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China releases first white paper on security cooperation in Asia-Pacific, warning small and medium sized countries to not take sides

ASEAN: China releases first white paper on security cooperation in Asia-Pacific, warning small and medium-sized countries to not take sides In the six-point proposal, reproduced in full by Xinhua, Beijing, stated that ‘small- and medium-sized countries need not and should not take sides among big countries’ It added that China…

Singapore’s ‘Silver Tsunami’

Singapore’s ‘Silver Tsunami’ – City-state depends on its elderly workforce With a growing aging population (By 2030, one in five people in Singapore will be over 60), the elderly is encouraged to exchange retirement for arduous jobs that often pay badly In 2012, Singapore introduced the policy of “re-employment” to…

Indonesia’s Aceh Province shaken by fatal earthquake

Indonesia’s Aceh Province shaken by fatal earthquake A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province, killing at least 97 people and sparking a frantic rescue in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings The earthquake was another terrifying reminder of their region’s vulnerability to natural disasters (More than…

Vietnam sees stability in ASEAN

Vietnam Vietnam sees stability in ASEAN Given the increasing volatility in the global political climate, Hanoi hopes the Asian Regional organisation can provide some calm Strategic partnership between Philippines and Vietnam (Joint Vision Statement) places ASEAN at the centre of the relationship between the two nations in order to maintain…