Entries tagged "ASEAN"

  • China and Russia’s Awkward Romance | Nov. 19, 2018, 9:16 a.m.

    Washington’s shortsightedness is pushing its own competitors—the world's largest nuclear power and the second-largest economy—closer together.

  • View All Analysis | Sept. 17, 2018, 8:57 a.m.

    Browse our analysis section for news and articles on topics such as China's Belt and Road Initiative (OBOR), the Competing Visions of Japan, India, and other regional powers, and the stakes for U.S. policy.

  • Thailand Welcomes Chinese Investment | Aug. 24, 2018, 10:34 a.m.

    Thailand is welcoming 500 Chinese companies over the weekend and is expecting to sign more than a dozen bilateral contracts that will link its Eastern Economic Corridor to China's Belt and Road Initiative.

  • SEA Fund Boosts Self-Reliance | Aug. 6, 2018, 9:07 a.m.

    Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam have announced the The Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Fund. The fund aims to help Southeast Asia become more financially self-reliant and reduce its dependence on external economic and political giants, particularly China.

    Read the full article [here](https://asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/Southeast-Asian-fund-can-complement-Chinese-investment-by

  • BRI Empowers SE Asia's Strongmen | July 25, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

    Chinese infrastructure investment throughout Southeast Asia has shifted the tide of opinion, simultaneously supporting authoritarian politics in certain states and engendering opposition to Belt and Road in others, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.

  • Cambodians Wary of Chinese Infrastructure Investment | July 18, 2018, 10:07 a.m.

    Cambodians remain wary of Chinese infrastructure investment due to China’s growing influence in the country.

  • Vietnam Builds ASEAN’s Largest Solar Plant | June 22, 2018, 10:06 a.m.

    Vietnam plans to develop the largest solar plant in the ASEAN region, a 420-megawatt facility located in Tay Ninh in southwestern Vietnam. Talks are underway with several local and international financial institutions for project funding for the $420 million project.

  • Southeast Asia Financial Integration and Infrastructure Investment | May 30, 2018, 9:52 a.m.

    This report highlights recommendations on how the U.S. might effectively engage Southeast Asia's infrastructure challenges to foster greater stability and financial integration in the region.

  • South Korea’s Infrastructure Vision | April 24, 2018, 10:34 a.m.

    In the face of uncertainty about how the U.S. and China will respond to regional challenges, South Korea will likely continue to opt for flexible partnerships, such as with Russia, where specific interests overlap or converge.

  • PM Lee: ASEAN Should Leverage Regional Initiatives | March 13, 2018, 11:06 a.m.

    On Tuesday, Singapore’s prime minister Lee Hsien Loong called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to better leverage infrastructure and development opportunities provided by regional initiatives such as the Belt and Road and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

  • ASEAN Expands Green Infrastructure Bonds | Jan. 31, 2018, 9:13 a.m.

    Since 2009 ASEAN entities have issued $1.85 billion worth of green bonds, many of which fund infrastructure developments such as Warisan Merdeka Tower in Kuala Lumpur.

  • India Courts ASEAN to Counter BRI | Jan. 25, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes all ten ASEAN leaders to New Dehli in an attempt to strengthen trade and connectivity with the bloc.

  • India, ASEAN to Propel Asia's Economy | Dec. 7, 2017, 9:34 a.m.

    New projections show India's economy becoming third largest in the world, with other major ASEAN nations surging forward to propel Asian economic growth.

  • BRI Boosts Central Asia's Grain Exports | Nov. 28, 2017, 11:23 a.m.

    China's regionwide infrastructure drive is proving to be a game changer in the grain trade.

  • Competing Visions | Sept. 28, 2017, 1:47 p.m.

    CSIS's leading regional experts discuss how the ambitious connectivity visions of regional powers across Eurasia could re-shape the future of the super-continent.

  • ASEAN Looks to Japan to Counter China | Sept. 19, 2017, 9:47 a.m.

