Vietnam's great AEC opportunity
With the ASEAN Economic Community about to officially begin, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership on the horizon, Vietnam is finding itself in a regional and economic sweet spot. Editor-at-large Takehiko Koyanagi takes a look at these possibilities.
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Xi's Hong Kong visit
President Xi Jinping visited Hong Kong for the first time has China's leader, making the 20th anniversary of the territory's handover from Britain, as many in Hong Kong marked the event with protests and concerns for the future.
North Korean soldier defects
Video footage released by the United Nations Command shows the Nov. 13 defection to South Korea of a Korean People’s Army soldier at the Joint Security Area, including attempts by North Korean soldiers to prevent his crossing.
Thailand's funeral for its king
A year of mourning has culminated in five-day funeral ceremony for King Bhumibol Adulyadej, as Thailand and the world says goodbye after a reign that lasted for seven decades.
President Trump on North Korea and trade
In his State of the Union speech, U.S. President Donald Trump says the world cannot tolerate a nuclear-armed North Korea and also explains how the United States will tackle trade issues.
Mahathir ready to take on Najib
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says in an interview that he is ready to lead a coalition opposition against current Prime Minister Najib Razak, saying this goal is worth uniting once political enemies.