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February 13, 2016
US deploys more Patriot missiles in S. Korea
Seoul (AFP) Feb 13, 2016
The United States has temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea following North Korea's recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch, US Forces Korea said Saturday. The move came as the two allies plan to start detailed discussions on bringing in an advanced, high-altitude US missile defence system opposed by China as early as next week. "This deployment is part of an emergency deployment readiness exercise conducted in response to recent North Korean provocat ... read more
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Taiwan to seize assets of collapsed building developer
Almost a million dollars in assets belonging to the developer and three associates of a building in Taiwan felled by an earthquake will be seized, a court ruled Friday, with more than 90 residents confirmed dead in the disaster. ... more

Calls for safety overhaul in Taiwan after quake disaster
As rescuers continue the grim task of digging bodies from the rubble of an apartment complex that collapsed in a Taiwan earthquake, anger is growing over the shoddy construction of the building and the island's questionable safety record. ... more

Over 30 Hong Kong protesters in court over riot
More than 30 protesters appeared in court in Hong Kong Thursday charged with rioting after the worst clashes the city has seen since mass pro-democracy protests. ... more
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Taiwan developer grilled over collapse of quake building
Taiwan prosecutors Wednesday questioned the developer of an apartment complex that collapsed during an earthquake as prosecutors detailed flaws in the construction of the building where nearly 100 people remain trapped. ... more


EU hits China with new steel anti-dumping probes
The EU launched new probes on Friday into imports of Chinese steel, warning it would not allow "unfair competition" to threaten Europe's industry already crumbling under a flood of cheap imports. ... more

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India's Tata Motors profits dip on weak China sales
India's largest car maker Tata Motors reported a two percent dip in quarterly profits on Thursday as sales of its British luxury unit Jaguar Land Rover slumped in China. ... more

Global Solar PV Pipeline Surpasses 200 GW
With the United States in the lead, due in large part to the recent extension in the country's solar investment tax credit (ITC) late last year, the global solar photovoltaic pipeline now exceeds 20 ... more
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Carbon reductions won't hinder Chinese growth
A new study co-authored by an MIT professor shows that China's new efforts to price carbon could lower the country's carbon dioxide emissions significantly without impeding economic development over ... more

Gloom hangs over African mining as China growth slows
An air of gloom hung over Africa's biggest annual mining conference this week as corporate giants and governments wrestled with boom times gone bust in the wake of China's downturn. ... more

China confirms first imported Zika case: report
China confirmed its first imported case of Zika late Tuesday, Xinhua reported, as fears mount over the fast-spreading virus that has been linked to severe birth defects mostly in Latin America. ... more
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US missile shield spotlights divisions on handling N. Korea
Official moves towards the deployment - fiercely opposed by China - of a US missile defence system in South Korea highlight the inherent dangers of disunity in dealing with North Korea's growing military threat, analysts say. ... more

India gathers navies in show of maritime might
India kicked off a major display of maritime might Thursday, with ships from 50 navies converging on the country's east coast, as New Delhi seeks to boost its leadership in the region. ... more
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China Conducts Final Tests on Most Powerful Homegrown Rocket
China's largest and most powerful rocket the Long March 5 underwent final tests at the Wen-chang Satellite Launch Center in Hainan province. The rocket's first flight will be conducted in Sept ... more

China to launch nearly 40 Beidou navigation satellites in five years
China plans to launch nearly 40 Beidou navigation satellites in the next five years to support its global navigation and positioning network, a spokesperson said Wednesday. By the end of 2018, ... more

West's advantage in military tech 'eroding': think-tank
Western superiority in military technology is "eroding", notably at the hands of China and Russia, a leading think-tank said Tuesday in its annual report on the state of militaries around the world. ... more

Hong Kong kicks off Year of Monkey, but primate relations sour
As the people of Hong Kong usher in the Year of the Monkey, animal experts are working to quell their exploding numbers in a bid to keep the peace between them and their human neighbours. ... more

Dozens hurt as riot erupts in Hong Kong
Scores of police officers were hurt Tuesday when a riot erupted in Hong Kong over official attempts to move illegal hawkers, in the most serious violence the city has seen since mass pro-democracy protests in 2014. ... more

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'Dead' Chinese baby awakes just before cremation
A Chinese baby boy who was declared dead and spent the night in a morgue showed signs of life just as he was about to be cremated, local TV reported. ... more

Prosecutors seek developer's detention after Taiwan collapse
Prosecutors in Taiwan were Tuesday seeking to detain the developer of a 16-storey apartment complex toppled by a deadly quake, officials said Tuesday, amid suspicions of shoddy construction. ... more
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