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  1. Walkout threat a blow to Asean's push for rights

    Posted Mar 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... inside the meeting. For some veteran envoys from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and many activists, the situation highlighted their worst fears that the grouping's more hardline ... and enforcement abilities, a draft plan confirmed by Southeast Asian foreign ministers this weekend offers no such teeth. In its place are repeated references to Asean's political and cultural ...

  2. Closing ranks

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It's about understanding, support and leverage.' Gapac is emerging beyond the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which itself has shown new backbone over the past 18 months and has ... Greg Torode Allow me to introduce you to Gapac- the Grouping of Asian Powers Around China. If you've never heard of it, don't be too disturbed as it does not exist- officially, ...

  3. Proposal stresses regional co-operation to conserve forests

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Beijing and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) issued a joint proposal yesterday on conserving forest resources, a move which they say could help ... procedures, Xinhua reported. They also agreed to explore mechanisms for preventing forest fire on national borders and raise the awareness of those living in such areas, it said. Li Yucai, deputy ...

  4. Plenty in Asean mix, but little concrete action

    Posted Nov 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the 10 nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). And then there was the summit itself, the Asean 10 plus China, Japan, India, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia. ... but several recent regional surveys warn of structural shifts as China's rise makes its impact. Trade among Southeast Asian nations is actually shrinking even as their economies expand, given ...

  5. Why Asean failed to stand up to the bully in its ranks

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was one of the last Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) leaders to arrive for the annual leaders' summit. But within hours he had seen off a grilling over the junta's slow ... Singapore to brief the 10 Asean nations as well as their partners in the East Asian Summit- China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand. Singapore has now offered to arrange side ...

  6. Sure-footed steps towards democracy

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Barry Hing

    ... their inability to use existing means to curb the powers of popularly elected leaders. But, from a wider regional perspective, the picture is hardly all doom and gloom. Among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' (Asean) core members {minus} Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand {minus} democratic practices continue to take root, although the pace is uneven ...

  7. Making tracks

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... neighbours in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). On August 28, the two sides jointly outlined funding details to launch a Pan-Asia railway linking Kunming to Singapore by train. ... and the Asean nations agreed to build an 1,800km highway from Kunming in Yunnan to Bangkok. The project, scheduled to be completed by the end of this year, would realise motorists' century-old ...

  8. Asean acumen

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching A year ago, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, upon arriving in Bangkok to take part in meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, announced: 'The ... to the benefit of Southeast Asian nations such as Vietnam, the Philippines and Malaysia. China, however, clearly does not appreciate a US role in the South China Sea. Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi ...

  9. Magazines - Money - INVESTMENT: MYANMAR

    Glittering prize

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... by former general and new civilian President Thein Sein, coincides with an important shift in the economic dynamics of countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). ... potential. While his findings are upbeat, he urges caution following disappointments in other Asian frontier markets which flattered to deceive like Vietnam and Mongolia Glittering Prize- Why Myanmar ...

  10. US is back in Asia, says Clinton

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... regime. Collectively, too, the US is trying to stay on board, finally moving to sign the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' Treaty of Amity and Co-operation- a commitment to helping ... a touch of hype about it- yet it is still underpinned by strategic trends under way across Southeast Asia. With Beijing having improved ties one by one with every Southeast Asian nation over ...




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