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Trade War Puts New Strains on America Inc’s Factories in China

Manufacturers have felt the squeeze as China shifts its priorities from lower-end manufacturing to high technology industries as part of a broader bid to upgrade its economy. The post Trade War Puts New Strains on America Inc’s Factories in China appeared f
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Trade War Puts New Strains on America Inc’s Factories in China

Manufacturers have felt the squeeze as China shifts its priorities from lower-end manufacturing to high technology industries as part of a broader bid to upgrade its economy. The post Trade War Puts New Strains on America Inc’s Factories in China appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Empty Hotels, Idle Boats: What Happens When a Pacific Island Upsets China

Late last year, China effectively banned tour groups to Palau, branding it an illegal destination due to its lack of diplomatic status. The post Empty Hotels, Idle Boats: What Happens When a Pacific Island Upsets China appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Empty Hotels, Idle Boats: What Happens When a Pacific Island Upsets China

Late last year, China effectively banned tour groups to Palau, branding it an illegal destination due to its lack of diplomatic status. The post Empty Hotels, Idle Boats: What Happens When a Pacific Island Upsets China appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Korean Families Separated by War to Reunite Briefly After 65 Years

Most visitors are aged over 80 years old and have to undergo medical checks before the 11-hour reunion in Mount Kumgang, North Korea. The post Korean Families Separated by War to Reunite Briefly After 65 Years appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Korean Families Separated by War to Reunite Briefly After 65 Years

Most visitors are aged over 80 years old and have to undergo medical checks before the 11-hour reunion in Mount Kumgang, North Korea. The post Korean Families Separated by War to Reunite Briefly After 65 Years appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar State Counselor in Singapore for a Working Goodwill Visit

State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will meet Singapore’s political leaders including President Halimah Jacob, the prime minister, senior minister and minister of foreign affairs. The post Myanmar State Counselor in Singapore for a Working Goodwill Visit a
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Myanmar State Counselor in Singapore for a Working Goodwill Visit

State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will meet Singapore’s political leaders including President Halimah Jacob, the prime minister, senior minister and minister of foreign affairs. The post Myanmar State Counselor in Singapore for a Working Goodwill Visit appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Dies Aged 80

One of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s final tasks on the world stage was heading the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State The post Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Dies Aged 80 appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Dies Aged 80

One of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s final tasks on the world stage was heading the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State The post Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Dies Aged 80 appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Exhibition Relives the Heyday of the Cassette Tape

‘Sound Weaving’ show takes visitors back to the pre-digital days of the ’80s and ’90s The post Exhibition Relives the Heyday of the Cassette Tape appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Exhibition Relives the Heyday of the Cassette Tape

‘Sound Weaving’ show takes visitors back to the pre-digital days of the ’80s and ’90s The post Exhibition Relives the Heyday of the Cassette Tape appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

2 Police Officers Detained After Argument Ends in Gunfire

Two policemen were detained after a fight between them ended in gunfire, with one officer being taken to Mandalay General Hospital to be treated for minor injuries. The post 2 Police Officers Detained After Argument Ends in Gunfire appeared first on The Irraw
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2 Police Officers Detained After Argument Ends in Gunfire

Two policemen were detained after a fight between them ended in gunfire, with one officer being taken to Mandalay General Hospital to be treated for minor injuries. The post 2 Police Officers Detained After Argument Ends in Gunfire appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

8888 Commemoration Event in Singapore Canceled by Venue Management

The Myanmar Club in Singapore had booked and paid for the event to be held at Singapore Polytechnic Convention Center before management revoked the agreement. The post 8888 Commemoration Event in Singapore Canceled by Venue Management appeared first on The Ir
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8888 Commemoration Event in Singapore Canceled by Venue Management

The Myanmar Club in Singapore had booked and paid for the event to be held at Singapore Polytechnic Convention Center before management revoked the agreement. The post 8888 Commemoration Event in Singapore Canceled by Venue Management appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

UWSA Plans Major Military Celebration in 2019 to Mark ‘30 Years of Peace’

Group says event will both commemorate 30th anniversary of ceasefire and demonstrate its continued military strength. The post UWSA Plans Major Military Celebration in 2019 to Mark ‘30 Years of Peace’ appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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UWSA Plans Major Military Celebration in 2019 to Mark ‘30 Years of Peace’

Group says event will both commemorate 30th anniversary of ceasefire and demonstrate its continued military strength. The post UWSA Plans Major Military Celebration in 2019 to Mark ‘30 Years of Peace’ appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Drug Abuse Leaves Many Palaung Women to Fend for Their Families

