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Asian stocks gain after Chinese assurances over slowdown

Asian stocks gain after Chinese assurances over slowdownSINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets advanced Monday, lifted by Chinese benchmarks after officials put a positive spin on the country's slowing economy.



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Asian markets mixed on strong Chinese trade data

Asian markets mixed on strong Chinese trade dataSINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Friday as better-than-expected Chinese trade data gave some markets a breather from worries about the impact of punitive tariffs.



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Canada explores free trade with southeast Asian bloc

Canada explores free trade with southeast Asian blocCanada wants free trade with the ASEAN bloc, Trade Minister Jim Carr said Monday on the eve of a trip to Thailand and Singapore for “exploratory” talks. Carr on the August 28-30 trip will look to promote bilateral trade and investment with Thailand and Singapore — which, along with Canada, is expected to soon ratify the Trans Pacific Partnership — and press for free trade with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).



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Michigan Lawmaker Under Fire For Alleged Racial Slurs Against Asian Opponent

Michigan Lawmaker Under Fire For Alleged Racial Slurs Against Asian OpponentMichigan state Rep. Bettie Cook Scott is facing calls from 19 groups to



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Top Asian News 3:49 a.m. GMT

Top Asian News 3:49 a.m. GMTJAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers in Indonesia say a child is the only survivor from the crash of a light commercial plane in a mountainous region of the easternmost province of Papua that left eight other passengers dead. The Swiss-made Pilatus PC-6 Porter single-engine plane operated by Dimonin Air was on an estimated 42-minute flight when it was reported missing Saturday. The local army chief says the plane was found after crashing near the airport of Oksibil. Col. Jonathan Binsar Sianipar says a child is the only passenger found alive and has been evacuated to Oksibil. He gave no other details, including the child's age or condition.



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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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