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Leaders of Hong Kong Pro-democracy Protests Sentenced

<p>HONG KONG A court in Hong Kong handed down prison sentences of up to 16 months Wednesday to eight leaders of massive 2014 pro-democracy protests after they were convicted last month of public nuisance offenses.</p><p></p><p>One other defendant, Tanya Chan, …</p>
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Tsai vows to keep strengthening Hakka culture, ethnic diversity in Taiwan

<p>President Tsai Ing-wen said April 20 that the government is making significant progress in strengthening Hakka culture and ethnic diversity in Taiwan.</p><p> </p><p>It remains a top priority of the government to keep revitalizing Hakka culture while safegua...
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Tsai Says Chinese Drills Threaten Taiwan but is Not Intimidated

<p>TAIPEI Taiwan is not intimidated by China's military drills this week, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday, after the latest Chinese military maneuvers were denounced by a senior U.S. official as "coercion" and a threat to stability in the region.&helli...
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Why Cryptocurrency Is Gaining in Philippines Despite 2018 Bitcoin Crash

<p>Cryptocurrency exchanges are growing in the Philippines, despite a downturn last year in the value of the virtual currencies, due to growing popular demand and lenience among regulators.</p><p>Authorities in the developing Southeast Asian country have permi...
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Panama President Cheers China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative

<p>Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela says his country sees a "big opportunity" in China's massive "Belt and Road" infrastructure initiative.</p><p>Speaking Tuesday in Hong Kong, Varela said the initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges ...
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Rock Superstar Elton John Joins Brunei Hotel Boycott

<p>Rock superstar Elton John is joining actor George Clooney in calling for a worldwide boycott of hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei, who plans to enforce the death penalty for homosexuality this week.</p><p></p><p>Brunei-owned hotels include some of the &h...
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Australia Plans Tougher Laws for Social Media

<p>MELBOURNE Social media executives could spend up to three years in prison and their firms fined 10 percent of their turnover if they fail to quickly remove violent material from their platforms, according to a new law proposed by the …</p>
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Japanese Refiners Halt Iran Oil Imports as Waiver Nears End

<p>TOKYO Japanese refineries have put a halt on imports of Iranian oil after buying 15.3 million barrels between January and March ahead of the end of a temporary waiver on U.S. sanctions, according to industry sources and data on Refinitiv …</p>
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The third tour of the tour guide course will be held on April 11 (Thursday) and is open for registration.

<p>In order to enhance the basic knowledge and understanding of the cultural relics of the Forbidden City, the Institute will enhance the ability to guide and explain, so that group visitors can obtain rich and correct content, and conduct tour …</p>
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