Governments must respond to COVID-19 by strengthening social protections and international cooperation, according to a new report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
China’s actions in the South China Sea show what the next stage of geopolitics in Southeast Asia will look like. As China projects its power amid the pandemic, ASEAN governments will see their economies and development further defined by how they embrace or contest Beijing’s agenda.
A look at how the region’s media covered the fallout following last week’s South China Sea incident that saw a Chinese and Vietnamese vessel collide.
US-ASEAN ties have deteriorated under President Donald Trump. Can Vietnam’s position as ASEAN chair offer an opportunity to hit reset?
Vietnam and India were expected to benefit from the US-China trade war but could not. They should turn to each other to increase exports.
Vietnamese minority communities, particularly minority women, are at the forefront of the climate crisis. They are developing their own coping strategies to deal with extreme weather.
The State Bank of Vietnam has proposed implementing foreign ownership limits in the country’s fintech sector. This would inhibit growth in one of the nation’s most promising industries.
The Vietnamese government is playing a central role in the country’s emergence as a fintech hub. Their stance as a facilitator can serve as a model for the region.
As Vietnam assumes the ASEAN chair for 2020, its geopolitics are increasingly defined by how it manages Chinese aggression in the South China Sea.
Two years ago, the European Commission warned Vietnam for not fulfilling its international obligations on tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Two years on, the country has made clear it will no longer tolerate rogue actors that threaten fish stocks.