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    The Panglong peace process is precariously poised

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 28/10/2019

    » Myanmar's stalled peace process is precariously poised, and may now be in danger of falling apart all together, as mistrust and hostility between some of the ethnic groups and the military worsened significantly. The fragile relationships between the three key players deteriorated further on the eve of the anniversary of the signing of a key peace pact, and the hopes of kick-starting negotiations and bringing the groups back to the table took a tumble for the worst.


    RCEP causing rifts in India

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 28/10/2019

    » As talks for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) enter their final stages, opposition to the 16-country Asian trade pact is growing among the Hindu nationalist groups that the government counts on for support.


    The Finn spearheading a charge to make Thailand's rubbish go round in circles

    News, Thana Boonlert, Published on 27/10/2019

    » As Finland is the world's first country to launch a national roadmap for its transition to a circular economy by 2025, the northern European nation is encouraging Thailand to adopt the model where resources are continually reused for the sustainable future of our planet.


    Myanmar is 'ready' for the return of Rohingya

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 24/10/2019

    » Myanmar wants the Rohingya refugees to return, and preparations have been made to receive them, according to the minister in charge of the process. "We will accept them back anytime," said Dr Win Myat Aye, Myanmar's Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.


    New Zealand draws nearer

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 21/10/2019

    » New Zealand is making a major effort to forge closer ties with Asean and the rest Asia, pinning its hopes on a conclusion to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), as world trade is being disrupted by US-China tensions, the country's trade minister says.


    Asean nears its Thucydides trap turning point

    News, Published on 14/10/2019

    » In the whirlwind of the 554 officially listed events which marked the start of the UN General Assembly debates in New York two weeks ago, the concern raised by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres -- that the world is moving towards a Great Fracture -- was understandably lost in the cacophony.


    Cracking down on meth

    News, Published on 06/10/2019

    » The large hauls of drugs seized in Thailand, Australia and New Zealand earlier this year have renewed calls for crackdowns, which go beyond just those three countries.


    Trade spat will not affect RCEP: Asean

    News, Thana Boonlert, Published on 07/10/2019

    » The secretary-general of Asean, Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi, expressed his confidence that the long-awaited Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be completed in principle before Thailand's chairmanship ends at the end of this year.


    Rebuilding Korea's burnt bridges

    News, Published on 07/10/2019

    » This year represents a significant year for the development of Asean-South Korea relations under South Korean President Moon Jae-in's New Southern Policy, especially with the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of dialogue relations between the two. Thailand is also the Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) chairman this year.


    'Netflix of China' makes its mark

    Asia focus, Suwatchai Songwanich, Published on 23/09/2019

    » Entertainment is big business in China. iQiyi, China's largest video streaming service, is breaking new ground in this area. The company has been dubbed "the Netflix of China" for adapting the model of the popular US-based streaming service to suit the Chinese market.

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