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On 7 November in Asian history

ON 7 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 7, 2017

1186: Birth of Ögedei Khan, Mongol ruler, 2nd Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, who died on December 11, 1241
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96gedei_Khan
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/%C3%96gedei_Khan

1426: During the Lam Sơn uprising, Lam Son rebels emerge victorious against the Ming army in the Battle of Tốt Động – Chúc Động taking place in Đông Quan, in now Hanoi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_T%E1%BB%91t_%C4%90%E1%BB%99ng_%E2%80%93_Ch%C3%BAc_%C4%90%E1%BB%99ng

1426 Battle of Tốt Động

1723: Chinese emperor Yongzheng order the deporting of all the missionaries
http://www.yutopian.com/religion/history/Yongzheng.html

1773: Saint Vicente Liem de la Paz, one of the Vietnamese Martyrs, is beheaded
http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1996
https://sites.google.com/site/vietnamesemartyrs/VietnameseMartyrs/vincent-liem-de-la-paz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4bZM54-KOU

1767: Thai General Taksin retakes Ayutthaya from Burmese and will reunite Siam
http://www.thailandsworld.com/index.cfm?p=468

1858: Birth of Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian political activist who died on May 20, 1932
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/bipin-chandra-pal.html
http://www.liveindia.com/freedomfighters/23.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/7th-november-1858-bipin-chandra-pal-indian-activist-was-born

1862: Death in exile of Bahadur Shah II, last Mughal emperor, born on October 24, 1775
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahadur_Shah_II
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/sacredtexts/podwilliamdalrymple.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obte0XLlPYw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMWrkyRvWcg

1888: Birth of Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (sir C. V. Raman), Indian physicist, Nobel Prize, who died on November 21, 1970
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1930/raman-bio.html

1893: Death of Constant Lievens, Flemish missionary in India, born on April 11, 1856
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constant_Lievens
https://books.google.fr/books?id=bL3ISWm-tOYC&pg=PA25&lpg=PA25&dq=constant+lievens+india&source=bl&ots=Q9yctwl9JL&sig=zQJfWEHDKjOb3hUU0XgzxvLHgKw&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0CD8Q6AEwCGoVChMIz_ibsbL8yAIVibYaCh1BOQAb#v=onepage&q=constant%20lievens%20india&f=false
http://www.constantlievens.be/

1898 : In Philippines, the Republic of Negros is founded
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1331/today-in-philippine-history-november-7-1898-the-republic-of-negros-was-founded

1901: Death of General Li Hongzhang, leading statesman of the late Chinese Qing Dynasty, born on February 15, 1823
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Hongzhang

1914: Japanese attack German concession of Shanghai and Nippon forces capture the German colony of Kiaochow (now Qingdao) Bay
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Tsingtao

1927: Birth of Hiroshi Yamauchi, Japanese video games Producer who died on September 13, 2013
http://www.myhero.com/myhero/hero.asp?hero=hiroshi_commerce
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshi_Yamauchi

1930: Foundation of the Communist Party of the Philippines  or Partido Komunista ng Filipinas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partido_Komunista_ng_Pilipinas-1930

1931: The Chinese Soviet Republic in Ruijin (Jiangxi) is proclaimed on the anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Soviet_Republic
http://alphahistory.com/chineserevolution/jiangxi-soviet/

1931-11-07 Soviet Republic of Jiangxi

1935: Birth of W. S. Rendra, Indonesian poet and playwright who died on August 6,.2009
http://yuwindaw.blogspot.fr/2012/03/normal-0-false-false-false-in-x-none-x.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willibrordus_S._Rendra

1944: Yili Rebellion (Xinjiang) with help of the Soviet Union
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02634939608400960?journalCode=ccas20#.VFvB6L3LTIU

1944: US ambassador in China P. Hurley meets Mao Zedong in Yenan for a coordination of the fight against the Japanese
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixie_Mission
http://adst.org/2013/12/the-civil-war-in-china-part-ii-the-dixie-mission-and-losing-china/

1944: Soviet master spy Richard Sorge is hanged by the Japanese
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviet-master-spy-is-hanged-by-the-japanese
http://www.historynet.com/the-spy-who-saved-the-soviets.htm
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/11/01/commentary/world-commentary/commemorating-wartime-soviet-spy-sorge/#.Vj0HszgQVjp
http://www.executedtoday.com/2007/11/07/1944-richard-sorge-and-hotsumi-ozaki/

1947: Birth of Sondhi Limthongkul, Thai journalist, writer and founder of Manager Daily, also leader of PAD which organized the demonstrations for the ousting of PM Thaksin Shinawatra
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sondhi_Limthongkul

1948: The Huk (Anti-Japanese People’s Army) changes itself in an active Liberation Army in Luzon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hukbalahap
https://www.britannica.com/event/Hukbalahap-Rebellion

1950: The government and parliament of Tibet call to the United Nations to condemn the Chinese occupation

1953: On the demand of United Nations, the Republic of China (Taiwan) starts to withdraw its troops from Burma

1954: Birth of Kamal Haasan, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamal_Haasan

 

1954: US spy plane USAF RB-29 is shot down by Soviet Fighters near Japan’s island Hokkaido

1963: Death of Djuanda Kartawidjaja, premier of Indonesia (1957-1959), born on January 14, 1911
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djuanda_Kartawidjaja
http://cultureart-indonesia.blogspot.fr/2013/07/biography-djuanda-kartawidjaja.html

1964: Birth of Li Nanxing, Singapore actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Nanxing


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylaDf-pRM_Y

1965: Death of Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, Pakistani caliph of the Ahmadiyya Community, born on January 12, 1889
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirza_Basheer-ud-Din_Mahmood_Ahmad
https://www.alislam.org/library/mahmood1.html
https://www.alislam.org/library/mahmood.html

1967 : US troops conquer Loc Ninh, South Vietnam
http://www.vietnamwar.net/LocNinhBattle.htm
https://www.tumblr.com/search/loc%20ninh

1967-11-07-us-take-loc-ninh

1971: Birth of Trivikram Srinivas, Indian director and screenwriter
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/trivikram-srinivas/biography.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trivikram_Srinivas

Trivikram Srinivas

1973: Birth of Kim Yunjin, South Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yunjin_Kim

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYmxbHxoYjs

1973: Pakistan quits South-East Asia Treaty Organization
http://historypak.com/pakistan-and-the-south-east-asia-treaty-organization/

1975: In a military revolt against the November 3 military coup of general Khaled Mosharraf, this one is killed and  General Ziaud Rahman, former Chief of Staff is freed

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khaled_Mosharraf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Revolution_and_Solidarity_Day

1978: Birth of Tomoya Nagase, Japanese actor and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomoya_Nagase
http://www.jdorama.com/artiste.213.htm

1980: According to the United Nations High Commissariat for refugees, there are 1,161,015 Afghan  refugees in Pakistan

1981: Birth of Anushka Shetty, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anushka_Shetty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52fKcbr0AIE


1988: Start of a two-day meeting in France between Prince Sihanouk, Son Sann and Hun Sen to solve the Cambodia’s civil war with Khmer Rouge

1998: In Japan, foundation of the New Komeito Party a result of a merger between the Komeito  and the New Peace Party
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Komeito_Party
http://www.komei.or.jp/en/

1999: In China, two 530 million years old fish fossils are discovered, 50 million years older that all known 

2000: Death of Chidambaram Subramaniam, Tamil Indian politician
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9802EFDD1438F933A25752C1A9669C8B63

2000: Death of Kozaburo Yoshimura, Japanese film director, born on September 9, 1911
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0949031/
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20001108b3.html

Kozaburo Yoshimura 2

2001: Death of Sachiko Hidari, Japanese actress, born on June 29, 1930
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0383092/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sachiko_Hidari

Sachiko Hidari

2001: Filipina actress Nida Blanca is murdered in a car park. She was born on January 6, 1936
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nida_Blanca


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSvHaHwzWb8&feature=related

2003: Taiwan’s president Chen Shui-bian lifts the forbidden of a 50 billion US dollars for an investment  in main China and authorizes direct commercial links

2005: Involved in UN Food for Oil Program, Indian Foreign Minister Natwar Singh resigns
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4502080.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4414748.stm

2005: For the first time since 1947, in the purpose to help the victims of an earthquake, India and Pakistan open their common border in Kashmir

2007: Burma generals reject a UN proposal for three-way talks involving Aung San Suu Kyi
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7082422.stm

2010: First, but unfair, elections in Burma since 20 years
http://www.france24.com/en/20101107-voter-turnout-low-burmese-polls-open-military-junta-myanmar-elections-burma
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/burmamyanmar/8115495/President-Barack-Obama-condemns-Burmas-first-elections-in-20 years-as-anything-but-free-and-fair.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11704738
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burmese_general_election,_2010

2013: Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf is released from house arrest and is free to move around the country
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24847160
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/11/pakistan-releases-musharraf-from-house-arrest-201311765310570581.htm

2015: China and Taiwan leaders hail historic talks in Singapore
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34742680
http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/oppose-taiwan-independence-chinas-xi-says-historic-meeting
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-11/07/content_15341421.html
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/highlights-china-taiwan/2243964.html

2015-11-07-ma-xi-meeting

 

Asean and Southeast Asian countries inter-relations

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7 NOVEMBER 2017

Militant Buddhism is on the march inSouth-East Asia – where did it come from?

During 2007 Myanmar’s Saffron Revolution: thousands of Buddhist monks peacefully demonstrating in the streets against the ruling military junta. These peaceful monks still exist, although many of them went into hiding, or fled abroad. But the Burmese monks in the headlines today are preaching violence instead of peace, and “firm action” instead of meditation
http://theconversation.com/militant-buddhism-is-on-the-march-in-south-east-asia-where-did-it-come-from-86632

6 NOVEMBER 2017

Marwan student «Baco» is new ISIS chief in Southeast Asia

A Malaysian bomber trained by slain terrorist Zulkifli Bin Hir or « Marwan » is the new chief of Islamic State (ISIS) in Southeast Asia, top police officials confirmed Monday
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/marwan-student-new-isis-chief-southeast-asia

21 OCTOBER 2017

Vietnamese migrants could be on borrowed time in Cambodia

The Cambodian government has illegal Vietnamese migrants in its sights, threatening to deport any “newcomers” unable to produce correct and legal documentation
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/vietnamese-migrants-could-be-on-borrowed-time-in-cambodia-9328706

12 OCTOBER 2017

First joint air patrols over Sulu Sea launched by Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia

Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines launched a joint air patrol on Thursday (Oct 12) to monitor and respond to suspicious activity in the Sulu Sea – waters known for terrorist movements
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/first-joint-air-patrols-over-sulu-sea-launched-by-malaysia-9304708

22 SEPTEMBER 2017

Asean shines bright in foreign investor surveys

East and West investors are broadly upbeat about the region’s rising growth prospects, though corruption, trade barriers and regulatory uncertainly are still concerns
http://www.atimes.com/article/asean-shines-foreign-investor-surveys/

23 AUGUST 2017

Asean and the EU: Differences and challenges

Both organisations mark important anniversaries this year. Asean will learn from the EU to make sure it is not viewed as elitist
http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/asean-and-the-eu-differences-and-challenges

12 AUGUST 2017

Laos, Cambodia to pull back troops after PM meet

The leaders of Cambodia and Laos vowed on Saturday to recall troops from a disputed border area where tensions have been flaring for months, after the prime ministers held an emergency meeting
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2106566/laos-cambodia-withdraw-troops-disputed-border-area
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/55/188/11/1502522224623.html

11 AUGUST 2017

Cambodian PM accuses Laos of border violation, mobilising troops

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday (Aug 11) accused neighbouring Laos o sending troops into Cambodian territory in April and set an Aug 17 deadline for their departure, warning that he was mobilising soldiers to the border area
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/cambodian-pm-accuses-laos-of-border-violation-mobilising-troops-9114246
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5077785/hun-sen-threatens-evict-lao-troops/

8 AUGUST 2017

ASEAN celebrates 50th anniversary

Representatives of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations gathered in Manila on Tuesday to celebrate the organization’s 50th anniversary
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170808_30/
http://jakartaglobe.id/eyewitness/asean50/
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/time-for-an-asian-asean-century

5 AUGUST 2017

ASEAN communique stalls amid disagreement on South China Sea stance

Southeast Asian foreign ministers failed to release a customary communique at the end of a high-level meeting on Saturday after what diplomats said was a lack of consensus about how to refer to disputes in the South China Sea
https://www.yahoo.com/news/southeast-asian-states-korea-standoff-threatens-global-peace-084048567.html
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/south-china-sea-north-korea-tensions-at-asean-security-forum-9095496
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/08/05/530764/Vietnam-China-South-China-Sea-North-Korea

27 JULY 2017

From Tibet to South China Sea: The Mekong River Is becoming a regional battlefield

While tensions in the South China Sea have the potential for limited skirmishes far out to sea, the competition over the resources of the Mekong River is putting millions at risk of natural disasters, famine and regional instability
https://fronteranews.com/news/asia/from-tibet-to-south-china-sea-the-mekong-river-is-becoming-a-regional-battlefield/

27 JULY 2017

Britain plans to send warship to South China Sea in move likely to irk Beijing

Britain plans to send a warship to the disputed South China Sea next year to conduct freedom of navigation exercises, Defence Minister Michael Fallon said on Thursday, a move likely to anger Beijing
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/content/britain-plans-send-warship-south-china-sea-move-likely-irk-beijing

18 JULY 2017

South-East Asia’s future looks prosperous but illiberal

Democracy is losing ground even as the region grows richer
https://www.economist.com/news/asia/21725168-democracy-losing-ground-even-region-grows-richer-south-east-asias-future-looks-prosperous

10 JULY 2017

China, ASEAN see closer economic, trade ties

The economic and trade ties between China and ASEAN continued to make new achievements mainly due to political trust and the annual China-ASEAN Expo, an official said Monday
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/23/34/99/1499693922847.html

25 JUNE 2017

Vietnam, Cambodia celebrate 50 years of diplomatic ties

Vietnam and Cambodia have pledged to continue building a borderline of peace and friendship during the 50th anniversary of the two nations’ diplomatic ties
http://tuoitrenews.vn/politics/41767/vietnam-cambodia-celebrate-50-years-of-diplomatic-ties
http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/378932/cambodia-na-presidents-speech-at-ceremony-celebrating-viet-nam-cambodia-ties.html#ojEolVumPopVGkjs.97
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/06/21/cambodia-vietnam-ties-turn-50/

20 JUNE 2017

ASEAN, the region’s strategic convenor

ASEAN makes it too easy — citing the number of meetings held as a metric of success, for example. More serious criticism comes from human rights advocates who point to the body’s feeble responses to human rights violations in member states. Member governments’ failure to follow through on economic integration commitments — creating scepticism about the future of an ASEAN Economic Community — is another problem
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/06/19/asean-the-regions-strategic-convenor/

19 JUNE 2017

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines launch joint operations in Sulu Sea to tackle terrorism, transnational crimes

 Joint operations by Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines to fight terrorism and transnational crimes in the Sulu Sea were launched on Monday (June 19) morning from Tarakan island in North Kalimantan
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/indonesia-malaysia-and-philippines-launch-joint-operations-in-sulu-sea-to-tackle-terrorism
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170619_36/
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/06/19/525786/Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines-naval-patrols

18 MAY 2017

Asean and China agree on draft framework for code of conduct in South China Sea

Asean member nations and China completed a draft framework for the code of conduct (COC) in the South China Sea at a senior officials’ meeting on Thursday (May 18)
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/asean-and-china-agree-on-draft-framework-for-code-of-conduct-in-south-china-sea
https://www.nst.com.my/world/2017/05/240507/china-asean-agree-framework-s-china-sea-code-conduct

7 MAY 2017

Asean assures US of stand on North Korea

Asean countries have assured the US of full compliance with United Nations Security Council resolutions to pressure Pyongyang into curbing its nuclear programme
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/asean-assures-us-of-stand-on-north-korea

2 MAY 2017

China welcomes ASEAN summit declaration on South China Sea

China on Tuesday welcomed a softer stand taken by Southeast Asian countries on the disputed South China Sea at a weekend summit, saying it showed efforts to ease tension were working
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/05/china-welcomes-asean-summits-softer-stance-south-china-sea/#1tqllVO4BPMAfOwC.97

29 APRIL 2017

ASEAN firms up South China Sea stance as Beijing lobbies over statement

Southeast Asian countries have altered a statement to be issued at Saturday’s ASEAN summit to include references to militarization and island-building in the South China Sea, the latest draft shows, in a move likely to frustrate Beijing
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/asean-firms-up-south-china-sea-stance-as-beijing-lobbies-over-statement-8805422
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2017-04/29/content_15606591.html

27 APRIL 2017

Indonesia-Philippines sea border pact ratified

Indonesia’s Parliament on Thursday (April 27) ratified a landmark sea border agreement with the Philippines, which sets the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) boundaries between the two countries in the Mindanao and Celebes seas
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/indonesia-philippines-sea-border-pact-ratified

15 APRIL 2017

Commentary: Cold War offers lessons on big power relations for ASEAN

With all the uncertainty surrounding Donald Trump’s actual foreign policy stance towards Asia, Southeast Asian countries can surely draw inspiration from their Cold War experiences, according to NTU assistant professor Ngoei Wen-Qing
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/commentary-cold-war-offers-lessons-on-big-power-relations-for/3666438.html

3 APRIL 2017

Armies overshadow naval modernisation in Southeast Asia

With Southeast Asian nations facing a deteriorating external security environment and increasing Chinese maritime assertiveness, many commentators have predicted a widespread naval expansion in the region. Yet to date these predictions have fallen short. Instead
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/04/03/armies-overshadow-naval-modernisation-in-southeast-asia/

21 MARCH 2017

ASEAN 50 years on: Success or failure?

