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06 September 2012

Publication Date : 06-09-2012

 

China promises to guarantee freedom and safety of navigation in the South China Sea but remains vague on solving maritime disputes, says The Straits Times. The Japan government and the owner of three of the Senkaku Islands agree on the purchase of three islets in the disputed Senkaku Island, reports The Yomiuri Shimbun. The Philippines leaps 10 notches in the global competitiveness ranking for the year to 65th spot out of 144 countries, writes Philippine Daily Inquirer. The Lao government is urged to create 277,888 new jobs by 2015, says Vientiane Times. Jakarta's gangs are on spotlight with the ongoing trial of a gang leader and murder suspect, according to The Jakarta Post.

 

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