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Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Glittering prize

Myanmar is rapidly emerging as the new darling of the investor set. UBS analyst Carl Berrisford considers recent developments and evaluates the country’s investment potential. While his findings are upbeat, he urges caution following disappointments in other Asian frontier markets which flattered to deceive like Vietnam and Mongolia.

Tuesday, 18 September, 2012, 4:32pm

South China Sea issue tests relations between China and Asean

Clues about the character of the new Chinese leadership are emerging from its interactions with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Following the Asean summit, China's new foreign minister, Wang Yi , visited the region for the first time. Ties are co-operative on many fronts but the South China Sea remains the hot-button issue that is colouring the overall relationship.

23 May 2013 - 4:18am 1 comment

Southeast Asian leaders work to defuse China tensions at Asean summit

Southeast Asian leaders are set to wrap up a summit on Thursday dominated by efforts to defuse tensions over the South China Sea and deepen economic links throughout the region.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China's relentless push to reduce US influence in the Asia-Pacific region

Why has the Chinese government, especially the People's Liberation Army, appeared more aggressive, self-confident and assertive in dealing with the US and its allies? The answer could lie in an ancient Chinese tactic called the "unrelenting strategy" - a part of the "36 stratagems" derived from the I Ching.

11 Mar 2013 - 3:16am 5 comments

Manila's lonely path over South China Sea

It is probably just as well that Philippine lawyers and officials spent months quietly working out the strategy and legal steps required to force China to UN arbitration over the South China Sea. For, nearly three weeks after Manila launched its unprecedented action, it is increasingly clear that theirs will be a lonely road.

12 Feb 2013 - 2:45am 1 comment

Year-end rush spurs mainland exports

Mainland exports surged in December on a year-end rush on shipments and they are likely to get support from a gradual recovery in global economies this year.

11 Jan 2013 - 3:56am

China does not want South China Sea dispute overshadowing summit

A regional summit opening in Cambodia this weekend should not be overshadowed by a dispute over the South China Sea as the situation is under control and countries involved can resolve differences themselves, a top Chinese diplomat said on Saturday.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:54pm

Who said it?

This South China Sea issue is not an issue between China and Asean, but between China and some Asean countries

Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin warns the bloc against 'hyping' territorial disputes

You were handing him a loaded revolver, weren't you?

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Anchor of stability

Military exercises among treaty allies should normally neither surprise nor cause offence. But those just completed between the United States and the Philippines are being perceived differently, and not without some justification.

2 May 2012 - 12:00am

Goodwill is not weakness, general warns

Countries disputing China's claim to the South China Sea would be making a mistake in mistaking Beijing's goodwill and self-restraint for softness and weakness, an outspoken military strategist has warned.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am