Category Archive: Asia

UN General Assembly’s High-Level Week to focus on climate, sustainable development

In English: “I told leaders not to come with fancy speeches, but with concrete commitments,” Guterres said UN, September 18. /TASS/. Climate change and the sustainable development agenda for the upcoming decade will… Continue reading

JAVIER BARDEM TAKES OVER TIMES SQUARE TO DEMAND OCEAN PROTECTIONS

James Bond actor Javier Bardem has taken to the streets of New York’s Times Square to demand greater protection for the world’s oceans ahead of a meeting with the United Nations. The Oscar… Continue reading

Save the rhino: How India and South Africa differ in conservation

The two countries’ conservations objectives remain the same, but while South Africa dehorns its rhinos to protect them from poachers, this approach is unlikely to be adopted in India. We sat quietly in… Continue reading

Indian electorate endorses second term for Modi

Election trends show an unprecedented win for Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party as it alone leads in 297 seats ndia seems to be headed for a second term for the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya… Continue reading

Trump administration accuses Chinese officials of ‘reneging’ on commitments in trade talks

Senior U.S. officials accused Beijing on Monday of reneging on commitments it had agreed to during negotiations for a comprehensive trade deal and vowed that punishing tariffs on Chinese imports would more than double Friday.… Continue reading

Education technology and Indian schools

The coming age and future of technology in education An important challenge for the Indian economy over the next few decades is to exploit the “demographic dividend” of having a large share of… Continue reading

India’s North East: The big startup opportunity

The region is ready to be counted as an equal in the start-up revolution with the right ingredients; it’s time for those with influence to help create big stories here. The flipside of… Continue reading

The EU bows to ‘systemic rival’ China

Slowly but surely, the EU is shifting its priorities to the East Let’s start with the essential background for the meeting in Paris on Tuesday between Chinese President Xi Jinping and three EU… Continue reading

Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

Australia and Indonesia signed  the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) on  4 March 2019. This agreement launches a new chapter in economic relations between Australia and Indonesia. About IA-CEPA IA-CEPA creates a… Continue reading

How New Silk Roads are shaping Southwest Asia

Singapore, aiming high for the status of Asia’s unofficial capital, seems like the ideal venue for a conference to discuss how the Middle East could learn a few lessons from ASEAN’s multi-layered relations with China,… Continue reading

Thailand’s Central Group investing US$200m in Grab

SINGAPORE: Central Group, which controls Thailand’s biggest shopping mall and department store operator, plans to invest $200 million in ride-hailing giant Grab, people familiar with the matter said. The deal seals a strategic… Continue reading

After levying safeguards against China and Malaysia, India plans smaller solar plants

NEW DELHI: India will issue a new, smaller tender to encourage local manufacturing of solar energy equipment after scrapping a larger maiden bid that received poor investor response. State-owned Solar Energy Corp. of… Continue reading

Putin: Russia interested in peace treaty with Japan on basis of 1956 Declaration

MOSCOW, January 22. /TASS/. Russia has confirmed interest in signing a peace treaty with Japan on the basis of the 1956 Declaration, President Vladimir Putin said after talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo… Continue reading

Tesla da el primer paso para su incursión en China abriendo gigafábrica

Con una inversión de 2,000 millones de dólares la empresa de Elon Musk pretende comenzar operaciones en el país asiático a finales de este año. Reuters.- Tesla inició este lunes la construcción de su… Continue reading

Importante reunión entre Trump y Xi Jimping, en Buenos Aires

El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, dijo el lunes que las relaciones chino-estadounidenses habían dado un gran paso el fin de semana luego de que él y el mandatario chino, Xi Jinping,… Continue reading

Mahathir leans to Japan and away from China

Malaysian leader has visited Tokyo three times since winning power in May, a concentrated policy to reverse his predecessor government’s perceived over-reliance on Beijing Malaysia is waiting to be your profit center,” declared… Continue reading

The digital decorators in India

A slew of startups offering digitised interior design options has hit the market in the past few years, hoping to bring order, efficiency and predictability to the legacy industry. Name me one furniture… Continue reading

Aston Martin Opens A Luxury Lifestyle Center in Shanghai

Aston Martin Lagonda has opened its first lifestyle boutique and experience center in Shanghai. The luxury British carmaker has big ambitions for China and the new space is designed to further promote the brand… Continue reading

The Philippines and United States are getting back together again.

After a period of strategic estrangement, the Philippines and United States are getting back together again. As US President Donald Trump steps up efforts to win over Southeast Asian states in an emerging… Continue reading

Qatar first Gulf nation to grant permanent residency to expats

One hundred permanent residencies each year to be given to children of Qatari mothers and skilled expatriates. Qatar is one of the richest countries in the world with some 2 million expats. Qatar… Continue reading