Chinese Social Media Slams Thailand Over it’s Handling of Deadly Boat Accident

A huge backlash against Thailand ensued after the country's deputy prime minister, Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan, blamed Chinese tour operators in Phuket for the deadly accident.

Chinese Social Media Slams Thailand Over it’s Handling of Deadly Boat Accident

BANGKOK – Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has come under heavy fire from China’s social Media for his criticism of Chinese tour operators after a deadly boat accident off Phuket. Gen. Prawit once again apologized for his harsh criticism of Chinese tour operators, after he blamed them for the death of […]

Chinese Exporters Scramble to Cope with Trumps Tariffs

The state press tried to downplay the impact on China, emphasizing what Beijing says will be the bigger blow to American consumers who will pay more for Chinese goods.

Chinese Exporters Scramble to Cope with Trumps Tariffs

  BEIJING – Chinese exporters were scrambling Monday to cope with a plunge in U.S. sales while China’s state press shrugged off the impact of Washington’s tariff hikes in a spiraling technology dispute. The impact of Friday’s tariff hikes on the world’s second-largest economy should be limited, according to private sector analysts. But President Donald […]

China Embassy in Washington Issues Travel Warning to Chinese Nationals Coming to the United States

The embassy warned Chinese tourists to be aware of issues including expensive medical bills, the threats of public shootings and robberies, searches and seizures by customs agents.

China Embassy in Washington Issues Travel Warning to Chinese Nationals Coming to the United States

  BEIJING – China’s embassy in Washington has issued a security advisory to Chinese nationals traveling to the United States, the latest such warning as trade tensions escalate between the two countries. The embassy warned Chinese tourists to be aware of issues including expensive medical bills, the threats of public shootings and robberies, searches and […]

Australia to Pass Foreign Interference Laws Amid Rising China Tensions

China has denied allegations of meddling in Australian affairs, but concern over Chinese political donations and relationships between lawmakers and Chinese businesses has intensified in Australia.

Australia to Pass Foreign Interference Laws Amid Rising China Tensions

  SIDNEY – Australia is expected to pass legislation on Wednesday aimed at preventing interference by foreign governments, a move likely to further stoke tensions with major trading partner China. Mirroring similar rules in the United States, Australia will require lobbyists for foreign countries to register, and makes them liable for criminal prosecution if they […]

Facing U.S. Blow-back, Beijing Coftens ‘Made in China 2025’ Message

China still refers to itself as a “developing country” even though it is the world’s second-largest economy, and has long held to former leader Deng Xiaoping’s oft-quoted maxim: “Hide your strength, bide your time.”

Facing U.S. Blow-back, Beijing Coftens ‘Made in China 2025’ Message

  BEIJING – The People’s Republic of China has begun downplaying Made in China 2025, the state-backed industrial policy that has provoked alarm in the West and is core to Washington’s complaints about the country’s technological ambitions, diplomatic and Chinese state media sources said. With a full-blown trade war looming amid U.S. President Donald Trump’s […]

Thailand Helps Set Up “Southeast Asian Fund” to Counter Reliance China

China has committed to spending nearly $12 billion in loans and grants in Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Thailand Helps Set Up “Southeast Asian Fund” to Counter Reliance China

  BANGKOK – Thailand is spearheading a new Southeast Asian fund for infrastructure and development projects, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told a summit in Bangkok on Saturday, a bid to counter reliance on Asian giants, such as China. The fund, which Thailand will jointly manage with four countries of the region – Cambodia, Laos, […]

China Hosts Russia and Iran at Regional Security Summit

The tensions over Iran come as another nuclear issue dominates headlines, with Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un preparing for an unprecedented summit in Singapore.

China Hosts Russia and Iran at Regional Security Summit

  BEIJING – China is hosting a two-day regional security summit attended by Russia, Iran and other allies confronting rising tensions with the US over trade and Washington’s withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal. Armored vans lined the streets of the coastal city of Qingdao as world leaders arrived Friday for the 18th annual summit […]

Asia’s Oceans Have Become a Dumping Ground for Plastic Waist

Asia’s Oceans Have Become a Dumping Ground for Plastic Waist

  BANGKOK – About eight million tonnes of plastic waste are dumped into the world’s oceans every year, the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic being tipped into the sea every minute of every day. More than half comes from five Asian countries: China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, according to a 2015 […]

Report Released from the 9th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue in Chiang Rai

Harm reduction practices and interventions are emerging in the region but need to scale up, in order to reach more people.

Report Released from the 9th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue in Chiang Rai

  CHIANG RAI – In December 2017, the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ), in collaboration with the Thai Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) and the Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage (MFLF), jointly […]

Iran Asks It’s Biggest Trading Partner China to Help Safeguard Nuclear Deal

China has been Iran’s biggest trading partner and export market for the past 10 years.

Iran Asks It’s Biggest Trading Partner China to Help Safeguard Nuclear Deal

  BEIJING – Iran has called on China to help safeguard the nuclear deal it reached with other major world powers, saying Tehran will resort to “other options” if its interests are threatened by US sanctions. The nation’s ambassador to China Ali Asghar Khaji said Beijing had a positive role to play in upholding the […]

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