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Chinese, Sri Lankan Ministers in Free Trade Talks

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On Tuesday, Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana announced in a Beijing reception that a free trade agreement with the Chinese government is nearing completion (Reuters 1). The reception, at which Marapana praised Chinese support of the Sri Lankan economy, marked the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and Sri Lanka. This trade agreement […]

North Korean Military Tests Far-Reaching Missile

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The North Korean military successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Tuesday, marking a major advance in the North’s missile program. The missile, confirmed to be an ICBM by a U.S. Defense Department spokeswoman, hit an altitude of about 2,800 km before landing in the sea 930 km away (Yonhap 1; Reuters). Some experts […]

Chinese Dissident Denied Asylum in Taiwan

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Last week, Chinese dissident Zhang Xiangzhong said that he would attempt to seek political asylum in Taiwan. According to Zhang, he was sentenced to three years in jail (in China) for participating in a political movement that promoted freedom and civil liberties (the ‘New Citizens’ Movement’). After being released in July 2016, Zhang claims to […]

Japan Preparing for Potential Refugee Influx

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated that the government is preparing for a possible influx of refugees in case of a crisis on the Korean Peninsula. The Japanese government is drawing up plans for procedures such as protecting foreigners, constructing and operating shelters and screening asylum seekers. The government is also working on a plan […]