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  • China may be preparing second Spratly airstrip

    BEIJING, Aug 3- Beijing could be preparing to build a second 3,000 metre airstrip on an artificial island in the disputed South China Sea, a Washington based think tank said. China is already building a 3,000 metre (9,842 feet) runway on Fiery Cross reef, the longest in... Read more

  • Talks on Taiwan school curriculum break down

    TAIPEI, Aug 3- Talks between Taiwanese student protesters and education officials broke down Monday after an emotional meeting about controversial changes to the school curriculum which have been slammed as "China centric." Students asked Education Minister Wu Se hwa to... Read more

  • Chiang statues become targets as Taiwan confronts history

    TAIPEI, Taiwan, Aug 2 - One has been beheaded, others defaced. Some are dressed in costumes by pranksters. Statues of Taiwan's former ruler Chiang Kai-shek have been increasingly targeted as the island confronts its authoritarian past. Though still seen as a hero by some... Read more

  • Hong Kong bra protest after woman jailed for ‘breast assault’

    CHINA, Aug 2 - Dozens of activists including men wearing bras staged a protest in Hong Kong on Sunday after a woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half months' jail for assaulting a police officer with her breast. Around 100 people gathered for the light-hearted "breast walk"... Read more

  • No final deal in Pacific trade talks: negotiators

    WASHINGTON, United States, Aug 1 - Delegates negotiating a huge Pacific free-trade agreement said Friday they have failed to reach a final deal after several days of intense talks in Hawaii, in a setback to US President Barack Obama. But US Trade Representative Michael... Read more