Under the Radar News, 10.30.09

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009 by Kolby Hanson

A weekly compilation of underreported developments in Asia.

Singapore announces that it will refuse any emissions cuts at the climate change conference in Copenhagen. Straits Times

Chinese investment in Africa continues to grow dramatically despite economic crisis. People's Daily

Japan’s Marine Self Defense Forces successfully test missile interceptor in a joint exercise with the United States near Hawaii. Xinhua

Chinese legislators consider tort law reforms to allow plaintiffs to sue companies and corrupt officials for damages more easily and more equitably. People's Daily

Japan refuses to send Self-Defense Forces ships to assist NATO and U.S. anti-piracy operations near Somalia. Yomiuri Shimbun

South Korea will triple its foreign aid in the next six years, and will officially join the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD in November. Korea Times

Chinese PM Li Keqiang visits Australia and meets with business leaders. He says FTA is possible if relations improve between the Chinese and Australian governments. Sydney Morning Herald

Taiwan eases restrictions on Chinese media in Taiwan, increasing the allowed number of staff and easing travel restrictions. People's Daily

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