Tag: Asean

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  • Asean snubs US

    Asean snubs US

    Most other countries have been represented by their Presidents or Prime Ministers, with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang present in the Bangkok conference.

    November 8, 2019
  • The Climate Wedge

    The Climate Wedge

    Dozens of countries are also pursuing goals to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

    November 7, 2019
  • Neither Talisman of Gandhiji nor my own conscience permit to join RCEP: PM Modi

    Neither Talisman of Gandhiji nor my own conscience permit to join RCEP: PM Modi

    India's decision to drop out of Regional Comprehensive Economic Cooperation came as Opposition leaders'criticism grew over cheap Chinese goods flooding the domestic market affecting the local businesses.

    November 5, 2019
  • ‘Make in India’ has turned into ‘buy from China’: Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at RCEP

    ‘Make in India’ has turned into ‘buy from China’: Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at RCEP

    The Congress has opposed the RCEP agreement and said that any trade agreement with China is not feasible in current economic situation.

    November 4, 2019
  • China-backed mega regional trade deal RCEP unlikely to be signed amid concerns by India

    China-backed mega regional trade deal RCEP unlikely to be signed amid concerns by India

    China is backing the RCEP as a way to assert its trade dominance in its Asian backyard after Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in 2017.

    November 4, 2019
  • ‘Any discussion on Kashmir will only be with Pak’: India firm after Trump’s mediation claim

    ‘Any discussion on Kashmir will only be with Pak’: India firm after Trump’s mediation claim

    Under the 1972 Simla Agreement, India has time and again maintained that it will not have a third party involvement in the Kashmir issue.

    August 2, 2019
  • 2 injured in several explosions in Bangkok as city hosts ASEAN foreign ministers meet

    2 injured in several explosions in Bangkok as city hosts ASEAN foreign ministers meet

    Bangkok is currently hosting a regional security meeting of foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and their counterparts from world powers including the United States, China and Russia.

    August 2, 2019
  • Asean foreign ministers begin summit in Thailand

    Asean foreign ministers begin summit in Thailand

    Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai also stressed the role of the ASEAN bloc to lead challenges such as the fight against climate change, growing trade competition among regional powers and the rise of nationalism

    July 31, 2019
  • Concert of Asia

    Concert of Asia

    The biggest takeaway of the summit is the vision document 'ASEAN's Outlook on the Indo-Pacific‘ that was issued. This has been widely welcomed. The document recognizes that Indo-Pacific is a seamless maritime space, one that encompasses the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean regions and is a ‘closely integrated and interconnected region'.

    July 20, 2019
  • Look East, Act East~II

    Look East, Act East~II

    The AEP has thus addressed the geo-strategic environment, the threat to maritime security and the need for a balance of power especially with China's emergence as a major Asian power in the context of close connectivity and cohesion amongst the nations in this region. ASEAN or the Asia Pacific region may encounter new challenges at any time with the changes of economic and political conditions at the international level and also with the changes in the balance of power.

    July 10, 2019
  • Look East, Act East~I

    Look East, Act East~I

    Surprisingly, India's north-east still bears witness to the symptoms of underdevelopment and civil unrest. New attempts are therefore often undertaken to tackle the situation. The proposed Asian Highway is an attempt to develop the region by opening it up to the global order. This trans-border road connectivity is expected to play an important role in the economic development of the region through cheaper transportation of goods and people, increased exports, industrial development, development of tourism, and employment generation.

    July 9, 2019
  • Passage to Vietnam

    Passage to Vietnam

    Indeed, Vietnam is a strategic pillar of India's Act East Policy and this country's key interlocutor in ASEAN. Hence both countries have called for a Code of Conduct in South China Sea. As highlighted by the Prime Minister in June 2018 at the Sangri La Dialogue, India remains committed to the principle of an open, transparent, inclusive and rules-based regional architecture based on freedom of navigation and overflight, unimpeded economic activities and peaceful settlement of disputes in accordance with international law.

    May 22, 2019
  • ‘ASEAN is setting an example that peace will directly lead to economic prosperity’

    ‘ASEAN is setting an example that peace will directly lead to economic prosperity’

    Moon Jae-In, President of the Republic of Korea, writes about ASEAN before his visit to the region

    March 6, 2019
  • RCEP decision could cost India dear

    RCEP decision could cost India dear

    Countries in diverse development stages from Australia, China, Japan and India to the 10 members of the Association of South East Nations (Asean) are part of RCEP, besides South Korea and New Zealand.

    December 19, 2018
  • People must build smart communities

    People must build smart communities

    People are talking industry 4.0 and 5.0, but in these efforts to build a smart digital environment, there is a serious lack of attention to those on the ground, or more accurately, to measures for improving the lives of the poor and destitute. Even with the recent adoption of the Asean Smart Cities Framework by …

    November 27, 2018
  • India, Vietnam to launch maritime dialogue: President Kovind

    India, Vietnam to launch maritime dialogue: President Kovind

    President Kovind underlined a shared vision for the Indo-Pacific Region, “of which the South China Sea is a critical component.”

    November 20, 2018
  • India, US, Japan, Australia hold ‘Quad’ meet; agree to promote free, open Indo-Pacific

    India, US, Japan, Australia hold ‘Quad’ meet; agree to promote free, open Indo-Pacific

    The meeting is considered significant since the ‘Quad’ is seen as a grouping that is concerned over the growing influence of China, especially with its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

    November 15, 2018