Asia News Network

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Asia News Network is a regional media alliance comprising 24 media entities.

Politics

Date set for Bangladesh elections

Bangladesh will hold a parliamentary election on December 23 despite the failure of political parties to resolve major contentious issues over the polls.

Analysis

Bangladesh’s drift toward digital absolutism

The new Digital Security Law will affect not just journalists and activists but all active users of the Internet in Bangladesh.

Diplomacy, Politics

El Salvador ups pressure on Taiwan relations

Prosecutors in El Salvador to investigate the alleged graft of some $10 million in funds donated by Taiwan.

Curiosity

Which Asian countries are the most innovative?

Singapore, South Korea and Japan are the most innovative countries in Asia.

Analysis

Kim, Trump and the nuclear crisis: A conundrum eternal?

Kim should seize the opportunity to end nuclear crisis, engage with the world, writes Chon Shi-yong.

Curiosity

Why Crazy Rich Asians matters for all Asians, not just Asian Americans

Actor and Filmmaker James Tang takes a look at the negative criticisms of Crazy Rich Asians from around Asia and says you’re all missing the point.

Analysis, Economics

Responsible private enterprise key to sustained economic and social progress in Asean

Economic success has lifted nearly a billion people out of poverty in Asia, still, four Asia-Pacific countries are classified as low income.

Diplomacy

Tehran: Trump must rejoin nuclear deal before possibility of talks

For any talks between President Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani to happen, the US must rejoin the Iran nuclear deal.

Diplomacy, Politics

Pakistan placed on terror-funding grey list

Pakistan has been placed under a watch list for not doing enough to stop terror financing.

Diplomacy, News

Recap: Trump – Kim Summit

Many firsts, as historic summit between the leaders of North Korea and the United States takes place.

Opinion

Easter as a time of remembrance

Andrew Sheng reflects on the state of the world in time for the holidays.

Analysis

“Weaponisation of the law in the name of democracy”

Kingsley Abbott, International Commission of Jurists senior adviser, spoke at Asia News Network’s conference on elections and democracy.

Economics

Tailwinds and Headwinds into 2018

Andrew Sheng of the Asia Global Institute looks at the year ahead for Asian economies.

Analysis

Rule of Law in Asia

ANN partner Dataleads takes a close look at the state of the Rule of Law in Asia.

Opinion

Thriving in a disrupted world

The world suddenly stands at the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with technological advancement in the digital, physical and biological worlds bringing change at unprecedented speed and disrupting everything – business, politics and society at large.