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Lima Charlie’s South East Asia Update

NOV 2 – South East Asia News Briefing: Kerry Pushes for TPP; China’s New Core Leader; Philippines Duterte Meltdowns; Burma’s Ethnic Tensions Test Peace. Asia #JohnKerry #DownWithTPP Last week U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Congress to ratify the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, better known… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie’s South East Asia Update

OCT 11 – South East Asia News Briefing: Back to Vietnam; Philippines Duterte Break Up; Thailand Detains Hong Kong Activist; U.S. Taking Sides in Burma. Vietnam #GoodMorningVietnam Last week, after 21 years, two US warships made a port of call to Vietnam’s strategic deep-water naval base at Cam Ranh… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie’s South East Asia Update

SEPT 29 – South East Asia News Briefing: Philippine’s Duterte Plays Russia-China-U.S.; U.S. Enforces North Korea Sanctions; Eruption in Indonesia; Thailand Torture; A Lizard. Philippines Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday that Philippines-U.S. relations were at “the point of no return” and that he would seek closer economic… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie’s South East Asia Update

SEPT 22 – South East Asia News Briefing: Russia-China-U.S. Flex Muscles in the Pacific; Duterte’s Philippine Drug War; Kim Jong Un’s Korean Nuclear Dreams; Thailand’s Freedom of Speech. South China Sea / Philippine Sea  This week two major naval exercises came to a close, one… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie’s South East Asia Update

14th of September – Lima Charlie’s South East Asia News Briefing: Philippines, Korea, Myanmar, China, Russia, South China Sea, Indonesia Philippines On Monday, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte called for the withdrawal of all remaining U.S. Special Forces personnel in Mindanao, a major island group in… Keep Reading

North Korea’s 5th Nuclear Puts China to the Test

North Korea’s 5th nuclear test this week and escalating nuclear program continues to be a problem for the civilized world. Except China. Punggye-ri, North Korea – On Friday, North Korea tested its 5th nuclear device, just on the heels of Monday’s launch of three ballistic… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie’s SE Asia Week-in-Review – Aug 29

29th of August – Lima Charlie’s South East Asia Week-in-Review News Briefing Preparations for the festival of Eid al-Adha are underway in Bangladesh. #Bangladesh عيد مبارك‎‎ On September 12th, Muslims in Bangladesh and worldwide will be celebrating Eid al-Adha, also known as the Sacrifice Feast.… Keep Reading

SE Asia Weekend Update – AUG 19

Lima Charlie’s South East Asia Weekend Update News Briefing – AUG 19 | Indonesia #IndependenceDay #SelamatUlangTahun! Wednesday marked Indonesia’s Independence Day, commemorating 71 years of sovereignty. In a televised address, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo expressed that after 71 years of independence, Indonesia is still plagued by… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie’s SE Asia Midweek-in-Review – Aug 11

11th of August – Lima Charlie’s South East Asia Midweek-in-Review News Briefing Singapore Armed Forces pledge increased contribution to counter-ISIS coalition. #Singapore Last Tuesday, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made an official State visit to Washington DC with his wife, Ho Ching, where he… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie’s SE Asia Week-in-Review – Aug 01

1st of August – Lima Charlie’s South East Asia Week-in-Review News Briefing Indonesia carries out first capital punishment of 2016: by firing squad #Indonesia On Thursday, Indonesia executed four convicted drug offenders, two Nigerians, one Senegalese and one Indonesian. Ten additional drug offenders, including three… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie’s SE Asia Week-in-Review – July 25

25th of July – Lima Charlie’s South East Asia Week-in-Review News Briefing | #Malaysia #WolfofKualaLumpur On Wednesday, the #US Government filed a 136 page civil complaint, the “Kleptocracy Enforcement Action,” that charges The Wolf of Wall Street producer, Red Granite Pictures with participating in an international… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie’s SE Asia Week in Review – July 8

|8th of July – Lima Charlie’s South East Asia End-of-Week News Briefing:   #AllintheFamily  #Cambodia This week #GlobalWitness released its 58 page report on the #Cambodian ruling family. The international watchdog group report, entitled “Hostile Takeover”, uncovers how Prime Minister #HunSen and his family created… Keep Reading

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