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#Asia

# asia - Friday 20 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie France considers pulling out of Afghanistan early after troops' deaths Afghanistan

France considers pulling out of Afghanistan early after troops' deaths

Four French troops have been killed and 15 others injured by an Afghan soldier – raising fears of increased Taliban infiltration of the Afghan police.

# asia - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Chinese dissident poet charged with subversion China

Chinese dissident poet charged with subversion

Veteran democracy activist Zhu Yufu has been charged with attempting to subvert the state by writing the poem urging the Chinese people to “use your feet and take to the square”.

# asia - Saturday 14 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Praise for Burma's release of political prisoners Burma

Praise for Burma's release of political prisoners

Some 651 political activists, bloggers, a former prime minister and heads of ethnic minority groups were released yesterday under a presidential pardon allowing them to take part in “nation-building.”

# asia - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie North Korea keeps door open for food-nuke deal with US North Korea

North Korea keeps door open for food-nuke deal with US

North Korea has today signalled that it remains open to suspending uranium enrichment in exchange for US food aid.

From TheJournal.ie Mind now: China and India warned over skyscraper boom Skyscrapers

Mind now: China and India warned over skyscraper boom

Skyscrapers may herald financial crises, according to an ongoing study of the construction of tall buildings.

# asia - Monday 9 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Former president Musharraf will return to Pakistan to contest elections Pakistan

Former president Musharraf will return to Pakistan to contest elections

Pervez Musharraf faces charges in Pakistan of not providing adequate security to Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto ahead of her assassination in 2007.

# asia - Sunday 8 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie North Korean TV shows young Kim threatening war in 2009 North Korea This post contains images

North Korean TV shows young Kim threatening war in 2009

A documentary aired on North Korean state TV was aimed at showing that the country’s new leader was being prepared to take power long before the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, last month.

# asia - Thursday 29 December, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Explosion kills 17 in Burma Burma

Explosion kills 17 in Burma

A fire and several explosions at a state-run warehouse in Burma’s largest city, Rangoon, has killed at least 17 people.

# asia - Friday 23 December, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Aung San Suu Kyi registers her party for upcoming elections in Burma Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi registers her party for upcoming elections in Burma

The leader of the opposition in Burma, who was under house arrest for 15 of the last 21 years, has ended her boycott of elections in military dictatorship.

# asia - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland send a message of sympathy to North Korea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland send a message of sympathy to North Korea?

Ireland has no plans to send its condolences to North Korea on the passing of Kim Jong Il. Should we send formal sympathy?

From TheJournal.ie Kim Jong Il tributes trickle in from other countries North Korea

Kim Jong Il tributes trickle in from other countries

China, Russia and South Korea send messages of condolence, while other countries have merely ‘noted’ the Dear Leader’s passing.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea hail son as Kim Jong Il's body is displayed North Korea

North Korea hail son as Kim Jong Il's body is displayed

Mourners are gathering to pay tribute to longtime leader Kim Jong Il today, as state media feed a budding personality cult around his third son – hailing him as “born of heaven.”

# asia - Monday 12 December, 2011

From TheJournal.ie South African woman executed in China China

South African woman executed in China

Janice Bronwyn Linden was executed after being convicted for smuggling drugs into China – despite an appeal for clemency from the South African president.

# asia - Monday 5 December, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Pol Pot's deputy tells court: Khmer Rouge 'were not bad people' Khmer Rouge

Pol Pot's deputy tells court: Khmer Rouge 'were not bad people'

Nuon Chea, on trial for genocide, today denied responsibility for the mass killings of his fellow Cambodians – blaming their deaths on neighbouring Vietnam.

# asia - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

From TheJournal.ie China bans adverts during TV drama broadcasts China

China bans adverts during TV drama broadcasts

China’s broadcasting body has declared radio and television ideological “battlefields”.

# asia - Thursday 24 November, 2011

From TheJournal.ie IMF: Japan debt could 'quickly become unsustainable' Japan

IMF: Japan debt could 'quickly become unsustainable'

The IMF has raised concerns about Japan’s debt, saying that recent events “in other advanced economies” have highlighted how rapidly market sentiment toward countries with unsustainable fiscal imbalances can shift.

# asia - Monday 21 November, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Aung San Suu Kyi to run in Burma elections Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi to run in Burma elections

The pro-democracy leader has announced that she is to formally end her political boycott and run in elections.

# asia - Thursday 10 November, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Cost of Italian borrowing falls Markets

Cost of Italian borrowing falls

The markets are looking a little better today.

# asia - Saturday 5 November, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Two police officers charged over Bhutto assassination Pakistan

Two police officers charged over Bhutto assassination

Two further suspects – both police officers – have been charged in connection with the death of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

From TheJournal.ie Final 45 miners rescued from China mine China

Final 45 miners rescued from China mine

The remaining 45 miners trapped underground since last Thursday have been brought to the surface. Eight people have been confirmed dead following the incident.

