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Thailand’s tourism sector shows resiliency

By Fri, Aug 06, 2010 10:27PM UTC Thailand’s tourism sector shows resiliency

By James Harriman, The Irrawady reports on Thailand’s growing economy and pick up in the tourism sector, but notes the need for caution, “Despite political upheaval, Thailand’s economy is likely to grow by 6 to 7 percent  in 2010, though a slowdown in demand elsewhere could offset this, according to

The great game for the Spratlys

By Fri, Aug 06, 2010 7:30PM UTC

Vietnam takes command of the issue, writes Asia Sentinel’s Philip Bowring Vietnam has been remarkably successful in getting the South China Sea issue back onto the international agenda, in the process underscoring its new ties with the United States and asserting Hanoi’s leadership of Asean on this issue.  China is

SKorea: Afghan guards faked attack on SKorean base

By Fri, Aug 06, 2010 5:51PM UTC

Afghan authorities have found that local guards staged a fake rocket attack in June on the construction site of a South Korean base in an apparent scam to get more danger pay, South Korean officials said Friday. There were no casualties or damages from the June attack on the site

Bhutto’s son says he’s not ready to enter politics

By Fri, Aug 06, 2010 5:48PM UTC

Benazir Bhutto’s son says he’s not ready to enter the family’s troubled political dynasty yet. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the eldest child of the former Pakistani prime minister who was assassinated two years ago, has finished his history degree at Oxford University. Some had been speculating he would address a political

Election 2010: Bright young intellectual voices his opinions

By Fri, Aug 06, 2010 5:00PM UTC

Freelance journalist Austin G. Mackell – his self-penned, semi-literate bio is here – interviews “one of Australia’s brightest and most critical young intellectuals”, “Anthony” Loewenstein. No kidding, it’s a fitting sequel to Dumb and Dumber. And is it just me, or does Loewenstein look like an extra in a low

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