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  • Chinese have so much to learn from the Jews about soft power
    by Wang Xiangwei on 20. oktober 2018 at 04:02

    Ever since President Xi Jinping bent China’s retirement rules and allowed 70-year-old Wang Qishan, one of his most trusted allies, to become the country’s vice-president in March, Wang’s role and influence in Xi’s administration has remained a subject of constant speculation among China observers. Publicly, the traditional role of China’s vice-president is largely ceremonial, and the most public function is to receive visiting foreign dignitaries, as Wang has... […]

  • UN asks Sri Lanka to repatriate commander in Mali over human rights record
    by Associated Press on 20. oktober 2018 at 03:38

    The United Nations asked the government of Sri Lanka on Friday to immediately repatriate the commander of its 200-strong contingent assigned to the UN peacekeeping force in Mali following a review of his human rights background. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the request for Lieutenant Colonel Kalana Amunupure to leave the troubled West African nation was made “based on recently received information”. He gave no details. A report in The Guardian newspaper in July quoted a... […]

  • SWS: Satisfaction with top state institutions ‘good’ in Q3
    on 20. oktober 2018 at 03:24

    Public satisfaction with chief government institutions under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte firmed up in the “good” territory in the third quarter, a new Social Weather Stations poll found. […]

  • Saudis admit Khashoggi is dead and arrest 18
    on 20. oktober 2018 at 03:21

    ISTANBUL: Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a “fistfight” in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, finally admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in custody and intelligence officials had been fired. […]

  • Behind Crazy Rich Singapore’s mask, a growing class divide
    by Kok Xing Hui on 20. oktober 2018 at 03:15

    In the background, a luxury goods shop, a stooped elderly cleaner sweeping its storefront; on one side of the bridge sits expensive condominiums, bars and restaurants, on the other, rental flats housing Singapore’s poorest. These scenes unfolded in a documentary titled Regardless of Class by Channel NewsAsia released on October 1, with a security guard revealing he felt as though he was not treated like a person. A cleaner said: “I know I’m invisible. I have to get used to... […]

  • Australia’s government braces for defeat in crucial by-election
    by Agence France-Presse on 20. oktober 2018 at 02:25

    Australia’s embattled conservative coalition was bracing for defeat as polls opened in a crucial by-election Saturday, with a loss set to snuff out its slim parliamentary majority. The by-election in the wealthy Sydney seat of Wentworth was triggered after former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull was ousted in a party-room coup in August – the sixth change of leader in the last decade. Turnbull’s successor, Scott Morrison, is facing public anger about the leadership merry-go-... […]

  • Khashoggi killing could drive Saudi Arabia into China’s arms
    by Tom Holland on 20. oktober 2018 at 01:45

    The disappearance of dissident Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and his alleged killing inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by a hit squad acting on orders from the highest levels of the royal family in Riyadh, could be a watershed moment for the country. Over the last year, Western media have largely been full of praise for Saudi Arabia’s young crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, hailing him as a bold reformer for permitting women to drive and allowing cinemas to reopen.... […]

  • Summit agrees fishing action
    on 20. oktober 2018 at 01:01

    Asean defence ministers have agreed with Thailand's proposal for the community to boost regional cooperation in fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing practices (IUU), according to defence spokesman Kongcheep Tantravanich. […]

  • Amlo officer axed ahead of bribe probe
    on 20. oktober 2018 at 00:45

    An anti-money laundering official who allegedly demanded a 2-million-baht bribe to help a businessperson escape punishment has been dismissed from his post pending a probe into the scandal. […]

  • Thai among UN farming award winners
    on 20. oktober 2018 at 00:01

    A Thai has been named among this year's recipients of the Model Farmer Awards from the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). […]

  • EU emerges as champion of free trade with Singapore deal
    by Aaron Low on 19. oktober 2018 at 23:35

    Against the backdrop of rising protectionism and a raging trade war, two stout proponents of free trade have shown there is another way: a free flow of goods and services. The European Union and Singapore signed the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, which will boost services, improve market access, and see tariffs between both parties eliminated in five years. In signing the deal on Friday, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, President of the European Council Donald Tusk and... […]

  • Chinese plantation bid faces rejection
    on 19. oktober 2018 at 23:21

    A request by a Chinese firm to lease 20,000 rai of rubber plantation land in Nakhon Si Thammarat for 30 years from the Rubber Authority of Thailand (RAOT) is likely to be rejected, according to Agriculture Minister Grisada Boonrach. […]