East Asia

Five pillars for a US strategy on the South China Sea, Opinion News & Top Stories

Under President Donald Trump, the United States has become a distracted power. Ongoing investigations into alleged Russian involvement in last year’s presidential election cast a long shadow over the presidency, and healthcare policy has become a war of attrition within the President’s own party. Meanwhile, rumblings of discontent and rumours of impending resignations (and actual dismissals) hardly inspire confidence. This ...

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Enhance awareness, action to eliminate hepatitis in South-East Asia Region

On World Hepatitis Day, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia shares her views on current scenario of hepatitis in South-East Asia Region. Viral Hepatitis is a major public health problem in the South-East Asia Region, and every person has a stake in controlling and eliminating it. Each year viral hepatitis infects millions of people across the ...

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Thai AirAsia to start direct flights to Jaipur, Trichy in Sept – Business News

NEW DELHI: Thai AirAsia will start direct flights to Jaipur and Trichy in September as budget carrier AirAsia Bhd’s South-East Asian affiliates grow their links with India. The budget airline will fly four times a week between Bangkok and Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur starting from Sept 29, the airline said in an announcement in India on Monday. Thai AirAsia chief executive ...

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Senior Hire at Investment Manager – finews.asia

finews.asia Senior Hire at Investment Managerfinews.asia… with sovereign wealth funds, central banks, public pensions, insurers and endowments across the region. Prior to joining Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI), Green led J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s institutional business in South East Asia, the …

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Dennis Ngawhare: The first to call Aotearoa home

REBEKAH PARSONS-KING/FAIRFAX NZ Dennis Ngawhare says his ‘mini-series’ of articles is a repudiation of authors and bloggers who claim Māori are not the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand. OPINION: Who were the first people to inhabit Aotearoa New Zealand? In my last two columns I explored some of the wilder theories of first settlement and detailed the migration of ...

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India and Japan forge ahead with joint connectivity project

China may not have forgiven India for snubbing its mega trans-continent corridor initiative, but in what may rankle it more is that New Delhi and Tokyo, Beijing’s arch rival, are pushing ahead with a development corridor between Asia and Africa. The announcement of the Asia Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC), made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the African Development Bank ...

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A taste of South-east Asia Down Under, a taste of home | Eat/Drink

Blue Elephant’s tom yum talay with plenty of seafood. – Pictures by CK LimAUCKLAND, JULY 30 — Walk into any hipster café these days and you’ll likely see a strong Antipodean influence. New Zealand and Australia are proudly the originators of avocado toast and flat whites, brunch staples and artisanal coffee culture — though the jury’s still out on which ...

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