At the start of October, China’s currency, the renminbi, was added to the basket of currencies that make up the International Monetary Fund’s Special Drawing Rights (SDR).
Since assuming the top leadership position in 2012, President Xi Jinping has taken China to new heights in nation building, although his ambitious economic reforms fell short of producing the expected output.
Since 2002, Belgium has permitted terminally or incurably ill adults to request and receive euthanasia from a doctor.
Donald Trump may have done just enough in Sunday’s presidential debate to keep his leaky presidential campaign afloat – and that may have put Republicans considering abandoning him in an even tougher position.
The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party’s (CNRP) refusal to let their elected members join the session of the National Assembly on Friday was a big step backwards, for not only their party, but for the country as a whole.
The detention, then deportation of Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong from Thailand last week, shocked many.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay an historic state visit to Cambodia this month to further deepen the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, which was signed six years ago.
Last Friday was a red letter day in the global fight against modern slavery. It was the deadline for the first companies to report under the UK Modern Slavery Act.
The world economy is entering a new phase of uncertainties, driven by rising nationalist populism and protectionism in different parts of the world.
South Korea is facing major demographic challenges. The total fertility rate (the number of children per woman), at 1.24, is one of the lowest in the world, and well below the level – 2.
Since the eurozone crisis started in 2008, the European Union has, from a political perspective, led an intergovernmental life in supranational clothing.
At last year’s United Nations General Assembly summit, world leaders promised to cooperate on ensuring safe, orderly, regular and responsible migration.
The recent statement by the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), calling on the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) to return to the so-called “culture of dialogue,” is a cautiously welcomed initiative.
The late US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said: “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.”
Over the last 30 years, consumers have reaped the benefits of dramatic technological advances. In many countries, most people now have in their pockets a personal computer more powerful than the mainframes of the 1980s.
Cambodia’s future hangs in the balance. It is bound for political instability unless there is a quick political breakthrough based on win-win strategy.
China is a big fan of dams. Indeed, over the last 50 years, the country has constructed more dams than all other countries combined.
The Philippines has launched a bloody “war on drugs” that has killed at least 2,400 people in only two months, while neighboring Indonesia has declared a “narcotics emergency” and resumed executing drug convicts after a long hiatus.
The Philippines said yesterday it was “gravely concerned” that Chinese boats were preparing to build structures at a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, shattering an appearance of cordiality at an Asian summit in Laos.
The Asean Summit and related summits have kicked off in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, with a mission to build a roadmap and action plans to implement the Asean community vision 2025.
Since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took office in late June and declared a “war on drugs,” more than 2,400 people have been killed – some by police officers and many more by “vigilantes,” according to police reports.
As the existing international order becomes more fragmented, strong global-governance institutions are crucial for addressing the world’s strategic, economic and sustainability challenges.