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‘Asean needs to bridge policy gap’
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THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) needs to address a gap between high-level policymaking and program execution at the grassroots as it marks its 50th anniversary, the outgoing head of the Asean secretariat said on Sunday. Vietnamese diplomat Le Luong Minh, who has been the secretariat’s secretary general since…

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APEC and Asean working together is the right way forward
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It is not fair to view the just concluded Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam as a curtain-raiser for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and East Asia (EAS) summits in the Philippines from Nov. 12 to 14. Both are highly important to the Asia-Pacific region, and both…

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Challenges to Asean
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HUMAN rights have long been a sensitive issue among the states making up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). It remains one of the biggest challenges that member-countries need to confront even after its 10-year-old Charter has recognized the principles of human rights. Asean celebrates this week the golden…

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Asean, HK ink trade and investment deals
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Agreements expected to cement trade and investment ties between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and Hong Kong were signed on Sunday at the sidelines of the Philippines’ hosting of the annual Asean summit. Officials said the Asean Hong Kong China Free Trade Agreement (AHKCFTA) and Asean Hong Kong…


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The new Asean era is here
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THE 50th Asean Summit starting today here in Manila actually ushers in the new economic development age for the region triggered by the three-cornered global race for geopolitical influence among the US and its Asia-Pacific allies on one corner, and China and Russia on the other two. All three groups…

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‘Asean needs to bridge policy gap’

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THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) needs to address a gap between high-level policymaking and program execution at the grassroots as it marks its 50th anniversary, the outgoing head of the Asean secretariat said on Sunday. Vietnamese diplomat Le Luong Minh, who has been the secretariat’s secretary general since…

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