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China to introduce 30,000 overseas specialists next year
Xinhua - China
17 (Xinhua) -- China next year is to introduce 30,000 overseas specialists
that the country is most in need of but also is in great shortage,
according to the ...
<http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-12/17/content_5499724.htm>

China awards massive nuclear deal
BBC News - UK
Westinghouse, the nuclear-plant builder sold by British Nuclear Fuels
earlier this year, has won a billion-dollar contract to build reactors in
China. ...
<http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6187491.stm>


Dramatic economic changes for China
San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA
... And China's new wealth from its export boom has created a customer base
willing and able to partake in the spoils. "The changes ...
<http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/12/17/BUGQOMV4PE1.DTL>


China bull run shows no sign of slowing
The Australian - Sydney,Australia
... The optimism is especially strong in China, where the Shanghai
composite index, which has doubled in value this year, reached a record
high last Thursday, 16 ...
<http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,20942769%255E643,00.html>


Yearender: China struggling to get more steam with less fuel
Xinhua - China
... 17 (Xinhua) -- Official figures from the National Development and
Reform Commission (NDRC) show that China will fail to meet its target of
reducing energy ...
<http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-12/17/content_5499302.htm>


The Chinese are now copying cities as well
elmundo.es - Spain
[Fragmento traducido de esta noticia] Actually, it’s all about turning
China’s economic capital into a livable place, with green spaces and
breathable air ...
<http://www.elmundo.es/suplementos/magazine/2006/377/1165945664.html>


Africa: 'Who's Afraid of China in Africa?'
By troung
From the 1950s, Chinese businesspeople from Hong Kong and Taiwan as well the
overseas Chinese diaspora in South-East Asia established trading ties with
African
counterparts. Taiwan and Hong Kong were widely known across Africa by the ...
<http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/showthread.php?t=30609>
World Affairs Board
<http://www.worldaffairsboard.com>

PRIMITIVES: The World of Indonesian Horror and Exploitation Cinema
By Jared
Hong Kong horror films in particular have an unspeakable dread surrounding
people
from Mainland China , Macao and Taiwan . ... Described as “ South East Asia ’s
reigning horror diva,” the films of Suzzanna (sometimes referred to as JP ...
<http://worldweirdcinema.blogspot.com/2006/12/primitives-world-of-indonesian-horror.html>
WORLDWEIRD CINEMA
<http://worldweirdcinema.blogspot.com>


An Exclusive Interview with Ambassador Christopher Hill
People&#39;s Daily Online - Beijing,China
... I hear people saying somehow China is trying to push American influence
out of South East Asia. ... They are very happy to welcome Chinese
President to visit them. ...
<http://english.people.com.cn/200612/17/eng20061217_333409.html>

Homosexuality: How the economics and politics of Singapore have ...
By Agagooga
... Diocese and its role in the Province of South East Asia by The Reverend
You-Leng L.
... 1980's showed that younger Chinese people had converted from the traditional
and
... As such, when the Chinese person converts to Christianity, ...
<http://gssq.blogspot.com/2006/12/homosexuality-how-economics-and.html>
Balderdash
<http://gssq.blogspot.com>


Models showcase a batik creation with theme "Wedding" by designer ...
Yahoo! Italia Notizie - Italy
... showcase a batik creation with theme "Wedding" by designer Aaron George
during the Piala Seri Endon Batik Fashion Award in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,
Sunday, Dec. ...
<http://it.news.yahoo.com/17122006/38/immagine/models-showcase-batik-creation-with-theme-wedding-by-designer-aaron.html>


CfBT Malaysia
Malaysia Star - Malaysia
Founded in 1965, it has been actively involved in education in Malaysia
since 1979. To help raise English standards, CfBT Education ...
<http://thestar.com.my/education/story.asp?file=/2006/12/17/education/16335089&sec=education>

