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Burma’s ruling party denounces post-poll violence after MP-elect shot dead

Burma’s ruling party denounces post-poll violence after MP-elect shot dead

23-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:50 AM

A newly elected MP for Myanmar’s ruling party has been shot dead by an unidentified gunman in northern Shan state and the party on Sunday urged a quick investigation, [...] » More

G20 determined to use all tools to contain pandemic, save jobs, incomes

21-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:51 AM

G20 nations are determined to continue doing everything possible to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, warning in a draft communique that the global economic recovery remains [...] » More

Asia Today: Korea, Japan mull steps as new cases rise

21-Nov-2020 Intellasia | AP | 11:03 AM

South Korea has reported 386 new cases of the coronavirus in a resurgence that could force authorities to reimpose stronger social distancing restrictions after easing them [...] » More

G20 to discuss post-pandemic world, back debt relief

21-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:01 AM

Leaders of the 20 biggest world economies (G20) will debate this weekend how to deal with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic that has caused a global recession and how to [...] » More

River committee sets regional agenda

20-Nov-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The national committee for the Mekong River on Wednesday approved a framework for discussions at the teleconference-based 27th meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) [...] » More

2020 English Proficiency Index: Philippines out of world’s Top 20 but is No.2 in Asia

20-Nov-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The Filipino people’s English competency in 2020 placed seven spots lower on a global proficiency index compared to last year. International company Education First [...] » More

US Navy commander in Asia welcomes Japan-Australia military pact as encouraging

US Navy commander in Asia welcomes Japan-Australia military pact as encouraging

19-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:35 AM

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Australian leader Scott Morrison on Tuesday agreed in principle on a Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) that will more closely align [...] » More

Japan, Australia reach security pact amid fears over disputed South China Sea

Japan, Australia reach security pact amid fears over disputed South China Sea

19-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan and Australia agreed on a breakthrough defence pact on Tuesday allowing reciprocal visits for training and operations, and voiced concern over the disputed South China [...] » More

US security adviser O’Brien to visit Vietnam this week

US security adviser O’Brien to visit Vietnam this week

18-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:47 PM

US national security adviser Robert O’Brien will visit Vietnam this week, an American official and a Vietnamese source said on Tuesday. O’Brien will be in the [...] » More

Vietnam to start $4.6bn first phase of Long Thanh airport next month: report

18-Nov-2020 Intellasia | GlobalConstructionReview | 6:02 AM

Work on Vietnam’s Long Thanh International Airport, one of the largest infrastructure projects in the country’s history, is to begin next month, according to [...] » More

Chinese drone flying app includes 9-dash line, angering Vietnamese

Chinese drone flying app includes 9-dash line, angering Vietnamese

18-Nov-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Vietnamese netisens were incensed last week after they discovered that a Chinese-made drone-flying app contained a map with the disputed nine-dash line over the South China [...] » More

South China Sea: will Joe Biden take a more cautious approach in the disputed waters?

South China Sea: will Joe Biden take a more cautious approach in the disputed waters?

17-Nov-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:16 AM

The United States is expected to take a more contained approach to the South China Sea under Joe Biden, but the disputed waters will remain a potential hotspot in the [...] » More

Asia at a crossroads in fight against coronavirus as cases surge

17-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:16 AM

Countries across the Asia-Pacific region reported record new coronavirus numbers and fresh outbreaks on Monday, with Japan facing mounting pressure to reimpose a state of [...] » More

South China Sea: China asks Asean for quick resolution to code of conduct

South China Sea: China asks Asean for quick resolution to code of conduct

17-Nov-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:16 AM

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called for the quick conclusion of a code of conduct for the South China Sea during a summit with leaders of Southeast Asian countries, as Beijing [...] » More

RCEP free trade zone poses challenge to next US president

RCEP free trade zone poses challenge to next US president

16-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

One of the challenges awaiting President-elect Joe Biden after his inauguration in January is whether or not the United States should join the Regional Comprehensive Economic [...] » More