Laos leader bullish on working together
Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith says ASEAN and the greater community can tackle growth, trade and reaching peaceful solutions in North Korea and the South China Sea by working together for the benefit of all.
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ASEAN head confident in progress
Le Luing Minh, the secretary-general of ASEAN, says the group is working well toward its goals of more peace, prosperity and relations with Southeast Asia and its neighbors, including a drawdown of tensions in the South China Sea.
Still optimistic on Hong Kong
Anson Chan, the chief secretary of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region from 1997-2001, says that freedoms there have eroded in the past 20 years, but that China can benefit from respecting Hong Kong's democratic traditions.
Mahathir celebrates Asian unity
Let Asia have its own trading currency, and let all countries in Asia come together without the need for U.S. authority, former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad says in an interview, in which he also shares some thoughts on Donald Trump.
The Future of Asia: A global focus
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Thailand still keen on joining TPP
Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak says his country is very interested in entering the Trans-Pacific Partnership despite the U.S. no longer being involved. But first, let the other 11 members talk it out.