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.
An IMF staff-level negotiating team is expected to visit Pakistan at the end of the month, but a new loan to help the country meet its external debt repayments may not be easy to come by given Pakistan’s difficult strategic environment.
In the afterglow of the latest Kim-Moon summit, negotiations between the US and North Korea appear to be back on track. However, Pyongyang won’t accept anything less than a formal end to the war.
The Belt and Road Initiative will be deemed more successful if it succeeds in making China and the BRI’s partner countries heed environmentally sustainable developmental policies.
Operations by Japanese and British warships to assert freedom of navigation rights in the South China Sea have been criticized by Beijing as destabilizing and provocative.
Asean member states cannot expect to disincentivise terrorism without attempting to systematically understand the incentives of its practitioners.
Shinzo Abe has long sought to revise Japan’s pacifist Constitution ignoring the strong domestic and international opposition.
It seems not all of Myanmar’s most recent Rohingya refugees went to Bangladesh. Some sought a different sanctuary, escaping to India to join thousands of other Rohingya who fled from earlier crackdowns by the Myanmar government.
With both nations already sharing a disputed border, it would be in India’s interest to avoid challenging China in the wider Indo-Pacific region.
Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Kim Jong Un together with President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae In signed the ‘September Pyongyang Joint Declaration’ on Wednesday. Khmer Times obtained the full text.
On Tuesday South Korean President Moon Jae-in met North Korea’s Chairman Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang marking the first time that leaders of both North and South Korea have had a follow-up summit.
Relations between Japan and China are beginning to warm up after a long, cold winter triggered by Japan’s nationalisation of the Senkaku Islands in 2012.
The third summit between the leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea is another sign that things remain on track between the Koreas.
As Malaysians usher in a new era, three evolving scenarios are worth watching