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Imphal, March 26 2017: Manipur can become an international tourist spot and generate adequate income like Cambodia and Bangkok, according to an ...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe arriving at the Palm Beach International Airport to meet US President Donald Trump and his wife last month.
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This month's Indian state elections provided a major boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Seoul (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor has suspended production at a fourth China factory for one week starting March 24, online media ChosunBiz reported, fuelling worries about the impact of South Korea's political tension with China on sales in the ...
Tokyo (AFP) - Six high school students were feared dead on Monday (March 27) after they were engulfed by an avalanche while on a mountain-climbing outing, officials and reports said.
This month's state elections in India saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi greatly consolidate his political clout. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) victory was overwhelming in Uttar Pradesh (UP), India's largest state with over 220 million people - were ...
Small businesses and individuals in China have long found it hard to get loans, as the country's government-controlled banks prefer to lend to state-owned ...
A Chinese initiative to connect with South-East Asia through transport and infrastructure projects could help deepen Asean integration, said experts at a forum ...
TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan's constitutional court heard a landmark case on Friday (March 24) that could make the island the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage.
Even as a major defence review unveiled by Taiwan last week called for a military build-up to counter China's growing military threat, some analysts say a better way is to stabilise cross-strait ties.
Beijing (AFP) - A care centre director in southern China, where 21 people including a 15-year-old autistic boy died over winter, is now in police custody, local media reported Thursday (March 23), amid public outrage.
Even diehard optimists did not expect the electoral verdict of the recent elections. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won an incredible 406 of the 690 seats on offer (or 59 per cent of the total).
Seoul (AFP) - Chronic food shortages and malnutrition are widespread in North Korea, a UN-led report said, as a senior official appealed to donors not to let political considerations get in the way of humanitarian assistance.
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In South East Asia (sea), PP raffia and PP injection prices were assessed down at the USD 1080/mt CFR levels, a sharp week on week drop of USD 30/mt.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has forced Sam Rainsy to resign from the leadership of Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). Hun Sen's new law would dissolve any political party that's leader is convicted of a crime.
The Philippines' HDI score compared to 0.668 for "developing countries," 0.72 for East Asia and the Pacific and to the world's 0.717.
Smartphones are the go-to device for Internet access in Southeast Asia, according to Limelight Networks 'State of the User Experience' report.
This is how the journey begins: slowly, cautiously, as though the bones of this train are old and must be treated with great care.
When news first broke of our move into Cambodia, people I spoke to were curious as to why we entered a market that was often overlooked by international ad tech vendors and agencies.
This is how the journey begins: slowly, cautiously, as though the bones of this train are old and must be treated with great care.
To America's anxious allies, President Donald Trump's plans for a big boost to the US defence budget might appear to be welcome news.
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Seoul (AFP) - The row between Seoul and Beijing over the deployment of a US missile defence system has seen China overtake even former coloniser Japan in the ranking of South Koreans' least favoured countries, a survey shows.
Freeport McMoRan, the largest mining company operating in Indonesia, may soon be exiting after fifty years of doing business in the country.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel just ended a three-day ride on the rollercoaster of current world politics. On March 19, she made a pitch for free trade and ...
... forced Saudi Arabia to swallow a big hit on its oil production, suggesting that it can no longer afford an aggressive anti-Iran policy in Yemen without new allies and partners to shore it up.
"I do not see how, under current conditions, the US could violate the Korean war armistice, defy the United Nations Charter and its security treaties and alliances in East Asia," Pinkston says. "And how could they conduct military operations without ...
Beijing (Reuters) - China will begin preparatory work this year for an environmental monitoring station on Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, an official said, as two US senators introduced a bill to impose sanctions on its activities in the ...
East Asia Forum economics, politics and Public Policy in East Asia and the Pacific. Home · Topics · Development · Economics · G20 · International Relations · Politics · Trade · Other Topics · 2016 in review · 2015 in review · 2014 in review · 2013 in ...
Cashless payments are growing in Asia with consumers lured by an increasing array of services, from smartphone payment apps such as e-wallets to stored value cards and cheap online interbank transfers.
South Korea's anti-war activists hold placards during a rally against the planned deployment of the US-built Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missile system, outside the government complex in Seoul on March 17, 2017.
Cashless payments are growing in Asia with consumers lured by an increasing array of services, from smartphone payment apps such as e-wallets to stored value cards and cheap online interbank transfers.
A handout photo made available by the US Department of Defence showing the launch of a Thaad interceptor in the US in 2013. China is opposed to the deployment of Thaad in South Korea as it believes the system's powerful radars can be used to spy on ...
The influx of Chinese economic assistance into Sri Lanka and Cambodia has raised questions regarding the intentions behind these massive loans.
Tokyo (AFP) - Dozens of people from a Japanese coastal city took part in the country's first evacuation drill of a missile attack Friday (March 17), as regional tensions soar over accelerating North Korean threats.
They deserve to be given respect and the space to express themselves peacefully, whenever and however they choose. South-East Asia's leaders must guarantee freedom of expression and assembly for all people, releasing immediately and unconditionally ...
India's new maternity benefits bill may appear to be a step in the right direction, but overcoming several inconsistencies will tell if this baby can walk.
Taiwan's latest plan to boost military spending and equip its military to fight an invader on multiple fronts does not change the reality that it stands no chance of prevailing in a war with China.
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan launched a new spy satellite on Friday (March 17), the country's space agency said, as the region grows increasingly uneasy over North Korea's quickening missile programme.
SEAR/PR/1644 New Delhi, 16 March 2017 - Health Ministers from countries in WHO South-East Asia Region which bear half the global TB burden, and WHO ...
Indonesian stocks rose to a record high as financials rallied after Bank Indonesia (pic), the country's central bank, kept interest rates unchanged.
In the security realm too this penchant for bilateralism could, at the very least, suggest a diminished US role in the East Asia Summit or any of the other ASEAN-centred efforts to discuss regional security. US Asia policy could very quickly become ...
East Asia minerals corporation announces that effective March 17, 2017, the Corporation will consolidate its common shares on the basis of one ...
New Delhi, 16 March 2017 - Health Ministers from countries in WHO South-East Asia Region which bear half the global TB burden, and WHO today signed a Call for Action for Ending TB, pledging to scale-up efforts and implement adequately funded, ...
Emphasising that physical connectivity among neighbouring countries brings about trade integration which is essential for growth, railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday said the government was working to have rail connectivity with South-East Asia ...


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