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Aung San Suu Kyi has been released at last

By Sat, Nov 13, 2010 6:59PM UTC

More than 3,000 supporters of Burma’s Nobel laureate and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi gathered near her lakeside residence for a second day Saturday November 13, as they expected her release from house arrest. There were around 50 riot polices positioned near the checkpoint on the University Avenue Road

Taiwan readies for municipal elections

By Sat, Nov 13, 2010 12:57PM UTC

Kuomintang challenged by a resurgent opposition, writes Jens Kastner of Asia Sentinel. On Nov 27, Taiwanese voters will choose the leaders of the island’s five most populous and economically most developed municipalities, including Taipei. And although these are local polls, there are weighty repercussions. The municipal elections are seen as

The G-20 summit, just a piece of paper?

By Sat, Nov 13, 2010 12:45PM UTC

By most accounts, the 2010 G-20 Summit in Seoul, Korea produced mixed results. While President Obama claimed the global economic downturn is on the road to recovery, he confessed that progress hasn’t come fast enough. Leaders from 20 nations who attended the summit did not take action on perhaps the

Through the lens: President Obama in Asia

By Sat, Nov 13, 2010 12:33PM UTC

From India to Japan, Asia Society follows President Obama’s Asia trip. President Barack Obama has headed to Asia, where his first stop is India. Next on the itinerary, the President will visit Indonesia and attend the G-20 Summit in Seoul, South Korea. Coming on the heels of a scorching rebuke

Hu: China to keep open trade, keep currency stable

By Sat, Nov 13, 2010 12:03PM UTC

Chinese President Hu Jintao says his country will remain open to foreign trade and investment and oppose protectionism, while gradually adjusting the value of its currency. In remarks Saturday to a conference on the sidelines of the annual summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, Hu studiously avoided any references