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|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|Snr-Gen Than Shwe has reportedly drawn up a draft outlining his lineup for the new Parliament—with himself as president.|
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|NGOs and INGOs must first report to the Internal Revenue Dept and pay tax each time they wish to distribute aid to victims.|
|By HTET AUNG|
|Burma's rulers think they can replicate China's economic success by creating a special economic zone in Tavoy, but there are many reasons to doubt that they can pull it off.|
|By JIM KUHNHENN and MATTHEW PENNINGTON|
|Declaring that US-China relations are at a "critical juncture," the Obama administration challengeS Beijing to adopt political reforms to guarantee human rights while holding out hope that the Asian power will grow to be a top trade and security partner.|
|By EMAD MEKAY|
|Most of the reaction from other Western powers has been that they are "concerned" about the events and that they want their citizens there pulled out, and others warned against travel to Tunisia.|
|By KO HTWE|
|Six ethnic political parties are meeting to discuss a unified approach in calling for equality and self-determination, as well as nominating a candidate for vice-president in the new Parliament.|
|Cooperative Bank, Burma's second-largest privately owned financial institution, appears to be close to collapse due to a business dispute involving a top general and a regime crony.|
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