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29 April 2012

Publication Date : 29-04-2012


US may sell Taiwan new fighter jets, as the White House says it would seriously consider selling fighter aircraft to Taiwan to close a gap in air power with China, reports The China Post. UN approves Japan's claim on wider seas, adding about 310,000 square kilometres to Japan's continental shelf, according to The Yomiuri Shimbun. The Philippines accused China of “bullying” in the South China Sea, after a large Chinese ship "harassed" two small Philippine vessels at Scarborough Shoal, writes Philippine Daily Inquirer. Ties between China and Russia are at a "new historical point", and the two nations will work closer together on major projects in energy, high technology and finance, says China Daily. Indonesian radio bans Bieber’s songs over "insult", after the US teenage pop sensation’s remarks on Indonesia sparked strong reactions in the country, says The Jakarta Post.


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