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China goes on the offensive over territories

B>BEIJING:/BFlexing its political muscle over territories it claims as its own, China has gone on the offensive, warning archrival Taiwan about its bitter presidential election, entering Hong Kong's debate over democracy, and upbraiding Japan over an island dispute.

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Taiwan’s polls panel stormed

B>TAIPEI:/BAngry supporters of narrowly defeated presidential challenger Lien Chan stormed Taiwan's Central Election Commission yesterday but failed to stop it from formally declaring the re-election of incumbent Chen Shui-bian.

Letters

Malaysia is back in the loop

The 2004 general election outcome will not only have a big impact on foreign portfolio investments in Malaysia, but also Malaysia's foreign relations, particularly with countries which it had recently had some prickly issues, like Singapore, the US and Australia, writes WONG SULONG.

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Malaysia is back in the loop

The 2004 general election outcome will not only have a big impact on foreign portfolio investments in Malaysia, but also Malaysia's foreign relations, particularly with countries which it had recently had some prickly issues, like Singapore, the US and Australia, writes WONG SULONG.

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Spoiled votes a key issue in Taiwan election dispute

B>TAIPEI:/BOne of the biggest questions about Taiwan's disputed presidential election is why there were more than 330,000 invalid ballots - 10 times the winner's margin of victory.

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Don’t exploit impeachment crisis, Seoul tells Pyongyang

South Korea urged North Korea yesterday not to use an impeachment crisis in Seoul as an excuse for stalling six-nation talks on its nuclear weapons programmes, amid signs of a rupture in inter-Korean relations.

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S. Korea parliament impeaches president

South Korea's parliament impeached President Roh Moo-hyun yesterday, suspending him from office amid chaotic scenes and thrusting the country into unprecedented economic and political uncertainty.

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Kumaratunga sacks 39 top officials

The president sacked 39 ministers and deputy ministers from the interim government headed by her political rival yesterday, worsening Sri Lanka's political crisis.

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Lankan peace bid suffers new blow

B>COLOMBO:/BSri Lanka's stalled peace process with Tamil Tiger rebels suffered another setback after President Chandrika Kumaratunga called for snap elections, Tamil legislators and political analysts said Sunday.

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Khamenei rules out polls delay

B>TEHERAN:/BIran's supreme leader Tuesday ruled out any delay to the Feb 20 parliamentary elections and warned officials to back off their threats to resign in protest at the mass barring of reformist candidates.