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    Beijing plays, Hun Sen dances

    Asia focus, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 13/02/2017

    » The ever-contentious One China policy has flared up again, but this time the spark did not ignite over the Taiwan Strait or across the Pacific Ocean. Rather, it was here in Southeast Asia, Cambodia to be specific, when Prime Minister Hun Sen banned the Taiwanese and Tibetan flags.


    Taiwan pact backs Thai medical ICT

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 04/01/2017

    » Taiwanese authorities have reached an agreement with the Thai government to support the development of local information and communication technology (ICT) in agriculture and biotechnology.


    Dollar revival takes shine off asia stocks

    Business, Published on 14/02/2017

    » Recap: Asian markets fell early last week amid worries about Donald Trump's protectionist stance, uncertainty about France's political outlook, another crisis brewing in Greece and falling oil prices. However, sentiment picked up following Wall Street's climb to record highs after President Trump said he planned to overhaul business taxes. The Thai stock market see-sawed, with profit-taking keeping the SET Index in check while buying ahead of corporate earnings and dividend season limited the downside.

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    Agent of change

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 30/01/2017

    » Back when Vietnam's international profile was just slightly better than North Korea's, only a few outsiders considered working in a country ruled by a monolithic Communist party, but that didn't stop John Ditty, who has been making a living in a decidedly capitalist field there since 1993.


    Handsome devil

    Published on 12/07/2016

    » Hè Junxiáng, better known as Mike He, is one of Taiwan’s biggest stars. The former model made his breakthrough playing bad boy Jiang Meng in the popular series Devil Beside You and has starred in many hit series since then. Despite his popularity, the 32-year-old had never had the chance to meet his fans in Thailand. But last month he finally arrived in the capital for a fan meeting.


    Phone scam gang busted

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 28/03/2012

    » Gang members pretending to be police & bank officials earned 7% after getting Taiwanese people to transfer money to bank accounts.

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    Taiwan: debate over 298-year sentence

    AFP, Published on 02/09/2013

    » TAIPEI - A Taiwanese widow who faced the theoretical possibility of 298 years in jail for an affair with a married man has rekindled the debate over the island's controversial adultery laws.


    Wonders never cease

    News, Postbag, Published on 30/12/2016

    » Re: "Wonder Woman grapples with modern foes", (BP, Dec 25).


    Don't give up the fight

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 20/12/2016

    » It's been a year of progress for LBGTI issues on-screen, but in real life, there remains much to fight for.


    Commercial surrogacy

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 08/03/2011

    » Recent discovery of Taiwanese "baby farm" with Vietnamese mothers in Thailand prompts legal changes.

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