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Sri Lanka Blasts: Latest News From Around the World -Bloomberg

Japan's Abe sends offering to controversial shrine for war dead Abe’s decision not to visit the shrine, which also honors 14 Japanese leaders convicted by an Allied tribunal as war criminals, was seen partly out of consideration of improving relations with China, with President Xi Jinping expected to visit Japan when it hosts a G20 summit in June. -Reuters

Rethinking US Sinophobia -Asia Times

World leaders laud election Congratulatory messages from world leaders have begun to trickle in following the successful hosting of one of the world’s most complex elections, the results of which analysts consider a beacon of hope for democracy in a region entrenched with the rule of strongmen. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo secured a second term in the country’s first-ever simultaneous elections on Wednesday, according to quick count results from credible pollsters. -The Jakarta Post


China Mobile latest to feel chill as US freezes out Chinese tech FCC opposition to telecom company follows clampdown on Huawei and ZTE -Nikkei

U.S. intelligence says Huawei funded by Chinese state security -Reuters

Air China staffer in US worked for Beijing A former employee of Chinese flag carrier helped Chinese military personnel get packages to Beijing -Asian Times

Ruling LDP calls for law to prevent tech giants strong-arming vendors in Japan The ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Thursday urged the government to consider a new law obliging technology giants such as Inc. and Google LLC to disclose contract terms with vendors using their sites. -The Japan Times

Japan’s tough new penalties for illegal meat imports begin -Taipei Times

Hyundai mulls options for sourcing electric vehicle components in India The automaker said it is also looking for further clarity in government policy to drive in hybrid models in the country. -Economic Times

The man who aims to be Taiwan's president: Foxconn's Gou Imperious style, built tech giant but the test will be delicate US-China balance -Nikkei

Uber drivers rally against new rule -Taipei Times

“If the government insists on enforcing this evil amendment or amending the regulations solely with the interests of taxi operators in mind, we could launch a bigger protest. The amendment would offend young voters, whose votes President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) should try to pursue”

Singapore in Talks With More Electric Car Companies After Dyson -Bloomberg

Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media, Fearing More Violence Sri Lanka blocked several social media networks in the wake of terrorist attacks on Sunday, including Facebook and the messaging service WhatsApp. -NYT


In nod to debt concerns, China Belt and Road summit to urge sustainable financing -Reuters

US wins WTO ruling against China grain import quotas Washington earns second victory in as many months as it presses Beijing on trade -Nikkei

A lesson for Africa, the Congo and China’s Sicomines $9-billion infrastructure-for-mining-rights project has yielded mixed outcomes and shows that African states need to sign smarter deals that ensure better results for local people -Asian Times

Development of digital economy requires national strategy for network security -VNews