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This is not the first time that the deployment of a US-made weapon in North-East Asia has complicated political ties. China last year hit out at South Korea with a series of stinging economic measures following Seoul's decision to install the US-operated missile shield known as the Terminal High Altitude ...
Philippine shares are set for a fourth straight session of gains. -- AFP picSINGAPORE, Jan 17 -- Most South-east Asian stock markets were muted today in line with broader Asia as Wall Street took a breather after its record-setting run, dampening momentum in global equities. Broader Asian stocks came ...
Regrets are inevitable, but life-changing experiences are, too. education is all-consuming up until the end of your teens and early twenties, and then there's the part where you blow off some steam, which in this modern age often takes the form of boarding a plane to somewhere in South-East Asia. Here are ...
THE European Union has been accused of "protectionism" as it prepares to spark a major trade war with South East Asia by banning palm oil. By David Maddox. PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 22:00, Tue, Jan 16, 2018. Palm oil GETTY. EU preparing for TRADE WAR with south East Asia by banning palm oil. In a move which ...
Abe is a critical ally for Turnbull if this battle, which is far more important to regional security than bilateral defence ties, is to be won. Abe needs Australia's active support in recognising East Asia's Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) alongside the TPP-11 as important for protecting Asia ...
But in fact it was yet another weekend with yet another packed dance floor, one in a long list of events throughout recent years that have marked the steady rise of electronic music not only in Taipei, but throughout East Asia. This rise has challenged existing local traditions and social norms. It has developed ...
Cranes building Phnom Penh's rapidly rising skyline give testimony to Cambodia's enduring economic success as well as to China's commitment to investing in the Kingdom's infrastructure. Cambodia has been highly successful in attracting foreign direct investment, creating employment and alleviating ...
Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday that officials reviewing China's foreign-exchange holdings had recommended slowing or halting purchases of US Treasuries, citing people familiar with the matter. "We think this story could be quoting a mistaken source or it could also be a piece of fake news," the ...
Seoul (Reuters) - North Korea's late announcement it will send a large delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea has eased concerns over any Pyongyang threat during the games, but it does create headaches for planners over accommodations and security. The North announced its ...
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If 2016 was significant for an over 50 per cent decline in terror-related fatalities in Pakistan, 2017 will be remembered for a controversial judicial ruling that threw a third-time prime minister out of office. Supporters of Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI On 28 July 2017, an ascendant ...
Philippines falls as much as 1.7 per cent on broad-based losses, its worst intra-day decline in almost three months. -- File picSINGAPORE, Jan 11 -- Most South-east Asian stock markets dropped today, tracking Asia and Wall Street overnight which snapped a six-day rally on investor concerns that China, ...
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan on Thursday (Jan 11) lodged an official protest with China, after it spotted a Chinese frigate in waters surrounding flashpoint islands in the East China Sea, the first such incursion in more than a year. Japan's vice minister for foreign affairs Shinsuke Sugiyama summoned Chinese ...
At the 19th Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Chinese leader Xi Jinping appeared to present China's development path as a model for other countries to imitate. Xi stated that China's success provides 'a new option for nations who want to speed up their development while preserving ...

