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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In Asia, politics stands in the way of economic integration

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 04:26pm by SIMON TAY, Gina Guo

    ... Simon Tay and Gina Guo Simon Tay and Gina Guo say territorial disputes deter closer ties between Asean, China and Japan Asia must not let politics stand in the way of economic integration ... the economic interdependence between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Japan and China. One key area would be in the creation of an Asean Economic Community by 2015. It is estimated ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Racist ideas will set back Chinese diplomacy

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by Philip Bowring

    ... evidence suggests there is much to be done, work which may be difficult in the face of demands to be "patriotic", which means "my country, right or wrong". Relations with Asean ... event was a June 5 speech on Hong Kong and Asean. This was at a forum organised by the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asean caught uncomfortably in the middle of US-China regional conflict

    Posted May 30th 2014, 09:13pm by MARK VALENCIA

    ... Mark Valencia Mark Valencia explores the threat to the bloc's studied neutrality and dream of unity in security Asean caught uncomfortably in the middle of US-China regional conflict Asean secretary general Le Luong Minh's public comment that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations must "get [China] out of the territorial waters of Vietnam" has upset ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Sea clashes not Asean's problem, says Beijing

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:50am by AFP, AP

    ... Agencies in Naypyidaw Sea clashes not Asean's problem, says Beijing The South China Sea dispute is not a problem between China and Asean, Beijing said, urging certain member states ... of a Chinese fishing vessel for poaching turtles in waters that are part of its exclusive economic zone. A statement released by leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asean leaders ride out the South China Sea storms

    Posted May 13th 2014, 07:06pm by SIMON TAY

    ... Simon Tay Simon Tay says Asean leaders wisely managed to avoid controversy over South China Sea issues during their Myanmar summit, focusing instead on matters where progress could be made ... between China and some Asean members coming to the boil amid new developments. Just days before the summit, Vietnam and China traded accusations over ships being rammed as Beijing put in place ...

  6. News - China - Asean Summit

    Asean foreign ministers urge self-restraint as tensions with China continue to rise

    Posted May 10th 2014, 03:24pm by Reuters, AFP, Keira Lu Huang

    ... Agencies and Keira Lu Huang Bloc calls for 'self-restraint', as Manila says it will try Chinese fishermen held in disputed waters South China Sea flare-up alarms Asean Asean ... in the worst setback in Sino-Vietnamese ties in years. Asean Secretary General Le Luong Minh, who is Vietnamese, said yesterday recent disputes added urgency to concluding Sino-Asean talks on agreeing ...

  7. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Tokyo to pledge US$20b to Southeast Asia to win friends at Asean summit

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 02:37am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Agencies in Tokyo and Kristine Kwok Tokyo's US$20b bid to win Asean friends Japan is expected to pledge US$20 billion in aid to Southeast Asian countries at an 11-nation summit this weekend as it looks to shore up ties in a region increasingly dominated by China. In a summit between Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

  8. News - China - ECONOMY

    Guangxi optimistic about trade with Asean despite tensions over territorial disputes

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 11:14am by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Officials say disputes with some Asean nations won't hurt region's economic ties with the bloc Guangxi upbeat over trade despite regional ... (Asean), according to regional officials. Guangxi has the geographic advantage of proximity to not only Asean countries, but also the financial centre of Hong Kong and the manufacturing base ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Memo to Obama: there's still time to recharge US-Asean ties

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 09:46pm by SIMON TAY

    ... Simon Tay Simon Tay says face-to-face meetings would reinforce special relations Memo to Obama: there's still time to recharge US-Asean ties Mr President, congratulations on handling ... the more, that the region deserves special priority. We can be ready to receive you. The Asean Summit was held earlier than usual and, from now into December, activity is winding down. No dancing ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Stronger ties between China and Asean nations a matter of trust

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the China-Asean free trade area. A settlement should not be rushed at and, as the premier advised, consideration given to joint development. China is competing for the hearts and minds of Southeast Asians ... to Asia and a free trade pact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which excludes China. Economically, China has the upper hand, with bilateral trade with Asean increasing by 22 per cent a year since ...




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