50 years ago, ASEAN emerged as a beacon of unity in Southeast Asia. Today the group is beset by security challenges stemming from the new US administration, a lack of economic integration and a poor human rights record
http://www.dw.com/en/asean-50-years-on-success-or-failure/a-38043777

12 MARCH 2017

Why do Singapore, Malaysia and others Asean countries use kid gloves with nuclear-armed North Korea?

While the West says North Korea – nuclear-armed and dangerous – must be confronted sternly and directly, Asean member states are hesitant to upend decades of diplomatic relations, still hoping dialogue bears more fruit in the long run
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2077865/why-do-singapore-malaysia-use-kid-gloves-nuclear-armed-north

21 FEBRUARY 2017

China’s weapon systems cause jitters at Asean over South China Sea dispute

Southeast Asian countries see China’s installation of weapon systems in the South China Sea as very unsettling and want to ­prevent militarisation and urge dialogue to stop “recent developments” from escalating
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/2072741/chinas-weapon-systems-cause-jitters-asean-over-south-china-sea
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-02-21/asean-unsettled-by-china-weapon-systems-tension-in-south-china-sea.html

9 FEBRUARY 2017

Revealed: Malaysia’s ‘new evidence’ in island row against Singapore

Malaysia’s “new evidence” that it has sovereignty – and not its southern neighbour Singapore – over the rocky outcrop called Pedra Branca comprise a letter by Singapore’s top colonial official in 1958, a naval incident report the same year, and a map of the Lion City in 1966, This Week in Asia has learnt
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2069588/malaysia-provides-fresh-evidence-island-row-against-singapore

4 FEBRUARY 2017

Malaysia reopens Pedra Branca island row with Singapore after a decade

Malaysia on Friday reopened a decades-old dispute with Singapore calling on the UN’s top court to overturn a 2008 ruling granting its neighbour sovereignty over a tiny but strategic island
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2068096/malaysia-reopens-pedra-branca-island-row-singapore-after
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/malaysia-refers-to-declassified-british-files-in-seeking-revision-of-icj-ruling-on-pedra
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-to-study-new-documents-submitted-by-malaysia-to-icj-on/3492880.html

19 DECEMBER 2016

ASEAN meeting on Rohingya ‘genocide’ ends with humanitarian access promise

Myanmar has agreed to grant « necessary humanitarian access » to the troubled Rakhine State, after a rare intervention from South-East Asian countries
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-20/asean-meeting-on-rohingyas-secures-humanitarian-access-promise/8133666?section=world
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/asean-offers-myanmar-humanitarian-assistance-for-rakhine/3379138.html
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/12/rohingya-violence-burmese-army-true-suu-kyi-failed-report/

8 DECEMBER 2016

Burma halts sending migrant workers to Malaysia amid Rohingya crisis

The Burmese (Myanmar) government has stopped workers going to Malaysia after Malaysia’s leader criticized its treatment of Muslims, while Indonesia joined a growing chorus of concern about the fate of Burma’s stateless Rohingya Muslims
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/12/burma-halts-sending-migrant-workers-malaysia-amid-rohingya-crisis/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/12/rohingya-crisis-myanmar-bans-workers-malaysia-161207075417661.html

3 DECEMBER 2016

Stay out of our internal affairs – Burma warns Malaysia

Burma has warned Malaysia against interfering in the country’s internal issues, after Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said he will take part in a protest against the crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/12/stay-internal-affairs-burma-warns-malaysia/
http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/24018-myanmar-tells-malaysia-not-to-interfere-in-internal-issues.html

8 NOVEMBER 2016

Are US allies in Southeast Asia defecting to China?

Malaysia and the Philippines’ rapprochement with China is the result of temporary alignment of interests
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/11/malaysia-philippines-relations-china-161107101018957.html

7 OCTOBER 2016

Indonesia moves closer to ratifying maritime border treaty with Singapore

Indonesian lawmakers are in the final stages of ratifying a treaty demarcating the maritime boundaries in the eastern stretch of the Singapore Strait
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/indonesia-moves-closer-to-ratifying-maritime-border-treaty-with/3187408.html

26 SEPTEMBER 2016

Malaysia admits armed forces under probe for IS links

 Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein admitted today that about 1 percent of those being monitored for possible links to the Islamic State (IS) terror network are from the armed forces
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/09/malaysia-admits-armed-forces-probe-links/

17  SEPTEMBER 2016

Taking the long view of Singapore–Indonesia relations

Relations have been good between Singapore and Indonesia, but challenges still lie ahead. The upcoming leaders’ retreat for Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Indonesian counterpart, President Joko Widodo, will coincide with the golden anniversary (50 years) of formal diplomatic ties between the two nations. Considering how far bilateral relations have come, this is certainly an occasion for celebration
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/09/17/taking-the-long-view-of-singapore-indonesia-relations/

6 SEPTEMBER 2016

ASEAN summit opens in Laos, seeks to tackle trade, human rights, South China Sea disputes

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summits began on Tuesday in Laos, and leaders from the 10 bloc members will gather for three days, joined by ASEAN dialogue partners, including China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, India, Russia, and the U.S.
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/247409919
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/content/asean-leaders-meet-laos

24 JULY 2016

ASEAN deadlocked on South China Sea after Cambodia blocks statement

Southeast Asian nations failed to find common ground on maritime disputes in the South China Sea on Sunday (Jul 24) after Cambodia stuck to its demand the group make no reference to an international court ruling against Beijing in a statement, diplomats said
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/asean-deadlocked-on-south/2983230.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160724_19/
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/se-asia-deadlocked-s-china-sea-split-deepens

23 JULY 2016

Cambodia blocking ASEAN consensus on South China Sea: Diplomat

Staunch China ally Cambodia is preventing Southeast Asia from reaching a consensus on the South China Sea after an international tribunal rejected Beijing’s territorial claims to the waters, a diplomat said on Saturday (Jul 23)http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/cambodia-blocking-asean/2981110.html
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/07/cambodia-to-receive-600-aid-from-china/
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/07/china-cambodia-aid-deal/

3  JULY 2016

Why do so many countries have claims to territory in the South China Sea?

All the territorial disputes ­between six Asian neighbours in the South China Sea are, in the end, related to three academic disciplines: history, geography and law
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1983481/why-do-so-many-countries-have-claims-territory-south

20 JUNE 2016

Three South-east Asian nations to designate shipping corridor in piracy battle

Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines on Monday agreed to designate a transit corridor for commercial vessels crossing a maritime zone hit by a spate of hijackings by Islamist militants in the southern Philippines
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/southeast-asian-nations/2888520.html
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/140324/ph-malaysia-indonesia-ok-joint-sulu-sea-patrols

14 JUNE 2016

‘Serious concerns’ over South China Sea: ASEAN ministers in China

Countries in Southeast Asia have « serious concerns » over recent events in the disputed South China Sea, an unusually strongly worded communique issued by their foreign ministers in China said Tuesday (Jun 14)http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/serious-concerns-over/2871648.html http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/06/151961/asean-highlights-importance-non-militarisation-south-china-sea http://thediplomat.com/2016/06/asean-foreign-ministers-issue-then-retract-communique-referencing-south-china-sea/

23 MAY 2016

Sochi ASEAN summit: Russia eyes economic expansion in SE Asia

Russia moved to forge stronger ties with the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) last week, pledging to focus on economy rather than geopolitical alliances
http://atimes.com/2016/05/sochi-asean-summit-russia-eyes-economic-expansion-in-southeast-asia/

19 MAY 2016

Vietnam is Russia’s bridge to ASEAN

The visit to Russia by Vietnam’s newly-appointed Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hardly drew world attention. Yet, for Hanoi and Moscow, his five-day trip, which started on May 16, assumes great significance
http://atimes.com/2016/05/vietnam-is-russias-bridge-to-asean/
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/vietnamese-russian-premiers-discuss-boosting-ties-62242.html

5 MAY 2016

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines reach agreement to coordinate maritime security

Following kidnappings of Indonesians at sea, Indonesia has come to an agreement with Malaysia and the Philippines to boost maritime security after a sit-down in Yogyakarta today
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/05/indonesia-maritime-security/
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/05/05/indonesia-malaysia-philippines-sign-maritime-security-declaration.html

29 APRIL 2016

Obituary: Association of Southeast Asian Nations (1967-2016)

As 2016 chair of the Association of South East Asian Nations, the Laotian People’s Democratic Republic is leading the group toward political irrelevance. And that is doubtless how China, the hand controlling the Laotian glove puppet, would like to see it.
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/obituary-association-southeast-asian-nations/

Asean seals unlimited flights deal

ASEAN countries pushing for free skies to give travellers more flights and lower fares, as well as new destinations, have reached a key milestone
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/asean-seals-unlimited-flights-deal#sthash.VAhmo0Tv.dpuf

28 APRIL 2016

The Overlooked Gap in the Southeast Asia Maritime Security Initiative

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s trip to the Philippines on April 13-15 was an affirmation of U.S. support for its treaty ally amid the simmering South China Sea maritime disputes. The timing of his visit was a clear message to Beijing and Manila that Philippine maritime security is a priority for the United States
http://cogitasia.com/the-overlooked-gap-in-the-southeast-asia-maritime-security-initiative/

30 MARCH 2016

US Upgrades Economic Ties With ASEAN Amid China’s Growing Influence

As China’s influence rises, Washington is seeking to expand its own economic and trade ties in Southeast Asia.
http://thediplomat.com/2016/03/us-upgrades-economic-ties-with-asean-amid-chinas-growing-influence/

17 MARCH 2016

Southeast Asia Dances to the Tune of Japan’s Abe Doctrine

In Southeast Asia, Japan can be said to enjoy unrivaled popularity. According to the 2015 Pew Global Attitudes survey, an average of about 80 percent of respondents surveyed across four Southeast Asian countries said they hold a favorable view of Japan. While China’s expanding military footprint in the disputed South China Sea has a headline-grabbing impact, Japan’s influence in this critical region is felt more steadfastly, but increasingly so, in recent years.
http://cogitasia.com/southeast-asia-dances-to-the-tune-of-japans-abe-doctrine/

18 MARCH 2016

Deterring China: US Army to Stockpile Equipment in Cambodia and Vietnam

The U.S. Army plans to set up equipment depots–so-called equipment activity sets–in a number of Asian countries, including Cambodia and Vietnam, the top officer of the U.S. Army’s Materiel Command said at a conference
http://thediplomat.com/2016/03/deterring-china-us-army-to-stockpile-equipment-in-cambodia-and-vietnam/

16 FEBRUARY 2016

South China Sea takes centre stage at US-ASEAN summit

U.S. President Barack Obama and Southeast Asian leaders turned their attention to China on Tuesday on the second day of a summit intended to improve commercial links and provide a united front on maritime disputes with Beijing.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/south-china-sea-takes/2520306.html

14 FEBRUARY 2016

Could ASEAN form a common identity?

The vision of a shared identity in the regional grouping remains a work in progress, but sports, art and entrepreneurship present possible avenues for cementing a stronger sense of belonging between member countries.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/could-asean-form-a-common/2514460.html

29 JANUARY 2016

Conservatives still call the shots in Vietnam and Laos

Vietnam and Laos, the only Communist regimes in South-east Asia, inducted new leadership this past week through party congresses. Changes in both cases saw conservatives prevail
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/conservatives-still-call-the-shots-in-vietnam-and-laos

17 JANUARY 2016

Islamic State Branches In Southeast Asia – Analysis

Preparations are underway to proclaim an Islamic State branch in the Southern Philippines, while the Indonesian military has pre-empted IS plans to declare a provincial satellite in eastern Indonesia. Such a foothold will have far-reaching consequences for the stability of the region
http://www.eurasiareview.com/17012016-islamic-state-branches-in-southeast-asia-analysis/

14 JANUARY 2016

Jakarta Attack Raises Fears of ISIS’ Spread in Southeast Asia

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack in the Indonesian capital on Thursday, raising the specter of an expanded presence by the group in Southeast Asia.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/15/world/asia/jakarta-explosion.html?ref=asia&_r=0
http://cogitasia.com/jakarta-attacks-heighten-alert-across-southeast-asia/

8 JANUARY 2016

Philippines urges ASEAN pressure on China for rules on disputed sea

Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Friday urged Southeast Asian neighbours to put pressure on China to agree on a binding code of conduct to ease tension in South China Sea following Chinese test flights to an island it has built
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/philippines-urges-asean-pressure-china-rules-disputed-sea

5 JANUARY 2016

Democratic contraction in Southeast Asia

2015 was the year authoritarian governments. In the course of the year regional governments expanded their use of incumbency and control of institutions to shore up their positions
http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/2016/01/05/democratic-contraction-in-southeast-asia/

26 DECEMBER 2015

How to define a strategy for business in ASEAN

Southeast Asia is an attractive region for business growth, and the coming together of the ASEAN Economic Community is yet another vector of great opportunities. To help companies forge their ASEAN strategies, this report sums up how and when global and ASEAN companies can succeed through a regional approach
http://aseanup.com/define-strategy-business-asean/?utm_content=buffer71dc6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

18 DECEMBER 2015

Are South China Sea tensions triggering an arms race?

