Daily Archives: 10 avril 2019

Main news on Singapore

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10 APRIL 2019

Is Lee Kuan Yew’s strategic vision for Singapore still relevant?

The thinking of Singapore’s late founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew has shaped the country’s foreign policy since its independence in 1965. But the world is changing with the shifting geopolitical balance of power, disruptions caused by digital technology, the rise of populism and the backlash against globalisation. Is Lee’s thinking and strategic vision still applicable in this new world?
https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2019/04/10/is-lee-kuan-yews-strategic-vision-for-singapore-still-relevant/

25 FEBRUARY 2019

Meet the Republic of Singapore Navy’s new poison shrimp. They even call it ‘Invincible’

With the launch of RSS Invincible in Kiel, Singapore is the latest Asia-Pacific country to introduce new-generation submarines, riding on a persistent trend observed amongst regional navies in acquiring undersea capabilities
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/singapore-poison-shrimp-strategy-new-submarines-type-218sg-11260946

18 JANUARY 2019

Singapore former presidency candidate Tan Cheng Bock files application to form new political party

Former presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock on Friday (Jan 18) announced his return to politics, saying he has filed an application to form a new political party
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/tan-cheng-bock-new-political-party-progress-singapore-11138530
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/singapore-presidential-candidate-plans-opposition-part-190118052735825.html

6 DECEMBER 2018

Singapore extends its own port limits and says it will act firmly if Malaysian vessels continue to intrude

Singapore extended its own port limits in response to intrusions by Malaysian vessels into its waters and also sent out a strong warning: While the Republic has so far responded with restraint against aggressive actions by Malaysian government vessels in its waters, it will not hesitate to act firmly to protect its territory and sovereignty, if necessary
https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/singapore-extends-port-limits-tuas-amid-maritime-boundary-standoff-msia

23 NOVEMBER 2018

Singapore finance minister Heng Swee Keat put in line to be next PM

Singapore’s ruling party on Friday named Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat to a key leadership post, possibly putting him in line to take over as prime minister when current leader Lee Hsien Loong steps down
https://www.straitstimes.com/politics/heng-swee-keat-picked-as-paps-first-assistant-secretary-general-indicating-he-will-be-next
https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/heng-swee-keat-man-who-saw-singapore-through-financial-crisis
https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2174743/singapores-next-prime-minister-heng-swee-keat-safe-pair-hands

30 OCTOBER 2018

Singapore former opposition party chief Lim Tean forms new political party, People’s Voice

Mr Lim Tean, who used to head the opposition National Solidarity Party (NSP), has set up a new political party called the People’s Voice, making it the 11th political party in Singapore
https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/former-opposition-party-chief-lim-tean-forms-new-political-party-peoples-voice

25 OCTOBER 2018

Leaders of Singapore’s only opposition party plea for funds to stave off bankruptcy in civil case

Leaders of Singapore’s only parliamentary opposition party have appealed to supporters for financial help, saying they face the risk of bankruptcy as costs mount in civil cases they are fighting
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2170220/leaders-singapores-only-opposition-party-plea-funds-stave
https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/workers-party-mps-raise-close-s500000-day-after-public-appeal

23 OCTOBER 2018

Singapore and the EU fly the flag of free trade

At odds with US trade policy, Singapore and the EU champion multilateralism with an eye toward a broader deal with Southeast Asian economies
http://www.atimes.com/article/singapore-and-the-eu-fly-the-flag-of-free-trade/?utm_source=The+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=a99730b373-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_10_23_11_51&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1f8bca137f-a99730b373-31591405

27 SEPTEMBER 2018

Singapore’s total population inches up to 5.64 million, after flat growth last year  

After posting the slowest growth in more than a decade last year, Singapore’s total population size has rebounded slightly, based on government statistics released on Thursday (Sept 27)
https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/singapores-total-population-inches-564-million-after-flat-growth-last-year
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-s-population-grows-slightly-to-5-64m-with-non-resident-10763132

21 JULY 2018

Singapore navy takes leadership roles in largest global maritime exercise

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has again taken up leadership roles in the Rim of the Pacific (Rimpac) Exercise, the world’s largest international maritime exercise hosted by the United States Navy
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-navy-takes-leadership-roles-in-largest-global-maritime-exercise

14 JULY 2018

Amid pomp and pageantry, PM Lee gets front-row seat to Bastille Day parade  

In a first for a Singapore leader, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had a front-row seat to the French National Day parade on Saturday (July 14), joining a select group of world leaders accorded the rare honour
https://www.todayonline.com/world/amid-pomp-and-pageantry-pm-lee-gets-front-row-seat-bastille-day-parade
https://www.straitstimes.com/politics/rsaf-takes-part-in-flypast-at-french-national-day-parade-with-pm-lee-as-guest-of-honour

12 JUNE 2018

Singapore signs enhanced defence cooperation pact with Germany

Singapore and Germany have deepened defence ties with an enhanced agreement that provides for cooperation against new forms of threats such as cyber-attacks and hybrid warfare
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-signs-enhanced-defence-cooperation-pact-with-germany

24 APRIL 2018

Singapore cabinet reshuffle: Younger ministers to head two-thirds of ministries, says PM Lee

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said that the « extensive » reshuffle to the Cabinet announced on Tuesday (Apr 24) means that the Singapore Government’s leadership transition is well underway
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/cabinet-reshuffle-younger-ministers-head-two-thirds-ministries-10171084
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2143147/what-singapores-cabinet-shake-reveals-about-plans-life-after-lee

8 APRIL 2018

Singapore, China sign MOU to boost collaboration in Belt and Road Initiative

Singapore and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Third-party Market Cooperation in Beijing on Sunday (Apr 8) to promote greater collaboration between Singapore and Chinese companies in third-party markets along the Belt and Road
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-china-sign-mou-collaboration-belt-and-road-initiative-10117042
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/singapore-and-china-sign-deal-to-boost-cooperation-on-belt-and-road-initiative

2 MARCH 2018

No need for Singapore to raise defence spending to ‘play catch-up’: Ng Eng Hen  

While Singapore has been outspent militarily in the last decade by its neighbours in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the Government does not foresee a spike in defence expenditure in the next 10 years, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said on Friday (March 2)
http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/no-need-spore-raise-defence-spending-play-catch-ng-eng-hen
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/defence-spending-kept-steady-despite-new-threats-ng-eng-hen-10005140

14 FEBRUARY 2018

Singapore economy clocks faster-than-expected growth of 3.6% in 2017

The Singapore economy grew 3.6 per cent last year, faster than initial estimates of 3.5 per cent, according to data released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Wednesday (Feb 14)
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-economy-clocks-faster-than-expected-growth-of-3-6-in-9958302

23 JANUARY 2018

Major investments planned, says PM Lee as Singapore signs FTA with Sri Lanka

While Sri Lanka is in the process of negotiating free trade agreements (FTA) with several partners, Singapore is the first to complete one with them and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he is “very glad” that negotiations went smoothly
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/major-investments-planned-says-pm-lee-as-singapore-signs-fta-9888114
http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/spore-and-sri-lanka-sign-fta-facilitate-greater-trade-flows
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-and-sri-lanka-sign-free-trade-agreement-9886990

26 DECEMBER 2017

Recalling Singapore’s forgotten unions

The long-ruling People’s Action Party first rose to power on the back of the working class – a once strong, now politically co-opted constituency
http://www.atimes.com/article/recalling-singapores-forgotten-unions/

24 NOVEMBER 2017

Johor sultan supports Malaysia’s Pedra Branca challenge

Johor Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar has voiced his support for Malaysia’s move to apply for a revision of the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) decision relating to the sovereignty of Pedra Branca, Middle Rocks and South Ledge
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/johor-sultan-supports-malaysia-s-pedra-branca-challenge-report-9435544

5 OCTOBER 2017

No reason for Singapore to cut military ties with Taiwan, sources say

Singapore has no reason to end its military training programme with Taiwan even though the city state has strengthened military ties with Beijing, sources and observers say
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2114170/no-reason-singapore-cut-military-ties-taiwan-sources

22 SEPTEMBER 2017

Singapore and China to deepen defence ties with more bilateral exercises

Singapore and China will further deepen military ties, such as through stepping up bilateral exercises between the two countries’ navies and armies
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/singapore-and-china-reaffirm-commitment-to-deepen-defence-ties

19 SEPTEMBER 2017

Singapore to promote stronger Asean-China cooperation: PM Lee Hsien Loong

Singapore will promote stronger Asean-China cooperation during its chairmanship of the regional grouping next year, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said at a meeting with Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday (Sept 19), the first day of his visit to China
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/singapore-to-promote-stronger-asean-china-cooperation-pm-lee-hsien-loong
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/pm-lee-arrives-in-beijing-for-three-day-official-visit-to-china

