Category Archives: Business and Finance

Pence: US Will Uphold Taiwan Relations Act, One China Policy

SINGAPORE U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that Washington will continue to uphold the Taiwan Relations Act and One China Policy after his much-watched meeting with Morris Chang, Taiwan’s representative to a regional economic forum in Papua New Guinea.Pence… Read More

US to N. Korea: We Will Maintain Maximum Pressure Until Complete Denuclearization

SINGAPORE U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says Washington will not ease economic sanctions against North Korea, urging Southeast Asian nations to continue a maximum pressure campaign against Pyongyang until it reaches the goal of a complete denuclearization.We must continue to… Read More

Bangladesh Scraps Rohingya Return, Says No One Wants to Go

COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH Bangladesh’s plans to begin repatriating Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar Thursday were scrapped because officials were unable to find anyone who wanted to return to the country that has been accused of driving out hundreds of thousands in… Read More

ASEAN Calls for Unity Amidst US-Sino Rivalry

SINGAPORE Singapore urged regional leaders gathering Wednesday for a regional summit to unify and warned against threats to multilateral cooperation and international norms.The existing free, open and rules-based multilateral system, which has underpinned ASEAN’s growth and stability, has come under… Read More

Pence in Asia to Highlight US Commitment

SINGAPORE U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is in Singapore for regional summits during which he will highlight the Trump administration’s commitment to keeping the Indo-Pacific region free and open, but where leaders will be watching closely what he will actually… Read More

China Calls for Open World Economy Ahead of ASEAN Talks

SINGAPORE Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday Beijing will further open up its economy in the face of rising protectionism, as he headed for meetings with Asia-Pacific leaders in Singapore that are expected to focus on trade tensions.Li’s remarks… Read More

Doubts Surround Bangladesh-Myanmar Plan to Repatriate Rohingya Refugees

A Bangladesh and Myanmar plan to begin repatriating some 2,000 Rohingya refugees later this month was in doubt Friday, as some on the list said they didn’t want to go back and 42 NGOs expressed collective concern about potential dangers… Read More