China-proposed initiatives synergize with ASEAN's development strategies

2015-12-22 19:07:40

There is more convergence of interests than many might have noticed between development strategies of ASEAN countries, either collectively and individually, and China-proposed initiatives such as the Belt and Road, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Lancang-Mekong Cooperation framework (LMC).

Philippine president signs $63b 2016 National Budget

2015-12-22 17:05:09

Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Tuesday the 3.002 trillion pesos ($63 billion) budget for next year in a ceremony in Malacanang, the presidential palace.

Aircraft crashes near Indian capital, 10 dead

2015-12-22 16:32:46

An aircraft crashed into a wall and burst into flames on the outskirts of the Indian capital, New Delhi, on Tuesday, killing all 10 people on board.

Yearender: Abe's revisionism summons old ghosts to haunt Japan's future

2015-12-21 10:46:41

Mass protests across Japan showing the magnitude of public condemnation for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe forcing through parliament security bills that have reversed 70 years of pacifism have dominated press headlines in Tokyo as the year draws to a close.

Hope fades for dozens missing after Indonesian ferry sinks

2015-12-21 10:00:08

Hopes faded on Sunday for 78 people missing from a ferry that sank off Indonesia's eastern island of Sulawesi, officials said, after 37 passengers were pulled alive from rough seas by rescuers in helicopters, fishing vessels and rubber dinghies.

Twelve Malaysian tourists, guide killed in Thai bus crash

2015-12-21 10:05:06

Twelve Malaysian tourists and a Thai guide were killed after their bus crashed in northern Thailand on Sunday, police said.

China, Vietnam launch joint inspection on waters outside Beibu Gulf

2015-12-21 09:54:45

A ceremony was held in South China's Guangzhou on Saturday for the launch of a China-Vietnam joint inspection of the waters outside the Beibu Gulf which is bordered by the two countries.

11 Chinese killed as bus plunges off road in Thailand

2015-12-20 16:14:31

At least 11 Chinese tourists were killed after their coach bus swerved off the road in Doi Saket district, Chiang Mai, North Thailand, on Sunday morning.

3 dead, 39 rescued after Indonesian boat capsizes in storm

2015-12-20 15:24:49

At least 39 people have been rescued and three bodies recovered after a passenger boat carrying 118 people capsized off Sulawesi Island Saturday, head of local search and rescue agency said on Sunday.

3 dead, 31 rescued after passenger boat capsizes in eastern Indonesia

2015-12-20 14:26:28

At least 31 people have been rescued and 3 bodies recovered after a passenger boat carrying more than 100 people capsized off Sulawesi Island Saturday, head of search and rescue office in South Sulawesi, Roki Asikin, said on Sunday.

China-S.Korea FTA officially comes into force on Dec 20

2015-12-20 10:07:27

The FTA between China and South Korea provides an opportunity for the two sides to push forward their already-close cooperation partnership further.

China-Thailand railway project kicks off

2015-12-20 07:53:22

The launch of the project is seen as a yes vote of the international community for the technological competitiveness of Chinese-built railways.