US President Donald Trump never made a big secret of his plans to withdraw US soldiers stationed abroad.
What are you so afraid of, Europe? Are our industry and agriculture so weak and our products so bad that we have to protect them from stronger US competition by imposing classic protectionist tariffs?
ASEAN cooperation arrangements and APEC are important international assets. They contribute significantly to shared prosperity and political security in the Asia Pacific by building pillars for trade liberalisation, investment, the movement of people and — most importantly — political certainty and trust.
The current global struggle for identity reveals a weakness in our concept of democracy: Textbooks set out the assumption that good education is the basis for economic progress. Within a generation, so the story goes, better education will lead to a more developed economy.
As one of the world’s fastest-growing large economies, India occupies a prominent position on the global stage – and its ambitions are high. The Modi government aims to turn the Indian subcontinent into a $5 trillion economy by 2024.
The World Bank reports that up to 50% of private firms in East Asia and the Pacific are concerned about inadequate worker education and skills.
China brings out 15,000 soldiers, 580 tanks, drones, intercontinental ballistic missiles and fighter jets for its celebration of the founding of communist China 70 years ago.
For the Party, people’s demands and opinions are the starting point.
Several Hong Kong groups advocating the independence of the special administrative region are trying to persuade the United States Congress to pass the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. I believe this is both absurd and wrong.
In a short time, the Danube countries were economically dependent on Germany. Eloquent evidence of this is the German ultimatum to Romania on economic issues in the spring of 1939.
It would be a shame if this chapter of history were to be left to those who want first and foremost to instrumentalise it in the political power struggle. East and West should never again let themselves be divided!
Cambodia’s parliamentary diplomacy has attracted public attention, especially since early this year, as leaders of the National Assembly have taken a more active international role in promoting parliamentary dialogues and consultation on regional and global issues of common concern.
October 1 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The average age of Chinese people is 37 years old, which means they have accompanied China for 37 years.
The reasons for the political “friability” of Eastern Europe and the internal instability of a number of its states were due to a complex of interethnic contradictions and contradictions on territorial issues that had been laid down by the Versailles, Saint-Germain peace treaties of 1919 and a number of subsequent international agreements.
With its 500 million inhabitants, the European Union (EU) has threatened to cancel its tax incentives to 16 million Cambodians and put the livelihood of about 3 million into risk. Is this democratic and humanitarian?
Robert Mueller 2.0 — both sides, the Democrats and Republicans, will fight tooth and nail over the “correct” interpretation of the phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
It is neither in China’s nor the international community’s interest for China to be responsible for supplying the majority of global demand for rare earth elements.
In the past years, under the leadership of Prime Minister Hun Sen, Cambodia has made tremendous progress in economic and social development. Annual GDP growth has remained above 7% growth for many years, and poverty rate now is below 10%.
China’s experience is worthy of our confidence in the country’s system, and lessons from the West need to be taken as a warning.
Malaysians concerned with persistent cost of living pressures and rising inequality have felt little relief from populist adjustments to consumption taxes and fuel subsidies.
On 10 September 2019, President Trump fired John Bolton as United States National Security Advisor (NSA), replacing him nine days later with Robert O’Brien, a special presidential envoy for hostage affairs.
What a spectacle! A 19-hour-long struggle, accompanied by demonstrations in front of the Chancellery in Berlin, and 500 other cities throughout Germany. But the objective was nothing less than saving the world!
With the renminbi used for only around 2 per cent of international transactions and reserve holdings, it’s still far from supplanting the US dollar as the currency of choice and its use lags far behind what China’s 16 per cent share of the global economy would suggest.
One of the main concerns outside of China has been that countries participating in the project might sink into debt, become dependent on Beijing, and lose their sovereignty. China has even been accused of behaving in a neocolonialist manner in Africa.
In China, what can be achieved in a single hour? The answer today is quite different from that 70 years ago when the People’s Republic of China was founded.
Vietnam and China are two neighboring countries, which are continuing through diplomatic channels to resolve disputes in the East Sea to reduce tensions in relations between the two countries and in the region.
If Beijing does the same things to Washington, which China is fully capable of but has exercised restraint, how would the US respond?
India is going through a time of significant change. Economic growth, technological advancements, a closing gender gap, urbanisation, the development of environmental rights – all these factors are coming together to build India’s role as a major world power.
There are few questions that need to be answered: Why were Kabul attacks carried out right in the middle of the peace dialogues? Why have Taliban carried out many other attacks after the September 16th attacks?
We face a new era of climate crisis. July 2019 was the hottest month on record, and the period from 2015 to 2019 is on track to become the five hottest years in human history.