With many men hooked on drugs, women have become the breadwinners in Palaung villages in Mongyaw. The post Drug Abuse Leaves Many Palaung Women to Fend for Their Families appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Drug Abuse Leaves Many Palaung Women to Fend for Their Families

With many men hooked on drugs, women have become the breadwinners in Palaung villages in Mongyaw. The post Drug Abuse Leaves Many Palaung Women to Fend for Their Families appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Police, Soldiers Patrol in Maungdaw amid Reports of Renewed ARSA Threat

Security officials, residents tense in wake of reports from Bangladesh that militants may be planning to resume activity in Rakhine. The post Police, Soldiers Patrol in Maungdaw amid Reports of Renewed ARSA Threat appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Police, Soldiers Patrol in Maungdaw amid Reports of Renewed ARSA Threat

Security officials, residents tense in wake of reports from Bangladesh that militants may be planning to resume activity in Rakhine. The post Police, Soldiers Patrol in Maungdaw amid Reports of Renewed ARSA Threat appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

China Sacks Top Official Over Vaccine Scandal, Firm May De-list

Employees from various government bodies involved in the scandal have also been sacked for negligence or are facing corruption investigations. The post China Sacks Top Official Over Vaccine Scandal, Firm May De-list appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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China Sacks Top Official Over Vaccine Scandal, Firm May De-list

Employees from various government bodies involved in the scandal have also been sacked for negligence or are facing corruption investigations. The post China Sacks Top Official Over Vaccine Scandal, Firm May De-list appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Google Employees Demand More Oversight of China Search Engine Plan

Hoping to gain approval from the Chinese govt to provide a mobile search service, the company plans to block some websites and search terms. The post Google Employees Demand More Oversight of China Search Engine Plan appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Google Employees Demand More Oversight of China Search Engine Plan

Hoping to gain approval from the Chinese govt to provide a mobile search service, the company plans to block some websites and search terms. The post Google Employees Demand More Oversight of China Search Engine Plan appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

On Thai Island, Hotel Guests Check Out of Plastic Waste

Hotels in Phuket aim to reduce the use of plastic, tackling the garbage that washes up on the shores, and educating staff, local communities and tourists alike. The post On Thai Island, Hotel Guests Check Out of Plastic Waste appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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On Thai Island, Hotel Guests Check Out of Plastic Waste

Hotels in Phuket aim to reduce the use of plastic, tackling the garbage that washes up on the shores, and educating staff, local communities and tourists alike. The post On Thai Island, Hotel Guests Check Out of Plastic Waste appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Facebook Says it was ‘Too Slow’ to Fight Hate Speech in Myanmar

The company is hiring Burmese-speaking monitors and using automatic detection tools but still largely relies on individual users to report hate speech. The post Facebook Says it was ‘Too Slow’ to Fight Hate Speech in Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawad
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Facebook Says it was ‘Too Slow’ to Fight Hate Speech in Myanmar

The company is hiring Burmese-speaking monitors and using automatic detection tools but still largely relies on individual users to report hate speech. The post Facebook Says it was ‘Too Slow’ to Fight Hate Speech in Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

30 Years on, the Mission of Regime Change Remains a Work in Progress

Finding a way out of the protracted deadlock over the Constitution will require a level of leadership and political will that has so far been absent. The post 30 Years on, the Mission of Regime Change Remains a Work in Progress appeared first on The Irrawaddy
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30 Years on, the Mission of Regime Change Remains a Work in Progress

Finding a way out of the protracted deadlock over the Constitution will require a level of leadership and political will that has so far been absent. The post 30 Years on, the Mission of Regime Change Remains a Work in Progress appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Commission of Enquiry for Rakhine to Report to President ‘Within a Year’

Controversial panel officially commences investigation into allegations of rights abuses and related issues in conflict-torn region The post Commission of Enquiry for Rakhine to Report to President ‘Within a Year’ appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Commission of Enquiry for Rakhine to Report to President ‘Within a Year’

Controversial panel officially commences investigation into allegations of rights abuses and related issues in conflict-torn region The post Commission of Enquiry for Rakhine to Report to President ‘Within a Year’ appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Artists Reflect on Myanmar’s Political and Social Landscapes

A group exhibition at 43 Art Gallery showcases paintings, installations and video art of six artists who offer social and political commentary in their works. The post Artists Reflect on Myanmar’s Political and Social Landscapes appeared first on The Irraw
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Artists Reflect on Myanmar’s Political and Social Landscapes

A group exhibition at 43 Art Gallery showcases paintings, installations and video art of six artists who offer social and political commentary in their works. The post Artists Reflect on Myanmar’s Political and Social Landscapes appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Civilian Lawmakers Counter Military Representatives’ Complaints Against Journalists

