BANGKOK (ANN/ANN) - The Belt and Road initiative has the potential to boost Hong Kong's status as a major financial, economic, trade, business and transportation centre in the world. Here are four reports from ANN media.
HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) - With the United States set to enter the Trump era, it is time for Asia to grasp what it means, to brace itself for what’s next, and to plan for adapting to possible changes. Building on regional trade and improving on infrastructure could be areas to focus on says Ed Zhang, Editor-at-large, China Daily (Asia), Hong Kong. Read his commentary here:
BANGKOK (ANN/ANN) - The impeachment of President Park Geun-hye has greater ramifications and could lead to a major turmoil in the Korean Peninsula. Here are two reports by ANN media.
TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - The adoption of a conference report of the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act by the US Senate has opened avenues for high-level Pentagon officials to visit Taiwan.
KARACHI, Pakistan (Dawn/ANN) - Pakistan International Airlines denied rumours that its aircraft fleet was not up to the mark.
COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Tensions erupted when workers of the Hambantota Port seized and held a Japanese ship and its crew members as a mark of protest against a proposed public-private partnership contract between the government and state-owned China Merchants Port Holdings Company Ltd.
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TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - President says she is resolute in protecting South China Sea claims.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Amazon Web Services has gained a stronghold in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations by recently establishing offices in Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines to capitalise on the ever-increasing business opportunities for cloud computing services.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - A research director at the Thailand Development and Research Institute believes that Thai exports could bear the brunt of a possible trade war between the US and China, though it could also have a positive impact.
NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - On November 8, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi surprised his country with an announcement banning 500- and 1,000-rupee notes-worth about $7 and $15 respectively - in a move to crack down on tax evasion, black money, corruption and terrorism funding.
SEOUL (The Straits Times/ANN) - Lawmakers on Friday voted in favour of an impeachment motion, thereby leading to the suspension of the powers of South Korean President Park Geun Hye.