The Mekong region is emerging to be a new growth center as well as a strategic frontier for Asia due to its relatively high economic performance, deepening regional integration, and complex interdependence within the region.
US National Security Adviser John Bolton ramped up rhetoric on China in an interview on conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Friday.
Today is World Food Day and it aims to remind the international community of their fundamental political commitment to humanity and raise awareness that achieving a Zero Hunger world by 2030 is still possible, writes José Graziano da Silva.
It is unfair for Cambodia – whose government did not come to power through a military coup and its state apparatus is non-communist – to suffer unnecessary economic sanctions from the EU in the form of withdrawal of its trade preferences under the Everything but Arms scheme, writes Chan Khunthiny.
For almost a decade, the basic strategic issue for Asean has been how to position itself as the US and China grope towards a new modus vivendi. This is still the main challenge.
The foreign policy of small states is constrained by the size and location of the country and its natural resources and population.
According to Kyodo News Agency, trade ministers of Japan, the US and the EU agreed on Tuesday to co-sponsor a proposal to reform the World Trade Organization (WTO) as part of an effort against Chinese industrial subsidies.
By focussing solely on denuclearisation, the international community risks losing sight of the bigger, more important picture: guiding North Korea’s desire to become a normal state so that this desire eventually overrides the country’s obsession with nuclear weapons.
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has finally been charged with corruption relating to the 1MBD financial scam.
Sputnik spoke with George Szamuely, senior research fellow at the Global Policy Institute, about Britain’s Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson’s remarks regarding Russia being ‘one of the greatest threats’.
In 1998, 20 years ago this year, the combined pressures of a regional economic collapse, student protests, elite defection, urban riots and a polarised military led long-time strongman Suharto to step down from the Indonesian presidency.
Food safety is an issue in Cambodia. Due to high pressure from pests and plant diseases, vegetable producers are still predominantly relying on chemical pesticides.
Singapore, as chairman of Asean, is convening a Southeast Asia Counter-Terrorism Symposium this week.
For the past 40 years, opening up to the rest of the world has driven China’s economic growth. In the years since reform and opening began in 1978, China’s economy has developed rapidly.
The international community praises the Workers’ Party of Korea for winning unqualified support and trust of the people. The ruling party in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea owes such an enviable reputation to its faithful service for the benefit of the people.
Prime Minister Hun Sen and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn were in New York last week. They had just participated in the UN General Assembly sessions.
Japan’s new aid strategy would not be a threat to Asean centrality or China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Fumitaka Furuoka writes that Tokyo would seek Asean to play a central role and that the new aid initiative is in no way intended to contain China.
Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang died last Friday after an illness, state media said. In all likelihood, Mr Quang’s successor will most likely reflect the current party line and Vu Lam writes that the president’s passing will not result in a power vacuum.
In a joint statement signed in New York Tuesday, trade representatives from the US, EU and Japan criticised practices of “third countries” that lead to severe overcapacity.
The White Paper on trade frictions with the US testifies to China’s sincerity in resolving the disputes through dialogue and its firm opposition to trade bullying, which Washington must give serious thought to if it wants to maintain healthy trade and economic relations with Beijing.