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

Headline-1, Politics

Hong Kong march spirals into chaos, again

Violence begets violence as more protests hits Hong Kong on the weekend.

Hong Kong: The Ironies of Democracy and Freedom

Democracy and freedom begin with self-discipline which, within law and order, protects your own rights as well as the rights of others, writes Andrew Sheng.

What’s happening with India’s auto sector crisis?

India’s auto industry slowdown has become the single biggest economic headache for the Narendra Modi administration.

Current affairs

Asian Editor’s Circle | Can Japan become foreign workers’ country of choice?

It is unclear whether or not Japan will be able to secure enough foreign workers to sustain the Japanese economy in the future.

Analysis, Headline-2, Politics

Securing the future of quality journalism

Credible content that audiences value and new sources of revenue needed to sustain newsrooms.

Analysis, Economics, Headline-2

South Korea and Japan have more in common than they think

Republished with permission for Asia News Network members by The Brookings Institution.

Analysis, Economics, Headline-1

Can Global Exchanges work?

Andrew Sheng for Asia News Network.

Diplomacy

Asian Editors Circle: Kim and Trump: A dangerous bromance

Self-touted good relationship between the two meaningless without denuclearisation.

Opinion, Politics

When Jakarta is hit by inconvenience: The capital’s grand blackout

Indonesians are waking up to far-flung grievances.

Analysis, Opinion

Dollars and Sense

Andrew Sheng for Asia News Network.

Analysis, Culture and society

“Praise Freedom” is the new Press Freedom

In the era of Alternative Facts who needs the truth.

Business, Headline-2

Alibaba rolls out welcome mat to US businesses

The move seems to be designed to curb Amazon’s increasing influence.

Diplomacy, Politics

Pro-independence group forms political party in Taiwan

The move will unlikely improve cross strait relations.

Diplomacy

Washington approves sale of tanks, missiles to Taiwan

The sales will not include fighter jets requested by Taiwan.

Diplomacy, Opinion

Forging community ties, one friendly gesture at a time

Straits Times Editor in Chief Warren Fernandez writes for ANN’s editor’s circle.

Analysis, Opinion

After the protests, what next? A debate on liberalism

Andrew Sheng writes exclusively for the Asia News Network.

Headline-1, Politics

Hong Kong protests rattle Taiwan’s political scene

Hong Kong’s protest has caused significant changes politically in Taiwan.

Diplomacy, Headline-2

Solomon Islands to decide: Taiwan or China?

Taiwan has come under pressure as Beijing pressures allies to drop diplomatic relations.

Analysis, Diplomacy

Protest shows Hong Kong’s lack of confidence in Chinese law

A Taiwanese trade official said pro-democracy protest shows lack of trust between the two peoples.

Analysis, Headline-1

A newsroom conversation about the Sri Lanka attacks

From the Newsroom: The Sri Lanka Attacks.

Diplomacy, Politics

Taiwan expresses regret over sentencing of H.K. democracy activists

The activists were sentenced to prison for organizing and participating in pro-democracy protests.

Analysis, Politics

A FAQ on Indian Elections

Asia News Network’s Ishan Joshi takes a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about the Indian election.

Analysis, Politics

India-Pakistan escalation gives edge to Modi in re-election bid

We take a look at the factors that will influence the upcoming Indian elections.

Current affairs, Headline-2

STATEMENT: Asia News Network condemns arrest of Rappler’s Maria Ressa

Ressa was arrested by the Philippines government for libel.

Current affairs, Economics

Cash handouts a precursor universal basic income in India?

Is universal basic income around the corner in India.

Headline-2, Politics

Priyanka Gandhi formally joins politics ahead of India elections

Priyanka Gandhi is from the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has given India three prime ministers, including Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister.

Culture and society, Headline-1

ANN Person of the Year countdown

The Asia News Network person of the year will be revealed on Friday, December 29, 2018 with the runner up and other finalists already revealed.

Business, Current affairs, Headline-1

No wonder drug to help Taiwan in U.S.-China trade war

Taiwan must be set to weather the effects of the US-China trade war says its Finance Minister.

Politics

Congress bounces back as Modi’s BJP suffers big losses in state polls

The ruling party loses ground as opposition popularity rises.

Analysis, Diplomacy

Did China Cast Shadow on Taiwan’s local election?

China’s influence was apparent as the ruling party lost significant seats.

Opinion

Help Change the Narrative of Sexual Violence: Cindy Bishop

The host of Asia’s Next Top Model and feminist activist speaks about using video to spark important dialogues, and how social change starts with each of us.

Politics

Najib says Goldman, lawyers, auditors share blame on 1MDB mess

The former Prime Minister added that businessman Jho Low cheated the country out of billions.

Economics

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Debt trap or hope?

Asia News Network commentators weigh the pros and cons of working with China on its Belt and Road Initiative.

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.