Fiji pivoting back to ‘well-established’ partners by axing China security deal
Fiji pivoting back to ‘well-established’ partners by axing China security deal
  • PM Sitiveni Rabuka said Chinese state security personnel would no longer continue working with its police force due to their ‘different systems’
  • But officers from Australia and New Zealand could remain in the country because their systems were similar to Fiji’s, the PM told a local paper
2 Feb 2023 - 8:30AM
Fijian Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka recenlty cancelled a police training exchange agreement with China because their ‘systems are different’. Photo: Xinhua/File
Pacific nations

Fiji pivoting back to ‘well-established’ partners by axing China security deal

2 Feb 2023 - 8:30AM
  • PM Sitiveni Rabuka said Chinese state security personnel would no longer continue working with its police force due to their ‘different systems’
  • But officers from Australia and New Zealand could remain in the country because their systems were similar to Fiji’s, the PM told a local paper

Singapore

‘Run’ culture: China’s well-off plot emigration to Southeast Asia
‘Run’ culture: China’s well-off plot emigration to Southeast Asia
  • Desire to escape China’s strict controls has seen ‘influx’ of inquiries about possible move to Singapore, Malaysia or Thailand, observers say
  • Property sector upbeat as return of big-spending Chinese nationals expected to drive sales
14 Jan 2023 - 8:00AM

Singapore

Chinese passengers arrive at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Samut Prakan, Thailand, on Monday following China’s lifting of the travel ban. Photo: Xinhua

‘Run’ culture: China’s well-off plot emigration to Southeast Asia

Desire to escape China’s strict controls has seen ‘influx’ of inquiries about possible move to Singapore, Malaysia or Thailand, observers say.

14 Jan 2023 - 8:00AM

Malaysian conservatives target bikinis, booze, gambling as tourists return

The conservative northern state of Kedah, where gambling is banned, will target the sale of alcohol in Langkawi, a tourism hub with a tax-free status.

8 Jan 2023 - 7:30PM

South Asia’s inflation woes set to deepen as China ends zero-Covid policy

China’s reopening is expected to deepen inflation woes with a surge in demand driving up prices across South Asia, one of the world’s poorest regions.

8 Jan 2023 - 3:00PM
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