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August 31, 2011
Vietnam and China talks won’t solve this sea dispute
In what is described as a “dialogue” Vietnam and China meeting in Beijing on Tuesday agreed to promote “bilateral defense cooperation.”

August 30, 2011
Casino issue surfaces again in Thailand
Thailand is a country that has numerous laws that prohibit certain activities and among those is gambling.

August 29, 2011
Aquino off to China
Philippine President Benigno Aquino will lead a group of 300 businessmen when he visits China starting Tuesday.

August 28, 2011
These were the most important news stories filed by Asean Affairs during the week of August 20-26.

August 26, 2011
Thai –Cambodia border talks start well
Three days of bilateral talks between Cambodia and Thailand on a positive note ended on Thursday with progress and an improved atmosphere.

August 25, 2011
Some Asians escape poverty
More than 245 million Asians were lifted out of extreme poverty in the last five years despite the global economic crisis, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said, citing the region's brisk economic growth.

August 24, 2011
Singapore’s Presidential Election
On August 27, Singapore will hold its first direct presidential election in 18 years, setting the stage for the most competitive presidential race in the city-state’s history.

August 23, 2011
Security moves in Asean
Two Asean countries, Cambodia and Vietnam, made military purchases to bolster their military capabilities.

August 22, 2011
Mekong dolphins may become extinct
The endangered Irrawaddy dolphin population in the Mekong River numbers just 85, WWF research has revealed.

August 21, 2011
These were the most important news stories published by Asean Affairs during the week of August 13-August 19.

August 19, 2011
Singapore faces challenges
Since 1959, Singapore has achieved great economic success.

August 18, 2011
Thailand’s politics begins to boil
It’s been just six weeks since Yingluck Shinawatra carried the Pheu Thai party to victory in a general election but already political developments suggest the new government is off to an unsettling start.

August 17, 2011
Road to AEC will be difficult
On January 1, 2015 the Asean Economic Community (AEC) is set to take off- a mere 3.5 years from now.

August 16, 2011
China’s train ride on hold?
During the last year and even earlier, China has been aggressively marketing its high-speed train technology throughout the world with a particular emphasis on the Asean countries next door.

August 15, 2011
The real test
The 43rd annual Asean Economic Ministers meeting just concluded in Indonesia and the the actions proposed indicate that this is “crunch time” for the member states of the Asean community.

August 14, 2011
These were the most newsworthy stories published by Asean Affairs during the week of August 6-August 13.

August 12, 2011
Aung San Suu Kyi appeals for review of Irrawaddy dam
Daw Aung San Sui Kyi released a personal statement yesterday calling for the reassessment of Burma’s 6000 MW Myitsone Dam and urging parties to find a solution that would “protect the Irrawaddy.”

August 11, 2011
New carrier raises South China Sea tensions
A day after a refurbished Chinese navy aircraft carrier took its maiden voyage, China’s defense ministry said on a news web site that the carrier should handle territorial disputes.

August 10, 2011
Boat people in Asia
The plight of boat people in Asia often seems like an endless succession of episodes and misadventures.

August 9, 2011
Asean development spreading to Laos
In the Asean community, the economy of Laos finishes in the cellar.

August 8, 2011
Cambodia civil progress remains slow
With most of the world engaged in the ongoing debt crisis, we take a look at Cambodia and its continuing side toward an increasingly repressive governance style under Premier Hun Sen.

August 6 , 2011
These were the most important stories published by Asean Affairs during the week of July 30-August 5.More

August 5 , 2011
South China Sea dispute still unstable
Following news from Vietnam earlier this week that China and Vietnam had an amicable meeting and had resolved to settle issues in the South China Sea “peacefully,” China’s state controlled media lashed out in the direction of the Philippines today.More

August  4 , 2011
International Rivers NGO: Work on Xayaburi Dam continues
A field visit to the site of the proposed Xayaburi Dam has revealed that construction on the dam's access road and work-camp is rapidly forging ahead, in spite of commitments by the Government of Laos to temporarily suspend the project. More

August  3 , 2011
New separatist threat in Indonesia
Indonesia, Asean’s largest economy, has often been described as “ungovernable” as it is only composed of 17, 508 islands (the most recent count). More

August  2 , 2011
Spreading the wealth and sustainability will challenge Asia
Although the 21st century has been hailed as the “Asian century” and the sprawling continent could be as wealthy as Europe by the middle of the century, key challenges must be addressed, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said today. More

August  1 , 2011
The biggest Asean story is the US economy
Monday, August 1, dawned in Asia with a great deal of uncertainty over the ridiculous soap opera debt settlement drama in Washington. More

Asean Analysis 2011 


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