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TOKYO, March 27 Kyodo

---------- Bush relays Tibet concern to China

WASHINGTON - U.S. President George W. Bush told Chinese President Hu Jintao on Wednesday he is concerned about the deadly crackdown in Tibet and encouraged Beijing to talk with aides to exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, the White House said.

During their telephone conversation, Hu reiterated to Bush that the Chinese government is ready to talk with the Dalai Lama if he abandons advocating ''Tibet independence,'' China's official Xinhua News Agency reported.

---------- N. Korea urges S. Korean staff to leave joint industrial park

SEOUL - North Korea has urged South Korean staff members of an exchange and cooperation consultation office in the Kaesong joint industrial park in the North to leave within three days, a South Korean Unification Ministry official said Thursday.

The move came as new South Korean President Lee Myung Bak has adopted a harder-line policy on North Korea over nuclear and abduction issues.

---------- Police expose only 14 piracy cases related to file-sharing software

TOKYO - Police were able to uncover only 14 cases of copyright infringement related to Winny and other file-sharing software in seven years from 2001 in Japan, a National Police Agency panel said in a report Thursday.

Against this backdrop, the panel on security measures proposed in the report that copyright associations and Internet providers set up a consultative body, with the NPA taking part as an observer.
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Date:Mar 31, 2008
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