Philippines’ Marcos Jnr to meet Japan’s Kishida in 5-day Tokyo trip
Philippines’ Marcos Jnr to meet Japan’s Kishida in 5-day Tokyo trip
  • Both nations keen to work together, but analysts say they may have slightly different priorities, with Manila keener on aid and economic assistance
  • Manila ‘performing balancing act’; Marcos knows China vital for trade but also advocates closer security ties with Japan, US to counter Beijing’s expansionist policies
3 Feb 2023 - 8:30AM
Ferdinand Marcos Jnr, President of the Philippines, at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January. He will soon be in Japan on a trip aimed at further strengthening the two nations’ relationship. Photo: AP
The Philippines

Philippines’ Marcos Jnr to meet Japan’s Kishida in 5-day Tokyo trip

3 Feb 2023 - 8:30AM
  • Both nations keen to work together, but analysts say they may have slightly different priorities, with Manila keener on aid and economic assistance
  • Manila ‘performing balancing act’; Marcos knows China vital for trade but also advocates closer security ties with Japan, US to counter Beijing’s expansionist policies

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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