MANILA, March 10- The European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations said on Friday the two blocs would try to revive plans for a Free Trade Agreement between them, as European countries look to tap the region's strong growth. Those talks have had mixed success, with deals so far agreed only with Singapore and most recently, Vietnam, but yet to be...
The U.S. should revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the country’s former ambassador to China said.
A draft of a Sino-Asean code of conduct for the disputed South China Sea has been completed, the SCMP reports.
China is nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea.
Singapore planted a fresh flag to promote global trade as the wave of the future in its Future Economy report.
Lim Su Sian, ASEAN economist at HSBC, says that it's plausible that China will not retaliate in the event of a trade war with the U.S.
While Asia is progressing on the integration front, the European Union appears to be unraveling.
Kishore Mahbubani at the National University of Singapore says that a cohesive Southeast Asian bloc was part of the reason for China's peaceful rise.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte had previously said that he wanted to avoid confrontation with China.
Richard Heydarian at De La Salle University says that Duterte is looking to China to drive economic integration in the region.
At 71, President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte is the oldest person to be elected president in the country.
Expectations of the eventual demise of the suspended TPP deal have surged since Trump’s victory, a development that will help China’s trade expansion.
Big, well-funded development efforts are under way in Eurasia and Asia, making it a great hunting ground knowledgeable EM investors.
China is very ready to engage with the countries the U.S. has struck a trade accord with, a U.S. government official said.
Beijing has just inflamed a war of words between a Singaporean diplomat and an influential Chinese tabloid, the SCMP reports.
The U.S. was a ringleader for ASEAN during the first Obama administration but later lost momentum, says Christopher Johnson, senior adviser at CSIS.
Premier Li Keqiang's remarks come as the relationship between China and Singapore faces uncertainty over the South China Sea, the SCMP reports.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shook hands and had a brief chat on Wednesday, officials said.
Rodrigo Duterte used a Filipino phrase to describe what he'd say to Obama if the U.S President raised human rights issues in their talk.
There is a steep learning curve when it comes to presidential behavior, says Institute for Political and Electoral Reform's Ramon Casiple.