BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - After years of negotiations, Asean and China signed the Declaration on the Conduct which cited that the contracting parties should exercise restraint in activities that could complicate or escalate disputes.
NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - In a recently released white paper on Asia-Pacific security cooperation, China has painted a rosy picture of Sino-Indian ties ignoring the tension between the two countries.
SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ ANN) - It’s official. A new world order, aka, the Trump Order, has been set in motion. Most of us should have been ready for it, since the man had been more than clear about backtracking on America’s global trade policies. And now, in one flamboyant gesture, he has overturned his predecessor Barack Obama’s decision to join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Philippines’ former top diplomat was alarmed by President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision not to send a new envoy to the United States, saying this would send a “disturbing message.”
NEW DELHI (dataLEADS/ ANN) - Singapore has been placed seventh in an annual ranking of countries that are considered least corrupt by the Transparency International. But the majority of Asian countries sit in the bottom half of the Corruption Perceptions Index.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sin Chew Daily/ANN) - Brain drain is hindering Malaysia’s development; it is time for the Malaysian government to pay more attention to university students in the country and retain bright locals.