# asia - Monday 24 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie China: Authorities probe alleged faulty construction of railway bridge China

China: Authorities probe alleged faulty construction of railway bridge

The multibillion yuan railway was reportedly constructed by a fake company that used gravel – not concrete – for the bridge foundations.

# asia - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Thailand: Death toll reaches 315 as Bangkok reinforces flood defences Thailand

Thailand: Death toll reaches 315 as Bangkok reinforces flood defences

Residents of Bangkok have been warned not to let down their defences, despite government insistence that the waters are easing.

# asia - Monday 17 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Burma allows trade unions for first time since 1962 Burma

Burma allows trade unions for first time since 1962

Burma has lifted bans on the formation of labour unions and the staging of strikes, which have been in place for almost 50 years.

# asia - Friday 14 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Thailand insists Bangkok is safe as monsoon floods advance Thailand

Thailand insists Bangkok is safe as monsoon floods advance

The Department of Foreign Affairs has strongly advised Irish citizens to register their details – as the region’s monsoon season is expected to last until the end of October.

# asia - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore begins trade mission to Japan and Korea Trade Mission

Gilmore begins trade mission to Japan and Korea

Eamon Gilmore today begins a four-day trip to Asia to strengthen political and economic relations with two countries.

# asia - Thursday 6 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Japan: Political strongman Ozawa faces trial Japan

Japan: Political strongman Ozawa faces trial

Ichiro Ozawa – Japan’s so-called “shadow shogun” – has denied charges of violating fundraising laws and says the allegations against him are politically motivated.

# asia - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Putin proposes the formation of a 'Eurasian Union' Eurasian Union

Putin proposes the formation of a 'Eurasian Union'

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the union would be based on a higher level of economic integration between former Soviet states – but insisted it was not some kind of re-formation of the Soviet Union.

# asia - Monday 3 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Floods recede slowly in storm-battered Philippines Typhoon

Floods recede slowly in storm-battered Philippines

At least 56 people have been killed after two back-to-back typhoons hit the Philippines over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Asian markets fall on Greek debt fears as eurozone inflation hits 3 per cent Markets

Asian markets fall on Greek debt fears as eurozone inflation hits 3 per cent

The eurozone inflation jump suggests the ECB may hold off on cutting interest rates this week.

# asia - Friday 30 September, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Asia reels from floods as storm hits Vietnam Storms

Asia reels from floods as storm hits Vietnam

Monsoon flooding, typhoons and storms across Asia have left more than 600 people dead or missing in recent weeks. Today, Vietnam has had to evacuate tens of thousands of people ahead of a tropical storm.

# asia - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

From TheJournal.ie 50 killed in quake in India, Nepal and Tibet Earthquake

50 killed in quake in India, Nepal and Tibet

Officials fear that the death toll will rise as landslides and communications difficulties prevent rescue workers from reaching potential survivors.

# asia - Monday 5 September, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Chinese companies deny breaking arms embargo in Libya China

Chinese companies deny breaking arms embargo in Libya

China has confirmed that representatives of Muammar Gaddafi visited the country seeking to buy arms in July, but says no weaponry was shipped – an assertion that the Libyan opposition has challenged.

# asia - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

From TheJournal.ie GALLERY: North Korea trials new 'luxury tourist ship' Cruisin' This post contains images

GALLERY: North Korea trials new 'luxury tourist ship'

South Korea has suspended trips to the North – so Pyongyang has converted an old ship to try and attract Chinese visitors.

# asia - Monday 29 August, 2011

From TheJournal.ie UN agency warns of potential bird flu resurgence Health

UN agency warns of potential bird flu resurgence

A mutant strain of the virus has been confirmed in China and Vietnam, and is believed to have been spread by wild bird migration.

# asia - Sunday 14 August, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Suu Kyi makes first political trip since being freed from house arrest Burma

Suu Kyi makes first political trip since being freed from house arrest

Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi tested the limits of her freedom by taking her first political trip into the countryside since being released from house arrest.

# asia - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

From TheJournal.ie All eyes on the Fed as choppy markets make small gains Markets

All eyes on the Fed as choppy markets make small gains

Markets in New York are recording tentative gains as the Federal Reserve meets to discuss potential action.

From TheJournal.ie Is this the bottom? Europe reverses early losses as markets turn green The End Is Nigh

Is this the bottom? Europe reverses early losses as markets turn green

European stock markets opened with more losses, but are moving upward again as traders expect a strong US opening.

From TheJournal.ie Global stock markets plummet overnight Markets

Global stock markets plummet overnight

Global stocks continued to tumble overnight following a disastrous day on Wall Street yesterday – with world markets wiping €1.75 trillion off global stocks.

# asia - Sunday 7 August, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Emergency talks held over twin debt crisis Debt

Emergency talks held over twin debt crisis

Finance heads from the EU and USA are discussing ways to bolster confidence in their economies ahead of markets opening on Monday.

# asia - Friday 5 August, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Asian markets hit six-month low amid fears of double-dip recession Debt Crisis

Asian markets hit six-month low amid fears of double-dip recession

After big falls on Wall Street yesterday there is little optimism to be found in the Asian markets this morning.