11 SEPTEMBER 2017

Malay woman set to be Singapore president

Singapore is likely to have its first female president, with only one candidate qualifying Monday for an election limited to members of the minority Malay community
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_SINGAPORE_PRESIDENT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-09-11-09-22-06
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/i-promise-to-do-the-best-that-i-can-to-serve-the-people-of-9205824

12 AUGUST 2017

Singapore committed to long-term relationship with Indonesia: DPM Teo

Singapore is committed to a long-term relationship with Indonesia and has worked on a good agenda for the upcoming Leaders’ Retreat next month, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said on Saturday (Aug 12) as he wrapped up a two-day working visit to Jakarta
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-committed-to-long-term-relationship-with-indonesia-dpm-9117690

14 JUNE 2017

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong denounced by siblings

The younger siblings of Singapore’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, have launched a scathing personal and political attack on him, saying they have lost confidence in him as a leader and accusing their “big brother omnipresent” of abusing his power
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/14/singapore-lee-hsien-loong-siblings-accuse-him-of-abusing-power
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2098224/siblings-singapore-pm-fear-their-safety-accusing-him-harassment
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40270152

12 JUNE 2017

First woman detained for radicalism in Singapore after she planned to join Islamic State

Police in Singapore have detained a preschool assistant who shared pro-Islamic State group materials online and intended to travel to Syria, their first arrest of a female Singaporean citizen alleged to be a sympathizer of the radical group, the Home Affairs Ministry said Monday
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/first-woman-detained-for-radicalism-in-singapore-after-she-8938532
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_SINGAPORE_ISLAMIC_STATE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-06-12-06-51-57

2 JUNE 2017

Singapore and China reaffirm defence ties on sidelines of Shangri-La Dialogue

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen met the leader of the Chinese delegation at this year’s Shangri-La Dialogue on Friday (June 2), as Singapore and China reaffirm « the warm and friendly bilateral defence relationship », which has steadily progressed over the years
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-and-china-reaffirm-defence-ties-on-sidelines-of-shangri-la-dialogue

25 MARCH 2017

 US gives asylum to Singapore teen dissident

Singaporean teen dissident Amos Yee has been granted asylum in the United States after a ruling that his prosecution and detention in the island state amounted to political persecution
http://www.atimes.com/article/us-gives-asylum-singapore-teen-dissident/
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/amos-yee-asylum-prerogative-of-the-us-to-take-in-people-who/3625198.html

20 FEBRUARY 2017

Singapore Budget 2017 aims for innovative economy, quality environment and inclusive society

The Government’s Budget statement for financial year 2017 was delivered on Monday (Feb 20) by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat who outlined three main themes of economy, environment and society
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-budget-2017-aims-for-innovative-economy-quality/3534396.html

24 JANUARY 2017

Hong Kong to return seized armoured vehicles to Singapore

Hong Kong has agreed to return nine Singaporean armoured vehicles that it seized in transit from Taiwan two months ago, but is likely to prosecute the shipping company responsible
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2065027/hong-kong-return-singapores-seized-armoured-vehicles
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/detained-terrexes-to-return-to-singapore-mfa/3462672.html

22 JANUARY 2017

Are China-Singapore relations about to thaw?

Foreign policy experts say bilateral ties look likely to thaw sooner rather than later after Chinese Vice-Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin’s ( 劉振民 ) visit to the island republic this week for a scheduled meeting with its foreign policy bureaucrats
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2063656/are-china-singapore-relations-about-thaw

9 DECEMBER 2017

Singapore PM Lee asks Hong Kong leader for immediate return of sized military vehicules

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has asked Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung for the immediate return of the military vehicles that have been held at a Hong Kong port since November, said Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen in Parliament
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/pm-lee-asked-hong-kong-leader-for-immediate-return-of-terrexes/3424088.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2060547/beijing-urges-caution-handling-singapores-seized

5 DECEMBER 2016

8 things you should know about Singapore’s wealth gap

The gap between the wealthy and the poor is widening, and in countries like Singapore it is more and more being recognised as a cause for concern
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/8-things-you-should-know-about-singapore-s-wealth-gap/3343884.html

28 NOVEMBER 2016

China lodges protest with Singapore after military vehicles seized by Hong Kong customs

The row between China and Singapore over the impounding of the city state’s military vehicles in Hong Kong escalated as Beijing lodged a diplomatic protest ­on Monday
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2049769/china-lodges-protest-singapore-after-military-vehicles
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/china-makes-representations-to-singapore-over-troop-carriers-in/3324464.html
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2049803/china-has-always-kept-mum-singapores-defence-ties-taipei-so

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

4 OCTOBER 2016

PM Lee meets Modi, says Singapore and India committed to deepening ties

Singapore and India are committed to deepening their bilateral relationship and are keen to work together in several areas such as developing smart cities and skills training, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong after meeting with his India counterpart Narendra Modi on Tuesday (Oct 4)
http://www.straitstimes.com/politics/pm-lee-meets-modi-says-singapore-and-india-committed-to-deepening-ties

1 OCTOBER 2016

What’s really making Beijing angry with Singapore?

The argument between Singapore’s ambassador to China and the editor-in-chief of the nationalistic Chinese tabloid Global Times is less about specific actions and deeds as it is about Beijing’s growing disappointment with the tiny Asian city-state
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/opinion/article/2024089/whats-really-making-beijing-angry-singapore
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/singapore-pm-lee-hsien-loong-053016886.html
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-should-make-singapore-pay-over-south-china-sea-dispute-says-pla-defence-adviser

27 SEPTEMBER 2016

Singapore’s Road to Multiculturalism

A national poll released a few weeks ago found most Singaporeans try to live out multiracial ideals and believe in meritocracy. More than seven in 10 Singaporeans believe personal success is independent of race or ethnicity
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/success-is-independent-of/3036556.html

22 AUGUST 2016

Singapore Former President S R Nathan dies, aged 92

Singapore’s longest-serving president S R Nathan has died peacefully at Singapore General Hospital at 9.48pm, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement on Monday night (Aug 22). He was 92.
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/former-president-sr-nathan-dies-aged-92
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/s-r-nathan-the/3064912.html

29 JULY 2016

Singapore will continue to help US engage Asia: Foreign Minister Balakrishnan

Ahead of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s official visit to the United States, Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan spoke to Channel NewsAsia’s Nicholas Fang on the significance of the visit. In the first part, Dr Balakrishnan discussed the deep bilateral ties between Singapore and the US. In the second part of the interview, he discussed the future of the relationship between the two countries, and Singapore’s role in helping the US engage Asia.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/singapore-will-continue/2996850.htm

18 JULY 2016

Singapore, Malaysia to mark ‘significant milestone’ with high-speed rail MoU

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Malaysian counterpart Prime Minister Najib Razak will witness the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project on Tuesday (July 19) in Putrajaya, Malaysia
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-malaysia-to/2964098.html
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/kl-spore-high-speed-rail-will-enhance-people-to-people-ties-improve-business-linkages

22 JUNE 2016

Singapore puts purchase of US$1 billion military chopper on hold after Super Puma crash

Singapore has delayed a decision on a US$1 billion helicopter purchase after the crash in April of a civilian Airbus Super Puma whose military version was the front-runner to clinch the order, sources familiar with the matter said
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/1978937/singapore-puts-purchase-us1-billion-military-chopper-hold

16 MAY 2016

The lion and the kangaroo: Australia’s strategic partnership with Singapore

 In this Lowy Institute Analysis, International Security Program Director Dr Euan Graham examines the strategic value and potential of the Australia–Singapore Comprehensive Strategic Partnership
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/lion-and-kangaroo-australia%E2%80%99s-strategic-partnership-singapore

3 MAY 2016

In Singapore, eight Bangladeshis detained under Internal Security Act

The eight were members of a clandestine group called Islamic State in Bangladesh, and were planning attacks in Bangladesh, says the Ministry of Home Affairs.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/8-bangladeshis-detained/2751578.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36191987

29 APRIL 2016

Singapore Boosts Ties With Israel in Historic Visit

In part due sensitivities about how such a visit might be seen by Singapore’s larger, Muslim-majority neighbors, a visit by a Singaporean leader has never taken place despite the extremely close security cooperation between both countries. The visit is the first by a Singaporean Prime Minister since diplomatic ties were established between both countries in 1969
http://thediplomat.com/2016/04/singapore-boosts-ties-with-israel-in-historic-visit/

6 APRIL 2016

Singapore’s migrant domestic workers face food rationing, long hours and sexual abuse

More than 230,000 migrant women are employed in the city-state of Singapore
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-04-06/singapores-migrant-domestic-workers-face-food-rationing-long-hours-and-sexual-abuse/1566404

14 MARCH 2016

Singapore versus Hong Kong

Singapore and Hong Kong have long been rivals for the crown of Asia’s best city. But Singapore has now crept well ahead of Hong Kong, a trend that is bound to continue, writes John West.
http://www.asiancenturyinstitute.com/economy/1095-singapore-versus-hong-kong