Defense spending in the Asia Pacific has been surging in recent years due to escalating tensions over a myriad of territorial feuds, a new report says. DW examines the driving factors behind this military build-up
http://www.dw.com/en/are-south-china-sea-tensions-triggering-an-arms-race/a-18927467

22 N0VEMBER 2015

Asean Community officially formed by 10 member states in landmark declaration

The Asean Community was officially declared on Sunday morning (Nov 22) by leaders of the 10 member states of Asean, in a landmark moment promising greater regional integration for the 48-year-old grouping
http://www.straitstimes.com/politics/asean-community-officially-formed-by-10-member-states-in-landmark-declaration
http://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/11/112980/asean-2025-document-charts-path-grouping-next-decade?utm_source=nst&utm_medium=nst&utm_campaign=nstrelated
http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/Southeast-Asia-enhances-economic-integration-with-challenges-ahead?page=1
http://www.asean.org/images/2015/November/KL-Declaration/KL%20Declaration%20on%20Establishment%20of%20ASEAN%20Community%202015.pdf
http://www.asean.org/images/2015/November/KL-Declaration/KL%20Declaration%20on%20Establishment%20of%20ASEAN%20Community%202015.pdf

18 NOVEMBER 2015

Indonesia against notion to form ASEAN union

Indonesia is persisting in its stand against the idea of other ASEAN members to transform the grouping into a more integrated union within 10 years, citing economic differences as the main reason, according to a government official on Wednesday
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/indonesia-against-idea-forming-asean-union

4 NOVEMBER 2015

No joint declaration at Asean defense chiefs meeting amid sea tensions

Disagreement between the United States and China over how to address rival claims in the South China Sea marred a gathering of Southeast Asian defence officials on Wednesday, with a joint statement scrapped after ministers failed to agree on its wording
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/asean-defence-chiefs-fail-agree-south-china-sea-statement
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/politics/AJ201511040074
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20151104_34.html

1 NOVEMBER 2015

Japanese companies remain more keen to invest in ASEAN than China

Japanese companies have shown a big and varied appetite for Southeast Asia this year, buying control of Myanmar’s dominant beer maker, a Singapore logistics company and part of a major commodities firm based in the region
http://www.japantoday.com/category/business/view/japanese-companies-remain-more-keen-to-invest-in-asean-than-china?tm_campaign=jt_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jt_newsletter_2015-11-01_AM

16 OCTOBER 2015

China hosts ASEAN Defense ministers meeting amid South China Sea tensions

China hosted Southeast Asian defense ministers on Friday in an effort to burnish its reputation in a region wary of its territorial ambitions, while expectations grow that the US might directly challenge Chinese claims in the South China Sea
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/10/16/china-hosts-asean-meeting-amid-south-china-sea-tensions.html

5 OCTOBER 2015

Trans-Pacific free trade deal, including four Asean members, agreed creating vast partnership

The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries have agreed to a controversial trade pact that cuts trade barriers, sets labour and environmental standards and protects multinational corporations’ intellectual property
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34444799
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/pacific-nations-reach-landmark-trade-pact-151005124604560.html

8 AUGUST 2015

Eight challenges Asean must overcome

The successful Asean we all want to see built and that we all aspire to is still a work in progress. http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/648732/eight-challenges-asean-must-overcome

29 MAY 2015

Southeast Asia nations agree on anti-trafficking task force

Countries affected by the Asian migrant crisis issue have agreed to establish an anti-trafficking task force, but the Rohingya migrants still face an uncertain future
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/southeast-asia-nations/1880868.html https://sg.news.yahoo.com/no-miracle-solution-asian-migrant-crisis-meeting-183515970.html

20 MAY 2015

Malaysia, Indonesia agree to offer temporary shelter to 7,000 migrants

Malaysia and Indonesia said on Wednesday they would offer shelter to 7,000 « boat people » adrift at sea in rickety boats but made clear their assistance was temporary and they would take no more
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/490534/news/world/malaysia-indonesia-to-let-boat-people-come-ashore-temporarily
http://www.asianewsnet.net/REFUGEE-CRISIS-Malaysia-Indonesia-agree-to-offer-t-75333.html

14 MAY 2015

Understanding Southeast Asia’s Migrant Crisis

About 25,000 migrants left Myanmar and Bangladesh on rickety smugglers’ boats in the first three months of 2015, according to a United Nations estimate
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/05/14/world/asia/Understanding-Southeast-Asias-Migrant-Crisis.html?ref=asia

8 MAY 2015

Japan, Philippines to hold first naval drill in South China Sea: sources

Japan and the Philippines will hold their first joint naval drill this month in the South China Sea near a disputed shoal claimed by Beijing, sources in Tokyo and the Philippines said
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/japan-philippines-hold-first-naval-drill-south-china-sea-sources

28 APRIL 2015

Asean seeking to resolve sea row ‘through peaceful means’

China’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday that it was « extremely concerned » after leaders of Southeast Asian countries expressed worry about land reclamation and navigational freedom in the disputed South China Sea
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/asean-seeking-resolve-sea-row-through-peaceful-means
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-extremely-concerned-asean-statement-disputed-sea

26 APRIL 2015

Too early for common SE Asia time zone: Diplomats

The proposal would have put the whole region eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, the same zone as regional economic giant China, diplomatic sources had said
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/too-early-common-se-asia-time-zone-diplomats

21 APRIL 2015

One tanker attacked in SE Asia every two weeks: Watchdog

Pirates attack one small coastal oil tanker every two weeks in the waters off Southeast Asia, which remained the world’s piracy hotspot in the first quarter, the International Maritime Bureau said Tuesday
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2015/04/21/one-tanker-attacked-in-se-asia-every-two-weeks-piracy-watchdog/

20 APRIL 2015

Vietnam asked Philippines to form pact to counter China, Aquino reveals

A new “strategic partnership” being negotiated between two states fending off China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea was suggested by Vietnam, Philippine President Benigno Aquino has revealed
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/1771526/vietnam-asked-us-form-strategic-pact-counter-china-philippine

9 APRIL 2015

No pivot to SE Asia PM: Dmitry Medvedev says Russia is not trying to counter US influence in the region

Russia, which is now considered by Thailand as a true friend after its ties with the United States and other countries in the West soured in the wake of the military coup, is not trying to counter American influence in this region, prime minister Dmitry Medvedev said
http://www.asianewsnet.net/No-pivot-to-SE-Asia-73867.html

10 MARCH 2015

South China Sea security architecture to figure in India-ASEAN dialogue

Amid growing concern over China’s territorial assertions in the South China Sea, India and the 10-member ASEAN will discuss the security architecture in the sea as well as connectivity projects with Southeast Asia to give a fillip to India’s Act East policy, a top official said on Tuesday
http://www.singaporenews.net/index.php/sid/230939159

19 FEBRUARY 2015

Southeast Asia set to become a new EU

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is on course to declare its 10-member nations a unified common market as of December 31, 2015, but sceptics say European Union-style economic integration will be difficult to achieve http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2015/02/southeast-asia-set-eu-150211114547688.html

12 FEBRUARY 2015

ASEAN Eyes Closer Military Ties in 2015

The grouping is mulling new defense initiatives under Malaysia’s chairmanship
http://thediplomat.com/2015/02/asean-eyes-closer-military-ties-in-2015/

6 FEBRUARY 2015

Malaysia, Indonesia to solve sea spats

The leaders of Malaysia and Indonesia on Friday pledged renewed efforts to resolve stubborn disputes over maritime borders that have long nagged at one of Southeast Asia’s most important bilateral relationships.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/468306/malaysia-indonesia-to-seek-resolution-of-maritime-disputes

4 FEBRUARY 2015

 A new cold war?

With the United States’ renewed affection for Asia provoking suspicion from China, will Southeast Asian nations become pawns as the two superpowers battle for influence?
http://sea-globe.com/a-new-cold-war-southeast-asia-globe/

29 JANUARY 2015

Philippines, Vietnam upgrade ties in show of unity against China

The Philippines and Vietnam are forging closer ties in a symbolic move after China stepped up activities in disputed areas of the East Sea
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/philippines-vietnam-upgrade-ties-in-show-of-unity-against-china-38204.html

3 JANUARY 2014

Thai-Cambodian ties ‘warming’

Thailand and Cambodia look set to take a more compromising stance over their dispute on « overlapping » maritime areas, according to a security source. « They have adopted such a stance because they have already reckoned that unsuccessful negotiations mean both sides will lose benefits. If they can’t reach a deal, it will be impossible to use the maritime resources from the overlapping areas, » the source said
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Thai-Cambodian-ties-warming-30251138.html

27 DECEMBER 2014

ASEAN Way lights path ahead for region

The pursuit of the ASEAN Economic Community – with the goal of forming a single market and production base with a free flow of goods, services, capital and skilled labour – is now in its final stretch
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/asean-way-lights-path-ahead-region

18 DECEMBER 2014

Greater Mekong Subregion likely still a decade away

With the vast Chinese market on its northern doorstep, it is being touted as the next big growth area in Southeast Asia. And it is due to receive a US$51.5 billion boost when Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) leaders meet this week in Bangkok
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Greater-Mekong-Subregion-likely-still-a-decade-awa-69246.html

13 DECEMBER 2014

China, ASEAN should build community of common destiny with strategic mutual trust: Chinese experts 

China and the ASEAN countries should build a community of common destiny with strategic mutual trust to meet the supreme interests of all parties, experts from both sides said at the ASEAN Development Forum 2014 held in Hong Kong on Saturday.
http://en.people.cn/n/2014/1213/c90883-8822514.html

11 DECEMBER 2014

S. Korea-Asean Summit marks 25 years of ties

South Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have had ties for 25 years, but each of its members continue to have unique values and things to offer each other
http://www.asianewsnet.net/S-Korea-Asean-Summit-marks-25-years-of-ties-68846.html

10 DECEMBER 2014

Businesses hope for more Korean investments in Singapore, ASEAN companies

The inaugural ASEAN-ROK Business Council Meeting was held in Busan, South Korea on Wednesday (Dec 10) with the aim of boosting co-operation between the private sectors, ASEAN and South Korea.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/businesses-hope-for-more/1522828.html

3 DECEMBER 2014

Three paths to sustained economic growth in Southeast Asia

A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute, Southeast Asia at the crossroads: Three paths to prosperity, finds that the region can address its productivity challenges and find new catalysts for growth by pursuing the opportunities associated with three global megatrends
http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/energy_resources_materials/three_paths_to_sustained_economic_growth_in_southeast_asia?cid=other-eml-nsl-mip-mck-oth-1412

13 NOVEMBER 2014

Abe pledges aggressive infrastructure support to ASEAN members

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe voiced his intention to aggressively provide assistance for infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia, his latest move to counter efforts by China to gain influence in the region.
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/around_asia/AJ201411130062

11 NOVEMBER 2014

5 things to watch for at Asean summit

The Asean summit that starts here tomorrow will be the last meeting for ASEAN leaders in 2014 and also the last meeting before the chair rotates from Myanmar to Malaysia. Here are five key issues to look out for:
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/442736/5-things-to-watch-for-at-asean-summit

8 NOVEMBER 2014

ASEAN a perennial quiet achiever

On 12 November 2014, ASEAN leaders will gather in Naypyidaw, Myanmar’s new capital, for their twice-yearly summit.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/11/08/asean-a-perennial-quiet-achiever/

29 OCTOBER 2014

Experts: Start work on ASEAN power grid now

A power network that connects the national grids of all ASEAN countries could boost energy security, increase energy supply and, ultimately, make electricity cheaper for people.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/experts-start-work-asean-power-grid-now

23 OCTOBER 2014

ASEAN companies face cybersecurity challenges

As companies in the region go online, they face cybersecurity challenges in an evolving business landscape with new threats and security systems that are often too fragmented and complex
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/asean-companies-face-cybersecurity-challenges

22 OCTOBER 2014

India-ASEAN Trade: Working Toward Greater Manufacturing Integration

By loosening regulations and attracting investors, India hopes to become a global manufacturing hub. Boosting trade ties with ASEAN is an important step in this direction, as India’s exports to ASEAN have increased roughly 10-fold over the past decade, making it a key export market for Indian goods.
http://cogitasia.com/india-asean-trade-working-toward-greater-manufacturing-integration/

10 OCTOBER 2014

Southeast Asia’s Points of Light in a Murky Democratic Dawn

Nearly two decades into the twenty-first century, the struggle for democracy in Southeast Asia continues to battle strong headwinds. Sometimes, as in Thailand where the military seized power last May, this has resulted in a complete reversal of course.
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/southeast-asias-points-light-murky-democratic-dawn/

10 OCTOBER 2014

Asean+3 upgrades finance body

Asean plus Japan, China and South Korea on Friday signed an agreement to upgrade their Asean+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (Amro) to an international organisation in the future.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/437045/asean-3-upgrades-finance-body

28 SEPTEMBER 2014

Asean issues first joint statement on ISIS crisis

Asean foreign ministers have raised concerns over the situation in Syria and Iraq, issuing their first joint statement on the brewing crisis over militant group ISIS.The 10-nation bloc released a joint statement on the issue yesterday, after an Asean-US ministerial meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Asean-issues-first-joint-statement-on-ISIS-crisis-65059.html

16 SEPTEMBER 2014

Indonesia ratifies Asean haze pact

The Asean Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution, which was signed in 2002, went into effect the following year, and Indonesia is the last country to ratify it.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/432547/indonesia-ratifies-asean-haze-pact
http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/indonesia-ratifies-haze-treaty-12-years-stalling/

10 SEPTEMBER 2014

Is bigger better for ASEAN in a mega-regional world?

Big-block trade agreements or ‘mega-regionals’, revolving around one or more major powers, are the latest trend in trade policy negotiations. ASEAN is involved in two: the American-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Chinese-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). But are mega-regionals good for trade and economic growth? Will they spur regional and global economic integration? And where does ASEAN stand?

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/09/10/is-bigger-better-for-asean-in-a-mega-regional-world/

1 SEPTEMBER 2014

ASEAN: Toward a common voice

A united geopolitical voice would give the Association of Southeast Asian Nations a bigger global role, says Simon Tay, the chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs. In a related video, the CEO of GE ASEAN, Stuart Dean, explains the company’s approach to the region.
http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/public_sector/asean_toward_a_common_voice

29 AUGUST 2014

Banking integration in ASEAN gathers pace

The ASEAN Economic Community, planned to come into effect in 2015, is expected to liberalise goods, capital and skilled labour flows in the ASEAN region. While there has been considerable progress in the area of trade integration, financial integration still lags behind.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/08/29/banking-integration-in-asean-gathers-pace/

12 AUGUST 2014

Asean calls for progress on Code of Conduct

Expressing serious concern over increased tension in the South China Sea, ASEAN foreign ministers have called for quick progress on a long-delayed Code of Conduct (COC) to manage disputes in the waters where China has rival claims with four ASEAN states
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/asean-calls-progress-code-conduct

8 AUGUST 2014

Thailand ‘key to growing China-Asean cooperation’

China sees the upcoming Asean Economic Community (AEC) as an opportunity for further cooperation with the region, and says Thailand can play a leading role in the strengthening of these ties.
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/Thailand-key-to-growing-China-Asean-cooperation-30240582.html

5 AUGUST 2014

Southeast Asia Supplying Jihadists to Middle East?

