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Weekly Round-up for Week of 1.17.2020

Weekly Round-up for Week of 1.17.2020


EXSE FOCUS China's Xi vows 'new era' of Myanmar ties after red carpet welcome - Channel News Asia Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to usher in a "new era" of ties with Myanmar after a red carpet welcome Friday (Jan 17) ...

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The southbound lane of Highway 1 is shown after sliding down the hillside on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 in Big Sur, Calif. Authorities say that the closure came after 40-foot stretch of the highway slid down a hillside shortly after 5 p.m.  in an area called Hurricane Point following several days of heavy rains. The Monterey Times Herald reports that CHP said the highway could be closed "potentially several days if not longer. No injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Monterey Herald, Orville Myers)

Weekly Round-up for Week of 1.10.2020


EXSE FOCUSThe Mekong Delta: an unsettling portrait of coastal collapse - Financial Times Some environmental disasters present themselves over the years; others come with a bang — or a splash. The latter happened one day last August, when residents of ...

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epa05165477 (FILE) A file handout picture dated 18 February 2015 and made available by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Public Affairs Office shows an aerial view of construction at Mabini (Johnson) Reef by China, in the disputed Spratley Islands, in the south China Sea. China has deployed two batteries of sophisticated surface-to-air missile launchers to a disputed island in the South China Sea, news reports said on 17 February 2016. Satellite imagery from ImageSat International showed two batteries of eight missile launchers on Woody Island, part of the contested Paracel Islands, media reported. A US official confirmed that the imagery showed the HQ-9 air defense system, which has a range of around 200km, the report said. The report came as US President Barack Obama met with South-East Asian leaders in California, where they called for 'maritime security' and urged 'non-militarization and self-restraint' by countries in the region. Beijing claims nearly all of the South China Sea, including small islands that are hundreds of kilometres from its southern coast. Four countries in South-East Asia have unresolved territorial disputes with China over the South China Sea, which has important shipping lanes and potential oil and other natural resources.  EPA/ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Regional Round-up for Week of 1.3.2020


EXSE FOCUSThai Official Warns of Water Shortages Due to Weather, Dams - Voice of America Thailand should brace for serious water shortages when the hot season begins in March after a year with unusually little rainfall, one of the country's ...

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Weekly Round-up for Week of 12.20.2019


EXSE FOCUSControl of the Mighty Mekong and its Evaporation - Elite Plus The 4,700-kilometre mighty Mekong that flows from China through, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam appears to be drying up. In November, the Mekong River Commission reported that it ...

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Regional Round-up for Week of 12.13.19


EXSE FOCUSWatered Down: How do big hydropower companies adhere to social and environmental policies and best practices? International Rivers Healthy rivers are critical in sustaining communities and ecosystems. Yet our rivers around the world are under threat. As many as ...

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Regional Round-up for Week of 12.06.19


EXSE FOCUSMekong region's East-West Corridor takes shape Nikkei Asian Review Highway link between Vietnam and Myanmar pushes regional integration forward. The opening of a new bridge between Thailand and Myanmar a few weeks ago marks another step in the integration ...

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