Monday, August 8, 2011

Asia Compact | 08.08.2011, 18:00 UTC

DEUTSCHE WELLE
ASIA COMPACT | 08.08.2011 | 18:00 UTC
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Economy
China rebukes US as Asian markets tumble

As Asian stockmarkets fell on Monday, the Chinese state media criticized
the US for its huge military spending and global footprint. Washington was
advised not to 'meddle' in international affairs.

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China
Chinese foreign minister visits North and South Sudan

Sudan split into two last month and the country's oil reserves now lie
largely in the newly-independent South. On his two-day trip, Yang Jiechi
will be visiting both the capitals, Khartoum and Juba.

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India
India plays down oil slick off the coast of Mumbai

Work is still going on to clean up an oil spill from a cargo ship which
sank off the coast of Mumbai, India's financial hub, last week. The
government claimed on Monday that there was 'no immediate threat.'

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Politics
Lobsang Sangay is sworn in as head of the Tibetan government in exile

Lobsang Sangay, a Harvard-educated lawyer, took the oath at a ceremony
presided over by the Dalai Lama, who remains the Tibetans' spiritual
leader. Sangay is the first Tibetan born in exile to hold such a high
office.

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