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Taipei unveiled its first domestically built submarine this week. President Tsai Ing-wen, who presided over the ceremony, said the vessel will play a key role in strengthening the Taiwanese Navy’s “asymmetric warfare” capabilities.
The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, has told the Financial Times she would back reforms around IMF voting.
The UN Security Council (UNSC) has approved an initial year-long security mission to Haiti to aid with the country’s entrenched gang problem. Ariel Henry, the acting prime minister who’s been calling for foreign support since last year, thanked the UNSC, adding “we couldn’t wait any longer”.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo inaugurated Southeast Asia’s first bullet train on Monday after years of delay and $1.2B in unforeseen costs.
The Swiss-based bank UBS has agreed to a settlement with Mozambique to resolve Credit Suisse’s infamous ‘tuna bond’ scandal.
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Former diplomat in Beijing and Shanghai. Mandarin speaker. Helen constantly says my jokes are ‘drier than dust’, but she’ll have to do better than that to stop me.
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