New Delhi: Despite the ongoing turmoil in Myanmar where the ruling military junta is under pressure from the country’s resistance groups, India is confident that its connectivity projects linking the northeastern region and Southeast Asia will continue. “A lot of importance is being given to connectivity and communication between the Northeast...
Singapore: Hindi and French are the most popular foreign languages among Japanese students at the Global Indian International School (GIIS) campuses in Tokyo, according to Atul Temurnikar, a prominent member of the education industry. Temurnikar, the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Global Schools Foundation in Singapore which operates GIIS campuses...
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka is likely to discuss energy, power and port projects during a presidential visit to New Delhi next week, the foreign minister said on Monday, as India tries to push forward stalled initiatives with its crisis-hit neighbour. India's support was critical for Sri Lanka last year after it almost ran out of...
Tokyo — President Biden said Monday the U.S. would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan, in one of the most forceful and overt statements of American government support for Taiwan in decades. Mr. Biden said the burden to protect the self-ruled island was "even stronger" after Russia's...
The leaders of the United States, Japan, India and Australia have launched a maritime initiative to combat illegal fishing and pledged to invest more than $50bn in developing infrastructure in the Indo-Pacific as part of their efforts to counter China’s growing influence in the region. The pledges were announced on...
BANGKOK — Thailand's economy is projected to grow 3.9 per cent this year, up from a previous forecast of 3.6 per cent, helped by private consumption growth and a recovery in tourism, the World Bank said on Wednesday (June 28).   Southeast Asia's second-largest economy expanded 2.6 per cent in 2022,...
Myanmar's ruling military pardoned on Tuesday jailed former leader Aung San Suu Kyi on five of the 19 offences for which she was convicted but she will remain under house arrest, state media and informed sources said.   The pardons mean six years will be shaved off Suu Kyi's 33-year jail...
Japan has lodged an official protest with China after discovering what it claimed were efforts by Beijing to develop gas fields in disputed waters in the East China Sea. Tokyo's foreign ministry said it had confirmed that Beijing was building in the area — where the two countries' exclusive economic...
Singapore: US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin stressed American support for Taiwan on Saturday, suggesting at Asia's premier defense forum that recent Chinese military activity around the self-governing island threatens to change the status quo.Speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Austin noted a steady increase in provocative...
Tokyo: Following the meeting of world leaders in Tokyo at the second in-person Quad Summit, activists including Tibetans, Uyghur Muslims and citizens of Hong Kong gathered outside the Japanese Parliament to put pressure on the leaders of the Quad countries on China issue.More than 400 activists and protestors fervently...