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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made clear during his visit to North-East Asia last month that the US' "strategic patience" was over and that all options, including a military one, are on the table in dealing with the North's nuclear and missile ...
In it, Dr Suryadinata argues that Beijing's blurring of the distinction between its mainlanders who have migrated overseas and ethnic Chinese who have long settled overseas is a big worry, especially in South-East Asia, whose indigenous peoples still ...
But if the new US administration is entering uncharted waters in the Middle East, it is bringing stability in East Asia. Somewhat paradoxically, the strike both triggered the recent spike in tensions in the Korean Peninsula and ensured that the ...
Duterte, who has faced international condemnation for his own crackdown on drugs that has claimed thousands of lives, also insisted that outsiders should not interfere in South-East Asia's affairs. "The illegal drug trade is massive but it is not ...
Call of the Wild South East Asia is rich in various ethnic communities spread across different countries, several cultures and socioeconomic groups, identified as one of the most populous, yet diverse ethnic region of the planet.
Front runner Moon Jae In of the Democratic party has had to harden his position on North Korea to counter criticism that he is too soft on Pyongyang.
The quake was measured at a depth of 10 km, 68 km south of the city of General Santos near the island of Mindan.
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There is more than the usual interest in the seventieth birthday of Japan's Constitution, importantly because of a move to revision of its most unusual and distinguishing feature - Article 9, its famous peace clause.
Seoul (Reuters) - The frontrunner in South Korea's presidential election sees North Korea's latest attempted missile launch on Saturday (April 29) as "an exercise in futility", his spokesman said.
Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte (left) talks to visiting Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah during a meeting at the presidential palace in Manila, Philippines April 27, 2017.
Indore: Suhasini Sudan Maheshwari has brought laurel to the city as she won Mrs South East Asia Universe title in Gurgram. The IT engineer-turned-social activist will now represent South-East Asia in 'Mrs Universe' competition to be held in Durban ...
Although Beijing has forecast a further decline to 6.5 per cent for this year, Bank of East Asia believes the worst is over for the bank.
On Syria, Trump and East Asia have a lot in common. By Alistair Denness | 28th April 2017. shutterstock_338012615-940x580. refugees arriving in Greece in a dinghy boat from Turkey.
Over the years, China and Japan have followed very different paths of involvement in the Middle East. The one policy that both countries have consistently shared though is steering well clear of the region's politics and conflicts.
MANILA (AFP) - North Korea has appealed to South-East Asian countries for support in its row with the United States to prevent what it warned could be a "nuclear holocaust", according to a letter obtained by AFP.
Singapore - It might not appear urgent at the moment, but dealing with Islamic State's (IS) build-up in South-East Asia is something the United States has to get involved in now, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam yesterday. Speaking at a ...
Jakarta /New Delhi, 26 April 2017 - Making significant progress against neglected tropical diseases, countries in WHO South-East Asia Region today resolved to further fast track efforts to eradicate, eliminate and control, by 2020, these diseases which ...
Seoul (AFP) - North Korea on Wednesday (April 26) hailed its largest-ever firing drill, overseen by leader Kim Jong Un to mark a key military anniversary amid high tensions in the region.
Beijing (Reuters) - China on Wednesday (April 26) launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier, which will join an existing one bought second-hand from the Ukraine, amid rising tensions over North Korea and worries about Beijing's ...
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Japan's current Constitutional revision debate is a silent challenge against freedoms espoused by the 1947 constitution. While Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has set aside revision of the controversial Article 9 peace clause for the moment, his ...
Singapore companies are trading more with East Asia, going by data on credit searches made by homegrown firms on companies from that region.
Bangkok: A top level investigation into cyber crime across South-East Asia has identified nearly 9000 malware-laden servers and hundreds of compromised websites, including government portals.
Shanghai (Reuters) - Air China will increase its flights between Beijing and the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, from early May, after it cancelled some flights this month because of what it said was weak demand.
