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Precarious Balance for Myanmar

The future of Myanmar’s reform process is in question as hardliners and liberals in government ramp up an increasingly bitter power struggle. Change in Myanmar remains fragile despite some encouraging reform signals and growing international goodwill towards President Thein Sein. Myanmar government’s peace negotiator, Minister of Rail Transport Min talks as General Saipo from KNU…

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Asia Stocks Rise to 6-Month High on China Pledge to Help Europe

Asian stocks rose, with the region’s benchmark index headed for a six-month high, after China pledged to help resolve Europe’s debt crisis. Chipmakers outside Japan rallied after debt-laden rival Elpida Memory Inc. said it may not survive.  

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Tokyo Threatens to Withhold TEPCO Aid

Japan’s government has threatened to withhold a Y1tn ($12.9bn) financial rescue of Tokyo Electric Power , owner of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, unless the struggling utility allows itself to be nationalised.  Japan began allowing its nuclear reactors to fall idle after the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in March last year.

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China’s Heir Apparent to Meet with Obama

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping arrived at the White House Tuesday for talks with President Barack Obama during a U.S. visit set to burnish credentials for the man destined to be the Asian giant’s next leader.

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Japan’s Big GDP Drop a Worry for PM Tax Plan

Japan’s economy shrank much more-than-expected in the fourth quarter, as Thai floods, a strong yen and weak demand hurt exports, casting doubt on hopes for a quick pick up in activity that could bolster government plans to raise the sales tax.

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Jeremy Lin: The NBA’s Breath of Fresh Air

In the last week, Jeremy Lin has gone from an unknown professional basketball player struggling to get time on court to an overnight sporting and media sensation. CNN takes a closer look at the first U.S.-born player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA, and how he’s becoming more popular with every…

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Asia Shares Dip on Moody’s EU Warnings‎

Asian shares fell on Tuesday after Moody’s warned it could downgrade top-rated sovereigns including Britain, reminding investors that Europe is still deeply mired in a debt crisis despite Athens’ steps to avoid a disorderly default.

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