Southeast Asian governments with large Muslim populations are concerned that the nascent Islamic State of Iraq and ISIS, or its Islamic rival the al-Nusrah Front, are recruiting young followers for battle and also raising funds throughout the region.
http://www.asiasentinel.com/society/southeast-asia-supplying-jihadists-middle-east/

2 AUGUST 2014

Asean to look into boosting security ties ahead of AEC

Asean will explore the ways and means of strengthening cooperation in order to tackle new, non-traditional security threats at the annual ministerial meeting in Nay Pyi Taw next week, an official said
http://www.asianewsnet.net/news-62997.html

21 JULY 2014

Asean calls for MH17 probe

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has condemned the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine and called for an independent investigation into the catastrophe
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/asean-calls-mh17-probe

1 JULY 2014

China and ASEAN’s Economic Integration: Developments & Opportunities

A collection of articles published by China Briefing on this topic
http://www.china-briefing.com/news/2014/07/01/china-aseans-economic-integration-developments-opportunities.html#sthash%2ERE2ildaE%2Edpuf

3 JUNE 2014

China-ASEAN Wage Comparisons and the 70 Percent Production Capacity Benchmark

As wage increases in China continue to rise – along with the comparatively high national welfare costs – increasing comment is being made as to the legitimacy of the “China Plus One” scenario. Coined some years ago, this theory – in reality, more of a shrewd observation – suggests that future manufacturing capacity will be placed both in China and externally in another location by the same manufacturer.
http://www.china-briefing.com/news/2014/06/03/china-asean-wage-comparisons-70-production-capacity-benchmark.html

30 MAY 2014

Abe backs Asean position

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged on Friday to support Vietnam and the Philippines in their territorial disputes with China, saying the use of force and intimidation to change the status quo cannot be justified.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/412721/abe-stands-up-for-asean

24 MAY 2014

Asean’s neutrality is its strength

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/aseans-neutrality-its-strength

12 MAY 2014

Asean fires warning shot across China’s bows

Southeast Asian leaders have expressed « serious concern » over worsening territorial disputes in the South China Sea, presenting a rare united front against an increasingly assertive Beijing.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/asean-fires-warning-shot-across-chinas-bows
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/409415/china-claims-certain-countries-damaging-its-ties-with-asean

11 MAY 2014

Sea row dominates Southeast Asian summit

Surging maritime tensions dominated a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders Sunday, with Vietnam calling on its regional neighbours for support in its worsening territorial dispute with China
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/sea-row-dominates-southeast-asian-summit-0

10 MAY 2014

ASEAN FMs Urge Restraint in East China Sea Disputes

Foreign ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have expressed concern over escalating tensions in the South China Sea, where China has been involved in maritime disputes with Vietnam and the Philippines
http://www.voanews.com/content/asean-fms-urge-restraint-in-east-china-sea-disputes/1911855.html

5 MAY 2014

Asean centrality rests on peoples not leaders

As the global strategic landscape has undergone dramatic shifted, the much heralded Asean centrality is being challenged to the core. The most frequently asked questions these days are: Is there such thing as the Asean centrality? If so has Asean earned it?http://www.nationmultimedia.com/opinion/Asean-centrality-rests-on-peoples-not-leaders-30232855.html

25 APRIL 2014

Wake-up call for Asean nations

After almost 47 years of Asean’s existence, there are many who are inclined to believe that the region’s present peace and prosperity are the natural order of things. Delivering the 34th Singapore Lecture this week, Brunei Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah noted that the region’s strategic landscape would be influenced by changes in the relationship between emergent major and middle powers. Asean’s challenge would be to find its place in the new configuration

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Wake-up-call-for-Asean-nations-59639.html

21 APRIL 2014

14 nations look to resolve regional boat people issue

In a two-day international workshop titled Special Conference on the Irregular Movement of People, at the Foreign Ministry on Monday and Tuesday, representatives are expected to establish measures to protect asylum seekers and prevent human trafficking and people smuggling in the region
http://www.asianewsnet.net/14-nations-look-to-resolve-regional-boat-people-is-59484.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/405891/indonesia-speaks-out-on-boatpeople-amid-australia-tension

28 FEBRUARY 2014

Asean winning Japan investments

More Japanese companies are choosing the Asean region over China as an investment destination as rising costs and concerns about the environment make Asia’s biggest economy less attractive, according to the Japan External Trade Organization.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/397532/asean-winning-japan-investments

24 JANUARY 2014

Asian countries talk up ASEAN at Davos meeting

The strength of ASEAN is at its greatest when members work together, Southeast Asian countries said on Friday at a panel discussing the future of the regional bloc amid ongoing territorial spats with China

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/asian-countries-talk-up/967290.html

17 JANUARY 2014

ASEAN Ministers Conclude First High-Level Meeting in Burma

ASEAN foreign ministers have concluded the first-ever high-level meeting hosted by Burma, also known as Myanmar, since the once-isolated country joined the grouping in 1997
http://www.voanews.com/content/asean-ministers-conclude-first-high-level-meeting-in-burma/1832420.html

15 JANUARY 2014

Will an Integrated ASEAN Region Challenge China?

China’s status as the global darling for foreign investment and trade is facing some competition these days from Southeast Asian nations that, while small, are forming an increasingly important economic bloc. Though the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, comprises a market of 610 million people — less than half the size of China’s — the bloc’s more affluent consumers are looking increasingly attractive, especially to Japanese companies wary of risks stemming from escalating territorial disputes with Beijing

http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/will-an-integrated-asean-region-challenge-china/

11 JANUARY 2014

Philippines, Vietnam condemn China’s fishing law

The Philippines and Vietnam condemned a new Chinese law that requires foreign fishermen to seek Beijing’s approval to operate in much of the South China Sea, but China’s Foreign Ministry insisted it has the right do so. http://asiancorrespondent.com/118205/philippines-vietnam-condemn-chinas-fishing-law/

14 DECEMBER 2013

Japan, ASEAN Pledge Cooperation in Ensuring Freedom of Navigation

Leaders from Japan and 10 Southeast Asian countries have wrapped up a summit in Tokyo with a pledge to cooperate to ensure freedom of air and sea navigation.

http://www.voanews.com/content/japan-asean-pledge-cooperation-in-ensuring-freedom-of-navigation/1810301.html http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/12/japan-asean-call-free-seas-skies-201312146434816362.html

13 DECEMBER 2013

Japan ‘to pledge $20 bn aid to Asean’

In a summit of Japan and 10 members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean), Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will announce 2 trillion yen ($20 billion) in loans and grants over five years, public broadcaster NHK and business daily Nikkei reported.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/384696/japan-to-pledge-20-bn-aid-to-asean

29 NOVEMBER 2013

Building ASEAN as a learning community

In October 2003, member states endorsed the ASEAN Concord II (Bali Concord II), which established a vision for economic integration through the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). At the 2007 ASEAN Summit in Cebu, the deadline to establish the AEC was shortened from 2020 to 2015, underscoring the determination of ASEAN leaders to achieve this ambitious goal.

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/11/29/building-asean-as-a-learning-community/

22 NOVEMBER 2013

ASEAN as pawn in great power game

Without a cohesive identity and clear future vision, ASEAN will risk strategic irrelevance and remain at the mercy of great power rivalry between China and the USA for regional influence

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/SEA-02-221113.html

24 OCTOBER 2013

Beijing Unveils New Strategy for ASEAN–China Relations

ASEAN–China relations have improved dramatically over the past decade since the inking of their strategic partnership on August 29, 2003. Two-way trade increased more than six-fold over the last ten years to top $400 billion last year, while investments exceeded $100 billion during the same period

http://www.jamestown.org/regions/chinaasiapacific/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=41526&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=52&cHash=4dd6e0c00ec3fa41a3d07dd6a0f1ec3c#.UmwgWMtOLmQ

23 OCTOBER 2013

Vietnam’s role in ASEAN

Joining ASEAN had crucial social, political, economic and security implications for Vietnam. Vietnam’s membership of the grouping integrated its security with the whole of Southeast Asia and created a favourable environment for economic development. This, in turn, raised Vietnam’s global image, leading to increased cooperation with multiple players in the region and greater bargaining clout with super powers like the United States and China.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/10/23/vietnams-role-in-asean/

11 OCTOBER 2013

Wrap-up of the 23rd ASEAN Summit

The major achievements of the 23rd ASEAN Summit held this week in Brunei can be linked to what did and did not happen.

http://aseanec.blogspot.fr/2013/10/wrap-up-of-23rd-asean-summit.html

10 OCTOBER 2013

Myanmar takes Asean chair

Myanmar won a new diplomatic prize Thursday for its dramatic political reforms, taking the helm of Southeast Asia’s regional bloc despite warnings from some critics that the move was premature.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/374040/myanmar-takes-asean-chair
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/former-pariah-myanmar-takes-asean-chair

9 OCTOBER 2013

ASEAN summit gets under way in Brunei

Asian leaders are gathering in Brunei against a backdrop of divisive territorial disputes and flagging free trade efforts, with China taking expected to take on a prominent role in the absence of US President Barack Obama.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/10/asean-summit-gets-under-way-brunei-20131094534761988.html

18 SEPTEMBER 2013

Asean is not yet ready for integration, Mahathir says

Singapore is the onlymember that will be completely ready for economic integration under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015, and some of the group’s poorer members should be allowed to retain their economic protections, former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Asean-is-not-yet-ready-for-integration-Mahathir-sa-30215069.html

4 SEPTEMBER 2013

Diamond decade’ ahead for China, Asean

Trade and investment between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are expected to more than double by 2020, Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday.These goals are part of what the premier calls a « diamond decade » of relations the two must strive to achieve. Trade is expected to reach US$1 trillion in 2020, compared with $400 billion last year, Li said at the 10th China-Asean Expo, which opened on Tuesday in Nanning, capital of the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Diamond-decade-ahead-for-China-Asean-51152.html

20 AUGUST 2013

US firms doubt AEC single market goal

Two leading American business groups Tuesday said US firms operating in Asean countries are sceptical the regional bloc can meet a 2015 deadline to establish a single market.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/365537/us-firms-question-aec-2015-deadline

14 AUGUST 2013

ASEAN vows unity on South China Sea: Thai official

Southeast Asian nations on Wednesday vowed unity in pressing China to accept a binding code of conduct for handling disputes in the South China Sea, the Thai foreign ministry said.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/asean-vows-unity-south-china-sea-thai-official

12 JULY 2013

ASEAN: between China and America

Where is ASEAN going right now? Cambodia had a difficult year as ASEAN Chair in 2012,  struggling with unfortunate regional tension on the issue of South China Sea, which resulted in ASEAN’s disunity for the first time in 45 years.                                                                       http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/07/12/asean-between-china-and-america/

4 JULY 2013

China Agrees to Discuss ‘Code of Conduct’ Rules

This week the Association of Southeast Asian Nations appeared to make progress on addressing territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Following meetings in Brunei, the group announced that China had agreed to discuss a set of rules known as the “code of conduct” to avoid conflict in the disputed waters http://www.voanews.com/content/asean-south-china-sea-dispute-heads-to-beijing-for-talks/1694932.html                                                                                                     http://www.asianewsnet.net/Koreas-to-meet-on-Gaeseong-48803.html

2 JULY 2013

China and its Neighbors

In recent years China’s claims in the South China Sea have provoked much regional tension with the Philippines and Vietnam, although while the Philippines and Vietnam also have conflicting claims between each other over most of the Spratly Islands, there has not been much tension between these two nations. Malaysia and Brunei, despite being also parties to the Spratlys dispute, have been keeping a low profile. http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5539&Itemid=171

24 JUNE 2013

Southeast Asia : The next crisis ?

Southeast Asia, so long a byway of the world economy, has become a well-worn path for foreign investors seeking refuge from the continuing after-effects of the global financial crisis. They have come because the region has been surging ahead over the last few years, even as the West slumped, China readjusted and India stuttered.                                                                                      http://thediplomat.com/2013/06/24/southeast-asia-the-next-crisis/3/?all=true&goback=.gde_1972950_member_252658355

14 JUNE 2013

US investment shifts to ASEAN

As China and India begin to lose luster, private investors are increasingly setting their gaze on the diverse and rapidly growing countries of ASEAN. For US businesses, the shift has become especially palpable. http://investvine.com/us-investment-shifts-to-asean/?goback=%2Egde_1972950_member_250373070

2 JUNE 2013

How indigenous people are turned off their lands

Hundreds of thousands in Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand are said to have been displaced http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/02/indigenous-people-turned-off-land

23 MAY 2013

China and its Southeast Asian neighbours need more strategic capital

Early this year, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited the ASEAN Secretariat and four ASEAN member countries to strengthen mutual understanding and strategic trust, and show support for ASEAN community building. Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan also visited Brunei and held a consultative meeting with the 10 ASEAN Defence Ministers on the sideline of the seventh ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting to exchange views on regional security issues and discuss measures to reduce tensions in the region, particularly in the South China Sea. Yet there is still a long way to go before a true partnership between ASEAN and China can take hold, with greater investments in strategic trust required. http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/05/23/china-and-its-southeast-asian-neighbours-need-more-strategic-capital/

29 APRIL 2013

Wrap-up of the 22nd ASEAN Summit

Last week the ASEAN Summit and its associated preparatory meetings took place in Brunei. Here are a few developments related to the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)                                                                                                                                                http://aseanec.blogspot.fr/2013/04/wrap-up-of-22nd-asean-summit.html?goback=.gde_2343547_member_236423857

15 APRIL 2013

Singapore and the US: an extraordinary relationship’ get closer

While Julia Gillard was preparing for her high-profile visit to China, less noticed by the Australian media was a visit to the United States from 1 to 4 April by Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Lee took a senior delegation of ministers and officials and was afforded excellent access: a meeting with President Obama, and calls with the Secretaries of State, Defense and Treasury among others. As Obama put it in his remarks to the media during Lee’s call, the US has an ‘extraordinary relationship’ with Singapore: ‘We have extremely close military cooperation. And I want to thank Singapore for all the facilities that they provide that allow us to maintain our effective Pacific presence.’ http://www.aspistrategist.org.au/singapore-and-the-us-an-extraordinary-relationship-gets-closer/

26 MARCH 2013

Religion, race and politics: ASEAN’s Gordian knot

It’s time for ASEAN to play a constructive role in tackling religious and racial tensions across the region. http://thediplomat.com/2013/03/26/religion-race-and-politics-aseans-gordian-knot/

22 MACH 2013

On the fast track to a Singapore–Malaysia economic union?

The recent announcement of a high-speed rail link between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, with a commute of only 90 minutes, has raised the prospect of closer economic integration between the two cities.                                                                       http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/03/22/on-the-fast-track-to-a-singapore-malaysia-economic-union/

17 MARCH 2013

Warming ties between Malaysia and Singapore

Suffice it to say that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong have continuously demonstrated their commitment to building good neighbourly ties between the nations that they are leading. http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Business/Story/A1Story20130317-409239.html

13 MARCH 2013

Japan seeks defence ties with ASEAN amid China rows

Japan on Wednesday 13 March called for stronger security ties with Southeast Asia as Tokyo looks to boost alliances at a time of growing territorial tensions with China                                                                http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1259652/1/.html

10 MARCH 2013

Funding tertiary education in Southeast Asia and beyond

In recent decades Southeast Asian countries have simultaneously enjoyed rapid economic growth and a significant expansion of the higher education sector. But many countries in the region are finding it difficult to pay for this expansion of their universities. http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/03/10/funding-tertiary-education-in-southeast-asia-and-beyond/

5 MARCH 2013

Countering Maritime Piracy and Robbery in Southeast Asia: The Role of the ReCAAP Agreement (see PDF)

http://www.eias.org/publication/briefing-paper/countering-maritime-piracy-and-robbery-southeast-asia-role-recaap?goback=%2Egde_4023266_member_219471758

22 FEBRUARY 2013

ASEAN’s great power dilemma

Since the end of the Cold War, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has engaged the outside world to play an active security role within greater East Asia. In 1994, ASEAN created the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), at which regional powers such as the United States, Japan, and China meet annually to discuss security issues in the region and beyond                                    http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/SEA-01-220213.html

20 FEBRUARY 2013

Malaysia-Singapore Political Obstacle Removed, but Still No Full Implementation of the AFAGIT

Yesterday Singapore’s and Malaysia’s prime ministers announced plans to build a high-speed rail link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. This is just the latest progress in improving cross-straits relations. Hopefully, this will help lead to ending the long delay in full implementation of the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Goods in Transit (AFAGIT), a key but low-profile aspect of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). http://aseanec.blogspot.sg/2013/02/malaysia-singapore-political-obstacle.html

6 FEBRUARY 2013

Sombath Case a ‘Blow’ to ASEAN

The “forced disappearance” of Lao activist Sombath Somphone is a blow to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), rights groups said Tuesday, as members of parliament across Asia and Europe urged the Laotian Prime minister to order an “urgent” investigation into his case                                                                                                                                                                             http://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/sombath-02062013164521.html

18 JANUARY 2013

ASEAN dogged by rights concerns

As senior diplomat Le Luong Minh officially assumed the post of ASEAN Secretary-General about a week ago, a court in his home country Vietnam was sending more than a dozen peaceful activists to jail in the largest trial of its kind in the one-party communist state. http://www.rfa.org/english/east-asia-beat/rights-01182013210700.html

13 JANURY 2013

Challenging ASEAN: the American pivot in Southeast Asia

As much as China is front and centre for the United States and Asia, the American pivot is not all about the dragon. It is also very much about the 10 member states of ASEAN.                                                                                                       http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/01/13/challenging-asean-the-american-pivot-in-southeast-asia/

9 JANUARY 2013

ASEAN seeks talks with Beijing to settle South China Sea disputes

This is the aim of the organisation’s new secretary general, Vietnam’s Le Luong Minh, who wants a new round of discussions to reach a global code of conduct. Rules on navigation and borders are not only a regional issue, but something vital for everyone        http://www.asianews.it/news-en/ASEAN-seeks-talks-with-Beijing-to-settle-South-China-Sea-disputes-26816.html

7 JANURY 2013

Brunei to hasten Asean integration

« Brunei’s ASEAN chairmanship in 2013 will be very important in ensuring the ASEAN Community meets its 2015 deadline, and I am confident that Brunei is capable of taking the role as chair », said executive director of the Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies Dato Paduka Dr Hj Ismail Hj Duraman.                                                                                                                                                                                            http://www.bt.com.bn/news-national/2013/01/03/brunei-hasten-asean-integration

