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People's Daily Online
PLA snipers conclude training assembly
More than 200 snipers from the Chinese People's Liberation Army concluded a 40-day training assembly on Wednesday.
Tue May 21, 2013
Trade reps cut export target
A meeting of directors of Thai trade offices in overseas markets, chaired by Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom, yesterday acknowledged that exports would increase by only 5 per cent this year, down from the previous target of 8-9 per cent.
Mon May 20, 2013
Asia News Network
DHAKA: New crossroads of Asia
That is how Myanmar is being portrayed, and not without reason. For both China and the United States, the stakes couldn't be higher.
Subway opens in SW China's Kunming
A subway line opened Monday in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, the first to be built in the area.
Sun May 19, 2013
Round-table Talks Held with Inhabitants upon Their Return Home from South
Round-table talks with inhabitants of the DPRK were held at the Koryo Compatriots House on Friday upon their return home from south Korea to which they had been taken due to south Korean puppet agents' sinister plots and allurement and appeasement.
China Digital Times
Kunming and the Rising Tide of Environmental Protest
The East by Southeast blog has posted a detailed account of Thursday's protests in Kunming over the planned PetroChina oil refinery and reported paraxylene plant.
Fri May 17, 2013
Carlsberg faces Chinese challenge in booming Yunnan beer market
Aktiefokus estimates that Carlsberg's Yunnan beer market share has fallen from 50%+ in 2003 to around the low 30s in 2013 Danish multinational brewer Carlsberg, which once held a solid market share in the Southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan, is facing tough competition from new entrants and existing competitors desiring a share of the region's ... (more)
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of May 17, 2013
Former police officer Abner Afuang burns a replica of Taiwan's national flag as he protests against the mistreatment of Filipinos working overseas, along a main street of Manila on May 17, 2013.
Thu May 16, 2013
Record number of CU-Boulder students receive Fulbright awards
The 2013 University of Colorado students who have received Fulbright offers and their destination countries are: Ulyana Horodyskyj, Nepal; Renee Payne, Brazil; Elise Pizzi, China; Sean Planchard, Spain; Ian Rowen, Taiwan; Amelia Schubert, China; Eric Simley, Denmark; Levin Sliker, Italy; Marin Toscano, China; Andrea Watson, Chile; Claire Waugh, ... (more)
Li calls for more job channels for grads
At an executive meeting of the State Council, Li said there is increasing pressure on employment this year because nearly 7 million students - a record number - will graduate from college.
Chinese police crack down on anti-refinery protests
Chinese security forces staged a massive crackdown in the center of a provincial capital city Thursday to prevent protests against the construction of a chemical plant, witnesses said.
The Miami Herald
Residents protest refinery plan in southern China
About 2,000 demonstrators concerned about pollution have taken to the streets in southern China to protest plans for a planned refinery on the outskirts of the city of Kunming.
Wed May 15, 2013
New protest in Chinese city over planned chemical plant
Hundreds of people took to the streets of the Chinese city of Kunming on Thursday to protest against the planned production of a chemical at a refinery, the second demonstration this month against the project.
Asia News Network
YANGON : Myanmar to explore better rice market in China
Myanmar will exhibit a wide variety of rice for the first time at Kunming Trade Fair in China as a bid to boost the market shares, according to Myanmar Rice and Paddy Traders Association.
Tue May 14, 2013
South China Morning Post
Revealed: It wasn't a UFO, but China's rocket gathering atmospheric data
Residents in cities across the mainland, and including Hong Kong, reacted with alarm on Monday when they saw this apparition high in the skies above Sichuan, as seen in this image taken by a Hong Kong resident.
Measures promised to tackle refinery waste
Yunnan provincial officials said on Tuesday that new facilities will be installed to tackle wastewater and exhaust gas at a controversial oil refinery in Kunming, the provincial capital, and promised to keep a close eye on the air quality there.
Mon May 13, 2013
South China Morning Post
Officials vow to stop rally over Kunming chemical plant
Kenji Fujimoto was accepted into Kim Jong-il's inner circle during a 13-year stint serving North Korea's first family.
Work with Red Cross to get boost
China is willing to strengthen cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross, President Xi Jinping said during a meeting with Peter Maurer, president of the ICRC.
The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
India Divided on Opening of Stilwell Road
Members of youth organizations in the Indian state of Assam demonstrate in favor of opening up the Stilwell Road, a 1,726-km route from Ledo in Assam to Kunming, in China's Yunnan province.
Sun May 12, 2013
'Django Unchained' back in Chinese movie theaters
"Django Unchained" became "Django Unscreened" as Quentin Tarantino's violent slave-revenge saga was pulled from Chinese theaters on its opening day, with the importer blaming an unspecified technical problem.