As government officials and leaders from across the globe arrive in Beijing ahead of the Second Belt and Road Forum, they should consider whether China is meeting local and international environmental obligations.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced reforms to offset the loss of free trade privileges with the EU. His announcement shows that he is most concerned by how the sanctions may impact him politically.
Bangladesh’s plan to relocate Rohingya refugees to a small silt island will expose them to worse threats than they already face. With repatriation still impossible, humanitarian agencies must push the government to work with communities on more sustainable solutions.
A new NGO-private sector report shows just how much migrant domestic workers contribute to economic growth in the Asia Pacific. Governments must build policies that acknowledge the skills and voices of these workers.
Traders in the Asian financial markets are taking note of the wider risks in 2019 that influence their trading strategy.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will meet in Hanoi on Wednesday. The host nation offers more than just a safe and secure summit location. It offers a clearly-defined path to liberalisation.
Last week’s US-ASEAN Partnership Forum highlighted the Trump administration’s efforts to deepen economic ties to the region. But it will not seek to mirror China’s Belt and Road, nor Europe’s plan to make economic cooperation contingent on the upholding of human rights.
North Korea and Vietnam have a lot in common including their Communist roots and a history of conflict with the US. Could the former learn lessons from the latter’s development?
Political tensions in the South China Sea are creating an environmental disaster. Can claimants put aside their differences and tackle environmental threats before fishing stocks collapse?
LinkedinTwitterFacebook0Seoul believes that increased ASEAN involvement with North Korea will help rapprochement. Some ASEAN members, however, are cautious about becoming further embroiled in the Korean…