20 DECEMBER 2012

ASEAN-India ties boosted by FTA conclusion

Twenty years of ASEAN-India ties received a boost in New Delhi on Thursday 20  with the announcement that the much-awaited ASEAN-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has been concluded, after discussions on the investment and services chapters were completed http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/southasia/view/1243743/1/.html

17 DECEMBER 2012

ASEAN’s Time to Invest in Timor-Leste

As Brunei assumes ASEAN’s chairmanship for 2013, one major question it faces is Timor-Leste’s bid for membership in the group. Despite some ASEAN members’ previous resistance to Timor-Leste’s entrance, the country’s sustained political and economic development over the last year and a half reflect a maturing nation poised for ascension to ASEAN. Brunei has a genuine opportunity to build ASEAN’s inclusiveness and invest in a nation that will pay dividends in the future.
http://cogitasia.com/asean%E2%80%99s-time-to-invest-in-timor-leste/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cogitasia%2FZCwV+%28cogitASIA+Posts%29&goback=%2Egde_134242_member_197275829

 

4 DECEMBER 2012

Le Luong Minh, the new Asean General Secretary

Vietnam nominated Minh to succeed former Thailand foreign minister Dr. Surin Pitsuwan to be the next secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for the term 2013-2017. The secretary general role holds ministerial rank, and rotates among ASEAN countries in alphabetical order.
http://cogitasia.com/the-leaderboard-le-luong-minh/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cogitasia%2FZCwV+%28cogitASIA+Posts%29&goback=%2Egde_134242_member_192902062

23 NOVEMBER 2012

US and China vie for influence in SE Asia

When Air Force One touched down in Cambodia this week, Barack Obama became the first US president to visit the country. But during his trip, part of a US attempt to “rebalance” towards Asia, Mr Obama bumped up against a rival power
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/a0566e9e-3493-11e2-8b86-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=published_links%2Frss%2Fworld_asia-pacific_china%2Ffeed%2F%2Fproduct#axzz2D9UqYvYy

20 NOVEMBER 2012

No Asean unity in sea row with China

Leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) decided on Sunday to ask China to start formal talks “as soon as possible” on crafting a legally binding code of conduct in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) aimed at preventing violence over disputed territories
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=39081&sec=1
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Asean-Summit,-no-agreement-between-the-U.S.-and-Cina-regarding-the-South-China-Sea-26402.html

18 NOVEMBER 2012

Leaders at ASEAN summit sign human rights declaration

Southeast Asian leaders endorsed a controversial human rights pact on Sunday during an annual summit in which they also focused on bruising territorial rows and deadly unrest in Myanmar. Heads of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) hailed their declaration on human rights as a landmark agreement that would help protect the region’s 600 million people http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/southeastasia/view/1237958/1/.html http://www.voanews.com/content/asean-summit-opens-in-phnom-penh/1548305.html

17 NOVEMBER 2012

ASEAN’s democracy deficit and the protection of human rights

The first-of-its-kind ‘ASEAN Human Rights Declaration’ will be adopted at the ASEAN Summit in November this year.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/11/17/aseans-democracy-deficit-and-the-protection-of-human-rights/

24 OCTOBER 2012

Free Speech and the Battle for ASEAN

In the last decade, several of ASEAN’s member countries recognized the need for greater regional integration to confront the challenges of the 21st century. They convinced their fellow members to go along, resulting in the 2007 ASEAN Charter and the announcement of the ASEAN Political-Security Community to be established in 2015. The goal of both is the promotion of greater political integration based upon shared values of human rights, rule of law, and democracy. Unfortunately, diverging trends in freedom of expression within ASEAN signal trouble for the fast-approaching 2015 deadline.
http://cogitasia.com/free-speech-and-the-battle-for-asean/

17 OCTOBER 1012

The defence of narrow seas in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian states are trying to build up toward an unprecedented level of naval modernisation as tensions in the South China Sea test their abilities to find diplomatic solutions to their territorial disputes.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/10/17/the-defence-of-narrow-seas-in-southeast-asia/

12 OCTOBER 2012

ASEAN: regional stabiliser in Southeast and East Asia?

On 8 August 2012 ASEAN celebrated its 45th year. As a mature regional economic organisation, ASEAN can act as a potential stabiliser in Southeast and East Asia. ASEAN’s internal developments affect developments in the East Asian region, so the association stands to consolidate this influence by promoting the resolution of the South China Sea issue and supporting Myanmar’s transition to democracy and economic development.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/10/12/asean-regional-stabiliser-in-southeast-and-east-asia/

22 SEPTEMBER 2012

China Mends Fences in Sea Dispute

Following much prodding and diplomacy, China appears to be showing some flexibility in its approach towards drawing up a code of conduct with the Southeast Asian nations aimed at avoiding clashes over competing territorial claims in the vast sea, diplomats in the region told RFA
http://www.rfa.org/english/east-asia-beat/sea-09222012101905.html

21 SEPTEMBER 2012

Experts paint gloomy picture on South China Sea conflict

As China’s military power grows, the potential for conflicts between members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) may increase, and finding solutions within the grouping could become more difficult, experts have said
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/09/21/experts-paint-gloomy-picture-south-china-sea-conflict.html

4 SEPTEMBER 2012

Clinton calls for ASEAN unity on S China Sea

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/201293153550538791.html

28 AUGUST 2012

ASEAN ministers vow to narrow gap among nations

ASEAN’s economic meeting pledged on Tuesday 28 to support the association’s new members in order to narrow development gaps between the member countries.
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/08/29/asean-ministers-vow-narrow-gap-among-nations.html

8 AUGUST 2012

The end of ASEAN centrality?

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) suffered a major loss of face, at least in the perceptions of some international media and academic experts, owing to its failure to issue its customary joint communique at its last ministerial meeting (ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, or the AMM) in Cambodia held during July 9-13.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/NH08Ae03.html

18 JULY 2012

Indonesia steps in to mediate South China sea dispute

Appealing for calm over the South China Sea disputes, Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has dispatched his foreign minister to several Asean capitals to search for a consensus on the way forward to deal with the issue, particularly with China.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=33587&sec=1

Cambodia, Thailand pull troops from temple flashpoint

Cambodia and Thailand pulled hundreds of soldiers out of a disputed border area on Wednesday, a year after a ruling by the UN’s highest court, replacing them with police and security guards.The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on July 18 last year ordered the neighbours to demilitarise a strip of land adjacent to the Preah Vihear temple which was the scene of deadly clashes in 2011 http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1214288/1/.html http://www.rfa.org/english/video?param=value&storyId=Cambodia-Preah-Vihear http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/07/201271845840265105.html

17 JULY 2012

Why there’s no Asean joint communiqué

I am sharing this article with the Filipino people to inform them of the real state of the discussions during the 45th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Ministerial Meeting in Phnom Penh on July 9. I was present during the discussions in the different sessions.
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/44771/why-there%E2%80%99s-no-asean-joint-communique
13 JULY 2012

ASEAN talks fail over South China Sea dispute

Days of heated diplomacy at Southeast Asian talks have ended in failure, as deep splits over China prevented the ASEAN grouping from issuing its customary joint statement for the first time. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/07/201271381350228798.html http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/13/world/asia/asian-leaders-fail-to-resolve-disputes-on-south-china-sea-during-asean-summit.html?_r=1&ref=asia

1 JUNE 2012

Experts make strong case for Asean integration

Despite the painful lessons from Europe, Asean nations are moving towards integration as a way to boost regional resilience against external shocks
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/Experts-make-strong-case-for-Asean-integration-30183284.html

5 MAY 2012

Asean seen as economic growth force by 2015

The Southeast Asian region, with an estimated population of 600 million, is anticipated to join the ranks of China and India as a major economic growth force in Asia should its constituent countries succeed in integrating their economies by 2015
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=30249&sec=1

3 APRIL 2012

ASEAN strengthens regional cooperation against human trafficking

Senior officials from the ASEAN member states came together yesterday  April 3  to strengthen ties in the fight against regional human trafficking
http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/Story/A1Story20120404-337697.html

3 APRIL 2012

Asean calls for Burma sanctions to be lifted

Leaders of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean), meeting in Cambodia, have called for economic sanctions against Burma to be lifted
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17599929

 

North Korea nuclear saga

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7 NOVEMBER 2017

In South Korea, Trump adopts carrot-and-stick approach to North

US President Donald Trump has arrived in South Korea, where he met with President Moon Jae-in and both threatened North Korea with military action and invited it to make a deal with Washington
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/11/07/541307/Donald-Trump-Seoul-Moon-Camp-Humphreys
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-07/donald-turmp-warns-ready-to-use-force-against-north-korea/9127902?section=world
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41896635

7 OCTOBER 2017

 Additional considerations on the North Korean strategy

The response to North Korea’s  further military escalation should consist in Japan’s and South Korea’s nuclear rearmament. It would be the response, but also the explicit justification, for North Korea’s rearmament
http://moderndiplomacy.eu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=3042:additional-considerations-on-the-north-korean-strategy&Itemid=135

30 SEPTEMBER 2017

Rex Tillerson: US in contact with North Korea

The US says it has open channels of communication with North Korea and is « probing » whether the Pyongyang government is ready to enter talks on giving up its nuclear weapons programme
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/rex-tillerson-china-korea-talks-170930035204341.html
http://www.france24.com/en/video/20170930-rex-tillerson-opens-channels-communication-north-korea-seeking-de-escalate-tension
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41454007

17 SEPTEMBER 2017

 North Korea’s nuclear weapons: Here is what we know

Here is what we know about North Korea’s nuclear capabilities and motivation. A 28 minuts video
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/north-korea-testing-nuclear-weapons-170504072226461.html

8 SEPTEMBER 2017

North Korea’s nuclear programme aided by study abroad in China – report

According to an explosive investigation by the Wall Street Journal, the rapid development of North Korea’s missile programme has been aided by its citizens travelling abroad to study in areas beneficial to nuclear and weapons research – in breach of 2016 United Nations sanctions
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/09/north-koreas-nuclear-programme-aided-study-abroad-china-report/#u2HpWpFrFBK5kciX.97

3 SEPTEMBER 2017

North Korea claims it has successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb meant for an intercontinental ballistic missile

North Korea aid it successfully detonated a nuclear weapon meant for an intercontinental ballistic missile, hours after saying it had developed an advanced hydrogen bomb of « great destructive power »
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/kim-jong-un-nuclear-war-atomic-bomb-south-korea-tension-a7926631.html
http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/09/03/north-korean-nuclear-test-spites-both-washington-and-beijing/
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/09/03/n-korea-bomb-prompts-global-condemnation

7 AUGUST 2017

North Korea refuses to stop nuclear weapon development, threatens US over sanctions

 North Korea has vowed that « under no circumstances » will it put its nuclear weapons on the negotiating table. Earlier, the North threatened to make the US pay « thousands of times » for drafting the latest sanctions
http://www.dw.com/en/north-korea-refuses-to-stop-nuclear-weapon-development-threatens-us-over-sanctions/a-39999002
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/7/68/63/1502119087630.html

22 JULY 2017

The long-kept secret behind primitive North Korea’s modern nuclear weaponry

The success of North Korea’s first true intercontinental ballistic missile, possibly capable of reaching Alaska, has sparked speculation over how the isolated country managed to advance the technology so much faster than expected
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2103514/long-kept-secret-behind-primitive-north-koreas-modern

14 MAY 2017

North Korea’s nuclear weapons: Here is all we know

Pyongyang accuses Washington of plotting a ‘decapitation strike’, and sees in nuclear weapons a powerful deterrent
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/north-korea-testing-nuclear-weapons-170504072226461.html

1 MAY 2017

Defiant North Korea hints at nuclear tests to boost force ‘to the maximum’

North Korea suggested on Monday (May 1) it will continue its nuclear weapons tests, saying it will bolster its nuclear force « to the maximum » in a « consecutive and successive way at any moment » in the face of what it calls U.S. aggression and hysteria
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/defiant-north-korea-hints-at-nuclear-tests-to-boost-force–to-the-maximum–8807744
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2017-05/01/content_15607055.html

30 MARCH 2017

Satellite images show activity at North Korean nuclear test site

Satellite imagery shows that up to 100 people have assembled at the main administrative area of North Korea’s nuclear test site, a gathering not seen since January 2013, a month before Pyongyang conducted its third nuclear test, a US institute monitoring the country said on Wednesday
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2083394/satellite-images-show-activity-north-korean-nuclear-test-site
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/gordon-g-chang/north-korea-ready-its-sixth-nuclear-test

24 FEBRUARY 2017

 China say North Korea’s nuclear plan is a problem between U.S. and North Korea

China on Friday dismissed renewed pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump over its role in North Korea, saying the crux of the matter was a dispute between Washington and Pyongyang
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/content/china-north-koreas-nuclear-plan-problem-between-us-and-north-korea

28 JANUARY 2017

North Korea likely to have restarted plutonium reactor, says US think tank

North Korea is suspected of having resumed operations at its plutonium production facility, a US institute monitoring the site said Friday
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2066209/north-korea-likely-have-restarted-plutonium-reactor-says-us
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/28/north-korea-has-restarted-reactor-to-make-plutonium-fresh-images-suggest
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170128_14/

1 JANUARY 2017

North Korea ‘close to testing long-range missiles’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says his country is in the final stage of preparations to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38482142
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170101_18/

27 DECEMBER 2016

North Korea’s Kim determined to develop nuclear capability by 2017, defector says

A high-profile North Korean defector said on Tuesday that top leader Kim Jong-un is determined to develop a nuclear weapons capability by next year and would not be dissuaded by economic incentives, South Korean media reported
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2057490/north-koreas-kim-determined-develop-nuclear-capability-2017

30 NOVEMBER 2016

U.N. stiffens sanctions on North Korea, trying to slow its nuclear march

In an effort to tighten sanctions that largely failed to throttle North Korea’s nuclear program, the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday imposed a cap on coal exports, the country’s chief source of hard currency
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/30/world/asia/north-korea-un-sanctions.html?smid=li-share&_r=0
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-11/30/content_15534686.html

3 NOVEMBER 2016

Is North Korea’s nuclear tech for sale?

