ASEAN Summit 2017

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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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EDITORIAL

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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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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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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 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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In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) and the Asean-Korea Cultural Exchange Year, Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in the Philippines together with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and in partnership with Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI) are organizing…

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The 2017 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) National Organizing Council has set the stage for the Asean Music Festival to showcase music diversity and regional excellence. The highly anticipated event is set to take place on Tuesday, November 14 from 7 p.m. onwards at the Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati…

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MANILA: Hong Kong and Southeast Asian nations signed a free trade deal Sunday, in what one minister described as a “clear vote” against protectionism, as the United States withdraws into its “America First” rhetoric. The city, a special administrative region of China, forged the agreement with the Association of Southeast…