Lawmakers said military representatives should accept criticism from the media and that the media acts as a channel of communication between the people and the government. The post Civilian Lawmakers Counter Military Representatives’ Complaints Against Jour
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Civilian Lawmakers Counter Military Representatives’ Complaints Against Journalists

Lawmakers said military representatives should accept criticism from the media and that the media acts as a channel of communication between the people and the government. The post Civilian Lawmakers Counter Military Representatives’ Complaints Against Journalists appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

A Parliamentary Disagreement Over Terminology

Lawmakers object to some of the terminology used by their peers being logged in the parliamentary record. The post A Parliamentary Disagreement Over Terminology appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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A Parliamentary Disagreement Over Terminology

Lawmakers object to some of the terminology used by their peers being logged in the parliamentary record. The post A Parliamentary Disagreement Over Terminology appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Construction Ministry Keeps Richest School Projects for Itself: Report

Ministry earns second parliamentary dressing down in 2 weeks for failing to invite tenders for Education Ministry buildings. The post Construction Ministry Keeps Richest School Projects for Itself: Report appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Construction Ministry Keeps Richest School Projects for Itself: Report

Ministry earns second parliamentary dressing down in 2 weeks for failing to invite tenders for Education Ministry buildings. The post Construction Ministry Keeps Richest School Projects for Itself: Report appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Momo Elephant Sculpture Awarded Guinness World Record

The giant papier-mâché sculpture was created as part of 'Voices for Momos,’ a campaign to highlight the plight of elephants in Myanmar. The post Momo Elephant Sculpture Awarded Guinness World Record appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Momo Elephant Sculpture Awarded Guinness World Record

The giant papier-mâché sculpture was created as part of 'Voices for Momos,’ a campaign to highlight the plight of elephants in Myanmar. The post Momo Elephant Sculpture Awarded Guinness World Record appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Dollar Off 13-Month Peak, Emerging Currencies Up on Sino-US Trade Talk News

News that the world's two biggest economic powers, currently locked in a trade war, were showing a willingness to negotiate boosted investor sentiment after a worrying week. The post Dollar Off 13-Month Peak, Emerging Currencies Up on Sino-US Trade Talk News
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Dollar Off 13-Month Peak, Emerging Currencies Up on Sino-US Trade Talk News

News that the world's two biggest economic powers, currently locked in a trade war, were showing a willingness to negotiate boosted investor sentiment after a worrying week. The post Dollar Off 13-Month Peak, Emerging Currencies Up on Sino-US Trade Talk News appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

China-Linked Cyberattacks Likely as Malaysia Reviews Projects: Security Firm

Chinese state-sponsored hackers may be targeting companies and state agencies in Malaysia as it looks to review several major projects linked to China's Belt and Road Initiative. The post China-Linked Cyberattacks Likely as Malaysia Reviews Projects: Securit
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China-Linked Cyberattacks Likely as Malaysia Reviews Projects: Security Firm

Chinese state-sponsored hackers may be targeting companies and state agencies in Malaysia as it looks to review several major projects linked to China's Belt and Road Initiative. The post China-Linked Cyberattacks Likely as Malaysia Reviews Projects: Security Firm appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

State Counselor Meets Rakhine Investigation Commission to Discuss Work Plan

Philippine diplomat Rosario Manalo will chair the body, which will probe alleged rights violations in Rakhine since militant attacks a year ago triggered a military crackdown. The post State Counselor Meets Rakhine Investigation Commission to Discuss Work Pla
The Irrawaddy

State Counselor Meets Rakhine Investigation Commission to Discuss Work Plan

Philippine diplomat Rosario Manalo will chair the body, which will probe alleged rights violations in Rakhine since militant attacks a year ago triggered a military crackdown. The post State Counselor Meets Rakhine Investigation Commission to Discuss Work Plan appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Hilton Mandalay Offers Stunningly Picturesque Hill Views in the Best Location

Though still undergoing renovations, the hotel’s refined new look and superb facilities make for a perfectly luxurious weekend stay. The post Hilton Mandalay Offers Stunningly Picturesque Hill Views in the Best Location appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Hilton Mandalay Offers Stunningly Picturesque Hill Views in the Best Location

Though still undergoing renovations, the hotel’s refined new look and superb facilities make for a perfectly luxurious weekend stay. The post Hilton Mandalay Offers Stunningly Picturesque Hill Views in the Best Location appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Weeks of Fighting Between Rival Armed Groups Continues in Northern Shan

