US Sec. of State Pompeo joins East Asia Summit in Bangkok
Foreign ministers from 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) and their key dialogue and strategic partners met in Bangkok on Friday for the 9th East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, which is part of the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand. U.S. Secretary of ...
Wealthy countries’ trash overwhelms Southeast Asia
Wealthy countries are exporting millions of tons of plastic waste to Southeast Asia where recycling systems are becoming overwhelmed, leading to widespread pollution problems, according to joint investigation by GAIA
How will foreign investment change Vietnam’s economy?
Vietnam's cheap workers might not be the country's stars for much longer: low wages helped to propel the communist nation to some of the fastest growth rates in the world, but analysts say it needs a
UN says methamphetamine output booming in Southeast Asia
Production of methamphetamine is skyrocketing in Southeast Asia, with prices dropping and usage expanding, the U.N.'s anti-drug agency said Monday.Even as seizures of the drug known as speed, ice and "ya ba" in its various forms reached a record high last year, street prices have dropped, indicating increased availability, said ...
US defense chief’s resignation stirs doubts in Asia about help resisting China
Countries such as Vietnam and the Philippines looked to outbound defense chief James Mattis as a source of support
Golden Triangle’s Drug Production Expands, Diversifies Amid Opioid Concerns
JAKARTA — Organized crime groups are expanding and diversifying drug production in Southeast Asia's Golden Triangle amid fears the region could emerge as a hub for synthetic opioids like fentanyl, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Asia Pacific counter-narcotics police met in Myanmar's capital Naypyitaw on Wednesday ...
Japan Dials Up Pressure on China Over Southeast Asian Sea
Tokyo does not claim the waterway, but it has helped Southeast Asian states that do as part of a long-term policy aimed at checking the biggest claimant China
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