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15 June 2012

Publication Date : 15-06-2012


Asian countries are examining ways to lead a greener lifestyle, China Daily reports from Sydney. South Korea, US and Japan seek security ties amidst North Korea’s continuing saber-rattling and China’s growing assertiveness in the Asia-Pacific, says The Korea Herald. Hundreds bid farewell to Japan's Prince Tomohito, according to The Yomiuri Shimbun. Old maps, which some government officials believe may hold the key to the Philippines’ claim to Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), were created by foreign missionaries and colonial explorers, making them “personal and unofficial”, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports quoting the Chinese embassy in Manila. Myanmar's business community has serious concerns about competition from foreign wholesalers and retailers and the rapid appreciation of the local currency, The Nation notes.


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