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Sen Lam

Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific brings you news and in-depth coverage of regional issues in Asia and the Pacific.

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Analyst says Bali bombing minor impact on economy

18 November 2002, 20:12 AEST

An Australian analysis says whatever the human and diplomatic consequences of the Bali bombings, the attack will have a remarkably small impact on Indonesia's economy.

New rights group to monitor election

18 November 2002, 20:12 AEST

There's still eight months before Cambodia's national election, yet political activists are already being killed in the lead-up to the poll.

Australia makes limited financial assurances

18 November 2002, 17:41 AEST

It's been described as a frank and robust meeting of friends.

More progress in Bali investigatino

18 November 2002, 17:41 AEST

It is now more than five weeks since the Bali bombing, and Indonesian investigators believe that they now have what could be the definitive list of those who plotted and carried out the October 12 bloodshed.

President Jiang remains elder statesman role

15 November 2002, 20:32 AEST

China's new leader Hu Jintao was elected general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party today.

Outcry over government comment on flag change

15 November 2002, 20:32 AEST

The Taiwanese government has been forced to defend its allegiance to the country's flag after controversial comments by the President's Chief Secretary, suggesting the national emblem was changeable.

Focus on economy in the wake of the Bali bombings

15 November 2002, 20:32 AEST

In the wake of the October 12 bombing on the Sari Club at Kuta Beach, tourist arrivals to the island of Bali have fallen by 75-percent.

Partial agreement on access to medicines at Sydney talks

15 November 2002, 20:32 AEST

Developing countries should get access to cheaper medicines to fight diseases like HIV/Aids and tuberculosis as a result of trade talks in Sydney today.

Suspension of oil shipments over nuclear program

15 November 2002, 20:32 AEST

The United States and its European and Asian allies have suspended shipments of heavy fuel oil to North Korea in retaliation for the country's continued push to develop nuclear weapons.

Australia rejects request for help with loan restructuring

15 November 2002, 20:32 AEST

Australia has rejected a request from Papua New Guinea for help in restructuring up to 100-million dollars in foreign loans.

New leadership to be announced

15 November 2002, 10:38 AEST

The Chinese Communist Party's new leadership is being announced today.

Cleansing ceremony to help recovery process

15 November 2002, 10:38 AEST

An elaborate Hindu purification ritual will be held today at the site of the bombings in Bali last month that killed around 180 people.

Economy main agenda during talks with Australia

15 November 2002, 10:38 AEST

Australia looks likely to step into the breach to help Papua New Guinea's economically stretched government pay for basic medicines and school textbooks.

Surprise at Australian outrage over public interrogation

14 November 2002, 20:30 AEST

Images of Amrozi - one of the prime suspects in the deadly Bali bombings - laughing and smiling with Indonesia's national Police Chief has sparked outrage in Australia.

Aceh peace deal close, says chief government negotiator

14 November 2002, 20:30 AEST

Indonesia says it is close to signing a peace deal with separatist rebels in Aceh.

16th Communist Party ends

14 November 2002, 20:30 AEST

China's 16th Communist Party Congress closed in Beijing earlier today.

Life sentence for two bank embezzlers on the run

14 November 2002, 20:30 AEST

An Indonesian court has sentenced two businessmen found to have embezzled millions of dollars from the central bank, to life imprisonment.

Negotiations begin with US on free trade deal

14 November 2002, 20:30 AEST

After nearly two years of preparation, the United States and Australia have announced the formal start of negotiations on a bilateral free trade treaty.

Amrozi publicly declares "delight" at Bali bombings

14 November 2002, 11:14 AEST

A bizarre scene has unfolded in Bali as Indonesia's police chief Da'i Bachtiar conducted an interview with self-confessed Bali bombing perpetrator, Amrozi, in full view of reporters peering through the windows of Bali police headquarters.

Halal McDonalds a clear favourite with Sydney Muslims

14 November 2002, 11:14 AEST

As that symbol of American-style western capitalism, the golden arches of McDonalds, disappear from countries in the Middle East and Latin America, the chain in Australia is making an effort towards bridging the cultural and political differences that have contributed to protests against it.

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