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Australia’s trade minister to visit China to ease trade relations

Anadolu Agency | 06 Feb 2023

Australia’s Trade Minister Don Farrell will visit China in "the near future" as the two countries move to unwind “trade restrictions” imposed by Beijing. China’s Commerce Minister Wang Wentao and his Australian counterpart Don...

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Việt Nam contributes to ASEAN’s consensus on important decisions

Vietnam News | 05 Feb 2023

The Vietnamese delegation to the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat, led by Foreign Minister Bùi Thanh Sơn, has actively contributed ideas to creating ASEAN's consensus on many important decisions such as measures to improve the group's institution effectiveness, implement the five-point consensus on the Myanmar issue, and support Timor Leste. ...

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Indonesia tells outsiders not to use ASEAN as 'proxy'

The Jakarta Post | 05 Feb 2023

Indonesia told major powers not to use Southeast Asia as a "proxy" for their rivalries Friday at...

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Baswedan’s rise stoking Indonesia election flames - Asiatimes | 03 Feb 2023

JAKARTA – Newly retired Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan is emerging as the opposition candidate for Indonesia’s 2024 presidential election with his three-party coalition holding strong and removing a potential obstacle to its unity by giving him a free hand in choosing a running mate. That is likely to be Democrat full story...

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Boeing losing its once-firm grip on China

Asiatimes | 30 Jan 2023

US aerospace giant Boeing is launching to revive its business in China but faces stiff competitive headwinds from France’s Airbus and the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC). On the upside, Boeing’s 737 MAX is back in service on Chinese domestic routes after being grounded for almost four years following fatal crashes in Indonesia and...

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Wealth of the Swiss billionaires increased by 52,2 percent after pandemic

Free West Media | 27 Jan 2023

Globally, the wealth of the richest have increased massively. This is shown by a report by the Institute for Policy Studies, which has accused the WEF of ignoring the problem of the concentration of money and power. Switzerland has for a long time been a paradise for the super rich. It is teeming with millionaires and billionaires. Davos Hardly any...

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Singapore to strongly support India’s G20 priorities: trade minister Gan Kim Yong

The Telegraph India | 26 Jan 2023

Singapore will strongly support India’s G20 priorities in today’s uncertain global landscape against the backdrop of the strained multilateral system, Trade and Industry Minister Gan Kim Yong has said. India assumed the Presidency of the G20 for one year from December 1, 2022, to 30 November 2023. Advertisement “We are confident that under its G20...

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Top UN woman urges Muslims: Move Taliban into 21st century

Arab News | 26 Jan 2023

UNITED NATIONS: The highest-ranking woman at the United Nations said Wednesday she used everything in her “toolbox” during meetings with Taliban ministers to try to reverse their crackdown on Afghan women and girls, and she urged Muslim countries to help the Taliban move from the “13th century to the 21st.” Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed,...

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Indonesia finally comes clean on its chronic abuses

Asiatimes | 25 Jan 2023

JAKARTA – After ignoring human rights issues for the duration of his tenure, President Joko Widodo has sprung a surprise by expressing regret for 12 gross violations dating back to the 1965-66 massacre of an estimated 500,000 alleged Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) members and supporters. But while the unprecedented move will help burnish Widodo’s...

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Journalist Victor Mambor’s home bombed in Papua, Indonesia

CPJ | 24 Jan 2023

Bangkok, January 24, 2023 – Indonesian authorities must thoroughly and swiftly investigate the recent attack on Papuan journalist Victor Mambor’s home and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. At about 4 a.m. Monday, an improvised explosive device detonated outside of Mambor’s house in Jayapura, a...

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WHO urges ‘immediate action’ after cough syrup deaths

CNN | 24 Jan 2023

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for “immediate and concerted action” to protect children from contaminated medicines after a spate of child deaths linked to cough syrups last year. In 2022, more than 300 children – mainly aged under 5 – in Gambia, Indonesia and Uzbekistan died of acute kidney injury, in deaths that were associated...

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Nearly 900 Million Worldwide Wanted to Migrate in 2021

Gallup | 24 Jan 2023

Story Highlights Decade-high 16% of adults wanted to migrate permanently in 2021 U.S. still most desired destination, but less attractive now than before 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The COVID-19 pandemic severely disrupted people’s mobility worldwide, but it didn’t stop them from wanting to move. In fact, Gallup surveys show that in the...

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Carbon technology captures billions in funds

GreenBiz | 23 Jan 2023

The following is an excerpt from GreenBiz Group's 16th annual State of Green Business, which explores sustainable business trends to watch in 2023. Download the report here. After debuting 50 years ago, carbon tech — technologies that capture, store and use emitted carbon; reduce emissions from other sectors; or monitor physical assets containing...

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Over 200 Travelers From China Arrive in Bali on First Flight in 3 Years

The Epoch Times | 23 Jan 2023

A chartered plane carrying 210 tourists from mainland China arrived on the Indonesian resort island of Bali for the first...

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Indonesian Official Calls for Change After Deadly Protest

Voa News | 21 Jan 2023

Indonesia’s Ministry of Manpower said Thursday that PT Gunbuster Nickel Industry, a China-owned nickel smelting facility in Indonesia, needs to revisit the contract work and wage system that led to dissatisfaction among the company’s Indonesian workers. Two workers, one Chinese and one Indonesian, were killed in a protest last weekend at the...

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Unavoidable for ‘frontline’ state Philippines to discuss South China Sea tensions: Marcos

Anadolu Agency | 19 Jan 2023

With the Philippines being a “frontline” state in the South China Sea, it is “unavoidable” to speak about tensions in the disputed waters, the Southeast Asian nation’s president said. “Whenever these tensions increase, we’re watching as bystanders and if something goes wrong here, we are going to...

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Paris Baguette opens store in Malaysia

Korea Times | 19 Jan 2023

SPC Group President Hur Jin-soo, left, poses with Malaysian Minister of Domestic Trade and Living Costs Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub, center, and Berjaya Food Berhad CEO Dato' Sydney Quays at the opening ceremony for Malaysia's first Paris Baguette, at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Wednesday. Courtesy of SPC By Kim Jae-heun SPC...

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Brazil reality check- Is democracy in peril

Financial Express | 18 Jan 2023

Brazil’s democracy is on the edge, it is imperative that liberal democracies around the world support the democratic forces in Brazil to stage a fight back. Follow Us By Pranay Kumar Shome The attack on Brazilian political institutions by supporters of ex-president Jair Bolsonaro points to trampling of civilised democratic norms, and holds lessons...

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What's the Message to 46 Million Latin Americans?

Gallup | 18 Jan 2023

During the 2022 fiscal year, the U.S. Border Patrol apprehended nearly 2.4 million migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally -- shattering the previous year’s record high. Migrants from Mexico and the Northern Triangle -- El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala -- accounted for more than half of all apprehensions. But the latest surge...