Asean morning news for October 18

Asean morning news for October 18

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   Fears of military build-up as China secretly leases entire island in Solomons he government of the Solomon Islands has reached a secretive deal with a Chinese company with close ties to the Communist party that grants it exclusive rights to develop Tulagi, once the seat of […]

Asean morning news for October 17

Asean morning news for October 17

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   China calls for peaceful dialogue after Vietnam’s leader accuses it of violating its sovereignty Beijing has called for peaceful dialogue to resolve disputes in the South China Sea after Vietnam stepped up its rhetorical attacks, accusing Beijing of violating its sovereignty. — South China Morning Post […]

Asean morning news for October 16

Asean morning news for October 16

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   ‘Heavy lifting’ needed for regional trade pact to make deadline Plans by Australia and 15 other nations to conclude a new regional free trade agreement in a little less than three weeks are uncertain, amid concerns by India about allowing China greater access to its economy. […]

Asean morning news for October 15

Asean morning news for October 15

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   RCEP nations target final 10-day window to close talks by October 22 Countries negotiating the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) have now decided on a final 10-day window to bilaterally sort out pending differences in the mega trade deal, after which the leaders of the […]

Asean morning news for October 14

Asean morning news for October 14

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   ‘Final’ round of RCEP talks fail to reach agreement, but it’s not over yet Trade ministers and negotiators in Thailand for what was scheduled as the final round of negotiations on the establishment of what will become the worlds largest free trade agreement (fta) once implemented, […]

Salute to Cambodia’s most dedicated football fan (video)

Salute to Cambodia’s most dedicated football fan (video)

Cambodians can be excused for feeling somewhat dejected after their national football team received a drubbing at the hands of Iran in the second qualifying round of the Qatar 2022 Fifa World Cup on Thursday (Oct 10), but the off-field performance of one die-hard fan should cause them to be proud. a href=”https://t.co/knobmBe7Ox”>pic.twitter.com/knobmBe7Ox— OfficalGoals (@officalgoals) […]

Asean morning news for October 11

Asean morning news for October 11

Asean morning news Compiled by John Le Fevre         @photo_journ Bangkok meet: RCEP ministers to discuss e-commerce, trade remedies Trade ministers of RCEP countries will discuss issues related to investment, e-commerce, rules of origin and trade remedies in a meeting in Bangkok on October 12, an official statement said on Thursday. — Financial Express PM sees […]

Indonesia’s Wiranto hospitalised after assassination attempt (video)

Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, General Wiranto (who uses one name), remains hospitalised tonight after an assassination attempt was foiled earlier today (Oct 10). The former Indonesian National Armed Forces (INAF) commander was attacked while visiting the Mathla’ul Anwar Islamic Boarding School in Labuan, in Indonesia’s westernmost province of Banten, on […]

Asean morning news for October 10

Asean morning news for October 10

Asean morning news Compiled by John Le Fevre         @photo_journ   Spotlight: ASEAN ministers vow to work together towards haze-free region Ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) vowed here on Wednesday to work together towards a haze-free region, according to a joint statement. — Xinhua.net Xi may push for RCEP, but Modi may […]

Asean morning news for October 9

Asean morning news for October 9

Asean morning news Compiled by John Le Fevre         @photo_journ   Jakarta to remain ASEAN’s capital, secretary-general says Although Indonesia is planning to move its capital from Jakarta to Kalimantan, the ASEAN headquarters would remain in Jakarta, ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi has said, likening the city to New York, where the United Nations is seated. […]

Asean morning news for October 8

Asean morning news for October 8

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   ASEAN outlook falls further as trade war drags on The outlook for Asian economies has once again been lowered as the consequences of the U.S.-China trade war, such as decreased trade, spread across the region. — Nikkei Asian Review (paywall) Bangladesh seeks Asean pressure on Myanmar […]

Asean morning news for October 7

Asean morning news for October 7

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   Asean ‘confident’ RCEP done by year’s end Asean Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi on Sunday expressed his confidence that the long-awaited Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be completed in principle before Thailand’s chairmanship ends at the end of this year. — Bangkok Post S. Korea seeks […]

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