Opinion // RCEP ushers transition to China’s order in East Asia
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A former Alibaba executive says the Chinese company’s Jack Ma will have no trouble negotiating the wilds of Washington, including Donald Trump himself.
A former Alibaba executive says the e-commerce giant’s founder, Jack Ma, will disrupt, not destroy China’s old economy in an ‘additive’ role.
The bulk freighter named Jie Shun was flying Cambodian colors but had sailed from North Korea for the Suez Canal. It was intercepted carrying a cargo of 30,000 rocket-propelled grenades for a surprising buyer.
Association of Southeast Asian members’ laggard cybersecurity measures are taking a rising toll on the regional bloc’s increasingly integrated digital economy.
Shares in Nissan Motor Co fell sharply on Monday after the Japanese automaker said tens of thousands of vehicles had been produced without proper safety checks, raising the possibility of a wide recall.
US President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that his top diplomat’s overtures for dialogue with North Korea are “wasting his time” and past US administrations’ attempts at dialogue had all “failed.”
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October could be a critical pivot point for global markets; and four other big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders this week.
The Philippine government’s fight against Islamic State-linked extremism has made surprising friends of old rebel foes.
Naughty Nuri’s, a Bali-based pork barbecue restaurant, represents the first local chain to successfully venture outside of Muslim majority Indonesia.
American Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday US has direct lines of communication with North Korea but that so far Pyongyang has shown no interest in talks towards denuclearization.
Thai premier Prayuth Chan-ocha’s Oct. 2 visit with US President Donald Trump comes amid three years of strained ties and hopes of a diplomatic reset.
Middle East governments should not be lulled into complacency by the ostensible fall of Islamic State. Deadly conflicts within the Muslim world remain to be resolved.
Malaysia’s open criticism of Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority has split regional group Asean and speaks to the potential for wider communal conflict.
Opinion // Singapore PM’s surprise China visit hints at warming relations
Police in Catalonia had already sealed over half of the 2,315 polling stations in the region mid-Saturday to stop an independence referendum from taking place, the Spanish government said, as separatists remained determined to fight for their right to vote.
The United States is probing North Korea to see whether it is interested in dialogue and has multiple direct channels of communication with Pyongyang, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday.
Russia has opened a research center in a national park in the Far East of the country dedicated to preservation of the critically endangered Amur leopard, of which only 80 or so individual animals are estimated to remain in the wild.
People anxious about Donald Trump’s rhetoric on North Korea should be reassured that the US president has surrounded himself with “disciplined and thoughtful” advisers who won’t rush towards war, said his new ambassador to Japan.
For more than a year, Donald Trump has been adamant that he has no business interests in Russia and has received no loans from the country. US special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation looks increasingly likely to challenge those claims.
Pakistan’s security agencies have rounded on Ansarul Sharia Pakistan (ASP), whose operatives have committed a number of atrocities in recent months. Not for the first time, the links to educational institutions are clear.
While it is vital that Myanmar’s military halt human-rights abuses in Rakhine State, the international community must understand that the prevailing depiction of the current crisis is incomplete.
Independence for Catalonia is the rational course of action in a failing Europe
Mumbai stampede tragedy could have been prevented
US ups pressure on Myanmar as refugee exodus tops 502,000
The lifting of a ban on Saudi women driving is a smokescreen – Salafi-jihadism is more than alive inside the Kingdom. What’s more, another coup may be along shortly.
With the Communist Party’s 19th National Congress being billed as an epochal event, the stage is set for Xi Jinping to be endorsed as the third paramount leader after Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping.