Kiron Skinner, director of policy planning at the US Department of State, said on April 29 that Washington is formulating a strategy against China based on the idea of “a fight with a really different civilization.
Rather than entirely bow to demands to ‘buy American’ in defence equipment, Japan is searching for new ways to maintain the centrality of techno-nationalism in its security strategy.
Sri Lanka’s Muslims, who form about 10 percent of the Buddhist-majority nation’s population of 22 million, have been deeply impacted − like the Tamil Hindu (12 percent) and Christian (seven percent) minorities − by formative historical forces since independence from the British in 1948.
The breakdown of the second US–North Korea summit in February surprised the international community. But there was an unbridgeable rift between the two on the goals to be pursued through the denuclearisation process.
Vietnam’s largest mobile carrier – announced that it had successfully completed the trial of a fifth-generation (5G) broadcast station in Hanoi with the speed of 600 – 700Mbps, reportedly on par with the speed of Verizon’s 5G network in the United States.
President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un on 25 April 2019 in Vladivostok is not unexpected. It merely confirms that Russia has always had a role in trying to resolve the protracted issue of North Korea’s nuclear weapon development.
Cambodian Prime Minister’s political values and diplomatic moves enables the country to stand strong should any international pressure be applied
Today, the average GDP per Cambodian citizen is more than $1,560 and this is expected to rise to over $2,000 by 2023.
With the Indian elections kicking off on April 11, all eyes are on the results scheduled for May 23. There is little doubt that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will emerge as the largest party in parliament.
“China has pioneered a societal approach to stealing innovation any way it can, from a wide array of businesses, universities, and organizations,” FBI Director Christopher Wray has said in Washington. “Put plainly, China seems determined to steal its way up the economic ladder, at our expense,” Wray said.
Today is his last day as the Emperor, and under the “one generation, one title” rule, the era of Heisei will consequently end.
When Japan’s Emperor Akihito abdicated on Tuesday 30 April 2019, the gengo – or era name – of Heisei (‘achieving peace’) under his 1989–2019 reign will come to an end. A new era will begin when his son, Crown Prince Naruhito, ascends the throne on 1 May.
The encouraging results in the Vietnam-China relations over the past time will contribute to the bilateral relations continue to have a new, stronger and more substantive development.
30 April 2019 marks the twentieth anniversary of Cambodia’s membership in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). At its outset, the Kingdom regarded this membership as a means to promote its economic prosperity.
US President Donald Trump Monday placed North Korea back onto a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a designation that allows Washington to impose new sanctions on Pyongyang.
Emperor Akihito is a tough act to follow. He is known as the people’s emperor because he brought the monarchy closer to the people by sharing the pain of those displaced by disaster and advocating on behalf of the vulnerable and marginalised.
Several White House officials told the US media that US President Donald Trump will not renew the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) between the US and Russia, which expires in 2021. Washington intends to build another nuclear pact that includes China.
Based on the principles of equality and mutual benefit, the BRI focuses on connectivity and practical cooperation to achieve win-win outcomes and common development.
What is now termed as BRI 2.0 can also benefit from increased transparency, open procurement with competitive bidding, and better risk assessment in project selection.
Russia doesn’t play a decisive role in the situation on the Korean peninsula, but its behaviour does affect general developments in the region, as Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet in Vladivostok.
The Belt and Road Initiative has the potential to transform trade in the world, provided it adds transparency and governance, and becomes a global initiative with full respect to countries’ sovereignty and territorial integrity.
It’s no exaggeration to conclude after reviewing the remarkable hardening of US policy toward China since late 2017 that this seminal change in US policy and its broad implications have been “made in Washington”.
The naval parade staged on Tuesday to mark the 70th founding anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy displayed the great progress the PLA Navy had made in the past decade as well as the strong will of Chinese and foreign naval forces to safeguard regional peace and stability.
Japan’s population is both aging and declining at a faster rate than any other in the world.
The reeling water problem currently facing cities in the Philippines is an outcome of at least three factors, mostly ignored in policy fora.
Proper governance of the BRI projects would help minimize risks and significantly contribute to the sustainable development of Cambodia.
Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies can be harnessed by governments to govern better, become more accessible, and increase transparency and trust – not to mention better track public assets.
Indonesia has just concluded the third direct presidential election in the country’s history. Exit polls projected incumbent Jokowi’s victory with an increased proportion of votes compared to 2014.
Notre Dame is more than just a cathedral. That’s why we should welcome, rather than criticize, the donors pledging vast sums to help rebuild this unique edifice, writes DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl.
Cambodia-US bilateral relations should be viewed beyond the paradigm of a superpower’s geopolitical rivalry. It is the principle of Cambodia’s foreign policy that seeks to make friends with all whilst being an enemy to no one.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made the right call at the right time by allowing over-the-counter sales of HIV home test kits in Thailand.