Concerns remain about the possible transfer of North Korea’s nuclear technology and knowledge to non-state actors. How likely is North Korea to engage in a nuclear arms sale with a terrorist group?http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/11/03/is-north-koreas-nuclear-tech-for-sale/

26 SEPTEMBER 2016

US sanctions Chinese company for alleged support of North Korea

The United States has announced criminal charges and economic sanctions against a Chinese company for alleged support of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/26/us-sanctions-china-north-korea-dandong-hongxiang
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2022768/us-sanctions-chinese-company-over-ties-north-korea

11  SEPTEMBER 2016

North Korea demands recognition as legitimate nuclear state

North Korea has demanded the US recognise it as a “legitimate nuclear weapons state” following its fifth and largest atomic test, adding that threats of further sanctions against the country were “laughable”
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/11/north-korea-demands-recognition-as-legitimate-nuclear-state-pyongyang
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-11/us-must-recognise-north-korea-as-nuclear-weapons-state-kcna-says/7834620?section=world

9 SEPTEMBER 2016

North Korea conducts 2nd nuclear test this year

An announcer with North Korean state television KCNA read a statement from the Nuclear Weapon Research Institute of the DPRK confirming a successful nuclear test was conducted to assess the capacity of a nuclear warhead that can now be miniaturized to fit on various types of missiles
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/247519847
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37317782
https://www.nknews.org/2016/09/north-koreas-5th-nuke-test-why-now-and-what-next/

22 JULY 2016

Secret North Korean nuclear site identified, report claims

A US think tank said on Friday it may have identified a secret North Korean gas centrifuge plant used in the early stages of the nuclear-armed country’s illicit uranium enrichment efforts
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/1993289/secret-north-korean-nuclear-site-identified-report-claims

22 JUNE 2016

North Korea nuclear envoy says six-party talks are ‘dead’

A North Korean nuclear envoy attending a security forum in Beijing said Wednesday that the long-stalled negotiations on the North’s nuclear weapons program are « dead, » dashing hope that Pyongyang might change its course on its nuclear ambition
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/north-korea-envoy-six-party-talks-are-%E2%80%98dead%E2%80%99

25 APRIL 2016

Obama dismisses N Korea proposal to ‘halt’ nuclear tests

US President Barack Obama has dismissed North Korea’s proposal to suspend nuclear tests if the US ends its annual military exercises with the South
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36127011

9 APRIL 2016

State media says North Korea has successfully tested an engine designed for a new intercontinental ballistic missile

Kim Jong Un reportedly said the successful outcome guarantees that North Korea will be able to carry out different types of nuclear attacks against enemy forces, including the United States
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160409_10/
http://www.euronews.com/2016/04/09/north-korea-says-long-range-missile-engine-could-reach-united-states/

1 APRIL 2016

North Korea to pursue more ‘nuclear deterrence’

North Korea pledged to pursue its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes in defiance of the United States and its allies with a top envoy saying there is now a state of « semi-war » on the divided peninsula.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/04/north-korea-pursue-nuclear-deterence-160401132750285.html
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-04-02/korean-peninsula-in-state-of-semiwar-pyongyang-envoy-says/1565136

25 MARCH 2016

US Intel officials: North Korea ‘probably’ has miniaturized nuke

Some U.S. intelligence analysts now believe that North Korea « probably » possesses a miniaturized nuclear warhead, several U.S. officials told CNN.
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/03/24/politics/north-korea-miniaturized-nuclear-warhead/index.htm

15 MARCH 2016

Korea leader orders nuclear warhead test, missile launches

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has ordered an imminent nuclear warhead explosion test and multiple ballistic missile launches, just weeks after being slapped with tough, new UN sanctions, state media reported Tuesday.
http://english.sina.com/world/2016/0314/898536.html
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3016254

9 MARCH 2016

North Korea’s Kim says country has miniaturized nuclear warheads

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the country has miniaturized nuclear warheads to mount on ballistic missiles and ordered improvements in the power and precision of its arsenal, state media reported on Wednesday.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-nuclear-kim-idUSKCN0WA2QM
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35760797

7 MARCH 2016

North Korea threatens US and S Korea with nuclear strikes

North Korea warned Monday that it would launch a “preemptive and offensive nuclear strike” against South Korea and the United States over their annual military exercises, while Seoul vowed a merciless response against any provocations from the North
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35741936
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3015914

4 MARCH 2016

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his country’s military to be ready to use nuclear weapons at ‘any time’

Kim Jong Un has intensified his rhetoric regarding his country’s nuclear weapons arsenal. His commments follow a recent UN vote to impose unprecedented sanctions on Pyongyang
http://www.euronews.com/2016/03/04/kim-jong-un-orders-north-korea-to-ready-nuclear-weapons-for-use-at-any-time/
http://www.dw.com/en/north-korea-readying-nuclear-weapons-for-use-at-a-moments-notice/a-19093198

2 MARCH 2016

UN slaps North Korea with tough new sanctions

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution that significantly expands existing sanctions against North Korea, in response to the country’s recent nuclear test and rocket launch
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/03/slaps-north-korea-tough-sanctions-160302154647785.html
http://www.un.org/press/en/2016/sc12267.doc.htm
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35704273
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160303_05/
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/241822871

6 JANUARY 2016

North Korea claims successful ‘hydrogen bomb’ test, world reacts with condemnations and suspicion

North Korea conducted its latest underground nuclear test at 10 am local time on Wednesday, January 6, with state media claiming the device was a « miniaturized » hydrogen bomb detonated on the personal orders of Kim Jong Un just two days before his birthday
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/01/analysis-breaking-north-korea-bomb-test-claim-160106182207672.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/01/06/asia/north-korea-hydrogen-bomb-test/index.html
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-01-07/north-koreas-hydrogen-bomb-test-draws-global-condemnation-china-urges-denuclearisation/1533192

10 DECEMBER 2015

We have hydrogen bomb, says Kim Jong-un

“Thanks to the historic gun shots fired by our dear leader [Kim Il Sung], our state was able to become a strong nuclear-armed country capable of producing hydrogen bombs alongside atomic bombs in our defense of our sovereignty and integrity,” Kim was quoted as saying by the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Thursday
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3012652
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35066203

25 NOVEMBER 2015

N.Korea’s Growing Nuclear Potential

A US expert on North Korea says Pyongyang may already have produced more than 10 nuclear weapons – and could vastly expand its nuclear stockpile within five years
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/insideasia/2015112501.html

15 SEPTEMBER 2015

North Korea main nuclear complex is in ‘full operation’ as Pyongyang issues warning to US

North Korea has confirmed suspicions that it has restarted operations at its Yongbyon nuclear plant and threatened to use nuclear weapons against the United States « at any time. »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/11865395/North-Korea-main-nuclear-complex-is-in-full-operation-as-Pyongyang-issues-warning-to-US.html
http://www.nknews.org/2015/09/n-korea-upgrading-nuclear-facilities-in-nyongbyon-kcna/
http://www.euronews.com/2015/09/15/north-korea-restarts-nuclear-fuel-reactor/

21 JULY 2015

North Korea not interested in Iran-like nuke talks with US

North Korea is not interested in an Iran-like dialogue with the United States to give up its nuclear capabilities, the isolated country’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday
http://www.asianewsnet.net/North-Korea-not-interested-in-Iran-like-nuke-talks-78415.html

20 MAY 2015

North Korea says it can miniaturize nuclear weapons

North Korea said Wednesday that it has the ability to miniaturize nuclear weapons, a key step toward building nuclear missiles
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/05/20/asia/north-korea-nuclear-weapons/index.html

22 APRIL 2015

The Wrong Lessons From North Korea

The case of North Korea clearly exposes the dangers of the United States seeking a nuclear agreement with a state that has no intention of abiding by one. In 2006, North Korea conducted its first nuclear test, and today it is a full-fledged nuclear power. The United States’ experience with North Korea should make it wary of similar nuclear negotiations, especially with Iran.
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/143720/sue-mi-terry-and-max-boot/the-wrong-lessons-from-north-korea

21 MARCH 2015

A North Korean envoy says his country has developed nuclear missiles and is prepared to use them at “any time”
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1743986/north-korean-envoy-says-pyongyang-prepared-use-missiles-any-time
http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/international/north-korea-says-can-fire-nuclear-missile-time/
http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/north-korean-envoy-says-they-have-nuclear-missiles-and-is-prepared-to-use-them/story-fnh81fz8-1227272365664

25 FEBRUARY 1915

N.Korea may have 100 atomic arms by 2020: US experts

North Korea appears poised to expand its nuclear program over the next five years and in a worst case scenario could possess 100 atomic arms by 2020, US researchers warned Tuesday
http://www2.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/482784/n-korea-may-have-100-atomic-arms-by-2020-us-experts

28 JANUARY 2015

Japan, U.S., S. Korea seek credible denuclearization talks with N. Korea

Nuclear envoys from Japan, the United States and South Korea affirmed Wednesday the importance of holding a « credible dialogue » with North Korea toward its denuclearization, a step that could lead to the resumption of long-stalled six-party talks aimed at ending Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions.
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/content/japan-us-south-korea-seek-denuclearization-talks-north-korea
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-01/28/c_133953848.htm

18 JANUARY 2015

North Korea nuclear chief meets with US negotiators amid standoff

US academics and former senior officials met North Korea’s chief nuclear negotiator in Singapore on Sunday, to get a feel for each other’s positions amid a years-long standoff over the North’s nuclear weapons buildup.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/18/north-korea-nuclear-chief-meets-with-us-negotiators
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20150118000495

20 NOVEMBER 2014

Pyongyang threatens new nuclear test in response to UN criticism

North Korea has reacted furiously to a United Nations resolution condemning its record on human rights and hinted that it will carry out a new nuclear test.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/11242443/Pyongyang-threatens-new-nuclear-test-in-response-to-UN-criticism.html

28 JULY 2014

N. Korean Official Threatens White House Nuclear Strike

A high-ranking North Korean military official has threatened to launch a nuclear strike against the United States, accusing Washington of increasing tensions on the Korean peninsula
http://www.voanews.com/content/korean-official-threatens-white-house-nuclear-strike/1966403.html

12 JULY 2014

N. Korea vows to boost nuclear forces against US threat

North Korea threatened Saturday to strengthen its nuclear forces as a US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier prepares to take part in joint military exercises with South Korea and Japan
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/n-korea-vows-boost-nuclear-forces-against-us-threat

3 JULY 2014

China, S. Korea summit pushes North over nuclear weapons

In a joint statement after their talks, the Chinese and South Korean presidents, Xi Jinping and Park Geun-Hye, reaffirmed their « firm opposition » to the development of nuclear weapons on the peninsula, but seemed divided on how best to persuade the North to give up its bombs.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/418663/china-s-korea-summit-pushes-north-over-nuclear-weapons
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28139972
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28144980

10 MAY 2014

North Korea renews threat of nuclear test

North Korea renewed a threat on Saturday to conduct a nuclear test amid heightened concern that the reclusive state with a stockpile of missiles may set off an atomic device for the fourth time on the path to building a nuclear arsenal.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/north-korea-renews-threat-nuclear-test

25 APRIL 2014

Obama warns North Korea of consequences of nuclear test

President Barack Obama said Friday that the U.S. stands « shoulder to shoulder » with its ally South Korea in refusing to accept a nuclearised North Korea
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/10786855/Obama-warns-North-Korea-of-consequences-of-nuclear-test.html

12 APRIL 2014

Anti-nuclear states demand N. Korea halts weapons programme

Twelve countries seeking to abolish nuclear weapons on Saturday denounced North Korea’s atomic programme at the close of a meeting in Hiroshima, saying it endangered global stability
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/anti-nuclear-states-demand-n-korea-halts-weapons-programme

30 MARCH 2014

N. Korea vows not to rule out a new nuclear test

North Korea vowed not to rule out a « new form » of nuclear test Sunday after the UN Security Council condemned its latest ballistic missile launch amid simmering tensions over Seoul’s joint military drills with Washington
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/402539/n-korea-vows-not-to-rule-out-a-new-nuclear-test
http://www.euronews.com/2014/03/30/north-korea-threatens-to-carry-out-more-nuclear-tests/

23 MARCH 2014

Korean and Chinese presidents reaffirm opposition to North Korean nukes

The leaders of South Korea and China on Sunday reaffirmed their opposition to North Korea’s possession of nuclear weapons, pledging to work closely together for peninsular denuclearization

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140324000014

24 DECEMBER 2013

N Korea ‘restarting nuclear programme’

Satellite imagery suggests North Korea is making « wide-ranging, extensive » efforts to fully reactivate its main nuclear complex, a US think-tank has said, in line with Pyongyang’s vows to strengthen its weapons programme.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/12/n-korea-restarting-nuclear-programme-2013122445725815560.html

2 DECEMBER 2013

N. Korea joins int’l satellite organization

North Korea joined the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) convention last month as part of an ongoing effort contribute to the development of maritime transportation and safety, state media said Monday

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20131202000298

29 NOVEMBER 2013

Institute: NKorea resumes work at missile site

A U.S. research institute said Friday it has detected a new construction at a North Korean missile launch site which the institute says is being upgraded to handle larger rockets.

http://asiancorrespondent.com/116629/institute-nkorea-resumes-work-at-missile-site/

28 NOVEMBER 2013

IAEA: North Korea May Be Restarting Nuclear Plant

IAEA chief Yukiya Amano told the agency’s 35-member board Thursday that North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear complex appears to have re-started its reactor. But the agency says without access to the site, IAEA inspectors cannot draw a definite conclusion

http://www.voanews.com/content/iaea-north-korea-may-be-restarting-nuclear-plant/1799416.html

9 OCTOBER 2013

N. Korea has restarted reactor, says intel chief

South Korea’s spy chief confirms that the North has reactivated its nuclear reactor capable of producing weapons-grade plutonium

http://www.asianewsnet.net/N-Korea-has-restarted-reactor-says-intel-chief-52541.html

4 OCTOBER 2013

More signs of reactivated NK reactor, says think tank

Satellite photos show hot waste water being discharged into a nearby river from a drainpipe at the Yongbyon nuclear complex

http://www.asianewsnet.net/More-signs-of-reactivated-NK-reactor-says-think-ta-52391.html

2 OCTOBER 2013

US, North Korea Meet Over Nuclear Talks Impasse

U.S. experts have met with North Korean officials to discuss resuming stalled international talks about Pyongyang’s nuclear program. Former U.S. special envoy for North Korean policy Stephen Bosworth attended Wednesday’s high level, but informal, meeting at a London hotel, but declined to discuss the talks.
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-south-korea-agree-on-expanded-nuclear-deterrence/1761149.html

24 SEPTEMBER 2013

North Korea ‘has technology to build uranium-based nuclear bombs’

North Korean scientists are thought to have attained the ability to build uranium-based nuclear bombs on their own, cutting the need for imports that had been one of the few ways outsiders could monitor the country’s secretive atomic work.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/24/north-korea-uranium-based-nuclear-bombs

20 SEPTEMBER 2013

A New Type of Major Power Relations on North Korea

Earlier this year it appeared to some that Chinese and U.S. approaches to North Korea were converging. More recently, however, the gap between Beijing and Washington in its policies toward Pyongyang is widening. The absence of effective coordination between the United States and China will undoubtedly work to North Korea’s advantage. In addition, if cooperation on North Korea between the United States and China unravels, it will have a negative impact on their efforts to build a new type of major power relationship.
http://cogitasia.com/a-new-type-of-major-power-relations-on-north-korea/

China: NKorea ready to make nuclear commitment

China’s foreign minister pushed Friday 20 for the restart of international talks on North Korea’s nuclear program, saying that Pyongyang is ready to recommit to the goal of denuclearization.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/113667/china-nkorea-ready-to-make-nuclear-commitment/

18 SEPTEMBER 2013

N Korea seeks to restart nuclear talks

North Korea’s senior nuclear strategist has called for a new round of six-nation denuclearisation talks without precondition.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/09/2013918151542813753.html

http://www.voanews.com/content/north-korea-calls-for-six-party-talks-without-preconditions/1751954.html

11 SEPTEMBER 2013

Institute: North Korea nuke reactor likely restarting

A recent satellite image appears to show North Korea is restarting a plutonium reactor, in a move that could raise renewed international alarm over its nuclear weapons program, a U.S. research institute said
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/11/20444046-institute-north-korea-nuke-reactor-likely-restarting?lite

10 SEPTEMBER 2013

US, S. Korea Discuss Prospects for N. Korea Nuclear Talks

The top U.S. and South Korean envoys on North Korea have met in Seoul to discuss efforts to denuclearize Pyongyang, as well as a proposal by China for informal talks. Washington says North Korea needs to show it is serious about abandoning its pursuit of nuclear weapons before the United States will resume negotiations.
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-no-talks-with-nkorea-without-commitment-to-denuclearization/1746562.html

3 SEPTEMBER 2013

China reaffirms ‘clear-cut’ goal of denuclearizing N. Korea

A senior Chinese military official renewed his country’s « clear-cut » goal of ending North Korea’s nuclear program through dialogue during a meeting with South Korean defense officials last week, China’s defense ministry said
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130903001063

5 JULY 2013

‘Substantial’ differences with North Korea over nuclear talks: Russia

Russia said on Friday it still had « a number of substantial » differences with North Korea concerning efforts to resume stalled six-party negotiations on the Stalinist state’s nuclear weapons drive.           http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/substantial-differences/735322.html

27 JUNE 2013

Seoul, Beijing Agree on Denuclearized Korean Peninsula

South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping, agreed at a summit in Beijing Thursday to push for denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.                                                                                                                  http://www.voanews.com/content/seoul-beijing-agree-on-denuclearized-korean-peninsula/1690379.html                                                                                                                 http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130627-432972.html

20 JUNE 2013

S.Korea, US, Japan raise bar for talks with N. Korea

South Korea, the US and Japan on Thursday called on North Korea to demonstrate its sincerity toward dialogue with denuclearisation measures before returning to the negotiating table.                                                         http://www.asianewsnet.net/S-Korea-US-Japan-raise-bar-for-talks-with-N-Korea-48207.html

19 JUNE 2013

N. Korea repeats offer for nuclear talks

A top North Korean diplomat repeated an offer for international talks over his country’s disputed nuclear programme during a meeting in China on Wednesday, saying the denuclearisation of the peninsula was the « dying wish » of North Korea’s founder.                                                                                                                                                http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130619-430908.html

9 JUNE 2013

US and China agree to curb nuclear N Korea

The US and China have agreed that they cannot accept a nuclear-armed North Korea and pledged to work closely to end Pyongyang’s weapons programme, a senior US national security official has said. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2013/06/201368222617872259.html                         http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22828678                                                      http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/99012-obama-and-xi-conclude-summit-ambiguity-on-cyber-remaining/

28 MAY 2013

Six-party soap opera set to restart

Recent talks between China’s President Xi Jinping and Vice Marshall Ch’oe Ryong-hae, North Korea’s special envoy to China, produced a rather unexpected result: North Korea agreed to resume the six-party nuclear talks.  http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Korea/KOR-01-280513.html

25 MAY 2013

China calls on North Korea to enter nuclear talks

A personal envoy to North Korea’s leader indicated Kim Jung Un was open to restarting nuclear disarmament talks, a move that came as China’s leader delivered a blunt message to Pyongyang to return to the negotiating table, Chinese state-run media                                                                                                                                    http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/24/world/asia/china-north-korea-nuclear/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

15 MAY 2013

North Korea sanctions delaying nuclear programme, says UN report

International sanctions have curtailed North Korea’s ability to push ahead with its nuclear weapons programme, according to a UN report, but doubts remain about how far China will go in implementing UN resolutions passed in response to Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile tests.                                                                                                                                                                                     http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/15/north-korea-sanctions-un-report                                                                                                  http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/05/20135155217257365.html

3 MAY 2013

Pentagon: North Korea moving closer to developing nuke that can hit U.S.

