Tag: Asean

How Malaysia lingers way behind Singapore, Brunei

Malaysia is heading towards its 2020 objectives in strides, frantically building a vast infrastructure network, enhancing connectivity and banking on innovation so that it...

One year after PCA ruling, China must abide by the law

One year ago, on July 12, 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) announced that the South China Sea Arbitral Tribunal had issued a...

Trouble in paradise: Three Asean nations live up to future no-go tourist list!

In November last year, three Asean nations made it to an Aussie list of future no go countries with a potential rise in terror...

Is China destabilising Singapore to seal its conquest of South China Sea?

China has set its radar onto the tiny Republic of Singapore, which it sees as a final hurdle in its grand designs to impose...
South China Sea

Is China manipulating trade to assert its power in South China Sea?

The South China Sea or SCS conflict takes a different dimension when the role of China as a major foreign direct investment or FDI...

Tommy Koh defends S’pore from accusations by Chinese diplomat

Singapore’s relationship with China has been going through a bump in recent months. And on Wednesday, Senior Chinese diplomat Ruan Zongze once again accused...

Geely bows out of Proton talks

An apparently soured Geely Automobile Holdings said it pulled out of the talks for 51% share in Malaysia's ailing car maker, Proton. The confirmation of...

Can China’s OBOR Outlive ASEAN’s Complexities?

When the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, first articulated the ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) initiative in 2013, international media were slow to discover its...

Trump and China in 2017: How Should ASEAN Respond?

​If 2016 is marred by ‘Brexit’ and the unexpected election of Donald Trump as the US president, then 2017 will be the year we...

Carey Island to get mega port

Malaysia on Sunday confirmed the construction of a giant port in Pulau Carey, which would clash with plans for two big ports coming up in...
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