Mr Xin Yonggang, who runs a small clothing enterprise in Xiang village, expects his Currently a sleepy rural region with vast wheat fields, small cottage industries and a big freshwater lake in Hebei Province, the Xiongan New Area is designated as a ...
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's disaster reconstruction minister is expected to resign on Wednesday (April 26) following his controversial remarks over the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, in a setback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, local media reported.
An anti-cybercrime operation by Interpol and investigators from seven South-East Asian nations revealed nearly 9,000 malware-laden servers and hundreds of compromised websites in the ASEAN region, Interpol said on Monday.
Beijing (Reuters) - The number of corruption suspects fleeing China in the last four years has fallen dramatically as the government steps up controls on things like passport issuance for officials, the ruling Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog said ...
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan faces a more complicated task this year in seeking to attend a UN health agency meeting than it has in the past, a senior official said on Tuesday (April 25), as the self-ruled island braces for another setback in ties with ...
A loan waiver for small farmers is the first policy to be pushed by Uttar Pradesh's newly elected cabinet under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Beijing (BLOOMBERG) - Wang Baoan, former head of China's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), was indicted on suspicion of accepting bribes, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday (April 25).
Seoul (AFP) - A South Korean court on Tuesday (April 25) jailed a man for setting fire to the birthplace of late dictator Park Chung Hee in protest at the behaviour of his scandal-hit daughter, President Park Geun Hye.
South-East Asia stocks-largely up on French election relief rally; Indonesia hits record high. Most South-East Asian shares rose on Tuesday with Indonesia hitting a record high as regional markets joined a relief rally in global stocks after a centrist ...
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 ...
United States Vice-President Mike Pence's visit to Indonesia last week marked a welcome statement of American confidence in Indonesia and, by extension, South-East Asia. It is clear that, following a bruising presidential campaign and the first few ...
Given heightened world tensions, especially in East Asia, the Middle East, and US hostility toward multiple countries, possible nuclear war may be inevitable, perhaps just a matter of time.
... loom much larger - exercising more power and asserting more influence than any Asian power has ever done before. It is increasingly likely that US influence will dwindle and China will take its place as the region's primary power - at least in ...
ATHENS (AFP) - China's foreign minister called on Sunday (April 23) for the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula amid rising tension over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes.
aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (foreground),as it transits the East China Sea with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Murasame-class destroyer JS Samidare, on March 9, 2017.
Seoul (Reuters, AFP) - North Korea detained a U.S. citizen on Friday (April 21) as he attempted to leave the isolated country, bringing the total number of Americans held by the isolated country to three.
Asia News Network commentators from Japan, China and Taiwan review recent moves by US President Donald Trump's administration.
Beijing (AFP) - A Chinese property tycoon on Thursday (April 20) accused Beijing of meddling in an interview with a United States broadcaster during which he had vowed to air corruption allegations against high-ranking Communist Party officials.
But East Asia is increasingly the focus of Canada's efforts to diversify trade partners and secure access to emerging markets.
Jakarta - American President Donald Trump will visit South-East Asia in November, said Vice-President Mike Pence as he visited Jakarta on Thursday (April 20), adding that Washington would engage regional countries on security, trade, and freedom of ...
Centred on a new, condensed structure of 84 units, the reshuffle of the People's Liberation army builds on Mr Xi Jinping's years-long efforts to modernise it, with greater emphasis on new capabilities, such as cyberspace, electronic and information ...
About 250 Singaporeans who are based in Hong Kong attended the event hosted by Consul-General Foo Teow Lee at Island Shangri-La hotel.
South-East Asia stocks-bide time; eyes on French elections. Most South-east Asian stock markets posted small gains on Thursday as investors remained on the sidelines for a lack of economic cues while uncertainties around the French elections over the ...
RIYADH (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday (April 20) denied being misleading about a US carrier strike group's push towards the Korean peninsula, saying it never gave an arrival date and that the ships were still on their ...
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's century-old imperial proclamation urging people to be willing to die for the emperor was consigned to history books until video surfaced showing children in an Osaka kindergarten enthusiastically reciting it.


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