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  1. News - China Insider - CRIME

    Southeast Asia can’t meet China’s opium demand, says UN body

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 03:32pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... by opiates originating from Afghanistan,” the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in its annual survey of opium cultivation in Southeast Asia, released on Wednesday. Drug use is on the rise ... trade in Southeast Asia are also positioned to take advantage of this well-intentioned integration process,” he wrote. Most of these poppy farmers have, however, not benefited from demand ...

  2. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan and Southeast Asia countries to boost economic and security ties

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:38am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan, Southeast Asia agree to boost economic ties Japan and Southeast Asian countries have pledged to boost economic and security ties, a day after ... and closer coast guard co-operation, finalising a three-day special summit between Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), officials said. In bilateral talks yesterday, Japan ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... The think tank says that can increase America’s profile in Southeast Asia in a way that will benefit needy people and not be viewed as threatening to strategic rival, China. But securing more funds ... on Tuesday over the spread of drug-resistant malaria in several Southeast Asian countries, saying it endangers major global gains in fighting the mosquito-borne disease that kills more than 600,000 ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Bangladesh plays key role in China's rebalancing in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 05:21am by DAN STEINBOCK

    ... in Southeast Asia A key link Recently, Bangladesh's foreign minister Dipu Moni met her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing to push forward the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar economic corridor. ... "maritime Silk Road" and deeper economic co-operation with Southeast Asia. Bangladesh has a less-known but vital role in China's regional rebalancing. As the eastern part of Pakistan, ...

  6. Business - Companies - ASSET MANAGEMENT

    Fund bets on Southeast Asia with Singapore office

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 03:55am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Blackstone hopes to benefit from projected regional growth rate of 5.3 per cent next year Fund bets on Southeast Asia with Singapore office Blackstone, the world's top alternative asset manager, will seek more investments in Southeast Asia following the opening of a Singapore office seven years after entering the Asia-Pacific region. The firm, led ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's good start in wooing Southeast Asia

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial China woos Southeast Asia Beijing's pledge to deepen its relationship with Southeast Asia has been followed by prompt and decisive action. Within days of President Xi Jinping telling the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation forum in Bali that China and the region needed one another to prosper, Premier li Keqiang this week signed a series of deals with one-time ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang mount diplomatic offensive in Southeast Asia

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 04:39am by Teddy Ng

    ... with Asia The diplomatic manoeuvrings by the top two Chinese leaders over the past two weeks in Southeast Asian nations saw Beijing reshaping its priorities towards its mostly wary neighbours. ... The Asia infrastructure development bank suggested by Xi during his trip could benefit Asean, he said. But Zhang Mingliang, a specialist in Southeast Asian affairs at Jinan University, said ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China's 'maritime silk road' linking Southeast Asia faces a rocky birth

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 10:26pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... with Southeast Asia has caught the imagination of policymakers and observers in the region. Experts say China's neighbours welcomes closer economic ties. But doubts about Beijing's intentions- ... say the initiatives could further enhance economic ties between China and Southeast Asia. The revival of the maritime silk road was proposed by President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Toyota, nearing record profit, slows in Southeast Asia

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 11:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Toyota Motor’s slower-than-expected growth in Southeast Asia, its third biggest regional market, is becoming a headache as the world’s best-selling carmaker closes on its ... and Indonesia and underperformed industry-wide growth. In Southeast Asia’s biggest car market Thailand, Toyota sold around 237,000 vehicles in January-June, down 2 per cent from the same period a year ...




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