SINGAPORE

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Asian Wall Street Journal Reappears: The Asian Wall Street Journal resumed limited distribution in Singapore after a one-year break caused by a bitter argument with the government and tough local press laws. The government, which in 1987 slashed the Journal's daily circulation to 400 copies from 5,000 for its refusal to print an unedited official reply to an article, is letting the newspaper distribute 2,500 copies. The paper's owner, New York-based Dow Jones & Co., stopped all sales last October because of new press laws that require foreign publications with a circulation of more than 300 copies to seek annual permits.

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