North Korean advances in nuclear technology are moving the country closer to its goal of being able to strike the United States with an atomic weapon, according to a new Pentagon report submitted to Congress on Thursday. http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/02/18025942-pentagon-north-korea-moving-closer-to-developing-nuke-that-can-hit-us?lite

24 APRIL 2013

Breaking Out the Bush Playbook on Korea

In the current crisis on the Korean peninsula, the Obama administration is virtually repeating the 2004 Bush playbook, one that derailed a successful diplomatic agreement forged by the Clinton administration to prevent North Korea from acquiring nuclear weapons. http://www.fpif.org/articles/breaking_out_the_bush_playbook_on_korea

24 APRIL 2013

North Korea: Radioactive gases ‘consistent with’ nuclear test detected

Global tracking stations record isotopes thought to have been released by underground detonation at Punggye-ri in February http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/24/north-korea-nuclear-radiation

23 APRIL 2013

North Korea demands recognition as nuclear state

North Korea renewed its demand Tuesday for recognition as a nuclear power, saying it was a pre-requisite for the start of any dialogue with the United States.                                                                                                                                    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/north-korea-demands-recognition-as-nucle/649184.html               http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/10011861/North-Korea-demands-it-is-recognised-as-nuclear-weapons-state.html

15 APRIL 2013

US recovery of North Korean satellite exposed nuclear progress

The US recovered the front section of the rocket used in North Korea’s satellite launch in December, which gave away the status of the regime’s nuclear arms programme, writes Eli Lake of the Daily Beast                                                                                       http://www.telegraph.co.uk/journalists/the-daily-beast/9995514/US-recovery-of-North-Korean-satellite-exposed-nuclear-progress.html

14 APRIL 2013

US calls on N Korea to negotiate

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday called on Pyongyang to go back to the negotiating table as he told Japan the United States would protect it from North Korea’s threats.                                                              http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/us-committed-to-defend/638226.html                                                                               http://www.france24.com/en/20130414-usa-south-north-korea-nuclear-china-kerry-defence                                                                                                                                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22141550

13 APRIL 2013

US, China agree on ‘nuclear-free Korea’ push

US Secretary of State John Kerry and China’s foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi said Saturday that both countries are committed to the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula in a « peaceful manner » following talks in Beijing.                                                                                          http://www.france24.com/en/20130413-usa-china-committed-nuclear-free-korean-peninsula-north-south-kerry                                                                                                              http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22131316                                                             http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/13/north-korea-south-kim-missiles             http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/04/13/john-kerry-gets-china-commitment-to-help-rid-north-korea-of-nuclear-weapons/

2 APRIL 2013

Analysts Downplay North Korean Nuclear Threats

Analysts say it is too soon to tell how North Korea’s decision to resume operations at a shuttered plutonium nuclear reactor and further uranium enrichment will impact Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program                                                                                                            http://www.voanews.com/content/analysts-downplay-north-korean-nuclear-threats/1633098.html

2 APRIL 2013

North Korea says it plans to restart shuttered nuclear reactor

After weeks of hurling threats at the United States and its allies, North Korea announced Tuesday it will restart a nuclear reactor it had shut more than five years ago.                                                                                         http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/02/world/asia/koreas-tensions/index.html?hpt=ias_c1            http://asiancorrespondent.com/103974/north-korea-vows-to-restart-nuclear-facilities/                  http://www.voanews.com/content/north-korea-to-restart-yongbyon-nuclear-reactor/1633003.html

1 APRIL 2013

The Next Korean War

As North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un issues increasingly over-the-top threats — including intimations that he might launch nuclear strikes against the United States — officials in Washington have sought to reassure the public and U.S. allies. North Korea, they say, may initiate cyberattacks or other limited provocations, but the leaders in Pyongyang wish to survive, so they are highly unlikely to do anything as foolhardy as using nuclear weapons.                                                                     http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139091/keir-a-lieber-and-daryl-g-press/the-next-korean-war

31 MARCH 3013

N Korea vows to ‘strengthen nuclear weapons’

North Korea has pledged to strengthen its nuclear weapons programme, a day after announcing it is in a « state of war » with South Korea, as the region remains tense amid a military build-up by both North and South Korea.                   http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/03/2013331122717842211.html                             http://www.voanews.com/content/north-koreas-kim-vows-to-launch-more-satellites/1632038.html                                                                                                                  http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/31/17539256-north-korea-nukes-are-our-countrys-life?lite

28 MARCH 2013

US deploys bombers amid Korea tensions

The United States has deployed two nuclear-capable stealth bombers over South Korea as part of a « deterrence » mission over the Korean peninsula.                                                                                                                                                                                          http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/03/2013327151221264924.html                                                      http://www.voanews.com/content/us-sends-b2-bombers-over-korean-peninsula/1630176.html

9 MARCH 2013

North Korea rejects UN demands, vows to become ‘nuclear weapons state

North Korea formally rejected a U.N. Security Council resolution on Saturday that demands an end to its nuclear arms program, signaling it would defy international sanctions and pursue its goal of becoming a full-fledged nuclear weapons state. http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/08/17242007-north-korea-rejects-un-demands-vows-to-become-nuclear-weapons-state?lite

China Says It Won’t Forsake North Korea, Despite Support for U.N. Sanctions

China’s foreign minister said Saturday that Beijing would not abandon North Korea, reiterating China’s longstanding position that dialogue, not sanctions, is the best way to persuade the North to abandon its nuclear weapons.                   http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/world/asia/china-says-it-will-not-abandon-north-korea.html?ref=asia&_r=0                                                      http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-foreign-minister-says-sanctions-not-solution-to-north-korea/1618337.html

7 MARCH 2013

U.N. Security Council Passes New Sanctions on North Korea

The United Nations Security Council approved a new regimen of sanctions on Thursday against North Korea for its underground nuclear test last month, imposing penalties on North Korean banking, travel and trade in a unanimous vote that reflected the country’s increased international isolation.                                                                                                                               http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/08/world/asia/north-korea-warns-of-pre-emptive-nuclear-attack.html?ref=asia&_r=0                http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2013/sc10934.doc.htm                                                                                                   http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/03/20133710449989855.html

North Korea threatens nuclear strike against US

North Korea accuses the US of preparing to « light a fuse for a nuclear war » and says it may launch a pre-emptive attack. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/9915491/North-Korea-threatens-nuclear-strike-against-US.html

5 MARCH

US, China Agree on N. Korea Sanctions

U.N. diplomats say the United States and China have reached a tentative deal on new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, as Pyongyang threatened to disregard the armistice that ended its 1950 to 1953 war with South Korea                   http://www.voanews.com/content/un-security-council-to-discuss-north-korea-sanctions/1615283.html              http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1258063/1/.html

4 MARCH 2013

Russia shows little concern over North Korean nukes (for now)

The danger emanating from the DPRK’s nuclear and missile programs is perceived in very different ways by the key players in Northeast Asia. Whereas Seoul, Washington and Tokyo are extremely worried and want to impose harsher sanctions on the recalcitrant regime, Beijing and Moscow are obviously not ready to act tough on Pyongyang, even while showing some concern.                                                                                                     http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/03/03/russia-shows-little-concern-over-north-korean-nukes-for-now/

3 MARCH 2013

Shifting emphasis: Beijing’s reactions to North Korea nuclear test

Beijing’s policy on North Korea has always been a balance between two objectives: stability and denuclearisation. Beijing desires stability in the Korean Peninsula because it believes that a stable and friendly North Korea is in China’s long-term strategic interest. But similarly, China does not want a nuclear-armed North Korea, also for strategic and practical reasons.                                                                                                                          http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/03/03/shifting-emphasis-beijings-reactions-to-north-korea-nuclear-test/

18 FEBRUARY 2013

EU agrees new sanctions against North Korea after nuclear test

The European Union agreed a raft of new sanctions on Monday against North Korea in retaliation for the country’s nuclear test last week http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1254987/1/.html

15 FEBRUARY 2013

North Korea may stage two more nuclear tests this year, source says

North Korea has told its key ally China that it is prepared to stage one or two more nuclear tests this year in an effort to force the United States into diplomatic talks, a source said.                                                                                                         http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/15/north-korea-more-nuclear-tests                                                                                                                              http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/World/Story/A1Story20130216-402415.html

13 FEBRUARY 2013

China calls in North Korean ambassador over nuke test

China’s foreign minister called North Korea’s ambassador in for a dressing-down and demanded his country cease making further threats, in a show of Beijing’s displeasure over its ally’s latest nuclear test.                                                                                http://asiancorrespondent.com/97340/china-calls-in-nkorean-ambassador-over-nuke-test/                                                                                                              http://www.rfa.org/english/east-asia-beat/china-02132013015542.html

12 FEBRUARY 2013

North Korea confirms ‘successful’ nuclear test

North Korea has confirmed that it has carried out its third nuclear test, after international monitors detected seismic activity close to the nation’s nuclear test site.                                                                                                    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/9864069/North-Korea-confirms-successful-nuclear-est.html                                                                                                                                     http://www.euronews.com/2013/02/12/north-korea-confirms-third-nuclear-missile-test/                                                                                                  http://www.asianewsnet.net/North-Korea-conducts-3rd-nuclear-test-42642.html

8 FEBRUARY 2013

‘China unlikely to succeed in dissuading Pyongyang from nuke test’

While the Chinese government has reportedly been engaged in painstaking efforts to persuade North Korea to forgo its planned nuclear test, most analysts say such efforts will fall eventually upon deaf ears                       http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2013/02/485_130264.html

6 FEBRUARY 2013

China should not fear NK disputes

It’s widely predicted that North Korea will soon conduct another nuclear test. Sino-North Korean relations now face a new challenge to maintain the traditional bonds of friendship.                                                                                                                  http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/760434.shtml                                                                                                         http://www.voanews.com/content/nuclear-test-north-korea-china/1598585.html

5 FEBRUARY 2013

Five things to know about North Korea’s planned nuclear test

North Korea’s plans for a new nuclear test, like most things that happen inside the reclusive state, are shrouded in mystery. But that’s not stopping analysts and officials from making some informed guesses about what’s going on. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/05/world/asia/north-korea-nuclear-test-explainer/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

Kerry warns of punishment for North Korea nuclear test

New U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his South Korean counterpart have agreed to make sure North Korea is punished if it carries out its threat to conduct a nuclear test. Amid signs that such a test is coming, South Korea’s president also speculated that Pyongyang may detonate multiple atomic devices simultaneously.                                                                                                                  http://asiancorrespondent.com/96947/kerry-warns-of-punishment-for-nkorea-nuclear-test/

1 FEBRUARY 2013

North Korea’s Nuclear Needs

North Korea, which might have been inclined to remain a non-nuclear power twenty years ago, now seems determined to develop its nuclear weapons capability despite world condemnation, says expert Victor Cha, who served as director of Asian Studies for the National Security Council under former president George W. Bush.                                                                                                                                      http://www.cfr.org/north-korea/north-koreas-nuclear-needs/p29907?cid=rss-analysisbriefbackgroundersexp-north_korea’s_nuclear_needs-020113

28 JANUARY 2013

Resolve the North Korean nuclear issue

Given the turmoil in the Middle East and South Asia and the tension in East Asia, success in resolving the North Korea nuclear issue is needed and still could be within reach, despite North Korea’s harsh response to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution condemning it for the missile launch in December.                                                                                                  http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Korea/OA29Dg01.html

24 JANUARY 2013

North Korea plans nuclear test and says rocket programme is targeted at US

North Korea has said it planned to carry out a third nuclear test and more rocket launches aimed at its « arch-enemy » the US, two days after the UN condemned its rocket launch.                                                                                                                                           http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/01/20131244504577116.html                            http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/24/north-korea-nuclear-rocket-us                             http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/23/world/asia/north-korea-nuclear-test/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

23 JANUARY 2013

Pyongyang tells UN, it will pursue its nuclear programme

UN Security Council votes unanimously (China included) to boost sanctions against the Stalinist regime for pursuing its rocket programme. For Pyongyang, the decision is undemocratic and unrealistic; denuclearisation will come when the whole world does it. http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Pyongyang-tells-UN,-it-will-pursue-its-nuclear-programme-26944.html                                                                       http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/9819976/North-Korea-vows-to-strengthen-nuclear-programme-after-UN-sanctions.html

21 DECEMBER 2012

North Korea ‘has constructed multiple uranium enrichment facilities’

Satellite imagery has confirmed the fears of Washington and Seoul that North Korea has constructed multiple uranium enrichment facilities around the country.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/9761711/North-Korea-has-constructed-multiple-uranium-enrichment-facilities.html

31 AUGUST 2012

North Korea vows to expand nuclear deterrent

North Korea on Friday vowed to expand and modernise its nuclear deterrent « beyond imagination » unless the United States changes its policy towards the communist nation.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1223255/1/.html

22 AUGUST 2012

Satellite shows North Korea’s progress on nuclear reactor

North Korea has put a dome on a light-water reactor it is building, a key step towards completing a plant that could be used to support its nuclear weapons programme, a leading defence journal said.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/9491451/Satellite-shows-North-Koreas-progress-on-nuclear-reactor.html

20 AUGUST 2012

North Korea could have fuel for 48 nuclear weapons by 2015

North Korea will have been able to build as many as 48 nuclear weapons by 2015 unless the international community is able to make sanctions already imposed on the regime work.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/9487574/North-Korea-could-have-fuel-for-48-nuclear-weapons-by-2015.html

20 JULY 2012

North Korea to ‘re-examine’ nuclear issue

North Korea has said it was being forced to « re-examine » its nuclear programme because of fresh signs the US remains hostile towards the country, indicating it will step up defiant efforts to boost its nuclear arsenal. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/07/201272011434388132.html

12 JULY 2012

North Korea says it needs weaponry to defend against US nuclear threat

North Korea has claimed that it needs atomic weaponry to defend itself from a constant threat of US nuclear attack and that Pyongyang would never give up its right to a « peaceful space programme ». http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/9395729/North-Korea-says-it-needs-weaponry-to-defend-against-US-nuclear-threat.html

2 JUNE 2012

China must not let N.Korea go nuclear

North Korea has proclaimed itself as a nuclear state in its amended constitution. Washington and Seoul have dismissed the claim, saying that they would not recognize North Korea as a nuclear power. China should not join the two and help them exert pressure on North Korea. However, it is also necessary for China to criticize North Korea’s latest move and oppose its intention to legalize its nuclear status http://www.globaltimes.cn/NEWS/tabid/99/ID/712600/China-must-not-let-NKorea-go-nuclear.aspx

