Tag: Asean

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...

AMM Retreat: Ministers should support CoC

ON the 19th of this month, The Asean Foreign Ministers' Retreat (AMM Retreat) will take place in the Philippines. This meeting should be the moment...

Next Trump targets: Malaysia, Philippines, two other Asean nations beware

US President Donald Trump will surely have a relook at the trade figures and deals with four Asean countries, namely Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and...

Duterte can’t throw away the cake and eat it all together

In an apparent turn, the Philippines has suddenly seen the importance of the Asean for its people. Flipping on China, and saying he will burn...

The Asean People’s Forum needs a rethink

KUALA LUMPUR — It is a general consensus within the Asean grouping that civil societies should have a greater role to play in order...
South China Sea

Indonesia & China struggling over the South China Sea?

Is Beijing targeting Indonesia? According to The Diplomat, the Natuna Islands may be the next claim of China in the South China Sea. But...
World Bank

World Bank Growth Forecast Down for Asia

On Monday, a report from the World Bank revised projected economic forecasts for the developing nations of East Asia. Key factors in the revised...
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