The fighting has displaced hundreds of villagers in Namtu Township, where two ethnic armed groups accuse a third of encroaching on their territory. The post Weeks of Fighting Between Rival Armed Groups Continues in Northern Shan appeared first on The Irrawadd
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Weeks of Fighting Between Rival Armed Groups Continues in Northern Shan

The fighting has displaced hundreds of villagers in Namtu Township, where two ethnic armed groups accuse a third of encroaching on their territory. The post Weeks of Fighting Between Rival Armed Groups Continues in Northern Shan appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Landscaping Projects in Bagan May Ruin Chances of World Heritage Site Status

The non-native grass species requires a water supply that may affect the strength of the foundations of the ancient structures. The post Landscaping Projects in Bagan May Ruin Chances of World Heritage Site Status appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Landscaping Projects in Bagan May Ruin Chances of World Heritage Site Status

The non-native grass species requires a water supply that may affect the strength of the foundations of the ancient structures. The post Landscaping Projects in Bagan May Ruin Chances of World Heritage Site Status appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Scores of Homes Destroyed, Damaged by Storm Surge in Pyapon

No casualties reported as 673 local residents evacuated away from Irrawaddy coast amid high waves, strong winds. The post Scores of Homes Destroyed, Damaged by Storm Surge in Pyapon appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Scores of Homes Destroyed, Damaged by Storm Surge in Pyapon

No casualties reported as 673 local residents evacuated away from Irrawaddy coast amid high waves, strong winds. The post Scores of Homes Destroyed, Damaged by Storm Surge in Pyapon appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Kyat Trade Deregulation Will Aid Govt’s Development Plans: Suu Kyi Adviser

Critics say move leaves economy vulnerable to currency speculators as kyat hits 8-year low The post Kyat Trade Deregulation Will Aid Govt’s Development Plans: Suu Kyi Adviser appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Kyat Trade Deregulation Will Aid Govt’s Development Plans: Suu Kyi Adviser

Critics say move leaves economy vulnerable to currency speculators as kyat hits 8-year low The post Kyat Trade Deregulation Will Aid Govt’s Development Plans: Suu Kyi Adviser appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

‘Hijab is Like a Key’: Myanmar Blogger Battles Bias With Beauty Campaign

For some of Win Lae Phyu Sin's students, her tutorials are also about building confidence and pride in an identity constantly questioned by Buddhist fellow citizens. The post ‘Hijab is Like a Key’: Myanmar Blogger Battles Bias With Beauty Campaig
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‘Hijab is Like a Key’: Myanmar Blogger Battles Bias With Beauty Campaign

For some of Win Lae Phyu Sin's students, her tutorials are also about building confidence and pride in an identity constantly questioned by Buddhist fellow citizens. The post ‘Hijab is Like a Key’: Myanmar Blogger Battles Bias With Beauty Campaign appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Mekong River Body Welcomes Laos’ Decision to Suspend New Dam Projects

The inter-government agency Mekong River Commission says the move raises hopes for more sustainable development of the river. The post Mekong River Body Welcomes Laos’ Decision to Suspend New Dam Projects appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Mekong River Body Welcomes Laos’ Decision to Suspend New Dam Projects

The inter-government agency Mekong River Commission says the move raises hopes for more sustainable development of the river. The post Mekong River Body Welcomes Laos’ Decision to Suspend New Dam Projects appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Students Demand Accountability in Electrocution Cases

A petition signed by some 4,500 Yangon Region students calls for accountability in the cases of two recent students who died by electrocution. The post Students Demand Accountability in Electrocution Cases appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Students Demand Accountability in Electrocution Cases

A petition signed by some 4,500 Yangon Region students calls for accountability in the cases of two recent students who died by electrocution. The post Students Demand Accountability in Electrocution Cases appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Asks Bangladesh to Stop Calling Rohingya Refugees ‘Nationals,’ ‘Forcibly Displaced’

Myanmar claims that Bangladesh has agreed to stop labeling the IDs it has been issuing Rohingya refugees «Myanmar National's Registration Card.» The post Myanmar Asks Bangladesh to Stop Calling Rohingya Refugees ‘Nationals,’ ‘For
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Myanmar Asks Bangladesh to Stop Calling Rohingya Refugees ‘Nationals,’ ‘Forcibly Displaced’

Myanmar claims that Bangladesh has agreed to stop labeling the IDs it has been issuing Rohingya refugees «Myanmar National's Registration Card.» The post Myanmar Asks Bangladesh to Stop Calling Rohingya Refugees ‘Nationals,’ ‘Forcibly Displaced’ appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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