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Davies, Wu in 'productive' talks on N. Korea, U.S. says

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, April 15 (Yonhap) -- Top U.S. and Chinese nuclear envoys had "productive" discussions on North Korea in New York, the State Department said Tuesday. "The United States and China agree on the fundamental importance of a denuclearized North Korea," the department's spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a readout about a meeting between Glyn Davies, special representative for North Korea policy, and his Chinese counterpart Wu Dawei a day earlier.

Davies, Wu in 'productive' talks on N. Korea, U.S. says

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, April 15 (Yonhap) -- Top U.S. and Chinese nuclear envoys had "productive" discussions on North Korea in New York, the State Department said Tuesday. "The United States and China agree on the fundamental importance of a denuclearized North Korea," the department's spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a readout about a meeting between Glyn Davies, special representative for North Korea policy, and his Chinese counterpart Wu Dawei a day earlier.

Roundup: Myanmar invites int'l companies to develop SEZ project

Roundup: Myanmar invites int'l companies to develop SEZ project by Feng Yingqiu YAGNON, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar has revised its plan of developing its Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in southern Tanintharyi region, inviting international companies to bid for the project following the pull-out of the sole developer, Italian- Thai Public Company, which had failed to keep on with the project work.

Myanmar revises plan for developing Dawei SEZ

Myanmar revises plan for developing Dawei SEZ YAGNON, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar has revised its plan of developing its Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in southern Tanintharyi region, seeking partnership mainly with Japanese consortium and other international investors and developers in addition to Thailand for the implementation of the SEZ project.

Roundup: Myanmar, India, Thailand tripartite highway project in progress

Roundup: Myanmar, India, Thailand tripartite highway project in progress by Feng Yingqiu YANGON, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Construction of a highway network to link India, Myanmar and Thailand is in progress and the tripartite highway is expected to go into operation by 2016.

Thai firm scales back Myanmar mega-port role

The Thai industrial giant behind a controversial deep-sea port in Myanmar agreed Thursday to dramatically scale back its role in the project, leaving it short of investors. The Dawei mega-project was trailed as a way to encourage foreign investment in Myanmar as it emerges from decades of military rule, and give Thailand a gateway to the Indian Ocean and Western markets. But it has faced funding difficulties and resistance from local villagers amid accusations of land-grabbing.

Myanmar turns to Japan, Thailand to kick-start stalled Dawei

By Jared Ferrie YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar is set to wrest control of its Dawei industrial complex from Thai company Italian Thai Development over its failure to attract investors to a strategically located, multi-billion dollar project tipped as a game-changer for regional trade.

China ships in disputed waters: Japan coastguard

Chinese government ships entered waters around disputed islands Monday, Japan's coastguard said, as a senior Japanese diplomat prepared for meetings in Beijing aimed at mending frayed ties. Three state-run Maritime Surveillance vessels were in territorial seas off the Tokyo-controlled Senkaku Islands, which Beijing calls the Diaoyus and claims as its own, for three to five hours, the coastguard said. They left the 12-nautical-mile zone by about 2:00 pm (0500 GMT), it said.
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