» 11/22/2005, 00.00
Two more suspected avian flu deaths in Indonesia and Vietnam
New outbreaks are reported in China and Vietnam. Thailand reports new human cases.
More outbreaks and human bird flu cases expected in China
The World Health Organisation (WHO) expects things to get worse in China. Two new outbreaks reported in Hubei and Xinjiang provinces. Indonesia asks for the world's help. Tamiflu is under probe in Japan.
New human bird flu cases suspected in Vietnam and China
In Liaoning province new outbreaks have occurred, forcing the authorities to put hundreds of people under observation. Indonesia refuses loans to fight the disease, will accept only grants. Dead birds found in Kuwait.
Nuclear race is on in Asia
Ever more Asian states are building nuclear plants to have low cost, clean energy. But critics object to the risk of accidents, the danger that many may also have military technology and the possibility that plants may be targeted by terrorist groups.
Human-to-human bird flu transmission feared in Indonesia
Health Ministry cannot rule out this possibility. The country is unable to control the virus. In China the WHO fears that official figures might not indicate how widespread the virus actually is.
09/03/2010 CHINA – NORTH KOREA
Pyongyang leases port on the Sea of Japan to Beijing
China now has direct access to the Sea of Japan for the first time since the 19th century. Goods from hitherto landlocked Jilin and Heilongjiang will be able to move through the port of Rajin. Trade with Japan and South Korea will be enhanced. North Korea is showing signs it is open for international cooperation, experts say.
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