Bangkok (The Nation/ANN) - Myanmar has made substantial shifts towards its relations with major powers comprising China, Russia and the United States. They are key regional players in Southeast Asia which will impact directly on peace and stability as well as economic development in Myanmar.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sin Chew Daily / ANN) - The second round of Jakarta Governor election has ended. Chinese Christian Governer Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is also known as “Ahok” failed in his attempt to seek re-election. He lost to Anies Baswedan.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) — The Japan government has decided to aim for effectuation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement without the United States. With this new direction set, the government aims to contain the U.S. demand for bilateral talks.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Michelin food inspectors are set to gauge Thailand’s restaurants, hand out prestigious stars and publish a guide for the kingdom. Here’s What the country’s top restaurant personalities feel about it
BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - Beijing urged Washington on Wednesday to “adjust its outdated policies” on exports to China in light of a recent analysis saying US policy in areas like high-tech goods “significantly contributes” to its trade deficit with China.
KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN)- South Asia, including Nepal, may find a reason to cheer if Donald Trump sticks to his campaign promise of withdrawing the US from two major free-trade pacts--referred to as TPP and TTIP--and imposing high tariff on goods imported from China and Mexico.