◆210107 Reuters India https://bit.ly/3omKHkN
China plays down WHO concern about delay in coronavirus team's trip
BEIJING (Reuters) - China played down on Wednesday World Health Organization (WHO) concern about a delay in authorisation for a visit by team of experts looking into the origins of the novel coronavirus, saying arrangements were being ...
◆210107 Nikkei Asia https://s.nikkei.com/2L0LGck
China's new plan to counter the US economy
But the puzzle about China's economic priorities for 2021 is why its leaders have abandoned the goals it set a year ago even though they remain largely unfulfilled. Instead, they have embraced a completely different set of goals. The answer ...
◆210107 Nikkei Asia https://s.nikkei.com/396NfND
Analysis: China splits Atlantic with game-changing EU ...
After more than six years of negotiations, Chinese President Xi Jinping and European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, had reached a key milestone in relations. The China-EU ...
◆210107 Reuters Japan https://bit.ly/38lDyvB
◆210107 TRT World https://bit.ly/39o3TZx
Will Indonesia become a nuclear power?
In spite of its nuclear ambitions, Indonesia does not yet have the capacity to manage its nuclear waste disposal, which could prove disastrous for the Southeast Asian region. Indonesia may be taking steps to revive its nuclear ambitions under President Joko Widodo's government. ... It's also about proving that it's a nuclear leader within ASEAN, competing with Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
◆210107 Asahi Shimbun https://bit.ly/3njZ8EX
Indonesia Islamic council aims for halal ruling before mass ...
The world's largest Muslim-majority country plans to launch vaccinations on Jan. 13 after obtaining 3 million doses from China's Sinovac Biotech. Controversy over whether vaccines adhere to Islamic principles has stymied public health ...
◆210107 South China Morning Post https://bit.ly/2Xku2CB
Mass vaccination programme using Sinovac is set to begin in Indonesia
Mass Sinovac vaccination programme set to begin in Indonesia, followed by Philippines and Thailand ... when inoculations begin on January 13; The Philippines and Thailand are also expected to receive millions of doses in coming months.
◆210107 The Diplomat https://bit.ly/3nqvG01
Mekong Levels Reportedly Plummet Due to Chinese Dam ...
According to Eyler, the Mekong Dam Monitor estimated the drop at more than 1 meter, noting that China's river gauge at Yunjinghong, which ... Pianporn Deetes, the campaigns director for Thailand and Myanmar for the global NGO International Rivers, told The Diplomat that ... It is also unclear whether it notified the Mekong River Commission, which counts Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia as members, and is an ... Does the Joko Widodo government have nuclear aspirations?
◆210107 Myanmar Times https://bit.ly/3olvLni
Myanmar marine exporters face roadblocks to China
Myanmar Eel Entrepreneurs Association's secretary U Tine Kyaw said that different provincial administrations in China have resulted in them having to use the Muse route for three months now, instead of the older Chin Shwe Haw route.
◆210107 The Irrawaddy News Magazine https://bit.ly/2JUoJqA
Pro-Myanmar Policies Must Guide Govt’s Handling of China’s BRI Projects
The Chinese president has branded the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in western Rakhine State, the China-Myanmar Border Economic Cooperation Zone in Shan and Kachin states, and the New Yangon City project in Myanmar's ...
◆210107 Reuters Japan https://bit.ly/2JPpf98
◆210107 The Diplomat https://bit.ly/2Lvl9U1
US Ambassador to India Confirms His Country's Role in ...
The outgoing U.S. ambassador to India, Kenneth Juster, has confirmed that his country has been involved in the ongoing China-India standoff in Ladakh. Speaking at a virtual New Delhi think tank event on January 5, Juster noted: “Simply put, ...
◆210107 Times of India https://bit.ly/3nnmp9h
As China rethinks Belt & Road, India emphasises on transparency at UN
NEW DELHI: As several African countries grapple with a debt crisis after having acquired concessional loans from China, India said on Wednesday it was committed to supporting Africa as per African priorities and without conditionalities.
◆210107 Chinadaily USA https://bit.ly/3hRuqCb
China, Pakistan sign memorandum on translation, publication ...
China and Pakistan signed a memorandum on translation and publication of classics Tuesday, in an effort to give fresh impetus to cultural and people-to-people exchanges between the two countries. The two sides agreed to publish 50 ...