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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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China will not bow to US pressure

By Mendaka Abeysekera-Reporting from Beijing

China has strongly and
categorically stated that they will not adjust the
value of its currency Yuan to political and
speculative pressures from the United States, where
it's Senate hearing impact on US debates by Chinese
fixed exchange rate.

Norway Bungles Again: Muslims are threatening to take to the street

Norwegians have come under fire for not giving the Muslims an equal share in the latest proposal to set up the Post Tsunami Operations Management Structure (P-TOMS) -- the mechanism to distribute aid to the tsunami victims.

Pak rejects Indian allegations of violating understanding

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan has
said that it has not violated any understanding by
allowing Hurriyat leaders to go beyond the limits of
Azad Jammu and Kashmir during their visit.
This was stated by the Pakistan Foreign Office
spokesman Jalil Abbas Jeelani in an interview.

Helgesen failed to get LTTE’s nod

By Sugeeswara Senadhira, Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

The Tamil rebels want few amendments to the last draft for the proposed joint mechanism approved by President Chandrika Kumaratunga. Norwegian deputy foreign minister Vidar Helgesen, failing to get the nod from the Liberation tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to the draft document, returned to Colombo from Kilinochchi yesterday evening hoping for another meeting with Kumaratunga today.

Pak asks US envoy to share information on Osama, Omar

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan Interior Minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao has said that if the US envoy Mr Zalmay Khalilzad had information that top Al-Qaida and Taliban leaders were hiding in Pakistan then he should share it with the Pakistan government instead of making statements.

JVP to keep the option on future alliances open

By Sugeeswara Senadhira, Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), while crticising the government headed by President Chandrika Kumaratunga, however wishes to keep the doors open for any possible alliance the future leadership of Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

Norway Supports Fishermen in the East of Sri Lanka

”We are very pleased to be able to contribute to restoring livelihoods of the Ampara fishermen,” Norwegian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Vidar Helgesen, said during a visit to Kalmunai on Wednesday.

Muslims will be given their rightful share in P-TOMS - <br>Sri Lanka President

After putting maximum pressure on President Chandrika Kumaratunga Muslims claim that they have won concessions from the President to include them as equal partners in the Joint Mechanism.

US Gives Food Aid to North Korea

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

The United States will donate agricultural commodities through the World Food Program and separately is prepared to support health and food security programs for the people of North Korea, the State Department announced.