25 FEBRUARY 2016

Singapore is Asia’s best city for expats, says new Survey

An annual survey measuring quality of living ranked Singapore as the top city in Asia, and 26th globally out of 230 cities.
http://business.asiaone.com/news/singapore-most-liveable-country-asia-pacific-region

24 FEBRUARY 2016

Singapore economy grew 2% in 2015, weakest since 2009

The Republic’s economy expanded by 2 per cent in 2015, the weakest annual growth since 2009 when the economy was hit by the global financial crisis, according to figures released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Wednesday (Feb 24).
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-economy-grew-2/2543540.html

28 JANUARY 2016

Lee Hsien Loong says Singapore will allow more opposition lawmakers

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has mooted several changes in the republic’s political system, which include changes to the Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) scheme, the Group Representation Constituencies (GRC) system, and the Elected Presidency system
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/01/singapore-politics/
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/parliament-mps-react-to/2465800.html

27 JANUARY 2016

Singapore remains least corrupt country in Asia; North Korea most corrupt

Singapore is still the least corrupt country in Asia, while North Korea remains the most corrupt, according to anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2015.
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/01/asia-corruption-2015/

20 JANUARY 2016

Singapore deported 27 men who planned Jihad in Bangladesh

27 male Bangladeshi nationals who were radicalised and supported extremist beliefs have been arrested under the Internal Security Act. http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2016/01/20/singapore-says-deported-men-planned-jihad-in-bangladesh
http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/27-radicalised-bangladeshis-arrested-under-isa-mha

 

Japan’s economy

10 APRIL 2019

Japan’s new visa regulation opens door to foreign labor

Faced with a shrinking workforce, Japan has made it easier for migrant workers to get a visa. Conservative critics are concerned about the impact of mass immigration on Japanese society. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo
https://www.dw.com/en/japans-new-visa-regulation-opens-door-to-foreign-labor/a-48272586

13 FEBRUARY 2019

Don’t Expect a U.S.-Japan Trade Deal Anytime Soon

U.S.-Japan trade negotiations could start any day now. Signing a deal is a top priority for both nations, this year. However, a number of hurdles have arisen, leaving a slim chance for the deal getting done before 2020
https://www.heritage.org/trade/commentary/dont-expect-us-japan-trade-deal-anytime-soon

8 FEBRUARY 2019

Japan plans to strengthen cyber-attack defenses by certifying cloud storage services

Demanding that companies in charge of important infrastructure, such as electricity and railway networks, find secure cloud services, the government wants to strengthen defenses against cyber-attacks from China and other nations, the sources said
https://asianews.network/2019/02/07/japan-plans-to-strengthen-cyber-attack-defenses-by-certifying-cloud-storage-services/

4 FEBRUARY 2019

Merkel and Abe meet for talks on trade and nuclear arms control

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to toast a new free trade deal between Japan and the EU. The pair were also expected to address nuclear arms control
https://www.dw.com/en/merkel-and-abe-meet-for-talks-on-trade-and-nuclear-arms-control/a-47349893
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/02/04/national/politics-diplomacy/abe-merkel-seek-take-japan-german-ties-higher-level-amid-trade-turmoil-brexit/#.XFiF2VxKg2w
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20190204_39/

1 FEBRUARY 2019

Japan-EU free trade pact enters into force

Japan’s economic partnership agreement with the European Union entered into force on Friday, creating a free trade area covering about a third of the world’s economy
https://japantoday.com/category/politics/japan-eu-free-trade-pact-enters-into-force-amid-u.s.-china-tariff-war
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47086737

25 JANUARY 2019

Foreign workers in Japan double in 5 years, hitting record

The number of foreigners working in Japan reached a record high of 1.46 million, rising twofold over the past five years as the country grapples with a labor shortage, government data showed on Friday
https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Japan-Immigration/Foreign-workers-in-Japan-double-in-5-years-hitting-record

9 OCTOBER 2018

Mekong-Japan partnership strategy agreed at Tokyo summit

The agreement, titled “Tokyo Strategy 2018,” was adopted by Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as Japan, at the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/japan-vows-quality-infrastructure-in-mekong-region-in-push-for-free-and-open-indo
https://japantoday.com/category/politics/japan-mekong-leaders-to-adopt-new-strategy-centering-on-connectivity

5 AUGUST 2018

Japan moves to accept more foreign workers, but hurdles remain  

31 JULY 2018

US, Japan and Australia sign infrastructure agreement to counter China’s belt and road

Australia and Japan have joined with the United States to create a scheme for investing in countries across Asia and the Pacific in an apparent attempt to counter the growing influence of China,  whose massive Belt and Road Initiative could involve as much as £760 billion of spending over the next decade
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/31/us-japan-australia-sign-infrastructure-agreement-counter-chinas/
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/07/31/national/politics-diplomacy/japan-u-s-australia-plan-infrastructure-push-counter-china-indo-pacific/#.W2E0m9IzY2w

17 JULY 2018

EU, Japan sign deal eliminating nearly all tariffs in one-thirds of world’s trade volume

Japan and the EU signed a sweeping free trade deal Tuesday saying they were sending a « clear message » against protectionism, as Washington puts up barriers and threatens a trade war
http://ednews.net/en/news/economy/301160-eu-japan-sign-deal-eliminating-nearly-all-tariffs-in-one-thirds-of-worlds-trade-volume
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/2155573/japan-signs-eus-biggest-ever-trade-deal-donald-trump-puts
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180717/p2g/00m/0in/099000c

6 JULY 2018

Japan becomes second country after Mexico to ratify TPP-11 trade deal

Japan became the second country to ratify the revised Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal on Friday (July 6), the same day the United States imposed the first round of prohibitive tariffs on some Chinese goods in a move many fear will lead to a drawn-out trade war
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/japan-becomes-second-country-after-mexico-to-ratify-tpp-11-trade-deal

30 JUNE 2018

Japanese rocket crashes soon after liftoff

A rocket developed by a Japanese startup company burst into flames seconds after liftoff in northern Japan. The MOMO-2 rocket, developed by Interstellar Technologies, was launched on Saturday in Taiki town on Hokkaido island. The company says it believes the rocket suffered a glitch in its main engine. The explosion caused no injuries
https://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/257590526/japanese-rocket-crashes-soon-after-liftoff
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/rocket-launch-crash-japan-explosion-six-seconds-after-lift-off-a8424611.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2153218/privately-developed-japanese-rocket-fails-shortly-after-lift

31 MAY 2018

Scaling back of French reactor a blow for nuke fuel reprocessing

Japan’s hopes of keeping its nuclear fuel recycling program alive faces another major obstacle with signs from France that a reactor project there will be scaled back because of swelling construction costs
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201805310040.html

22 MAY 2018

Russia, Japan threaten to levy sanctions on US exports

Russia and Japan have threatened to impose heavy bans worth almost $1 billion combined on US exports in retaliation for Washington’s hefty duties on its metal imports
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/05/22/562585/us-japan-russia-tariff

16 MARCH 2018

Japan’s new aid strategy builds bridges with the BRI

On 23 February 2018, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet outlined Japan’s new aid strategy and approved Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) 2017 White Paper. The Japanese government has pledged to employ Japan’s aid power for the realisation of the ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy’ that was announced by Abe in August 2016
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/03/16/japans-new-aid-strategy-builds-bridges-with-the-bri/

8 MARCH 2018

Nissan in talks to buy France’s Renault stake in merger prelude

Renault SA and alliance partner Nissan Motor Co. are discussing plans for a closer tie-up in which the Japanese carmaker would acquire the bulk of the French state’s 15 percent Renault stake, people close to the matter said
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/03/08/business/corporate-business/nissan-talks-buy-frances-renault-stake-merger-prelude/#.WqF2EOjOU2x

1 MARCH 2018

In America’s absence, Japan takes the lead on free trade

Japan’s leadership in obtaining signatures on the final agreement of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), also known as TPP-11, will be a big step toward Asian regionalism without the United States
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/03/01/in-americas-absence-japan-takes-the-lead-on-free-trade/

8 DECEMBER 2017

Japan and EU reach free trade deal

Tokyo and Brussels have agreed a free trade accord, opening up the EU to Japanese cars and Japan to European cheese. Japan’s economy meanwhile has recorderd its longest uninterrupted growth since 1994
http://www.dw.com/en/japan-and-eu-reach-free-trade-deal/a-41708191
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/12/08/national/politics-diplomacy/japan-eu-reach-final-accord-trade-pact-eye-implementation-early-2019/#.Wiq8oUriY2w
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20171208_35/

25 SEPTEMBER 2017

In Contrast to the OBOR Fanfare, Japan Quietly Builds Friendships in Vietnam

The soft power cultivated by the Japanese, and shared dislike of China, may explain the business opportunities which have opened for Japanese companies in Vietnam
https://foreignpolicyblogs.com/2017/09/25/contrast-obor-fanfare-japan-quietly-builds-friendships-vietnam/

