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Malaysia, Turkey Sign Free Trade Agreement
April 18, 2014
Malaysia, Turkey Sign Free Trade Agreement
Malaysia and Turkey signed a Free Trade Agreement that is expected to boost trade to $5 billion by 2018.
Malaysia, Turkey Sign Free Trade Agreement
Obama’s Approval Rating Rises in Asia
April 12, 2014
Obama’s Approval Rating Rises in Asia
Obama’s approval ratings in Asia rose 8 percent last year, even as they declined among those most concerned about China.
Obama’s Approval Rating Rises in Asia
Can China Become a High-Income Economy?
April 11, 2014
Can China Become a High-Income Economy?
The IMF thinks so, but some challenging reforms will be needed if China is to avoid the middle-income trap.
Can China Become a High-Income Economy?
China, Australia Seek to Close Free Trade Deal
April 10, 2014
China, Australia Seek to Close Free Trade Deal
Both Tony Abbott and Li Keqiang are pushing for a quick conclusion after nine years of FTA negotiations.
China, Australia Seek to Close Free Trade Deal
Asia Leads World in Religious Diversity
April 09, 2014
Asia Leads World in Religious Diversity
According to a new Pew poll, the Asia-Pacific has the highest level of religious diversity in the world.
Asia Leads World in Religious Diversity
Australia and Japan Conclude Free Trade Deal
April 08, 2014
Australia and Japan Conclude Free Trade Deal
After seven years of negotiation, the two countries have concluded a ‘historic’ Economic Partnership Agreement.
Australia and Japan Conclude Free Trade Deal
Khmer Rouge Tribunal Gears Up for Next Round
April 08, 2014
Khmer Rouge Tribunal Gears Up for Next Round
Hearings in the next case against surviving leaders of the Pol Pot regime are expected to begin later this year.
Khmer Rouge Tribunal Gears Up for Next Round
Iran’s Navy: Asian Ambitions?
April 06, 2014
Iran’s Navy: Asian Ambitions?
The Iranian navy has a growing presence in Asia, a development many in the region could welcome.
Iran’s Navy: Asian Ambitions?
ICJ Orders an End to Whaling in Southern Ocean
April 01, 2014
ICJ Orders an End to Whaling in Southern Ocean
Japan promises to comply with a ruling that found its annual whale hunt to be illegal.
ICJ Orders an End to Whaling in Southern Ocean
Trans-Pacific Partnership Must Safeguard Human Rights
March 31, 2014
Trans-Pacific Partnership Must Safeguard Human Rights
Any agreement on the TPP should make human rights a priority.
Trans-Pacific Partnership Must Safeguard Human Rights
Rear Admiral Tim Barrett
March 30, 2014
Rear Admiral Tim Barrett
The Diplomat speaks with Rear Admiral Tim Barrett about The Royal Australian Navy’s strategic posture in the region, concerns about regional flashpoints, relations with China’s navy, and numerous other issues.
Rear Admiral Tim Barrett
Shigeru Ban, Japan’s Socially Conscious ‘Paper Architect,’ Wins 2014 Pritzker Prize
March 26, 2014
Shigeru Ban, Japan’s Socially Conscious ‘Paper Architect,’ Wins 2014 Pritzker Prize
Ban, whose signature medium is cardboard, has constructed temporary disaster shelters around the globe.
Shigeru Ban, Japan’s Socially Conscious ‘Paper Architect,’ Wins 2014 Pritzker Prize
Russell Crowe’s <i>Noah</i> Blocked by Indonesian Censorship Board
March 26, 2014
Russell Crowe’s Noah Blocked by Indonesian Censorship Board
Hollywood’s biblical blockbuster allegedly contradicts the Koran.
Russell Crowe’s Noah Blocked by Indonesian Censorship Board
China’s Newest Maritime Dispute
March 20, 2014
China’s Newest Maritime Dispute
China's hardly in need of more territorial disputes with neighbors. Yet, it has started a new one with Indonesia.
China’s Newest Maritime Dispute
Patriotism or Politics? New Zealand PM Considers a New Flag
March 17, 2014
Patriotism or Politics? New Zealand PM Considers a New Flag
John Key vows to hold a referendum if his party wins the upcoming general election.
Patriotism or Politics? New Zealand PM Considers a New Flag
Taiwan Receives First ‘Carrier Killer’ Ship
March 14, 2014
Taiwan Receives First ‘Carrier Killer’ Ship
The Tuo River, the first of twelve 500-ton stealthy twin-hull missile corvettes, has been delivered to the ROC Navy.
Taiwan Receives First ‘Carrier Killer’ Ship
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