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Decoding Xi Jinping’s ‘Asia Pacific Community With a Shared Future’
December 09, 2022

Decoding Xi Jinping’s ‘Asia Pacific Community With a Shared Future’

By Marina Yue Zhang
Against the U.S. decoupling push, Xi envisions a hub-and-spokes model of a distributed supply chain network – with China as the “hub.” 

Tesla Launches in Thailand, Vying to Compete with China EVs
December 09, 2022

Tesla Launches in Thailand, Vying to Compete with China EVs

By Tassanee Vejpongsa and Tian Macleod Ji
Southeast Asia's market of more than 600 million consumers is increasingly a focus for automakers looking to expand sales, especially of electric vehicles.
‘ASEAN Centrality’ in an Era of Renewed Power Politics
December 08, 2022

‘ASEAN Centrality’ in an Era of Renewed Power Politics

By Chietigj Bajpaee
Regional engagement has increasingly transcended ASEAN through bilateral, trilateral, and plurilateral initiatives that are outside of the ASEAN framework.

Screaming for Mercy, All Along the Mekong
December 08, 2022

Screaming for Mercy, All Along the Mekong

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with the veteran British journalist and filmmaker Tom Fawthrop.

Indonesia Frees Convicted Bali Bomber on Parole
December 08, 2022

Indonesia Frees Convicted Bali Bomber on Parole

By Sebastian Strangio
Umar Patek has expressed regret for his role in the 2002 attacks, but his parole has been greeted with anger in Australia, which lost 88 citizens in the attack.

Japanese Fighter Jets Visit Philippines for First Time Since 1945
December 08, 2022

Japanese Fighter Jets Visit Philippines for First Time Since 1945

By Sebastian Strangio
The two F-15s took part in a two-week exchange between the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force and the Philippine Air Force.

Taxpayers of Southeast Asia, Arise!
December 08, 2022

Taxpayers of Southeast Asia, Arise!

By David Hutt
The region needs a new coterie of taxpayer alliances and NGOs that investigate how taxes are spent.
Thai Political Parties: No Eternal Allies, No Perpetual Enemies
December 08, 2022

Thai Political Parties: No Eternal Allies, No Perpetual Enemies

By Tita Sanglee
The country's political landscape is in a state of high flux as it moves toward next year's general election.

Eyeing the US Market, Vietnamese Automaker Files for New York IPO
December 07, 2022

Eyeing the US Market, Vietnamese Automaker Files for New York IPO

By Sebastian Strangio
The move came two weeks after the upstart EV manufacturer VinFast shipped its first batch of completed cars to the United States.

How Myanmar’s United Wa State Army Responded to COVID-19
December 07, 2022

How Myanmar’s United Wa State Army Responded to COVID-19

By Yaolong Xian
The country's most powerful armed rebel group has played a prominent role in battling the pandemic in the areas under its control.

Former Thai PM’s Daughter Launches Populist Opposition Campaign
December 07, 2022

Former Thai PM’s Daughter Launches Populist Opposition Campaign

By Sebastian Strangio
The Pheu Thai Party is seeking to end nearly a decade of military-backed rule, but faces many challenges in a political system designed in part to exclude it from power.
Indonesia’s Parliament Passes Repressive New Penal Code
December 06, 2022

Indonesia’s Parliament Passes Repressive New Penal Code

By Sebastian Strangio
The passage came as protests against the new code erupted across the archipelago.

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