15th Asian Games DOHA 2006: Some had no business in Doha
New Straits Times - Persekutuan,Malaysia
... of eight gold, 17 silver and 17 bronze medals from the 15th Asian Games
in Doha, let us not forget the failure of sports that have a great
following in Malaysia ...
<http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/nst/Sunday/Sport/20061217084947/Article/index_html>


Striker leaves Denmark for Malaysia
ScandAsia.com - Thailand
Nigerian striker Abdul Sule has left Danish SAS Liga club AC Horsens to
start a new adventure in Malaysian soccer. In future Nigerian ...
<http://www.scandasia.com/viewNews.php?news_id=2924&coun_code=my>

HM greets Malaysia, Gambia and Bhutan
Times of Oman - Ruwi,Muscat,Oman
... Sultan Qaboos bin Said has sent a congratulatory cable to Sultan Mizan
Zainal Abedine on the occasion of assuming the post of the paramount ruler
of Malaysia. ...
<http://timesofoman.com/inner_cat.asp?cat=1&detail=1302&rand=0QfjweFv5sTKvjUne56pnx0u9i>

Poll in favour of English
Malaysia Star - Malaysia
... The poll was run for a week in The Star Online and The Star's Bahasa
Malaysia website MStar. ... I am also proud of our national language –
Bahasa Malaysia. ...
<http://thestar.com.my/education/story.asp?file=/2006/12/17/education/16313619&sec=education>

Malaysia can still qualify for Olympics
Malaysia Star - Malaysia
Japan, India, Malaysia and Bangladesh are the four Asian teams who have
been given a place in the qualifiers based on their Asian Games placing.
...
<http://thestar.com.my/sports/story.asp?file=/2006/12/17/sports/16348691&sec=sports>


Malaysia politician: Non-Muslims' rights stifled
Jerusalem Post - Israel
... Anwar, a former deputy prime minister and an ex-stalwart of the ruling
party, also said Malaysia's majority Muslims feel their own rights are
threatened by ...
<http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1164881908896&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull>


Open burning: Najib wants action against rogue Malaysian firms
New Straits Times - Persekutuan,Malaysia
... Najib said he had reiterated to Susilo, Malaysia’s commitment to
assist Indonesia to help put out fires during the dry season to combat the
haze problem. ...
<http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/nst/Sunday/National/20061217100615/Article/index_html>


CNS Chairman dismissed rumours re Thais seeking refuge in Malaysia
ThaisNews - Bangkok,Thailand
... Security (CNS) Gen.Sonthi Boonyaratglin has dismissed news report by a
Malaysian media that some Thais in Narathiwat Province had immigrated to
Malaysia. ...
<http://www.thaisnews.com/news_detail.php?newsid=199047>

Booze, midriffs banned in Malaysia state dance clubs
Reuters India - Mumbai,India
... Almost half of Malaysia's population of roughly 26 million is
non-Muslim, and the national government is secular. The papers said ...
<http://in.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2006-12-17T100610Z_01_NOOTR_RTRJONC_0_India-280562-1.xml&archived=False>


Malaysia launches new infrastructure to reduce cost of internet ...
Islamic Republic News Agency - Tehran,Iran
Bernama said quoting Minister of Communications Lim Keng Yaik that the
practice could help Malaysia save some 2.36 billion ringgit (dlrs 675
million) in ...
<http://www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-234/0612169449202648.htm>


20 Muslim Thais in Malaysia return home: Malaysian report
Nation Multimedia - Bangkok,Thailand
KUALA LUMPUR - A group of Thai Muslims who last week fled across the border
into Malaysia over ongoing violence in southern Thailand has returned home
...
<http://nationmultimedia.com/breakingnews/read.php?newsid=30021758>


Malaysia bars lunch trips to Thailand
Bangkok Post - Thailand
In addition, Malaysia is considering whether to revoke an old regulation
which allows Thai-registered commercial vehicles to enter up to two
kilometres into ...
<http://www.bangkokpost.com/breaking_news/breakingnews.php?id=115203>