14 SEPTEMBER 2017

Abe, Modi launch India’s first bullet train project

India on Thursday inched closer to its dream of getting a bullet train when Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, laid the foundation stone for the country’s first high-speed rail link based on Japan’s famed shinkansen technologygy
https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/PM-Modi-and-Japan-s-Abe-launch-Indian-shinkansen-project?page=1
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-narendra-modi-and-shinzo-abe-launch-bullet-train-project-10-important-statements-made-by-pm-2545514

14 AUGUST 2017

Japanese economy posts longest expansion in more than a decade

Japan’s economy expanded at the fastest pace for more than two years in the three months to June, with domestic spending accelerating as the country prepares for the 2020 Toyko Olympics and low levels of unemployment encouraged businesses to invest
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/14/japanese-economy-posts-longest-expansion-in-more-than-a-decade
https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Economy/Japan-logs-4.0-GDP-growth-for-April-June-quarter
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201708140012.html

6 JULY 2017

EU, Japan seal free trade in signal to Trump

Japan and the European Union agreed on Thursday to a free trade pact, creating the world’s biggest open economic area and signalling resistance to what they see as U.S. President Donald Trump’s protectionist turn
http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/EU-Japan-seal-free-trade-in-signal-to-Trump?page=1
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/07/06/eu-japan-rebuke-donald-trump-outline-free-trade-deal/
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/07/06/business/japan-eu-seal-fta-four-years-talks/#.WV5mHrpuI2w

 

All about the Maldives

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10 APRIL 2019

Malè, a landslide victory for the Democratic Party. Growing distance from Beijing

The Maldivian Democratic Party, led by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, won 65 seats out of a total of 87. The agreements signed with China are under careful scrutiny
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Mal%26egrave%3B%2C-a-landslide-victory-for-the-Democratic-Party.-Growing-distance-from-Beijing–46735.html
https://www.theepochtimes.com/maldives-ruling-party-pledges-probe-into-chinese-deals-after-landslide-win_2874276.html

6 APRIL 2019

Maldives votes in crucial ballot to elect new parliament

Voting began in the Maldives in a crucial parliamentary election on Saturday many hope would help President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih to overcome a coalition split that has hampered his efforts to restore political freedoms and tackle corruption
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/maldives-votes-in-crucial-ballot-to-elect-new-parliament-25600
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/liveblog-voting-extended-by-two-hours-144731
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/maldives-ex-leader-makes-comeback-in-landmark-vote-11418762

18 FEBRUARY 2019

Maldives court orders arrest of ex-President Yameen Abdul Gayoom

The criminal court in the capital Male ordered Monday that former Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom be arrested and held in custody on suspicion of money laundering
https://www.dw.com/en/maldives-court-orders-arrest-of-ex-president-yameen-abdul-gayoom/a-47565284
https://maldivesindependent.com/crime-2/ex-president-yameen-detained-for-money-laundering-trial-143841
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/maldives-arrests-ex-leader-over-alleged-corruption-24277

17 DECEMBER 2018

India offers $1.9 billion financial aid to Maldives to counter China’s influence

India has offered US$1.4 billion (S$1.9 billion) in financial aid to the Maldives for infrastructure development, including its water and sewerage systems, in a move to counter China’s presence in the island nation and ease the pressure on it of its growing Chinese debt
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/india-offers-19-billion-financial-aid-to-maldives-to-counter-chinas-influence
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/indian-prime-minister-announces-us1-4-billion-assistance-to-maldives-143188
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20181217_33/

9 DECEMBER 2018

Maldives applies to rejoin Commonwealth: president’s office

The Maldives has applied to rejoin the Commonwealth, reversing a policy of isolation under autocratic leader Abdulla Yameen who suffered a shock defeat in September
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/maldives-applies-to-rejoin-commonwealth–president-s-office-11015428
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/maldives-parliament-endorses-decision-to-rejoin-commonwealth-143069

26 NOVEMBER 2018

Maldives’ top court cancels jail sentence of former president Mohamed Nasheed

The Maldives Supreme Court on Monday canceled former president Mohamed Nasheed’s 13-year jail sentence after a review of the controversial terrorism conviction
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/maldives-court-clears-jail-sentence-mohamed-nasheed-181126142747071.html
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/supreme-court-quashes-nasheeds-terror-conviction-142945

20 NOVEMBER 2018

Maldives to rejoin Commonwealth

The new president of the Maldives has decided that the country will rejoin the Commonwealth group of former British colonies after a two-year absence, his office said in a statement
https://www.thenational.ae/world/asia/maldives-to-rejoin-commonwealth-of-former-british-colonies-1.793718
https://www.aninews.in/news/world/asia/maldives-all-set-to-rejoin-commonwealth-of-nations201811202040290002/

17 NOVEMBER 2018

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih sworn in as new Maldives president

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was inaugurated on Saturday (Nov 17) as the new president of the Maldives after the opposition united to dislodge pro-China strongman leader Abdulla Yameen in September elections
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/ibrahim-mohamed-solih-sworn-maldives-president-181117111139762.html
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/solih-sworn-in-as-seventh-president-of-maldives-142689
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/solih-sworn-in-maldives-president-10941676

1 NOVEMBER 2018

Maldives ex-president Nasheed returns from exile

The first democratically elected president of the Maldives returned home Thursday after more than two years in exile to escape a long prison term
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/nasheed-welcomed-back-by-jubilant-supporters-142392
https://www.voanews.com/a/maldives-ex-president-returns-from-exile/4638395.html

21 OCTOBER 2018

Maldives’ top court rejects bid by strongman Abdulla Yameen to annul election defeat

The Maldives’ top court ended weeks of uncertainty by rejecting strongman President Abdulla Yameen’s controversial bid to annul last month’s election results, upholding his landslide defeat to an opposition candidate
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/maldives-top-court-rejects-presidents-petition-for-fresh-polls-142183
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/10/maldives-president-abdulla-yameen-loses-bid-annul-poll-result-181021100836322.html

10 OCTOBER 2018

Yameen’s party challenges poll defeat

Maldives’ outgoing President Abdulla Yameen has challenged his recent election defeat, with his Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) on Wednesday filing a legal petition claiming the September 23 presidential election was rigged
https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/maldives-president-abdulla-yameen-challenges-election-defeat/article25180945.ece?homepage=true
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/maldives-president-contests-election-at-supreme-court-142002

4 OCTOBER 2018

Jumhooree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim returns from exile to the Maldives

After more than a year in exile, Jumhooree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim returned to the Maldives Thursday afternoon, days after the High Court ordered his release on bail
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2167049/maldives-opposition-leader-returns-home-warm-welcome-after
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/jp-leader-gasim-returns-to-maldives-2-141784

30 SEPTEMBER 2018

Maldives High Court frees Gayoom, Faris on bail

 The Maldives High Court on Sunday ordered former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and his son MP Faris Maumoon to be freed on bail, after his lawyers filed a motion to delay his four-month prison sentence for identity fraud
https://maldivesindependent.com/crime-2/maldives-high-court-frees-gayoom-faris-on-bail-141626

29 SEPTEMBER 2018

Maldives election body endorses opposition leader Solih’s victory amid threats

The Election Commission of Maldives on Saturday (Sept 29) officially declared opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih winner of the country’s national election, defeating President Abdulla Yameen, who had sought a delay in publication of the final results
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/maldives-election-body-endorses-opposition-leader-solihs-victory-amid-threats
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/solih-confirmed-winner-of-maldives-presidential-election-141611

24 SEPTEMBER 2018

Maldives incumbent President Abdulla Yameen conceded defeat in the Presidential Election

The incumbent president of Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom on Monday afternoon addressed his nation officially accepting defeat in Sunday’s presidential elections
http://www.asiantribune.com/node/92166
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/the-opposition-has-won-in-the-maldives-what-does-it-mean-20431

23 SEPTEMBER

Maldives’ opposition presidential candidate declares victory in polls

The Maldives opposition has claimed victory in the tense presidential election after its officials and an independent newspaper reported results from 90 percent of the ballot boxes which showed Ibrahim Mohamed Solih bagging 58 percent of the votes
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/maldives-opposition-takes-early-lead-tense-presidential-poll-180923150807023.html
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/live-blog-voting-extended-to-7pm-141439

8 SEPTEMBER 2018

Maldives accuses US of coercion and intimidation after sanctions threat

 The Maldives Friday accused the US of intimidation and coercion, following Washington’s threat of sanctions against people responsible for human rights abuses in the troubled honeymoon destination
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/maldives-accuses-us-of-coercion-and-intimidation-after-sanctions-threat-140912
http://ednews.net/en/news/politics/317701-maldives-hits-out-at-us-remarks-over-possible-sanctions

28 AUGUST 2018

‘They are going to rig it’: Maldives opposition warns against bid to sway September election

