World leaders have a minefield of issues to clear, from trade and territorial disputes to a humanitarian crisis.
Countries in the Mekong basin, notably those located in the lower part of the river – Asia’s seventh longest – are in need of a collective strategy to secure their future, given China’s control of the upstream part and ongoing changes in global geo-politics.
In 1989, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (Apec) was launched to meet the dynamic development of the Asia-Pacific region, based on three pillars: trade and investment liberalisation; business facilitation; and economic and technical cooperation (Ecotech).
Long gone are the glory days of the “American Dream”, when overseas Filipinos would nonchalantly boast about how “walang ganyan sa States (There is no such thing in the US)”, and proudly share their First-World experience of glitz and glamour in the world’s most powerful nation. Those days are over
Talented Thailand could lead Asia onto the global tech and innovation stage if financing is in place to light the bonfire.
Most Asian governments have refrained from condemning the shocking torture and murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi. Why?
In an example of terrible overreaction, scattered violence has triggered the abuse of an entire community. Months after news reports began circulating in the global media, the Chinese government has finally acknowledged the existence of a large network of “re-education camps” for Muslim citizens –
To prevent any accidents, all carriers bear the responsibility to ensure the safety of their passengers.
In Annoucing he will meet with his Chinese counterpart this week, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said competition does not necessarily mean hostility. That statement deserves heeding by some of his colleagues in the Donald Trump administration.
when the printing press first began spreading throughout Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries, it brought with it a revolution in and democratisation of ideas.