Asean morning news for June 13

Asean morning news for June 13

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   ASEAN, Hong Kong FTA comes into effect Trade between Hong Kong and ASEAN will be boosted with yesterday’s implementation of the ASEAN-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA), building on the already solid economic foundation both parties share and countering the escalating United States (US)-China trade war. […]

Asean morning news for June 12

Asean morning news for June 12

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   No quick Asean fix for Rakhine state When Asean’s leaders meet in Bangkok for their summit on June 22-23, they will discuss a preliminary report about Myanmar by the Asean Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre). — Bangkok Post Laos Worst Place […]

Asean morning news for June 11

Asean morning news for June 11

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   ASEAN’s clean chit to Myanmar A leaked report prepared by the regional body’s Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ASEAN-ERAT) on the Rohingya issue exposes a preposterous attempt to hide the facts about the brutality committed by the Myanmar army in Rakhine. — The Daily Star China’s […]

Asean morning news for June 10

Asean morning news for June 10

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Outcry over Asean report predicting Rohingya’s ‘smooth’ return to Myanmar An Asean report predicting half a million Rohingya refugees will return to Myanmar in two years has left observers incredulous for glossing over army atrocities, ignoring an ongoing civil war in Rakhine state and failing to […]

Asean morning news for June 7

Asean morning news for June 7

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   ASEAN think tank welcomes Japan policy shift to admit more foreign workers WITH THE DECLINE of working age employees threatening Japan’s economy, the ASEAN +3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) said it backs Japan’s moves to open its doors to foreign workers to help address the issue […]

Asean morning news for June 6

Asean morning news for June 6

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   China claims naming South China Sea islands with English names Distancing itself from the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), Beijing insisted that artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea have been named a long time ago. — Spratly Islands Thailand […]

Asean morning news for June 5

Asean morning news for June 5

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   US to provide Boeing drones to ASEAN allies to help monitor S. China Sea The United States is preparing to sell 34 advanced unmanned drones to four U.S. allies in the South China Sea region, in order to boost their surveillance capabilities as they work to […]

Asean morning news for June 4

Asean morning news for June 4

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   2019 Shangri-La Dialogue: US-China Divide Lingers Amid Asia’s Anxiety As had been expected, the 2019 iteration of the Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD) that took place this weekend in Singapore was dominated by the subject of heightening U.S.-China competition, which has been a source of deep regional anxiety […]

Asean morning news for June 3

Asean morning news for June 3

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Shangri-La Dialogue: Gen Wei’s tough words may be for home audience, says US official Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe’s tough words on Taiwan, its military activities in the South China Sea as well as trade frictions with the United States were likely directed towards the audience […]

Asean morning news for May 31

Asean morning news for May 31

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   China’s Xi Jinping broke promise on South China Sea, says top US general The United States military’s top general said on Wednesday (May 29) that Chinese President Xi Jinping reneged on promises not to militarise the South China Sea, and called for “collective action” to hold […]

Asean morning news for May 30

Asean morning news for May 30

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Royal fest encore for Asean Summit Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed that parts of the Mahorasop Sompoch performances — organised to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty the King — be staged during the 34th Asean Summit, which will take place in Bangkok on June […]

Asean morning news for May 29

Asean morning news for May 29

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Lasers attack Australian navy pilots as tensions mount in South China Sea Australian navy pilots flying high over the disputed South China Sea were forced to make a precautionary landing after their helicopters were attacked by lasers emanating from passing fishing boats, military officials have confirmed. […]