The opposition has accused the Maldives government of locking up most of the leaders who could challenge President Yameen’s bid for re-election
https://thewire.in/south-asia/maldives-opposition-rigging-presidential-elections
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2161713/they-are-going-rig-it-maldives-opposition-warns-against-bid

20 JULY 2018

Details emerge of EU sanctions on Maldives

The European Union has urged the Maldives to allow the “normal function” of parliament and the judiciary, as details emerged of the sanctions to be imposed over the worsening political and rights situation
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/details-emerge-of-eu-sanctions-on-maldives-139429

13 JUNE 2018

Former Maldives president is sentenced to 19 months in prison

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who ruled the Maldives from 1978 to 2008, was arrested in February on charges of attempting to overthrow the government of his half-brother
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2150667/former-maldives-president-sentenced-19-months-prison

17 APRIL 2018

Maldives unrest: Ex-President banned from election despite UN demands

The Maldives rejected a demand by the UN Human Rights Committee on Monday that former president Mohamed Nasheed be allowed to stand for office, including in a presidential election later this year
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2018/04/maldives-unrest-ex-president-banned-from-election-despite-un-demands/#mkHRcywTg3XWzx5Y.97

22 MARCH 2018

Maldives lifts state of emergency after 45 days

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Thursday lifted a 45-day state of emergency which had outlawed protests amid political upheaval on the Muslim-majority Indian Ocean island chain
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/03/22/556223/Maldives-Abdulla-Yameen-state-of-emergency-protest-opposition-prison-Supreme-Court
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2138497/maldives-president-abdulla-yameen-lifts-state-emergency

21 MARCH 2018

Maldives ex-leader Gayoom and eight others charged with terrorism

The nine people charged at the criminal court included Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, the 30-year ruler of the Indian Ocean archipelago state; Supreme Court Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and Justice Ali Hameed; four lawmakers including Gayoom’s son; and a former police commissioner
https://www.newdelhitimes.com/maldives-former-dictator-judges-charged-with-terrorism/
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2138212/more-trouble-paradise-maldives-ex-dictator-charged-terrorism
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/34/173/1/1521605346559.html

17 MARCH 2018

Mass arrests in Maldives as activists defy emergency

Maldivian authorities arrested more than 140 activists who defied a ban on rallies and demonstrated against a state of emergency imposed by President Abdulla Yameen, the opposition said Saturday (March 17)
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/mass-arrests-in-maldives-as-activists-defy-emergency

27 FEBRUARY 2018

Second Maldives minister resigns, urges international help to overcome crisis

Maldives State Health Minister Dunya Maumoon has resigned, she said in a letter on Tuesday, grieved by the arrest of her father, the island nation’s longest-serving leader, after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency
https://www.yenisafak.com/en/world/second-maldives-minister-resigns-urges-international-help-to-overcome-crisis-3135628
https://thewire.in/228076/maldives-opposition-protesters-arrested-after-sc-validates-emergency-rule/

9 FEBRUARY 2018

A geopolitical storm in the Indian Ocean

The Maldives, better known for its tranquil seaside resorts, is in the throes of a vicious domestic power struggle. But its troubles also reflect what happens when bigger foreign powers join the fray
http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/a-geopolitical-storm-in-the-indian-ocean

8 FEBRUARY 2018

China dismisses accusations that it is ‘buying up the Maldives’

China dismissed accusations from the former leader of the Maldives that it is attempting to effectively buy up the Indian Ocean island state, while the Maldives government said on Thursday it is sending envoys to three countries to explain its ongoing political crisis
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2132626/china-dismisses-accusations-it-buying-maldives
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/maldives-embattled-president-abdulla-yameen-sends-envoys-to-china-saudi-for-support

6 FEBRUARY 2018

As the Political Game of Chess Continues in Maldives, India Still Stuck in Decision-Making Mode

Even as the Indian government issued its first public statement on Tuesday condemning the island nation’s government for declaring a state of emergency, it has yet to decide what role it will play in the ongoing Maldives crisis
https://thewire.in/221711/political-game-chess-continues-maldives-india-still-stuck-decision-making-mode/
https://www.oneindia.com/india/maldives-crisis-india-keep-troops-ready-2636239.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/06/maldives-opposition-pleads-india-send-troops-countrys-president/

5 FEBRUARY 2018

Maldives President Yameen declares 15-day state of emergency

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Monday declared a 15-day state of emergency, his aide Azima Shukoor announced, deepening the political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation
http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-maldives-president-yameen-declares-15-day-state-of-emergency-2581739
https://www.oneindia.com/international/president-abdulla-yameen-declares-15-days-state-of-emergency-in-maldives-2635337.html

3 FEBRUARY 2018

Maldives shuts parliament, resists order to free political prisoners

Maldivian authorities announced an indefinite postponement of parliament as President Abdulla Yameen’s regime resisted international pressure to comply with a landmark Supreme Court order to free political prisoners
http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/2018/feb/03/maldives-shuts-parliament-resists-order-to-free-political-prisoners-1767806.html
http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-maldives-president-fires-2nd-police-chief-in-3-days-2581153
http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/2018/feb/03/maldives-president-yameen-abdul-gayoom-not-attempting-to-flee-country-spokesperson-1767835.html

2 FEBRUARY 2018

Maldives court orders release and retrial of ex-president Mohamed Nasheed

The Maldives Supreme Court has ordered the release and a new trial for former president Mohamed Nasheed. The ruling could allow Nasheed to challenge current President Yameen Abdul Gayoom in this year’s election
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/maldives-court-throws-case-mohamed-nasheed-180201154603414.html
https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/maldives-overturned-conviction-former-president-must-mark-turning-point
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/02/maldives-regime-threatened-exiled-leader-says-will-run-president/

29 JANUARY 2016

Opposition seeks to oust Maldives leader

Opposition leaders in the Maldives, including two former heads of state, have asked the Supreme Court to remove the President and investigate corruption allegations against him
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/opposition-seeks-to-oust-maldives-leader/article22577607.ece?homepage=true
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/236/178/181/1517210462129.html

22 JANUARY 2018

Exiled Maldives leader says Chinese deals on islands are ‘land grabs’

Exiled Maldives opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed on Monday accused China of seizing land in the politically-troubled Indian Ocean archipelago and undermining its sovereignty
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2130055/exiled-maldives-leader-says-chinese-deals-islands-are-land

30 NOVEMBER 2017

Maldives Parliament Approves FTA With China – But With No Opposition Present

The Maldives will soon become the second country in South Asia, after Pakistan, to enter into a free trade agreement (FTA) with China, after it was passed on Wednesday evening by parliament in an ‘emergency’ sitting
https://thewire.in/200906/maldives-parliament-approves-fta-china-amidst-opposition-boycott/

11 SEPTEMBER 2017

Maldives suspends a third of its lawyers

Officials in the Maldives have suspended at least 54 lawyers and have charged them with contempt of court for filing a petition demanding the rule of law in the South Asian archipelago
https://www.voanews.com/a/maldives-suspends-a-third-of-its-lawyers/4023492.html

22 AUGUST 2017

Maldives to reintroduce death penalty after six decades

Despite international pressure the Maldives will reintroduce the death penalty after a 60-year moratorium to try and reduce the rising number of murders and stop drug-trafficking, a senior advisor to President Abdulla Yameen said on Tuesday
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2107828/maldives-reintroduce-death-penalty-after-six-decades

15 AUGUST 2017

Maldive president Abdulla Yameen ‘admits receiving bags of stolen cash’

Apparent admission follows Al Jazeera investigation exposing how Yameen and aides embezzled millions from state coffers
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/abdulla-yameen-admits-receiving-bags-stolen-cash-170815091334393.html

24 JULY 2017

Maldives parliament shut down to stop speaker’s removal

The Maldivian army has locked down the country’s parliament after the opposition vowed to move ahead with a vote against a key ally of President Abdulla Yameen
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/maldives-parliament-shut-stop-speaker-removal-170724102004891.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-maldives-politics-idUSKBN1A91M2?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Reuters%2FworldNews+%28Reuters+World+News%29&&rpc=401
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/11/1/228/1500899736120.html

3 JULY 2017

Maldives opposition in fresh bid to take Parliament

Maldives opposition parties on Monday (July 3) launched a new bid to seize control of Parliament through a third attempt to impeach the speaker
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/maldives-opposition-in-fresh-bid-to-take-parliament

5 JUNE 2017

Maldives joins 4 other nations in cutting ties with Qatar

Maldives announced Monday that it is severing diplomatic relations with Qatar over its alleged support for Islamist groups
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_MALDIVES_QATAR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-06-05-08-11-25
https://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/05/06/2017/Maldives-and-Yemen-joins-4-other-nations-in-cutting-ties-with-Qatar

4 MAY 2017

Maldives: A Tyrant Next Door- How does one deal with it?

