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North Korea may choose to follow Vietnam’s economic model

The Southeast Asian nation’s gradual path to development is intrinsically appealing to Kim, Fitch Solutions said in a January report. Vietnam began receiving assistance from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in the 1990s after it began enacting reforms. That was followed by significant foreign investment in the …

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Chinese buying interest has surged in recent years

Prachanart Viriyaraks | Getty Images The Wat Saket (Golden Mountain) and Bangkok Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Chinese investors have continued pouring their money into Thailand’s property sector even as the kingdom barrels toward an uncertain national election. That underscores the Southeast Asian nation’s enduring popularity with the Chinese — …

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An internet split between China and USA

“It’s (China) arguably ahead of U.S. in some areas behind in others, maybe neck and neck. But at the current trajectory, China will probably be ahead of U.S. in five years,” Lee said. “China has more data, more users, more usage per data. And there’s very pro-AI government policies. So …

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Sri Lanka seeks $1 billion loan from China amid debt woes

Buddhika Weerasinghe | Getty Images The famous Sri Lankan budget taxi, a three wheeler, drives through traffic in Colombo Sri Lanka is negotiating a $1 billion loan from China to construct a highway linking the capital Colombo to the hilly resort city of Kandy, even as the heavily-indebted South Asian …

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Fears Chinese may take over old US naval base

“The Philippine Navy suggested that, why not the Philippines take over so that we’ll have a naval base there? Then we’ll have shipbuilding capabilities,” international media quoted Lorenzana as saying during an event at the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines last week. That’s an entirely realistic scenario, analysts said. …

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Thousands march in Hong Kong against China ‘repression’

Thousands of demonstrators marched in Hong Kong on Tuesday to demand full democracy, fundamental rights, and even independence from China in the face of what many see as a marked clampdown by the Communist Party on local freedoms. Over the past year, countries such as the United States and Britain …

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If forced to choose, most countries will pick US over China: Expert

That means businesses, as well, may have to decide on which side they choose to align themselves, the co-founder of billion-dollar tech company Tradeshift told CNBC last month. Countries neighboring China — many of which are small — may not want to antagonized Beijing, Howie said, but many people feel …

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US teams with allies to counter cyber-threat

A coordinated offensive against Chinese cyber-espionage from the United States and its allies shows a different approach to countering what they call theft of commercial and government secrets. The United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand joined Washington on Thursday in condemning cyber-espionage on the same day that Washington indicted …

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Japan’s SoftBank to replace Huawei equipment, Nikkei reports

“It’s extremely important to avoid buying equipment that includes malicious functions like stealing or destroying information or halting information systems,” Nikkei reported Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as saying. SoftBank’s decision comes days after reports that the Japanese government is planning to stop buying equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies and …

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