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ASEAN Delays US Request for “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership”

As a result of a surprising diplomatic move, ASEAN has reportedly decided to delay granting "Comprehensive Strategic Partnership" status, or CSP, to the US...

Biden Blows-Off Asean Leaders With Token $150Million Gesture

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, opened a summit of Asean leaders with a commitment to spend $150 million on infrastructure, security,...

US President Biden Slammed for Snubbing Asean Leaders

A senior Cambodian official says US President Biden should spend more time with Southeast Asian (Asean) leaders during a summit in Washington if he...

Asean Counties Condemn Military Hostilities’ in Ukraine

Asean, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations has called for an immediate end to what it calls military hostilities in Ukraine. In a statement on...

ASEAN Special Envoy Refused Access to Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar's ruling military has blocked a special ASEAN envoy from meeting detained former leader Aung San Suu Kyi because she is charged with crimes. Myanmar's...

Flight Ban to Be Lifted for Sandbox Travellers Starting Next Month

Sandbox travellers landlocked in Phuket over the flight ban will be allowed to fly to Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports, starting next month, a...

Asean Countries Finally Appoint Special Envoy to Myanmar

Asean Countries foreign ministers Tuesday agreed to appoint the foreign Minister of Brunei as the Asean's special envoy to Myanmar, ending a three-month-long tussle...

Myanmar’s Junta Leader Gen Min Scoffs at ASEAN’s Consensus

Myanmar's Junta leader Gen Min Aung Hlaing has scoffed at ASEAN's consensus to implement a regional agreement meant to end turmoil. Myanmar's Junta again defended...

Thailand’s Ruling Generals Show Little Sign of Helping Myanmar’s People

Myanmar's military’s brutal shootings continue to worsen as a civilian was shot dead in the Bago Region on Monday. the Assistance Association for Political...

Asean’s Statement is a Slap on the Face of the People of Myanmar

Pro-democracy activists have said an agreement between the Junta chief and ASEAN  is a slap in the face to the people of Myanmar. Leaders...

ASEAN Faces Criticism for Inviting Myanmar’s Coup Leader to Summit

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is facing growing criticism over inviting Myanmar's Junta leader to attend an ASEAN summit in Jakarta on April...

ASEAN Economies Work Together to Recover from the Covid-19 Pandemic

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Southeast Asia had made huge advancements and was forecasted to be the fourth biggest economy by the year 2030....

Bangladesh Asks to Join India-Myanmar-Thailand Highway Project

Enhancing connectivity in South East Asia, Bangladesh has expressed interest to join the ongoing India Myanmar Thailand trilateral highway project. Bangladesh said its interested in...

Thailand Boasts the Highest Entrepreneurial Spirit in the ASEAN Region

According to a 2018 study by the World Economic Forum, Thailand boasts the highest entrepreneurial spirit in the ASEAN region. 26% of Thais polled...

What the RCEP Deal Will Mean for Asia-Pacific and its Asean Partners

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was finally signed in November 2020, which involves the 10 ASEAN nations, as well as Australia, China, Japan,...

Thailand Aims to Be the First Asean country to Eradicate Rabies

Thailand's government is adopting a four-step measure to root out rabies as the country aims to be the first country in Asean to  the...

Thailand’s Economic Recovery May be the Slowest in ASEAN

The coronavirus pandemic and ongoing political protests have left Thailand’s economic situation in “pretty bad shape,” a chief economist reports. Euben Paracuelles, chief Asean...

China’s Coronavirus Vaccines are ASEAN Countries Ready to Trust Them

Indonesia, which has recorded more than 450,000 coronavirus infections and over 15,000 deaths, has become a linchpin in Beijing’s efforts to assure ASEAN Countries...

China Raises Four Proposals to Progress Cooperation with ASEAN

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday raised four proposals to progress cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in areas such as...

Japan and ASEAN Strengthen Trade Ties Despite Pandemic

There were more than 13,000 Japanese firms based in ASEAN and more than 200,000 Japanese workers working in Southeast Asia in 2019. Japanese Prime...
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