Maldives is too close to India both geographically and strategically and therefore developments in that country though small will have a great impact on India’s national security
http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/2153

23 APRIL 2017

Maldives blogger Yameen Rasheed, who poked fun at politicians, stabbed to death in restive capital

A liberal blogger, Yameen Rasheed, was stabbed to death in the politically restive Maldivian capital Male, his family members and colleagues said Sunday. He was 29
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2089931/maldives-blogger-yameen-rasheed-who-poked-fun-politicians

7 APRIL 2017

Maldives police arrest opposition leader for plotting to oust government

Police in the Indian Ocean island nation of the Maldives arrested an opposition leader for « plotting to overthrow the government », police said on Friday, days after the opposition’s failed bid to oust the speaker and take control of parliament
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/maldives-police-arrest-opposition-leader-for-plotting-to-oust/3660782.html

12 MARCH 2017

Why Saudi Arabia, China and Islamic State are courting the Maldives

Saudi King Salman’s stop in the Maldives on his month-long tour of Asia brings into focus how this tiny archipelago – best known for high-end tourism and an existential battle against climate change – has emerged as a key player in a regional struggle for influence
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2077913/why-saudi-arabia-china-and-islamic-state-are-courting-maldives

28 FEBRUARY 2017

Maldives ex-president eyes risky political comeback

Mohamed Nasheed was president of the Maldives until he was forced from office and imprisoned. From exile in London, he tells DW that he wants to make a comeback to protect his country from sinking under a « dictatorship. »
http://www.dw.com/en/maldives-ex-president-eyes-risky-political-comeback/a-37749260

21 JANUARY 2017

Former president of Maldives wants to run for office again – and save his sinking nation

He faces jail in the Maldives but former president Mohamed Nasheed says he wants to contest elections and guide the island nation away from environmental catastrophe
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2064230/former-president-maldives-wants-run-office-again-and-save-his

13 OCTOBER 2016

Maldives leaves Commonwealth amid democracy row

The Maldives has withdrawn from the Commonwealth, accusing it of interfering in domestic affairs and « unfair and unjust » treatment
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37647310

25 AUGUST 2016

Maldives president faces ‘removal plot’, BBC learns

 His spokesman told the BBC they knew of claims of an attempt to « overthrow » the government, describing it as a « clear breach of international norms »
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37166170

9 AUGUST 2016

Maldives approves defamation law criticised by UN

The Maldives legalised criminal defamation on Tuesday in a move criticised by the United Nations and which the opposition said was aimed at stifling dissent
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/maldives-approves-defamat/3029450.html

22 JUNE 2016

Maldives appoints new vice-president

The Maldivian government announced its shuffle to the cabinet Wednesday, with Minister of Finance and Treasury Abdulla Jihad being appointed as vice president
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-06/22/content_15452899.html

6 JUNE 2016

Maldives’ former vice-president jailed on terrorism charges

A court in the Maldives jailed former Vice-President Ahmed Adeeb for 10 years on terrorism charges, his lawyer said on Monday (June 6), after a closed-door trial that was denounced by the opposition as flawed.
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/maldives-former-vice-president-jailed-on-terrorism-charges

1st JUNE 2016

Ousted Maldives president Nasheed forms opposition-in-exile group in Britain, aimed at toppling goverment

Mohamed Nasheed, a former president of the Maldives now in exile in Britain after being ousted from office and jailed in his country, formed an opposition group on Wednesday (June 1) aimed at toppling the government of President Abdulla Yameen.
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/ousted-maldives-president-nasheed-forms-opposition-in-exile-group-in-britain-aimed

23 MAY 2016

Mohamed Nasheed: Former Maldives president ‘given UK asylum’

The former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, has been granted refugee status in the UK, according to his lawyer
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36365253
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-05/24/c_135382316.htm

11 APRIL 2016

India Mends Ties With Maldives

In a signal of a revival in ties between India and the Maldives, the president of the Indian Ocean island country committed to what he called an “India-first” policy on a two-day visit to New Delhi
http://www.voanews.com/content/india-mends-ties-with-maldives-amid-worries-over-growing-chinese-influence/3279503.html

3 APRIL 2016

Maldives police arrest reporters at press freedom rally

Maldives police arrested 16 independent journalists while breaking up their demonstration against an alleged crackdown on freedom of speech in the politically troubled nation, private media outlets reported
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/04/maldives-police-arrest-reporters-press-freedom-rally-160403133751586.html
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/maldives-police-break-media-protest-arrests-journalists-38116145

17 FEBRUARY 2016

Maldives jails opposition leader for terrorism

A Maldives court has convicted opposition leader Sheikh Imran Abdulla of terrorism and sentenced him to 12 years in jail.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35593011

17 JANUARY 2016

Jailed ex-Maldives president refuses to leave for UK because of ‘hostage’ demand

The jailed former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has turned down the chance to travel to Britain for surgery because the government demanded that he nominate a relative as a legal “hostage” to guarantee his return
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/maldives/12104489/Jailed-ex-Maldives-president-refuses-to-leave-for-UK-because-of-hostage-demand.html

16 JANUARY 2016

Maldives’ democracy hero and jailed ex-president Nasheed allowed to fly to Britain for surgery

The jailed former Maldives president and democracy hero Mohammed Nasheed is to be allowed to travel to Britain for spine surgery in a surprise reversal by the regime that jailed him on terrorism charges.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/maldives/12103403/Maldives-democracy-hero-and-jailed-ex-president-allowed-to-fly-to-Britain-for-surgery.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35334088

28 NOVEMBER 2015

Maldives police in violent crackdown against opposition

A number of opposition figures in the Maldives have been hospitalised after police used pepper spray to suppress a demonstration calling for the release of jailed former President Mohamed Nasheed
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/maldives-police-pepper-spray-opposition-protesters-151127212132549.html

10 NOVEMBER 2015

Maldives lifts state of emergency, foreign ministry says

The Maldives on Tuesday lifted a state of emergency declared by the president earlier this month, saying security had improved after the authorities detained individuals and seized illegal weapons
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/maldives-lifts-state-of-e/2250992.html

4 NOVEMBER 2015

Maldives declares 30-day emergency ahead of pro-Nasheed rally

The Maldives President, Abdulla Yameen, has declared a 30-day state of emergency, giving sweeping powers to security forces to arrest suspects before a major anti-government protest rally, his spokesman said
http://atimes.com/2015/11/maldives-declares-30-day-emergency-ahead-of-protest-rally/
http://www.euronews.com/2015/11/04/maldives-declares-state-of-emergency/

24 OCTOBER 2015

Maldives police arrest vice president Ahmed Adeeb over plot to assassinate president

Maldives vice president Ahmed Adeeb has been arrested in a probe over a speedboat explosion targeting president Abdulla Yameen, police and government officials said
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-10-24/maldives-police-arrest-vice-president-ahmed-adeeb-over-plot-to-assassinate-president/1507166 http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/maldives-arrests-vice-president-assassination-bid-151024085428419.html
http://www.euronews.com/2015/10/24/maldives-vice-president-arrested-and-charged-with-attempted-murder-of-president/

11 OCTOBER 2015

Maldives warns India over pressure to free ex-president

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Sunday warned India’s foreign minister against external interference in the islands’ affairs, his office said, as international pressure mounts to release his jailed predecessor
http://www.dawn.com/news/1212394/maldives-warns-india-over-pressure-to-free-ex-president

12 SEPTEMBER 2015

Struggle in paradise: The case against former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed

Maldivians share the same desire to prosper as other peoples. But what has been lost amongst the images of idyllic beaches and azure waters is that this is a developing nation like any other — with its own economic challenges, social fissures and political sparring
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/09/12/opinions/maldives-vice-president-ahmed-adheeb/index.html

24 JULY 2015

Ex-Maldives leader’s 13-year term commuted to house arrest

Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed has had his 13-year prison sentence commuted to a term under house arrest, his international lawyer Jared Genser said Friday
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/633720/ex-maldives-leader-13-year-term-commuted-to-house-arrest

2 JUNE 2015

Maldives opposition leader charged with inciting violence

Maldives’ prosecutor general charged an opposition leader on Tuesday with inciting violence, a month after he was arrested during protests against the imprisonment of the islands’ first democratically elected president.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/maldives-opposition-leade/1888700.html

22 MAY 2015

Democracy, Maldives Style

 Ever since the coup that toppled Nasheed in 2012, anger and resentment has been simmering beneath this Indian Ocean paradise. But with rampant corruption and nepotism becoming intolerable, the crackdown first on opposition leaders, including the sham trial and imprisonment of Nasheed has brought that anger boiling onto the streets of Male
http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/democracy-maldives-style/

2 MAY 2015

Maldives opposition leaders arrested after clashes

Authorities in the Maldives have arrested three opposition leaders along with nearly 200 others after clashes erupted between police and protesters demanding the resignation of the country’s president and the release of a jailed ex-leader
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/05/maldives-opposition-leaders-arrested-clashes-150502072545405.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/549607/kerry-warns-maldives-democracy-at-risk-after-mass-arrests

