BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Over the past decades, previous US administrations have effectively maintained strong security presence in Asia. However, today’s strategic environment is quite different with growing challenges posed by other major powers including China and Russia.
MANILA (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte urges members to promote regional peace and stability through rule of law.
NEW DELHI (The Straits Times/ANN) - Call for stiffer laws, better protection for consumers amid spate of high-profile hackings, cyber-security breaches.
BEIJING (The Japan News/ANN) - Even as Xi Jinping asserts that he has inherited China’s economic reform, he is not seeking the rate of growth the country has seen in the past, writes senior writer Hiroyuki Sugiyama.
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JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Singapore immigration officers found photo of 'shoe bomb' in group leader's cellphone.
SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Though he has yet to announce his much anticipated presidential candidacy, the former UN secretary-general once again expressed the will to become part of South Korea's leadership.
MANILA (The Straits Times/ANN) - Japanese PM offers US$9 billion aid package and help with Duterte's war on drugs and terror
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - A survey among 1,200 respondents shows that most Filipinos trust the United States and Japan and distrust China and Russia despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s foreign policy pronouncements; the United Nations also enjoys high trust among the respondents.
TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - A lawmaker claims that Nigeria’s recent demand was made in hopes of securing a US$20 billion loan from China.