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Myanmar hosts 1st regional meeting since army takeover

By AP and published by VOA News MYANMAR’S military government today (July 4) hosted the first high-level regional meeting since the army took power last year with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and counterparts from Mekong Delta nations. State broadcaster MRTV reported that Wang met with his colleagues from Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam

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Chinese firm given 60 days to confirm German engine for S26T sub

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters A CHINESE SUBMARINE builder is being given a 60-day timeframe to officially confirm whether or not a German-made engine will be installed aboard the Yuan-class S26T submarine currently being built for the Thai navy and an exact delivery date for the boat, said navy spokesman Vice-Adm Pokkhrong Monthatpalin today (June

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Chinese-built sub without German engine could probably be cancelled: PM

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THAILAND COULD PROBABLY cancel the already-signed purchase order for a Chinese-built submarine if a specified German engine will not be installed aboard and then look to buy another one instead, said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Apr. 4). Prayut who concurrently acts as defence minister apparently downplayed criticism that the

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Russian airstrike hits base in western Ukraine, kills 35

By Yuras Karmanau, AP, published by US News & World Report, Reuters, published by Channel NewsAsia, plus BBC Lviv, Ukraine  – Waves of Russian missiles pounded a military training base near Ukraine’s western border with Nato member Poland, killing 35 people, Ukrainian authorities said today (Mar. 13). The strike followed Russian threats to target foreign

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Thailand firm on procuring Chinese sub with German engine 

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE CHINESE SUBMARINE currently built for the Thai navy will definitely use a German engine as contractually specified and nothing else, according to navy chief-of-staff Adm. Thalerngsak Sirisawat. Adm. Thalerngsak today (Mar. 3) made his comments in response to news reports that China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Co. might probably

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Prayut to be quizzed about puzzling Chinese-built sub for Thai navy 

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha is yet to be inquired about news reports that China cannot install a German engine for its Yuan-class S26T submarine for sale to Thailand as specified in the signed purchase contract, said an opposition MP today (Feb.27). Pheu Thai MP Yuttapong Charasathien said he will shortly

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Russia and China tell Nato to stop expansion, Moscow backs Beijing on Taiwan

  Moscow – Russia and China called in a joint statement today (Feb. 4) for Nato to halt its expansion while Moscow said it fully supported Beijing’s stance on Taiwan and opposed Taiwanese independence in any form. The joint statement, including harsh criticism of the United States, was issued during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit

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Asean-China summit held without Myanmar, Malaysia says

  By Reuters and Channel NewsAsia Kuala Lumpur – A summit between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) today (Nov. 22) was held without a representative from Myanmar, Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said. The reason for the non-attendance was not immediately clear, and a spokesperson for Myanmar’s military government did not

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Thai man files complaint after losing over 3m baht in Chinese business fraud

    A THAI BUSINESSMAN who was defrauded of 3.6 million baht by a Chinese company after a product he ordered was not delivered petitioned the Chinese embassy for help before reporting the swindle to Technology Crime Suppression Division police, Siam Rath newspaper said today (Oct. 15). Mr. Somchai Saengwichaipat, 55, director of Amadeus Piano

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