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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.
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.
NATO and EU member Slovakia (pop: 5.5 million) went to the polls on Saturday to choose the country’s fifth prime minister in four years, following years of fragile coalition governments.
Opposition forces control around 60% of Myanmar’s territory, according to the acting leader of Myanmar’s government-in-exile, Duwa Lashi La.
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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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