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Asian stocks mostly up despite underlying US-China tension

Asian stocks mostly up despite underlying US-China tensionTOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets mostly rose Thursday as concern fades over the trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Uncertainty remains, but the original tariff threats made earlier in the week were not followed by material action.



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Harvard rated Asian American applicants lower on personality scores than other students, study finds

Harvard rated Asian American applicants lower on personality scores than other students, study findsHarvard admissions officers consistently rated Asian American students lower on “personal qualities” than students of other races, according to admissions data analysed as part of a racial discrimination lawsuit against the prestigious university. A study of 20 years’ worth of admissions data shows Asian American applicants to Harvard scored much better than all other racial groups on measures of academic merit, but worse on subjective analyses of their personal qualities completed by Harvard admissions staff. In fact, the study found Asian Americans had the lowest admission rate of any racial group between 2000 and 2019, despite having higher test scores than every other racial group over the two-decade period.



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On chaotic SE Asian roads, local hero Grab zips past Uber

On chaotic SE Asian roads, local hero Grab zips past UberUber may be the world’s biggest ride-hailing company but it was left in the dust in Southeast Asia by homegrown upstart Grab, which knew better how to navigate the chaotic highways and byways of an eclectic region. Spanning 10 countries, from wealthy, ultra-organised Singapore to places like Indonesia and the Philippines that are home to traffic-choked cities, coming up with a ride-hailing service for the whole of Southeast Asia was never going to be easy.



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Top Asian News 4:39 a.m. GMT

Top Asian News 4:39 a.m. GMTBEIJING (AP) — China's government pledged Monday to deliver robust growth, pursue advanced technology and boost military spending while urging the public to embrace President Xi Jinping's rule as its ceremonial legislature prepared for changes to allow him to stay in power indefinitely. The plan to end constitutional limits on Xi's term as president has overshadowed the meeting of the National People's Congress, which usually is used to showcase economic initiatives and plans for social programs and other government work. In a nearly two-hour speech to the legislature, Premier Li Keqiang did not mention the scrapping of term limits but emphasized the primacy of Xi and the ruling Communist Party he leads in all aspects of Chinese life.



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Top Asian News 4:55 a.m. GMT

Top Asian News 4:55 a.m. GMTPYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A rare invitation to Pyongyang for South Korea's president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty's southern road tour Saturday, part of an accelerating diplomatic thaw that included some Korean liquor over lunch and the shared joy of watching a "unified" Korea team play hockey at the Olympics. Nothing has been settled on any trip north by South Korean President Moon Jae-in. But the verbal message to come at a "convenient time" from dictator Kim Jong Un, delivered by his visiting younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, is part of a sudden rush of improving feelings between the rivals during the Pyeongchang Olympics.



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11 Asian Beef Recipes You'll Be Eating On Repeat

11 Asian Beef Recipes You'll Be Eating On Repeat



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Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife traffickingThai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia’s illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to a family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese and Vietnamese dealers. Boonchai Bach, 40, a Vietnamese national with Thai citizenship, was arrested on Friday evening over the smuggling of 14 rhino horns worth around $ 1 million from Africa to Thailand.



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Starbucks Customer Demands Asian Student Stop Speaking Korean

Starbucks Customer Demands Asian Student Stop Speaking KoreanA woman was thrown out of a Starbucks in Walnut Creek, California, earlier this month after she berated two Asian customers with racist insults.



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President Trump appears to mock Asian leaders during speech on tax reform

President Trump appears to mock Asian leaders during speech on tax reformSome are speculating the president's body language during a speech on tax reform earlier this week was an attempt to mock Asian political leaders.



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Twitter Responds Perfectly After Marvel Editor-In-Chief Exposed For Posing As Asian

Twitter Responds Perfectly After Marvel Editor-In-Chief Exposed For Posing As AsianAfter news broke that Marvel’s new editor-in-chief, C.B. Cebulski, had posed as a Japanese comic book writer for a year, Twitter decided to use its powers for good.



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