Aug 24, 2015

Japan charts road to industrialization for Mekong region

Japan and the five Southeast Asian countries bordering the Mekong River adopted a blueprint Monday to boost industrialization in the subregion. The blueprint, known as “The Mekong Industrial Development Vision,” got the thumbs-up during a meeting between Japan’s Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry ...

Aug 12, 2015

ASEAN's relations with China

Japan and the U.S. should explore ways to defuse tensions in the South China Sea through dialogue with Beijing rather than trying to encircle China through closer ties with ASEAN members.

Kerry raises South China Sea concerns with China's Wang

Aug 5, 2015

Kerry raises South China Sea concerns with China's Wang

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced concern to China on Wednesday over its land reclamation in the South China Sea and the “militarization” of its disputed waters. Kerry made the remarks to Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Kuala Lumpur on the sidelines of ...

May 29, 2015

Asian nations meet to discuss Rohingya migrant crisis

Senior officials from across Asia will meet Friday in Bangkok to tackle the growing problem of desperate people landing on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as Rohingya Muslims flee persecution in Myanmar and poor Bangladeshis crowd onto boats in the hope of ...