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Many of us were alive to see German reunification before the turn of the century. I wonder if Korean unification is a bridge too far.
 
 
   
Cod Satrusayang
ANN Managing Director
 
 
  Beijing to hit back at new tariffs  
 
     
 
  China will impose a 25 percent tariff on $16 billion in imports of goods from the United States on Aug 23, the latest countermeasure to defend its legitimate interests and the multilateral trading system, the Ministry of Commerce announced late on Wednesday. The latest US move has unreasonably put its domestic law above international law again, the ministry said in a statement. China will implement its tariff simultaneously with the US measure, the statement said.

China will impose the tariff on 333 categories of US products including vehicle engines, vans, cars, trucks and chemicals, according to an announcement and an attached list issued by the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council on Wednesday. The announcements came after the Office of the US Trade Representative announced on Tuesday it would collect the 25 percent tariff on an additional $16 billion worth of Chinese imports starting on Aug 23.
 
 
 
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More trouble ahead in Pakistani politics
 
   
 
Opposition leaders protest against vote-rigging in Islamabad as political turmoil lay ahead.
 
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Koreas to work out details of next summit
 
   
 
The two Koreas will hold a high-level meeting Monday to review progress on implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration and discuss preparations for a possible summit, South Korea’s Ministry of Unification said Thursday.
 
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Will Tsai's moves backfire and isolate Taiwan further
 
   
 
Taiwan authorities are reportedly planning to "punish" the international airlines that have complied with the Chinese civil aviation administration's standard of referring to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao as Chinese territories, in order to counter the rising influence of the Chinese mainland.
 
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Myanmar says ICC has no authority/jurisdiction
 
   
 
Myanmar said the International Criminal Court (ICC) has no jurisdiction to run a case on atrocities against Rohingyas.
 
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