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Indonesian President Joko Widodo makes his first major speech to the global community on his home ground after six months in office as he address the World Economic Forum on East Asia on Monday, The Straits Times writes. Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration issues a second wave of product warnings and recalls as the recent spate of tainted drugs continues to rock the island, The China Post reports. China steadily heightens its presence at the meeting of finance ministers and central governors in Washington, The Yomiuri Shimbun notes. A museum in central China's Hunan Province reopens after renovation and debuts a video footage documenting Japan's surrender in the province, a report in China Daily states. Dr Mahathir Mohamad will not work with the opposition to force Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to resign, according to The Star.

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Godzilla resurrected as Kabukicho tourism ambassador

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More senior Chinese head for Hainan in winter

Many of them have been heading to the south for warmer weather

Glare of the spotlight

Glare of the spotlight
The reality is that politicians, as public figures, can no longer ask for privacy. After all, no one asked them to be politicians and they cannot cherry-pick their choice of publicity

Pudong marks 25 dramatic years

Pudong marks 25 dramatic years
From farmland to urban district

A memorial park for Singapore's founders?

A memorial park for Singapore's founders?
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Revisiting Sewol through survivor testimonies

Revisiting Sewol through survivor testimonies
One year on from the tragedy, nine people remain missing

K-pop stars, actors model for soju, beer brands

K-pop stars, actors model for soju, beer brands
Soju has a pervasive influence throughout Korean culture -- and hallyu is no exception

Hyun Bin makes TV comeback

Hyun Bin makes TV comeback
Second time’s the charm for the South Korean actor who plays a dual-role character in Hyde, Jekyll, Me




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