Malaysia's Anwar: Government stifling non-Muslims' rights
International Herald Tribune - France
AP. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on
Sunday accused the government of stifling non-Muslims' rights, as his party
declared it ...
<http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/12/17/asia/AS_GEN_Malaysia_Religious_Divide.php>


Malaysia PM Visits Venezuela
Prensa Latina - Havana,Cuba
Caracas, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad
Badawi is arriving in Caracas on Sunday on a working visit, accompanied by
a business ...
<http://www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7BA818921F-9D54-4236-98F5-128AD9CB1AEF%7D)&language=EN>

Team Manager Sure T'ganu Can Win Malaysia Cup
Bernama - Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
KUALA TERENGGANU, Dec 17 (Bernama) -- Terengganu manager Datuk Che Mat
Jusoh is confident that his squad will be able to bring home the Malaysia
Cup from ...
<http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/state_news/news.php?id=237024&cat=et>


Malaysian government tells editors to downplay reports on toll ...
Southeast Asian Press Alliance - Bangkok,Thailand
... Independent news site malaysiakini.com reported that on 12 December
2006, editors of newspapers and television stations were summoned to a
meeting at the ...
<http://www.seapabkk.org/newdesign/newsdetail.php?No=560>

THAILAND'S SCHOOL DAZE
Bangkok Post - Thailand
... Mr John had taught in Singapore and Hong Kong before coming to
Thailand, and also at a couple of schools in Thailand, before settling at
Bang Mod. ...
<http://www.bangkokpost.com/Perspective/17Dec2006_pers001.php>

Tsunami-stricken beaches revive, but survivors carry deep scars
International Herald Tribune - France
AP. KHAO LAK, Thailand: Martin Bleck is still spooked by water. He vividly
remembers the wave that swept him and his mother away, and ...
<http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/12/17/asia/AS_FEA_GEN_Thailand_Tsunami_Scars_and_Healing.php>

Angling duo triumph in Thailand tournament
Basingstoke Gazette - Basingstoke,England,UK
By John Boyman. Peter Flowerday, who is 59 and lives in Warwick Road,
Winklebury, Basingstoke, and his friend, 60-year-old Vince ...
<http://www.thisishampshire.net/display.var.1077236.0.angling_duo_triumph_in_thailand_tournament.php>

SE Asian students games kick off in Vietnam
Thanh Nien Daily - Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam
... Besides the hosts, competitors from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos,
Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand are attending the
week-long event. ...
<http://www.thanhniennews.com/sports/?catid=5&newsid=23308>

Thai coup leader berates Thaksin
NDTV.com - New Delhi,India
Thailand's army chief General Sondhi Boonyaratkalin has described ousted
prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra as worse than "a boy who cries wolf". ...
<http://www.ndtv.com/template/template.asp?template=Thailandcoup&slug=Thai+coup+leader+berates+Thaksin&id=98051&callid=1>

Lao PM presents garden at Royal Flora expo to Thailand
Thai News Agency MCOT - Bangkok,Thailand
CHIANG MAI, Dec 17 (TNA) – Visiting Lao Prime Minister Bouasone
Bouphavanh today officially presented the Lao garden now installed at the
Royal Flora ...
<http://etna.mcot.net/query.php?nid=26633>


Thai military may retain power to appoint PM
The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
THAILAND'S National People's Assembly meets today to begin creating a new
post-coup constitution amid concerns that Thailand will not return to full
democracy ...
<http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/thai-military-may-retain-power-to-appoint-pm/2006/12/17/1166290413779.html>


In Thai widows' village, loss unites 2 faiths
Chicago Tribune - United States
ROTAN BATU, Thailand -- This gated community looks like a typical suburban
subdivision, filled with identical two-story homes, potted plants and
yellow plastic ...
<http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0612170430dec17,1,7561863.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed>


Tennis: Singles gold to Thailand
HULIQ - Hickory,NC,USA
Thailand won the Tennis men's single gold despite losing their best player
to injury earlier in the Games. ... I had to make it for Thailand.”. ...
<http://www.huliq.com/2108/tennis-singles-gold-to-thailand>

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