Ahead of the rally, memes, graphics and symbols of the #MilkTeaAlliance bounced across social media in Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Myanmar and India.
Local communities fear diminished prospects as the country’s agricultural powerhouse loses steam amid China’s upstream energy ventures.
The gentrification of the Indonesian lexicon through English may be part of a wider trend.
An activist lawyer said the 33-year-old woman had died of heart failure after consuming ketamine and Ecstasy, but no charges have been filed in the case.
Electric vehicle sceptics like Japan’s Toyota chief point out that on some measures electric vehicles produce more carbon dioxide than traditional cars.
Trade Minister Chan Chun Sing said at SCMP’s China Conference: Southeast Asia that investments into Myanmar had helped create jobs and grow the economy.
The one with Beijing involving the Diaoyu Islands is viewed as the most volatile, while analysts see little likelihood of progress with Moscow over the Kuril Islands.
Indonesia’s TNI military gave up a role in politics and never tried to get it back. Myanmar’s Tatmadaw take note: TNI is now Indonesia’s most trusted institution.
Some health experts questioned China’s intent behind the move, suggesting that it might be ‘unhappy’ if Singapore is slow in approving the vaccine.
SCMP’s China Conference: Southeast Asia hears of possibility of ‘dangerous encounters’ with China’s coastguard in South China Sea.
‘Unusually forceful’ statement by Tokyo is seen as ‘returning a favour’ to the United States for its support in the East China Sea.
The bill, proposed by an Australian lawmaker, wants all items made by forced labour in China, including those from Xinjiang, to be banned. But rights groups suggest including all countries known to have cases of forced labour.
The woman’s death came a day before Malaysia, in defiance of a court order, deported more than 1,000 people to Myanmar.
New law will give public officials and drug makers immunity from civil and criminal suits except in cases of gross negligence and wilful misconduct.
The king announced the national emergency on January 12 after being advised to do so by PM Muhyiddin, in a move critics say the embattled premier took to stay in power.
The belief that the informal security grouping of the US, India, Australia and Japan is targeting Beijing could be its weakness, analysts say.
The hesitance comes from concerns over impinging strategic military interests, and a worry criticism will move Naypyidaw closer to China.
Latest figures show India still depends heavily on Chinese goods and investments. But its policy of ‘self-reliance’, fuelled by the border dispute, means trade and investment links with its neighbour may never be the same.
Evidence of a list of police officers fast-tracked through the ranks based on favours and connections has given fuel to the country’s pro-democracy movement.