Tag Archives: Asia

02Jul/17

Thousands of migrant workers leave Thailand after labour crackdown

MYAWADDY, MYANMAR (JUNE 30, 2017) (TPBS) – Thousands of irregular migrant workers from Myanmar and Cambodia are leaving Thailand each day, Thailand’s immigration police said on Friday (June 30), after a decree aimed at managing foreign workers took effect earlier this month.
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16Apr/17

China’s Alibaba to build cyber Silk Road by creating global e-commerce platforms

China Central Television (CCTV) – China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has been developing cross-border e-commerce platforms in countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road, promoting the idea of building a “cyber Silk Road”.
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28Jan/17

Trump travel ban sparks panic abroad, lawsuits at home

U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries and banning Syrian refugees indefinitely will likely land his administration in court. Zachary Goelman reports. Continue reading

22Jan/17

Israel approves hundreds of settlement homes in East Jerusalem

Israel, whose right-wing sees Trump as supportive of settlements, approves hundreds of housing units in three East Jerusalem settlements. PM Netanyahu says will speak with Trump on Sunday. Continue reading

15Jan/17

Threat of arrest looms over Samsung boss

South Korea’s special prosecutor delays until Monday (January 16) a decision on whether to seek a warrant to arrest Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee, a suspect in an influence-peddling investigation involving President Park Geun-hye, citing the gravity of the case. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading

13Jan/17

Trump, European populists are a threat to human rights – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch warns the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and the rise of populist leaders in Europe poses a “extraordinarily dangerous threat” to human rights. Their yearly report also criticises Russia, China, and Turkey’s leaders for crackdowns on dissent and Syria’s al-Assad for targeting civilians.
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