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by Choi Chi-yuk & iola Zhou in South China Morning Post,Oct 6, 2017
The leader of China’s Communist Party, Xi Jinping, will begin a second five-year term this month. Many observers say it’s unlikely to be his last.
Ahead of the party’s national congress, due to start in Beijing on October 18, the ranks of potential successors have been thinning out. Former Chongqing party boss Sun Zhengcai, 54, who had been regarded as a rising star, was expelled from the party last Friday after being taken away for questioning by party anti-graft …

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Bloomberg report in South China Morning Post, Oct 6, 2017
China’s first overseas military base in the small African country of Djibouti is “probably the first of many” the country intends to build around the world, which could bring its interests into conflict with the United States, according to American intelligence officials.
“China has the fastest modernising military in the world next to the United States,” according to insights provided to Bloomberg on Thursday by US intelligence officials, who asked not to be identified.
That will create “new areas of intersection – and …

China, Featured »

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by Kristin Huang in South China Morning Post, Oct 6, 2017
China is gradually stepping up military engagement with Southeast Asia, building on the firm economic footings it has established in the region.
The latest move came on Thursday when China gave 3,000 assault rifles to the Philippines as a gesture of “friendly and cooperative relations”. It was Beijing’s second shipment of guns to Manila and another sign of a warming in ties between the two countries since President Rodrigo Duterte came to power last year.
The rifles, valued at about US$3.3 million, …

Bangladesh, Headline »

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Report in Prothom Alo, Oct 6, 2017 at 11:15 AM
Khaleda ZiaSenior leaders of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) are not sure when the party chairperson Khaleda Zia, now in London with her son, will return home.
Khaleda’s personal secretary ABM Abdus Sattar, now staying with her in the United Kingdom, however, said the BNP chairperson may return in the third week of this month.
“Her treatment is yet to be done. We hope she will return home after her treatment by the end of October,” Abdus Sattar told Prothom Alo on Thursday over …

Featured, Rohingyas »

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Reuters report, Oct 6, 2017 at 09:37 AM
For 28-year-old Rohingya Muslim shopkeeper Mohammed Rashid, the evening phone call from organisers of the fledgling insurgent movement came as a surprise.
“Be ready,” was the message.
A few hours later, after meeting in the darkness in an open field, he was one of 150 men who attacked a Myanmar Border Guard Police post armed with swords, homemade explosives and a few handguns. At the end of a short battle, half a dozen men he had grown up with in his village were dead.
“We had …