KISHORE MAHBUBANI WRITES (Reproduced from a copy of The Straits Times and courtesy of the author) — Dear Friends, Many Western minds believe that Western societies are inherently peaceful while East Asian societies (including China) are more belligerent. There’s some realistic basis for this assumption: prospects of war between any…Full Article ASIA: SAY NO TO NATO
MANAGING EDITOR ZHI JIAO DANIELLE GOH — First it was Hong Kong and Taiwan. Then it was Thailand. And now Myanmar. What’s going on in Asia? Perhaps the Milk Tea Alliance can help you understand the situation in the region. The Milk Tea Alliance began with a tweet by Thai…Full Article ASEAN: THE MILK TEA MOVEMENT BREWS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
LIAM ROGERS WRITES — On September 29th, Nikkei Asian Review announced its rebranding to Nikkei Asia. Despite a few changes, the integrity of its journalistic reporting remains intact. The rebranding, founded upon The Nikkei’s acquisition of the Financial Times (FT) in 2015, will incorporate several aspects of business that were used in the business model of…Full Article JAPAN: ‘THE VOICE OF THE ASIAN CENTURY’ GETS A TUNE-UP
LIAM ROGERS WRITES — On December 15, 1997, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) announced their ASEAN VISION 2020, which outlined different goals for the countries of ASEAN (Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, Kingdom of Cambodia, Republic of Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Republic of the…Full Article ASEAN VISION 2020: TIMES UP, WHY DON’T WE SEE CHANGE?
OLIVIA AMERCUA WRITES – At the 34th ASEAN Summit, held recently in Bangkok, all member nations made a pledge through the “Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris” to strengthen their fight against ocean pollution. ASEAN, which stands for Association of Southeast Asian Nations, is comprised of 10 countries: Thailand, Indonesia,…Full Article BANGKOK: MORE HOT AIR ADDED TO THE WORLD ENVIRONMENT