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Defense Minister Chiu Affirms Taiwan Must Be Able to Self-Defense

Taiwan’s defense minister said Thursday (28/10), Taiwan must be ready to defend itself and cannot fully rely on other countries to help if China launches an attack on the island. Chiu Kuo-cheng made the statement to reporters after attending a hearing at the Taiwan legislature discussing national defense. Defense Minister …

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US Donates 4.8 Million Vaccine Doses to Four African Countries

FLY — US sent more than 4.8 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to four African countries, White House told FLY on Wednesday (27/10). White House officials said the 55-member African Union set the allocation. Chad, a landlocked country and one of the world’s poorest countries, will receive 115,830 doses; densely …

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India slams China’s new land border law

Despite expressing concern about the new land border law passed by China, India expressed hope that Beijing would not take any action that could “unilaterally” change the situation in the border areas of the two countries. China’s National People’s Congress passed the law on Saturday amid a protracted military stalemate …

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Australia Prepares to Open Borders After 19 Months

Australia, Thursday (28/10), advised its residents who will travel abroad to be very careful. The government issued the travel advisory as the country prepares to open its borders, for the first time in 19 months, starting Monday (1/11). Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the planned opening in a press conference …

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ASEAN Unity is a Priority for India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Thursday (28/10), said that ASEAN’s unity and central position had become an important priority for India. He made the statement in a speech at the India-ASEAN virtual summit. Modi added that cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to strengthen India-ASEAN relations in the future. …

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Military Tortures Detainees Systematically in Myanmar

Investigations conducted by the news agency Associated Press (AP) found that Myanmar’s military had used torture systematically against those detained across the country since taking power from an elected government last February. AP spoke to 28 people who had been imprisoned and released in recent months. The news agency also …

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Vietnam Has Violated Journalists’ Rights

Pressure has been mounting on Vietnam to release a journalist who had been jailed since last year. Journalist Pham Doan Trang, known for his coverage of human rights, was arrested in October 2020. An opinion piece released by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention found that Trang had …

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US to Develop Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

The United States (US) has plans to “research the development of an Indo-Pacific economic framework with partners,” the White House announced Wednesday, as President Joe Biden pursued East Asia diplomacy through his presence at the White House. virtual meeting with countries in the region. The White House did not provide …

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