would help them cope with increased food costs. In a […]

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Ex-Aide Credits Tough Obama Stance for Korean Nuclear Concessions

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Concessions made by North Korea on its nuclear program are likely the result of the Obama administration’s refusal to give in to Pyongyang’s belligerent demands, according to a former top White House aide on Asia policy. Jeffrey Bader was the National Security Council’s senior director for Asian Affairs from 2009 to 2011. He told VOA […]

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ADB: Climate Change to Pose Bigger Humanitarian Threat

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Asian Development Bank is warning that extreme weather linked to climate change will displace millions more people in the Asia Pacific region in the coming years. In a report released Tuesday, the bank said more than 42 million people in the region were displaced by environmental disasters in the last two years. ABD Director […]

Russia’s Asian Neighbors Expect Warm Relations with Putin

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s Asian neighbors say they expect relations to strengthen with the election of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as president. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin told reporters in Beijing Monday that China’s relations with Russia have maintained “a sound momentum of positive development” and that Beijing looks forward to that continuing under Mr. Putin’s presidency. […]

Russia’s Asian Neighbors Expect Warm Relations with Putin

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s Asia neighbors say they expect relations to strengthen with the election of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as president. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura told a news conference Monday that Tokyo’s basic policy toward Russia is to promote cooperation in various areas to build an appropriate partnership. Fujimura also said Tokyo hopes to resolve […]

ADB Says ‘Green’ Development Key to Growth in Mekong Region

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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A conference on the future of the Mekong region heard Monday that the management of food, water and energy resources will be the most critical developmental challenge in the next decade. Stephen Groff, vice president of the Asian Development Bank, told the Greater Mekong Subregion conference that the challenge is to increase efficiencies in resource […]

Report: Asia-Pacific Can Be Major Force in Environmental Sustainability

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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A new report says the Asia-Pacific region can be a world leader in “green” or environmentally sustainable growth, but only by adopting a new development strategy. The Asian Development Bank says the region has been the world’s largest resource user since the 1990s. The report warns that the area’s carbon emissions are on a pace […]

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Taiwanese-American NBA Player a Hit With Asian, US Audiences

Posted February 10th, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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Asian television networks are rushing to add New York Knicks basketball games to their broadcast schedules after the sudden emergence of Jeremy Lin, the first U.S.-born player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to compete in the National Basketball Association. Lin has made an enormous impact for the Knicks since being placed in the starting lineup […]

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Taiwanese-American NBA Player a Hit With Asian, US Audiences

Posted February 10th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Asian television networks are rushing to add New York Knicks basketball games to their broadcast schedules after the sudden emergence of Jeremy Lin, the first U.S.-born player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to compete in the National Basketball Association. Lin has made an enormous impact for the Knicks since being placed in the starting lineup […]

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