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 10 April in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 10 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 10, 2019

1656: Dutch fleet occupies Colombo, Ceylon
http://lakdiva.org/codrington/chap09.html

1656-04-10 Colombo pris par Hollandais

1942: In the Philippines, Bataan Death March begins for defeated US and Filipinos prisonners

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bataan-death-march-begins
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/bataandeathmarch.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BtDeKWfL1c

1945: US troops land on Tsugen Shima, Okinawa
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_okinawa2.html

1965: After border fighting, Pakistan and India sign a cease-fire

1971: US table tennis team arrives in China marking the first thaw between Beijing and Washington since 1949

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-table-tennis-team-visits-communist-china
http://uschina.usc.edu/w_usct/showarticle.aspx?articleID=10957&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3897.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ping_Pong_Diplomacy

1972: In Vietnam War, for the first time since November 1967, American B-52 bombers reportedly begin bombing North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/b-52s-begin-bombing-north-vietnam

2003: The North Korean withdrawal from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, announced on January 10, becomes effective
https://www.ipinst.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/pdfs_koreachapt2.pdf

 

On 10 April in South Asian history

ON 10 APRIL IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 10, 2019

1407: The lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded with the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deshin_Shekpa

1656: Dutch fleet occupies Colombo, Ceylon
http://lakdiva.org/codrington/chap09.html

1656-04-10 Colombo pris par Hollandais

1917: Birth of Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri, Indian politician, former general secretary of the Communist Party of India (united), who died on May 27, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagjit_Singh_Lyallpuri#cite_note-h-1
http://www.mainstreamweekly.net/article4452.html

1952: Birth of Narayan Rane, Indian politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narayan_Rane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9ivqcqT9Qg

1965: After border fighting, Pakistan and India sign a cease-fire

1971: An exile government called the People’s Republic of Bangladesh alias Mujibnagar Government headed by Tajuddin Ahmed is formed. It will take the oath on April 17
http://www.mujibnagar.com/mujibnagar-government/mujibnagar-government
http://weloveourbangladesh.blogspot.fr/2011/04/be-witness-of-historical-moment-of.html

1973: Pakistan adopts its third constitution, shifting the role of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto from president to prime minister
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0ahUKEwjO16qqp4LMAhWKlxoKHfDdCFEQFgg3MAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.na.gov.pk%2Fuploads%2Fdocuments%2F1333523681_951.pdf&usg=AFQjCNGQXo5W-WuNkRA-RuxWRLb2T2FH7A&sig2=vQ1EFZkz4JvsZCQyLxa03w

1975: Birth of Terrence Lewis, Indian dancer and choreographer
https://wikibio.in/terence-lewis/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF9xnwojhmM

1986: Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan after an exile in Great-Britain


http://www.siasat.pk/forum/showthread.php?86743-PPP-1986-Benazir-s-Lahore-Return-gathering-which-people-are-comparing-with-Imran-Jalsa
https://www.dawn.com/news/1210249

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8nk5fmPB9s

1986: Birth of  Ayesha Takia, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayesha_Takia

1988: The Ojhri Camp disaster;kill more than 1,000 people in Rawalpindi and Islamabad as a result of rockets and other munitions expelled by the blast
http://www.nytimes.com/1988/04/17/world/us-officials-link-pakistan-blast-to-kabul-regime.html
https://afaq.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/what-happened-at-ojhri-camp-in-rawalpindi-in-1988/

1995: Death of Morarji Desai, Indian Prime Minister (March 1977 to July 1979), born in February 1904
http://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/11/obituaries/morarji-desai-dies-at-99-defeated-indira-gandhi-to-become-premier-of-india.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-morarji-desai-1615165.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/10-april-1995-morarji-desai-fourth-prime-minister-of-india-died

Moraji Desai

2008: In Nepal, people vote in elections that will decide the future of the direction of the country
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7339813.stm

2015: Pakistan’s parliament urges the government to stay out of the conflict in Yemen, rejecting Saudi demands for Islamabad to join its coalition against Shiite Huthi rebels
http://www.dawn.com/news/1175090/parliament-calls-for-neutrality-in-yemen-conflict

2015: A Pakistani court frees on bail the alleged mastermind of a 2008 assault on India’s financial capital Mumbai that killed 166 people and seriously strained ties between the neighbouring countries

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2015/04/pakistan-frees-alleged-mumbai-attack-mastermind-150410125247944.html
http://www.euronews.com/2015/04/10/mumbai-attack-suspect-released-on-bail/ http://www.dawn.com/news/1175099/lakhvi-a-free-man-for-now

 

On 10 April in Southeast Asian history

ON 10 APRIL IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 10, 2019

1815: The Mount Tambora volcano, in Indonesia, begins a three-month-long eruption, lasting until July 15. The eruption ultimately kills 71,000 people and affects Earth’s climate for the next two years. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1815_eruption_of_Mount_Tambora
http://history1800s.about.com/od/crimesanddisasters/a/Eruption-Of-Mount-Tambora.htm

1942: In the Philippines, Bataan Death March begins for defeated US and Filipinos prisonners

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bataan-death-march-begins
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/bataandeathmarch.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BtDeKWfL1c

1972: In Vietnam War, for the first time since November 1967, American B-52 bombers reportedly begin bombing North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/b-52s-begin-bombing-north-vietnam

2008: Nineteen people (in fact 25) are reported to have died and more than 800 injured from clashes between security forces and red-shirt demonstrators in different parts of Bangkok
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8612783.stm

 

On 10 April in Japan’s history

1946-04-10 1er vote femmes

ON 10 APRIL IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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1933: Birth of Rokusuke Ei, Japanese lyricist and author
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rokusuke_Ei

1942: In the Philippines, Bataan Death March begins for defeated US and Filipinos prisonners
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bataan-death-march-begins
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/bataandeathmarch.htm

1945: US troops land on Tsugen Shima, Okinawa
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_okinawa2.html

1946: First election for Japanese Diet and for the first time women can vote

1946-04-10 1er vote femmeshttp://www.ndl.go.jp/modern/e/cha5/description05.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_general_election,_1946

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quwEt1oc9gI 

1950: Birth of Akiko Wada, Japanese singer and television performer
http://www.japan-zone.com/modern/wada_akiko.shtml
http://video.yandex.ru/users/sereginsasha/view/170/

1959: Akihito, future emperor of Japan, weds Michiko Shoda
http://www.bbc.com/news/av/magazine-41085238/the-wedding-that-broke-centuries-of-tradition
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Michiko

1966: Death of Kawabata Ryushi, Japanese painter, born on June 6, 1885
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawabata_Ryushi
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Kawabata+Ryushi&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=ogODT-ffA8ql0QWVvfz7Bg&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBQQ_AUoAQ&biw=1249&bih=569

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPnFg13trh4

1979: Birth of Tsuyoshi Domoto, Japanese artist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsuyoshi_Domoto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07prEAxvPD0

1997 : Death of Toshiro Mayuzumi, Japanese composer, born on February 20; 1929
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006191/bio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0P3UkC3a9Q

2013: Japan and Taiwan sign an agreement on fishing rights around the Senkaku Islands
http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/12927/with-japan-fishing-deal-taiwan-scores-a-win-in-east-china-sea-disputes

 

On 10 April in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 10 APRIL IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on April 10, 2019

1407: The lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded with the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deshin_Shekpa

1971: US table tennis team arrives in China marking the first thaw between Beijing and Washington since 1949

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-table-tennis-team-visits-communist-china
http://uschina.usc.edu/w_usct/showarticle.aspx?articleID=10957&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3897.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ping_Pong_Diplomacy

1979: President Carter signs the Taiwan Relations Act, which legalizes new U.S. relationship with Taiwan.Under the bill, the U.S. essentially continues to treat Taiwan as an independent nation, sell it arms, lend it money, recognize its passports and grant its diplomats immunity from U.S. law
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan_Relations_Act
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/tra01.htm

1980: The first Sino-foreign joint ventures in China, « Beijing Air Catering Limited » is approved

1995: Death of Chen Yun, twice VPM of China (1949-75, 79-80), born on June 13, 1905 http://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/12/obituaries/chen-yun-who-slowed-china-s-shift-to-market-dies-at-89.html
http://articles.latimes.com/1995-04-11/news/mn-53456_1_economic-reform

 Chen Yun buste

2005: Death of Chen Yifei, Chinese painter, born on April 12, 1946
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/14/arts/design/chen-yifei-59-painter-and-entrepreneur-dies.html?_r=0
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Tsuyoshi+Domoto&nord=1&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ei=MWxFU_jBDoeG0AXtqYGgCg&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=628&dpr=1#nord=1&q=chen+yifei+peinture&tbm=isch

