East Asia

RCEP ushers transition to China’s order in East Asia

RCEP ushers transition to China’s order in East Asia | Asia Times 02-10-2017 13:23 Opinion // RCEP ushers transition to China’s order in East Asia (Giovanni Di Lieto) 02-10-2017 13:14 Remembering Tom Alter: The ‘firang’ who loved Urdu poetry (Suhail Akhtar Warsi) 02-10-2017 12:59 A former Alibaba executive says the Chinese company’s Jack Ma will have no trouble negotiating the ...

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Meet the hijabster – young, hip Muslim women in S-E Asia, SE Asia News & Top Stories

PETALING JAYA (Malaysia) • Young, dynamic and devoted – South-east Asia’s young Muslim women are more career-driven and “global” than the generation before, and yet, are more Islamic, says a study. This is seen in an increased adoption of the hijab, or Muslim headscarf, by young professional women as well as students, according to marketing trend and research outfit J. ...

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Duterte govt wants closer ties with US

AFTER announcing its “military and economic separation” from the United States last year, Manila now wants to strengthen its bilateral relations with Washington by intensifying economic cooperation. In Washington, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano told Sen. Cory Scott Gardner of Colorado that the Philippines wanted to go beyond security issues and intensify economic cooperation with the US. “For so ...

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First Formula 4 South East Asia round concludes at Sepang

Daniel Cao of China was the big winner in the opening round of the second FIA Formula 4 Southeast Asia Championship season but it was Malaysia’s Nazim Azman who stole the thunder at Sepang International Circuit yesterday. Cao won three of the five races held over three days. He also finished second and fourth to be crowned event champion with ...

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JPT Toe-Up or Toe-Down: Does It Really Matter?

For years, an unresolved question for those drilling horizontal wells has been: Does it matter if it is toe-up or toe-down? Horizontal wells generally follow an up or down slope following the most productive rock with some large changes in elevation from the heel—the curve from vertical to horizontal—to the toe. Results from modeling did not settle the matter. Recently, ...

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As outbound tourism grows, China’s giants are following along to fuel their global expansion

Not long ago, taking vacations away from home was only eligible for a small group of wealthy people in China. But now, thanks to the country’s quick economic growth as well as the stable rise of average incomes, this is no longer the case. China’s tourism industry has witnessed unprecedented development in recent years. The country’s tourism market is worth RMB 4.69 ...

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First Singaporean in an ISIS video: 3 questions: 1. Why feature a S’porean?, Singapore News & Top Stories

Dressed in military fatigues, and vaulting onto a truck loaded with artillery rounds, Megat Shahdan Abdul Samad last weekend surfaced online as the first Singaporean to anchor one of the slickly produced propaganda videos of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In it, the 39-year-old praises East Asian fighters, calls for extremists to join the terror group’s efforts ...

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Tillerson in China as US presses North Korean economic squeeze, East Asia News & Top Stories

BEIJING (REUTERS) –  US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will hold top-level talks in China on Saturday (Sept 30) as the United States looks to tighten an economic squeeze aimed at persuading North Korea to retreat from its nuclear arms and missile programs. The United States sees China as critical to averting a military confrontation with Pyongyang, which is fast advancing ...

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Let’s co-exist in peace – The Star Online

The Star Online Let’s co-exist in peaceThe Star OnlineBilveer Singh in his book, The Talibanization of Southeast Asia (2007), stated that this danger could become real unless countries in South-East Asia take the necessary precautions. Rohan Gunaratna, head of the International Centre for Political …

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