Category: RegionalSubscribe via RSS Feed

Foreign minister confirms custody of Cambodian Opposition leader, yet to decide deportation

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) vice-president Mu Sochua is being detained in Malaysia, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah confirmed today. The foreign minister said the Cambodan [...] » More

Southeast Asian countries are helping Cambodia’s PM round up dissidents

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Southeast Asian countries are helping Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen prevent dissidents from trying to return to the country just before the European Union is set to decide [...] » More

Vietnam mulls legal action over South China Sea dispute

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam could explore legal action among various options in its territorial dispute with powerful neighbour China in the South China Sea, a senior government official said on [...] » More

India out but China and Asia-Pacific partners to press on with RCEP free trade pact

India out but China and Asia-Pacific partners to press on with RCEP free trade pact

07-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China’s drive to set up a sweeping Asia-Pacific trade pact has suffered a setback with India’s decision to not sign up, but it could also push Beijing towards a [...] » More

Facing arrest, Cambodia’s Sam Rainsy says he will return Saturday

Facing arrest, Cambodia’s Sam Rainsy says he will return Saturday

07-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Self-exiled Cambodian opposition party founder Sam Rainsy said on Wednesday he will return on Saturday to face arrest amid a crackdown at home on members of his banned party [...] » More

US envoy decries Chinese ‘intimidation’ in South China Sea

06-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:05 AM

A US envoy denounced Chinese “intimidation” in the South China Sea at a summit of Southeast Asian leaders on Monday and said they should not be bullied into [...] » More

China-led Asian trade bloc pushes ahead as India drops out

China-led Asian trade bloc pushes ahead as India drops out

06-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AP | 8:05 AM

A 16-nation trade initiative backed by China is pushing ahead as India, facing fierce domestic opposition to its market-opening requirements, has dropped out. Leaders of [...] » More

India rejects China-backed Asian trade deal, as others move ahead

06-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:05 AM

China joined 14 countries on Monday in agreeing terms for what could be the world’s biggest trade pact, but India pulled out at the last minute on the grounds that the [...] » More

Asean summit: US condemns Chinese ‘intimidation’ in the South China Sea

06-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 8:05 AM

The US has condemned Chinese “intimidation” in the South China Sea, alleging it has bullied smaller south-east Asian nations by militarising the resource-rich [...] » More

ASF will continue to spread in Asia OIE

06-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 8:05 AM

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) believes that African Swine Fever has become a global threat and is feared to continue to spread throughout Asia. The group [...] » More

World markets buoyed by growing trade optimism

06-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 8:05 AM

European and Asian markets extended gains Tuesday, after a record lead from Wall Street, as trade optimism gave another lift to sentiment. Global bourses had already soared [...] » More

Cambodia deploys troops as opposition leader vows dramatic return

06-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 8:05 AM

Cambodia has deployed troops and held live firing drills in preparation for the possible return of an opposition leader who is an arch-rival of the country’s strongman [...] » More

US upset by Asean’s ‘effort to embarrass’ Trump via partial boycott

06-Nov-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 8:05 AM

The United States has expressed concern with Association of South East Asian Nations leaders for their “intentional effort to embarrass” President Donald Trump by [...] » More

Beijing pledges ‘long term peace’ in South China Sea where its Asean neighbours also stake claims

Beijing pledges ‘long term peace’ in South China Sea where its Asean neighbours also stake claims

05-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China is hopeful for “new progress” to be made in ongoing talks with the Asean bloc for a code of conduct governing the disputed South China Sea, Premier Li [...] » More

US sells business engagement with Asia as trade war drags on

05-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and a raft of other American officials are showcasing the commitment of US businesses to Asia with a gathering on the sidelines of a [...] » More