The foundation of Donald Trump's presidency is the drive to 'make America great again'. That means ending the 'theft' of US wealth by other nations through an international order that operates to the 'detriment' of US interests -- despite this system being established in large part by US efforts. Trump ...
A push to grow cricket in the East Asia Pacific region is paying dividends with close to 300,000 participants across the various islands and Papua New Guinea now vying for elevation to the highest level. The Australian Country Cricket Championships, currently underway in WA's Midwest, is giving East Asia ...
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Beijing (THE China DAILY/ Asia NEWS NETWORK) - A technology company in the city of Wuhan, in central China's Hubei Province, has rolled out shared strollers, including at some scenic spots, aiming to make life easier for parents with young children. About 500 of the yellow Kangaroo strollers were ...
East Asia Forum economics, politics and Public Policy in East Asia and the Pacific. Home · Topics · Development · Economics · International relations · Politics · Trade · Year in review · 2017 in review · 2016 in review · 2015 in review · 2014 in review · 2013 in review · 2012 in review · 2011 in review · 2010 in ...
Google and Temasek recently released a report on the growth of the internet economy in South East Asia. They expect the economy to grow to $200 billion by 2025, driven by a user base growth of 220 million people to 480 million. These are impressive numbers and exciting times for any Internet business ...
In his 2017 New Year's address, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un claimed that 'an epochal turn was brought about in consolidating the defence capability of juche Korea' and that the country had 'achieved the status of a nuclear power, a military giant, in the East which no enemy, however formidable, ...
East Asia and the Pacific is the most disaster-stricken region in the world.1 In 2016, disasters affected more than 86 million people in the region, compared with 40 million people in 2015.2 population growth, rapid urbanization, environmental degradation and other factors continue to accelerate and ...
India's mega diaspora show, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, will be held in Singapore this year, with the city state all set to host a congregation of Indian diaspora in Southeast Asia on January 6-7, ahead of the Indo-ASEAN Commemorative Summit in Delhi on January 25. The summit meet led by external affairs ...
The crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine State, which dates back to 2012 in its current iteration, exploded into the biggest humanitarian disaster in East Asia, with little prospect now of Rohingya safely returning to homes in Rakhine State, even though the Bangladesh government is clearly uneasy with the massive ...
At one glance, it looks just like any other convenience store selling snacks, drinks and toiletries - except that there is no shop assistant. To enter, one has to use a mobile phone to scan a QR code on the door. And to leave the shop, one has to repeat the process and pay for the purchase via a mobile ...
Indonesians are doing their part to contribute to the dynamism of East Asia. As the Indonesian economy continues to gain momentum, so, too, will the current government's efforts to establish a strong foundation for the future. Project Syndicate. Sri Mulyani Indrawati is finance minister of Indonesia and chair ...
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Mr Derrick Xiong with the Ehang 184, which has four battery-powered propellers and is equipped with fully automated navigation. It can fly for 20 to 30 minutes at a height of 300m to 500m.ST PHOTO: CHONG KOH PING. Published. 7 hours ago. facebook twitter WhatsApp email More. Share Tweet Linkedin Pin Google+ ...
Said Mr Daniel Russel, who was US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs from 2013 to last March, in reference to the Rohingya crisis: "It is just and proper for China to seek to make a positive contribution to diplomatic and political challenges in the region." But he added: "As long as it ...
Madeleine Albright, one of several scholar-statespersons the unique American spoils system used to produce as secretary of state, characterised the United States as 'the indispensable power'. In relation to East Asia today, that description seems no longer salient. In this vein, perhaps thirty years from now ...
Despite a purported concern with North Korea, the Trump Administration (as of 29 November), had not even nominated individuals to fill such key posts as Assistant Secretary for International Security and Non-Proliferation, Assistant Secretary for East Asia or Ambassador to South Korea. Some might offer ...
Palm oil has gained notoriety for its links to tropical deforestation, biodiversity loss, greenhouse gas emissions, disturbance of carbon-rich peat land, exploitation of workers and land grabs. Despite various non-governmental organisation (NGO) campaigns against palm oil since 1997, its principal producers ...
Onstage, flanked by two models of fighter jets, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said China's military ambitions were not only affecting Taiwan but all of East Asia during a Friday news conference. She also warned that tensions between Taiwan and the mainland should not be concluded through military force ...
A Singaporean woman who flew to Taiwan to meet a man she had met online tried to kill herself by jumping from a multi-storey carpark when he did not turn up. The straits Times understands that the 37-year-old woman is surnamed Chew and that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is aware of the case.
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Despite a purported concern with North Korea, the Trump Administration (as of 29 November), had not even nominated individuals to fill such key posts as Assistant Secretary for International Security and Non-Proliferation, Assistant Secretary for East Asia or Ambassador to South Korea. Some might offer ...
Onstage, flanked by two models of fighter jets, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said China's military ambitions were not only affecting Taiwan but all of East Asia during a Friday news conference. She also warned that tensions between Taiwan and the mainland should not be concluded through military force ...
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Shai Oster, Asia Bureau Chief at The Information, joined us in a conversation to review the state of North East Asia in 2017. We discussed the five major events: SoftBank's Vision Fund, the expansion of Alibaba and Tencent into Southeast Asia and India while battling Google & Amazon in these open ...
TAIPEI (Reuters) - China's frequent military activity is causing regional instability, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Thursday (Dec 28), adding that the island's forces have been keeping a close eye on what they are up to. Ms Tsai, speaking to senior military officers in Taipei, said the island wanted ...
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WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh said, "Countries across the region need to drive and fast-track road safety initiatives with highest political commitment to effectively address road traffic injuries which continues to be a leading cause of death in the age group of 15 to ...
A zoo in China with a paltry line-up of animals, including inflatable penguins and a single tortoise, has drawn laughs and derision from Chinese netizens. The zoo opened recently in China's Yulin city, which is usually in the news for its annual dog meat festival, Chinese news site The Cover reported on Nov ...
Regional financial governance in East Asia currently lacks a leading power that can ensure the region's future development. Neither China nor Japan command the necessary support in the region to assume a leadership role, and both often seem more interested in developing their own bilateral networks.
Both Australia's national government and its security agency ASIO have expressed concerns over the influence that the Chinese government exerts on Chinese student groups studying at Australian universities. They have also accused Beijing of using those groups to spy on Chinese students in Australia.
Strategic fault lines in US-Pakistan relations have never been more pronounced, nor have Washington's geo-strategic intentions for Pakistan ever been made more explicit. This is a function of non-negotiable constants that underpin each nation's attitude to the other that are unlikely to change soon.


 

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