While competition between the US and China rages, it is unclear if Southeast Asia’s leadership can pursue policies that draw maximum benefit from both sides while ensuring their independence remains intact. The existing tensions between Washington and Beijing mean that leaders in Southeast Asia will struggle to find a position that pleases both partners.
As the chances of Donald Trump winning re-election increase, Southeast Asia may be bracing for four more years of US policy that prioritizes strategic competition with China.
As a Phase I agreement brings an end to a period of global economic turbulence brought on by the US-China trade war, will forex investors benefit from increased stability?
US President Donald Trump announced plans to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. What will this mean for ASEAN nations?
Visa and MasterCard may stand a greater chance of accessing China’s card payment market as Sino-American ties improve.
Japan’s largest warship has made a controversial sailing through disputed waters as Abe’s nation warms up to increasing militarisation.
Nguyen Xuan Phuc will be the first Southeast Asian leader to visit Trump’s White House in a three-day visit beginning May 31. He is there for economics while Trump needs a strategic friend.
The American President is coming to this November’s APEC summit to talk trade. His Vietnamese hosts, and their Asian partners in innovation, have some additional interests.
Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. of China Ltd. will continue to invest about US$1 billion in Internet development as the group extends its fintech and healthcare business to “diversified revenues,” the South China Morning Post reported, citing Jessica Tan, COO of the group.
The TPP is dead. It is time for Asian governments to step up to agreeing new arrangements that will bring a new dawn of growth, opportunity and free trade.