Chen Yifei

2012: Chinese politician Bo Xilai, once a rising star, has been stripped of his elite Communist Party post while his wife is being investigated for the murder of a British national. Bo had been suspended from the party’s powerful 25-member Politburo and from the Central Committee
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/china-leader-ousted-wife-probed-over-britons-murder/article3305006.ece?textsize=small&test=2

2013: Japan and Taiwan sign an agreement on fishing rights around the Senkaku Islands
http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/12927/with-japan-fishing-deal-taiwan-scores-a-win-in-east-china-sea-disputes

 

On 10 April in Asian history

ON 10 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 10, 2019

1407: The lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded with the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deshin_Shekpa

1815: The Mount Tambora volcano, in Indonesia, begins a three-month-long eruption, lasting until July 15. The eruption ultimately kills 71,000 people and affects Earth’s climate for the next two years
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1815_eruption_of_Mount_Tambora
http://history1800s.about.com/od/crimesanddisasters/a/Eruption-Of-Mount-Tambora.htm

1656: Dutch fleet occupies Colombo, Ceylon
http://lakdiva.org/codrington/chap09.html

1656-04-10 Colombo pris par Hollandais

1916: Birth of Lee Jung Seob, Korean painter who died on September 6, 1956
http://www.korea.net/NewsFocus/Culture/view?articleId=138949
https://www.google.fr/search?q=lee+jung+seob+artist&biw=1301&bih=641&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ei=vqEmVZqqOMfnUsCmhOAM&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

Lee jung seob peinture

1917: Birth of Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri, Indian politician, former general secretary of the Communist Party of India (united), who died on May 27, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagjit_Singh_Lyallpuri#cite_note-h-1
http://www.mainstreamweekly.net/article4452.html

1933: Birth of Rokusuke Ei, Japanese lyricist and author
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rokusuke_Ei

1942: In the Philippines, Bataan Death March begins for defeated US and Filipinos prisonners


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bataan-death-march-begins
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/bataandeathmarch.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BtDeKWfL1c

1945: US troops land on Tsugen Shima, Okinawa
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_okinawa2.html

1946: First election for Japanese Diet and for the first time women can vote

http://www.ndl.go.jp/modern/e/cha5/description05.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_general_election,_1946 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quwEt1oc9gI

1950: Birth of Akiko Wada, Japanese singer and television performer
http://www.japan-zone.com/modern/wada_akiko.shtml

1952: Birth of Narayan Rane, Indian politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narayan_Rane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9ivqcqT9Qg

1959: Akihito, future emperor of Japan, weds Michiko Shoda
http://www.bbc.com/news/av/magazine-41085238/the-wedding-that-broke-centuries-of-tradition
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Michiko

1965: After border fighting, Pakistan and India sign a cease-fire

1966: Death of Kawabata Ryushi, Japanese painter, born on June 6, 1885
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawabata_Ryushi
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Kawabata+Ryushi&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=ogODT-ffA8ql0QWVvfz7Bg&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBQQ_AUoAQ&biw=1249&bih=569

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPnFg13trh4

1971: US table tennis team arrives in China marking the first thaw between Beijing and Washington since 1949

 http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-table-tennis-team-visits-communist-china
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3897.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ping_Pong_Diplomacy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1p78BXVIfU

1971: An exile government called the People’s Republic of Bangladesh alias Mujibnagar Government headed by Tajuddin Ahmed is formed. It will take the oath on April 17
http://www.mujibnagar.com/mujibnagar-government/mujibnagar-government
http://weloveourbangladesh.blogspot.fr/2011/04/be-witness-of-historical-moment-of.html

1972: In Vietnam War, for the first time since November 1967, American B-52 bombers reportedly begin bombing North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/b-52s-begin-bombing-north-vietnam

1973: Pakistan adopts its third constitution, shifting the role of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto from president to prime minister
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0ahUKEwjO16qqp4LMAhWKlxoKHfDdCFEQFgg3MAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.na.gov.pk%2Fuploads%2Fdocuments%2F1333523681_951.pdf&usg=AFQjCNGQXo5W-WuNkRA-RuxWRLb2T2FH7A&sig2=vQ1EFZkz4JvsZCQyLxa03w

1975: Birth of Terrence Lewis, Indian dancer and chorebgrapher
https://wikibio.in/terence-lewis/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF9xnwojhmM

1979: President Carter signs the Taiwan Relations Act, which legalizes new U.S. relationship with Taiwan.Under the bill, the U.S. essentially continues to treat Taiwan as an independent nation, sell it arms, lend it money, recognize its passports and grant its diplomats immunity from U.S. law
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan_Relations_Act
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/tra01.htm
https://taiwaninsight.org/2019/03/18/the-40th-anniversary-of-the-taiwan-relations-act/

1979: Birth of Tsuyoshi Domoto, Japanese artist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsuyoshi_Domoto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07prEAxvPD0

1980: The first Sino-foreign joint ventures in China, « Beijing Air Catering Limited » is approved

1986: Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan after an exile in Great-Britain


http://www.siasat.pk/forum/showthread.php?86743-PPP-1986-Benazir-s-Lahore-Return-gathering-which-people-are-comparing-with-Imran-Jalsa
https://www.dawn.com/news/1210249

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8nk5fmPB9s

1986: Birth of  Ayesha Takia, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayesha_Takia

1988: The Ojhri Camp disaster kills more than 1,000 people in Rawalpindi and Islamabad as a result of rockets and other munitions expelled by the blast
http://www.nytimes.com/1988/04/17/world/us-officials-link-pakistan-blast-to-kabul-regime.html
https://afaq.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/what-happened-at-ojhri-camp-in-rawalpindi-in-1988/

1995: Death of Chen Yun, twice VPM of China (1949-75, 79-80), born on June 13, 1905 http://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/12/obituaries/chen-yun-who-slowed-china-s-shift-to-market-dies-at-89.html
http://articles.latimes.com/1995-04-11/news/mn-53456_1_economic-reform

 Chen Yun buste

1995: Death of Morarji Desai, Indian Prime Minister (March 1977 to July 1979), born in February 1904
http://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/11/obituaries/morarji-desai-dies-at-99-defeated-indira-gandhi-to-become-premier-of-india.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-morarji-desai-1615165.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/10-april-1995-morarji-desai-fourth-prime-minister-of-india-died

Moraji Desai

1997 : Death of Toshiro Mayuzumi, Japanese composer, born on February 20; 1929
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006191/bio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0P3UkC3a9Q

2003: The North Korean withdrawal from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, announced on January 10, becomes effective
https://www.ipinst.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/pdfs_koreachapt2.pdf

2005: Death of Chen Yifei, Chinese painter, born on April 12, 1946
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/14/arts/design/chen-yifei-59-painter-and-entrepreneur-dies.html?_r=0
 http://www.google.fr/search?q=Tsuyoshi+Domoto&nord=1&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ei=MWxFU_jBDoeG0AXtqYGgCg&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=628&dpr=1#nord=1&q=chen+yifei+peinture&tbm=isch

Chen Yifei

2008: In Nepal, people vote in elections that will decide the future of the direction of the country
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7339813.stm

2008: Nineteen people (in fact 25) are reported to have died and more than 800 injured from clashes between security forces and red-shirt demonstrators in different parts of Bangkok
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8612783.stm

2012: Chinese politician Bo Xilai, once a rising star, has been stripped of his elite Communist Party post while his wife is being investigated for the murder of a British national. Bo had been suspended from the party’s powerful 25-member Politburo and from the Central Committee
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/china-leader-ousted-wife-probed-over-britons-murder/article3305006.ece?textsize=small&test=2

2012: The human rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband Dong Jiqin are sentenced to prison for causing « disturbances » and « fraud ». The court has imposed two years and eight months on Ni Yulan, a lawyer with disabilities the result of police beatings, and two years on her husband who helped to vindicate the rights of people who were unfairly dispossessed of land or houses
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Ni-Yulan-and-her-husband-jailed-for-defending-those-who-were-dispossessed-of-homes-24454.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17661224

2013: Japan and Taiwan sign an agreement on fishing rights around the Senkaku Islands
http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/12927/with-japan-fishing-deal-taiwan-scores-a-win-in-east-china-sea-disputes

2015: Pakistan’s parliament urges the government to stay out of the conflict in Yemen, rejecting Saudi demands for Islamabad to join its coalition against Shiite Huthi rebels
http://www.dawn.com/news/1175090/parliament-calls-for-neutrality-in-yemen-conflict

2015: A Pakistani court frees on bail the alleged mastermind of a 2008 assault on India’s financial capital Mumbai that killed 166 people and seriously strained ties between the neighbouring countries

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2015/04/pakistan-frees-alleged-mumbai-attack-mastermind-150410125247944.html
http://www.euronews.com/2015/04/10/mumbai-attack-suspect-released-on-bail/ http://www.dawn.com/news/1175099/lakhvi-a-free-man-for-now