31 MAY 2012

North Korea proclaims itself a nuclear state in new constitution

North Korea proclaimed itself a « nuclear state » this week following a revision of its constitution earlier this year http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/31/world/asia/north-korea-nuclear-constitution/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

22 MAY 2012

N Korea vows to boost nuclear ‘deterrent’ amid US pressure

North Korea has warned that it will bolster its nuclear programme and take unspecified counter-measures unless the US eases diplomatic pressure on it
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18160986

17 MAY 2012

Satellite image suggests North Korea may have resumed work on reactor

North Korea has resumed work on the construction of a reactor that could help it push forward its nuclear weapons program, according to an academic group’s analysis of a recent satellite image http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/17/world/asia/north-korea-nuclear/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

16 APRIL 2012

N. Korea says it will not allow IAEA inspectors / Bilateral accord with U.S. likely to be called off

North Korea has defiantly said it will not allow International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors to monitor its uranium enrichment activities in response to the United States’ statement that it will call off food aid to the country, diplomatic sources said Monday 16
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/world/T120416004900.htm

13 APRIL 2012

The following is a partial timeline of the North Korean nuclear saga:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/04/hold-a-short-history-of-the-north-korean-nuclear-saga.html

9 APRIL 2012

Tunnel linked to looming North Korea nuclear test? South Korea thinks so

Recent satellite images show North Korea is digging a new underground tunnel in what appears to be preparation for a third nuclear test, according to South Korean intelligence officials. The excavation at North Korea’s northeast Punggye-ri site, where nuclear tests were conducted in 2006 and 2009, is in its final stages, according to a report by intelligence officials
http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/09/11094985-tunnel-linked-to-looming-north-korea-nuclear-test-south-korea-thinks-so?lite

13 MARCH 2012

N. Korea asks U.S. to open liaison offices / Official say U.S. must alter ‘hostile stance’

North Korea’s chief envoy for the six-party talks on the nation’s nuclear development program has called on the United States to open a liaison office in both countries’ capital cities, according to sources familiar with the matter
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/world/T120312005660.htm

29 FEBRUARY 1012

North Korea to suspend nuclear programme

North Korea has agreed to stop nuclear tests, uranium enrichment and long-range missile launches and to allow nuclear inspectors to visit its Yongbyon nuclear complex to verify the moratorium has been enforced http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/02/201222915936296108.html http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/01/world/asia/us-says-north-korea-agrees-to-curb-nuclear-work.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://news.monstersandcritics.com/asiapacific/news/article_1693555.php/North-Korea-agrees-to-nuclear-moratorium http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-17208755

25 FEBRUARY 2012

North Korea Stance on Nuclear Plan Unchanged

North Korea said that “nuclear weapons are not the monopoly of the United States,” a day after an American special envoy reported after two days of talks with North Korean officials that there was little change in their negotiating style on their nuclear programs under a new leadership taking shape in Pyongyang http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/26/world/asia/north-korea-stance-on-nuclear-plan-unchanged.html?_r=1&ref=asia

23 FEBRUARY 2012

US and North Korea resume nuclear talks

Envoys from the United States and North Korea have met in Beijing for their first talks on dismantling Pyongyang’s nuclear programme since the death of Kim Jong-il, the country’s long-time leader
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/world/asia/us-and-north-korean-officials-meet-for-talks-in-china.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/02/201222354626464321.html

13 FEBRUARY 2013

US and North Korea to hold nuclear talks in Beijing

US and North Korean officials will meet on 23 February in Beijing to discuss Pyongyang’s controversial nuclear programme, the US state department says
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17017179 http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/13/10397615-us-says-it-will-hold-nuke-talks-with-north-korea

25 OCTOBER 2011

No  agreement but US has ‘positive’ talks with North Korea

The US and North Korea have failed to reach a deal on resuming international negotiations on the North’s nuclear programme, after two days of talks.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15424869
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/10/20111025141612955851.html

24 OCTOBER  2011

North Korea and US nuclear talks begin in Geneva

The US and North Korea are holding direct talks in Geneva over restarting stalled nuclear negotiations. Six-party discussions involving North and South Korea, China, Russia, Japan and the US broke down in April 2009 when North Korea walked out.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15424869
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/24/world/asia/us-north-korea-meeting/index.html?hpt=ias_c1
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Wars, conflicts and strategy on 7 November in Asian history

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WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 7 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 7, 2017

1426: During the Lam Sơn uprising, Lam Sơn rebels emerge victorious against the Ming army in the Battle of Tốt Động – Chúc Động taking place in Đông Quan, in now Hanoi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_T%E1%BB%91t_%C4%90%E1%BB%99ng_%E2%80%93_Ch%C3%BAc_%C4%90%E1%BB%99ng

1426 Battle of Tốt Động

1767: Thai General Taksin retakes Ayutthaya from Burmese and will reunite Siam
http://www.thailandsworld.com/index.cfm?p=468

1914: Japanese attack German concession of Shanghai and Nippon forces capture the German colony of Kiaochow, now Qingdao
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Tsingtao

1944: Yili Rebellion (Xinjiang) with help of the Soviet Union
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02634939608400960?journalCode=ccas20#.VFvB6L3LTIU

1944: US ambassador in China P. Hurley meets Mao Zedong in Yenan for a coordination of the fight against the Japanese
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixie_Mission
http://adst.org/2013/12/the-civil-war-in-china-part-ii-the-dixie-mission-and-losing-china/

1944: Soviet master spy Richard Sorge is hanged by the Japanese
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviet-master-spy-is-hanged-by-the-japanese
http://www.historynet.com/the-spy-who-saved-the-soviets.htm
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/11/01/commentary/world-commentary/commemorating-wartime-soviet-spy-sorge/#.Vj0HszgQVjp
http://www.executedtoday.com/2007/11/07/1944-richard-sorge-and-hotsumi-ozaki/

1948: The Huk (Anti-Japanese People’s Army) changes itself in an active Liberation Army in Luzon
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/philippines1.htm

1950: The government and parliament of Tibet call to the United Nations to condemn the Chinese aggression

1953: On the demand of United Nations, the Republic of China (Taiwan) starts to withdraw its troops from Burma

1954: US spy plane USAF RB-29 is shot down by Soviet Fighters near Japan’s island Hokkaido

1967 : US troops conquer Loc Ninh, South Vietnam
http://www.vietnamwar.net/LocNinhBattle.htm
https://www.tumblr.com/search/loc%20ninh

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1975: In a military revolt against the November 3 military coup of general Khaled Mosharraf, this one is killed and  General Ziaud Rahman, former Chief of Staff is freed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khaled_Mosharraf

1988: Start of a two-day meeting in France between Prince Sihanouk, Son Sann and Hun Sen to solve the Cambodia’s civil war with Khmer Rouge

2005: For the first time since 1947, in the purpose to help the victims of an earthquake, India and Pakistan open their common border in Kashmir

 

On 7 November in South Asian history

ON 7 NOVEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 7, 2017

1858: Birth of Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian political activist who died on May 20, 1932
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/bipin-chandra-pal.html
http://www.liveindia.com/freedomfighters/23.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/7th-november-1858-bipin-chandra-pal-indian-activist-was-born

1862: Death in exile of Bahadur Shah II, last Mughal emperor, born on October 24, 1775


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahadur_Shah_II
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/sacredtexts/podwilliamdalrymple.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obte0XLlPYw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMWrkyRvWcg

1888: Birth of Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (sir C. V. Raman), Indian physicist, Nobel Prize, who died on Nonember 21, 1970
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1930/raman-bio.html

1893: Death of Constant Lievens, Flemish missionary in India, born on April 11, 1856
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constant_Lievens
https://books.google.fr/books?id=bL3ISWm-tOYC&pg=PA25&lpg=PA25&dq=constant+lievens+india&source=bl&ots=Q9yctwl9JL&sig=zQJfWEHDKjOb3hUU0XgzxvLHgKw&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0CD8Q6AEwCGoVChMIz_ibsbL8yAIVibYaCh1BOQAb#v=onepage&q=constant%20lievens%20india&f=false
http://www.constantlievens.be/

1950: The government and parliament of Tibet call to the United Nations to condemn the Chinese occupation

1954: Birth of Kamal Haasan, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamal_Haasan

1965: Death of Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, Pakistani caliph of the Ahmadiyya Community, born on January 12, 1889
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirza_Basheer-ud-Din_Mahmood_Ahmad
https://www.alislam.org/library/mahmood1.html
https://www.alislam.org/library/mahmood.html

1971: Birth of Trivikram Srinivas, Indian director and screenwriter
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/trivikram-srinivas/biography.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trivikram_Srinivas
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/Trivikram-Srinivas

Trivikram Srinivas

1973: Pakistan quits South-East Asia Treaty Organization
http://historypak.com/pakistan-and-the-south-east-asia-treaty-organization

1975: In a military revolt against the November 3 military coup of general Khaled Mosharraf, this one is killed and  General Ziaud Rahman, former Chief of Staff is freed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khaled_Mosharraf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Revolution_and_Solidarity_Day

1980: According to the United Nations High Commissariat for refugees, there are 1,161,015 Afghan  refugees in Pakistan

1981: Birth of Anushka Shetty, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anushka_Shetty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52fKcbr0AIE



2000: Death of Chidambaram Subramaniam, Tamil Indian politician
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9802EFDD1438F933A25752C1A9669C8B63

2005: Involved in UN Food for Oil Program, Indian Foreign Minister Natwar Singh resigns
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4502080.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4414748.stm

2005: For the first time since 1947, in the purpose to help the victims of an earthquake, India and Pakistan open their common border in Kashmir

2013: Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf is released from house arrest and is free to move around the country
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24847160
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/11/pakistan-releases-musharraf-from-house-arrest-201311765310570581.htm

On 7 November in Southeast Asian history

ON 7 NOVEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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1426: During the Lam Sơn uprising, Lam Sơn rebels emerge victorious against the Ming army in the Battle of Tốt Động – Chúc Động taking place in Đông Quan, in now Hanoi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_T%E1%BB%91t_%C4%90%E1%BB%99ng_%E2%80%93_Ch%C3%BAc_%C4%90%E1%BB%99ng

1426 Battle of Tốt Động

1773: Saint Vicente Liem de la Paz, one of the Vietnamese Martyrs, is beheaded
http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1996
https://sites.google.com/site/vietnamesemartyrs/VietnameseMartyrs/vincent-liem-de-la-paz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4bZM54-KOU

1767: Thai General Taksin retakes Ayutthaya from Burmese and will reunite Siam
http://www.thailandsworld.com/index.cfm?p=468

1930: Foundation of the Communist Party of the Philippines or Partido Komunista ng Filipinas http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partido_Komunista_ng_Pilipinas-1930

1935: Birth of W. S. Rendra, Indonesian poet and playwright who died on August 6,.2009
http://yuwindaw.blogspot.fr/2012/03/normal-0-false-false-false-in-x-none-x.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willibrordus_S._Rendra

1947: Birth of Sondhi Limthongkul, Thai journalist, writer and founder of Manager Daily, also leader of PAD which organized the demonstrations for the ousting of PM Thaksin Shinawatra
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sondhi_Limthongkul

1948: The Huk (Anti-Japanese People’s Army) changes itself in an active Liberation Army in Luzon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hukbalahap
https://www.britannica.com/event/Hukbalahap-Rebellion

1953: On the demand of United Nations, the Republic of China (Taiwan) starts to withdraw its troops from Burma

1963: Death of Djuanda Kartawidjaja, premier of Indonesia (1957-1959), born on January 14, 1911
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djuanda_Kartawidjaja
http://cultureart-indonesia.blogspot.fr/2013/07/biography-djuanda-kartawidjaja.html

1964: Birth of Li Nanxing, Singapore actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Nanxing


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylaDf-pRM_Y

1967 : US troops conquer Loc Ninh, South Vietnam
http://www.vietnamwar.net/LocNinhBattle.htm
https://www.tumblr.com/search/loc%20ninh

1967-11-07-us-take-loc-ninh

1988: Start of a two-day meeting in France between Prince Sihanouk, Son Sann and Hun Sen to solve the Cambodia’s civil war with Khmer Rouge

2001: Filipina actress Nida Blanca is murdered in a car park. She was  born on January 6, 1936
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nida_Blanca


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSvHaHwzWb8&feature=related

2007: Burma generals reject a UN proposal for three-way talks involving Aung San Suu Kyi
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7082422.stm

2010: First, but unfair, elections in Burma since 20 years
http://www.france24.com/en/20101107-voter-turnout-low-burmese-polls-open-military-junta-myanmar-elections-burma
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/burmamyanmar/8115495/President-Barack-Obama-condemns-Burmas-first-elections-in-20 years-as-anything-but-free-and-fair.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11704738
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burmese_general_election,_2010

On 7 November in Japan’s history

ON 7 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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1914: Japanese attack German concession of Shanghai and Nippon forces capture the German colony of Kiaochow (now Qingdao)Bay
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Tsingtao

1927: Birth of Hiroshi Yamauchi, Japanese video games Producer who died on September 13, 2013
http://www.myhero.com/myhero/hero.asp?hero=hiroshi_commerce
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshi_Yamauchi

1944: Soviet master spy Richard Sorge is hanged by the Japanese
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviet-master-spy-is-hanged-by-the-japanese
http://www.historynet.com/the-spy-who-saved-the-soviets.htm
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/11/01/commentary/world-commentary/commemorating-wartime-soviet-spy-sorge/#.Vj0HszgQVjp
http://www.executedtoday.com/2007/11/07/1944-richard-sorge-and-hotsumi-ozaki/

1954: US spy plane USAF RB-29 is shot down by Soviet Fighters near Japan’s island Hokkaido

1978: Birth of Tomoya Nagase, Japanese actor and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomoya_Nagase
http://www.jdorama.com/artiste.213.htm

1998: In Japan, foundation of the New Komeito Party a result of a merger between the Komeito  and the New Peace Party
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Komeito_Party
http://www.komei.or.jp/en/

2000: Death of Kozaburo Yoshimura, Japanese film director, born on September 9, 1911
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0949031/
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20001108b3.html

Kozaburo Yoshimura 2

2001: Death of Sachiko Hidari, Japanese actress, born on June 29, 1930
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0383092/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sachiko_Hidari

Sachiko Hidari

 

On 7 November in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1931-11-07 Soviet Republic of Jiangxi

ON 7 NOVEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY INCLUDING TAIWAN

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1186: Birth of Ögedei Khan, Mongol ruler, 2nd Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, who died on December 11, 1241
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96gedei_Khan
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/%C3%96gedei_Khan

1723: Chinese emperor Yongzheng order the deporting of all the missionaries
http://www.yutopian.com/religion/history/Yongzheng.html

1901: Death of General Li Hongzhang, leading statesman of the late Chinese Qing Dynasty, born on February 15, 1823
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Hongzhang

1914: Japanese attack German concession of Shanghai and Nippon forces capture the German colony of Kiaochow (now Qingdao)Bay
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Tsingtao

1931: The Chinese Soviet Republic in Ruijin (Jiangxi) is proclaimed on the anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Soviet_Republic
http://alphahistory.com/chineserevolution/jiangxi-soviet/

1931-11-07 Soviet Republic of Jiangxi

1944: Yili Rebellion (Xinjiang) with help of the Soviet Union
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02634939608400960?journalCode=ccas20#.VFvB6L3LTIU

1944: US ambassador in China P. Hurley meets Mao Zedong in Yenan for a coordination of the fight against the Japanese
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixie_Mission
http://adst.org/2013/12/the-civil-war-in-china-part-ii-the-dixie-mission-and-losing-china/

1950: The government and parliament of Tibet call to the United Nations to condemn the Chinese aggression

1953: On the demand of United Nations, the Republic of China (Taiwan) starts to withdraw its troops from Burma

2003: Taiwan’s president Chen Shui-bian lifts the forbidden of a 50 billion US dollars for an investment  in main China and authorizes direct commercial links

2015: China and Taiwan leaders hail historic talks in Singapore
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34742680
http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/oppose-taiwan-independence-chinas-xi-says-historic-meeting
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-11/07/content_15341421.html
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/highlights-china-taiwan/2243964.html

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