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  1. 1. No. 69. 29 de junho a 5 de julho. INSTITUTO DO ORIENTE 2013 Rua Almerindo Lessa 1300-663 Lisboa. Correio eletrnico: 1 REVISTA DE IMPRENSA ASITICA Por uma perspetiva oriental da imprensa internacional Editora: Catarina Severino Assistentes de edio: Madalena Lage e Joo Terrenas PAQUISTO-FMI Pakistan asked for a new $5.3 billion bailout loan programme from the International Monetary Fund on Thursday after talks with a visiting delegation from the global lender. Ler mais: Pakistan, IMF agree on $5.3 billion bailout package (Dawn, 4 de julho de 2013). PAQUISTO-AFEGANISTO Rejecting Islamabads draft National Management and Repatriation Policy of Afghans as arbitrary, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has opposed extending Afghan refugees stay in the country and suggested that should the need arose, registered Afghans be equally distributed among four provinces instead of burdening one federating unit. Ler mais: KP opposed to extending stay of Afghans (Dawn, 5 de julho de 2013). NDIA-BANGLADESH Indias power diplomacy on its eastern border with Bangladesh will break new ground in mid-August, by when the ambitious high-capacity transmission link between the electricity grids of the two countries is expected to be completed. Ler mais: Indias power link with Bangladesh to be ready by August (The Island, 1 de julho de 2013). TAILNDIA-MALSIA I The Malaysian-brokered peace deal between the Thai government and insurgents from Thailand's embattled southern region has hit a brick wall, with unreasonable demands by the militants cited as a key factor. Ler mais: Thai peace talks brokered by M'sia hit a dead end (The Nation, 1 de julho de 2013). TAILNDIA-MALSIA II The National Security Council (NSC) has been holding secret talks with separatist groups, without Malaysia's knowledge, in a move to resolve the unrest in the South, NSC adviser Charoon Ampa said. Ler mais: NSC holding secret talks without M'sia (The Nation, 2 de julho de 2013). LAOS-VIETNAME
  2. 2. No. 69. 29 de junho a 5 de julho. INSTITUTO DO ORIENTE 2013 Rua Almerindo Lessa 1300-663 Lisboa. Correio eletrnico: 2 The recent success in border demarcation and restoration has enhanced peace and orderliness along the Laos-Vietnam border, according to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Bounkeut Sangsomsak. Ler mais: Successful demarcation enhances peace between Laos and Vietnam (Vientiane Times, 5 de julho de 2013). FILIPINAS-CHINA The Philippines on Sunday accused China of a massive military buildup in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), warning a Southeast Asian security forum that Beijings tactics were a threat to peace in the region. Ler mais: PH rebukes China for militarizing sea (Philippine Daily Inquirer, 1 de julho de 2013). CHINA-NDIA-FILIPINAS An outspoken Chinese general known for his nationalist views warned India on Thursday against stirring up new trouble in a long-running border dispute, just as New Delhis defense minister was set to visit Beijing. ()Besides India, Luo also took swipes at the US and the Philippines over a territorial row China has with the Southeast Asian country. Calling the US biased, he said Washington has added fuel to the fire by cooperating with Manila amid the maritime dispute. The role of the Philippines in the South China Sea is actually, in my view, a troublemaker, he said. Ler mais: Chinese general warns India in border dispute, calls Philippines troublemaker (Philippine Daily Inquirer, 5 de julho de 2013). PENNSULA COREANA The two Koreas agreed on Thursday evening to hold talks Saturday on normalizing the suspended Gaeseong industrial park, raising a glimmer of hope to ease the prolonged tension on the Korean Peninsula. Ler mais: Koreas to meet on Gaeseong (The Korea Herald, 4 de julho de 2013). COREIA DO SUL-EUA A U.S. intelligence agency is suspected of spying on key allies including South Korea and the European Union, a British newspaper reported Sunday. The revelation touched off a fresh round of fierce criticism from Washingtons allies and could seriously dent confidence in the worlds most powerful nation. Ler mais: U.S. spied on S. Korea, other allies (The Korea Herald, 1 de julho de 2013). JAPO I With the exception of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, every party at a weekend meeting in Osaka of the secretaries general and equivalent figures from nine major parties expressed support for ending nuclear power generation in the future.
  3. 3. No. 69. 29 de junho a 5 de julho. INSTITUTO DO ORIENTE 2013 Rua Almerindo Lessa 1300-663 Lisboa. Correio eletrnico: 3 Ler mais: LDP opposes zero nuclear policy (The Yomiuri Shimbun, 1 de julho de 2013). JAPO II The Liberal Democratic Party, which saw all of its candidates win seats in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election on June 23, is maintaining its momentum ahead of the House of Councilors election on July 21, according to a Yomiuri Shimbun survey. On the other hand, opposition parties are struggling to successfully criticize Prime Minister Shinzo Abes economic policies, dubbed Abenomics, and have so far failed to get their message across to voters. Ler mais: LDP gains broad support, poll shows (The Yomiuri Shimbun, 2 de julho de 2013). JAPO III The 17-day campaign period for the House of Councillors election, set for July 21, officially started Thursday, with the Abenomics economic policies of Prime Minister Shinzo Abes administration seen as the most contentious issue. Ler mais: Upper house campaigning under way (The Yomiuri Shimbun, 5 de julho de 2013). EUA-SUDESTE ASITICO US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday pressed China and Southeast Asian nations to act on a proposed code of conduct in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) as Manila reiterated its protest against Beijings threat of a counterstrike and militarization of the strategic waterway. Ler mais: US pushes code of conduct (Philippine Daily Inquirer, 2 de julho de 2013).