  • Chinese High-Speed Rail in Southeast Asia | Sept. 18, 2017, 9:14 a.m.

    "I really like China" a diplomat told us a few months ago, "they are the only ones around with a plan for the 21st century." That plan – China’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) – has, however, raised ample concern, from Asia all the way to the Berlin and Washington.

  • Where Does China's Belt and Road Go? | Sept. 11, 2017, 9:16 a.m.

    The one thing we can say about China’s Belt and Road Initiative so far is that it testifies to the ways in which China today is an intrinsically global power, and how its influence creeps into areas it has never reached before.

  • ASEAN+3 Discuss Region's Infrastructure Order | Aug. 7, 2017, 8:32 a.m.

    At a recent meeting, the foreign ministers of the ASEAN countries along with Japan, China, and South Korea held discussions on the region's infrastructure and maritime order.

  • ASEAN at Fifty | Aug. 4, 2017, 1:58 p.m.

    Quotes and Quotas is a weekly digest of phrases and facts that help explain Asia’s infrastructure push.

  • ASEAN is Key to SE Asia's Soft Infrastructure | July 28, 2017, 9:59 a.m.

    In it's 50th year, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations remains a key driver of growth in the region, lowering trade barriers and improving soft infrastructure to facilitate trade.

  • ADBI Recommended Reading | June 22, 2017, 9:19 a.m.

    Here is a selection of work from ADBI related to four areas the Reconnecting Asia Project covers: climate change and sustainability, energy, regional integration, and infrastructure finance.

  • ASEAN Shifts Focus from TPP to Belt and Road | June 12, 2017, 9:03 a.m.

    ASEAN countries are looking to China's Belt and Road initiative as a potential source of growth and integration, particularly after the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

  • ASEAN Grows Cross-border Shipping Services | May 22, 2017, 8:40 a.m.

  • 3-D Printing’s Tipping Point | Feb. 22, 2017, 9:15 a.m.

    3-D printing has the potential to disrupt the division of labor in today’s manufacturing sector, putting great stress on regional and global economic arrangements.

  • India "Acts East" through Regional Connectivity | Feb. 22, 2017, 9:03 a.m.

  • Trump’s Global Infrastructure Opportunity | Feb. 3, 2017, 9:51 a.m.

    The United States’ geoeconomic leadership depends, in part, on our ability to deliver infrastructure overseas that serves as the backbone for prosperity abroad and creates jobs and strengthens our economy at home.

  • ASEAN Tackles Customs to Boost Trade | Jan. 30, 2017, 1:24 p.m.

    Several ASEAN nations are reforming customs rules to boost trade and reduce logistical inefficiencies, Nikkei reports.

  • Asia's Infrastructure Cultures | Jan. 11, 2017, 12:05 a.m.

    With the “Belt and Road” initiative, the fast establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the construction of ports and railways in Africa and elsewhere, and by pushing green energy, China is demonstrating what has been lost in the West in recent times.

  • Japan and Russia Expand Economic Ties | Jan. 5, 2017, 12:05 a.m.

    Japan and Russia are stepping up cooperation after a summit between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin in December. Among the items for further discussion in 2017 are multilateral economic alliances and partnerships with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

  • ASEAN Infrastructure "Very Bankable" | Dec. 9, 2016, 12:05 a.m.

  • Experts: Accelerate ASEAN Connectivity Plan | Nov. 23, 2016, 9:08 a.m.

  • The Role of U.S. Soft-Infrastructure in Influencing the Reconnecting of Asia | Nov. 17, 2016, 3:49 p.m.

    There are six areas where the United States can directly influence the soft infrastructure in the reconnecting Asia footprint. All of these must be done in coordination with our bilateral and multilateral partners.

  • Asia's Next Act | Oct. 25, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

    If decades of torrid growth have been the opening scene on Asia’s economic stage, the region’s reconnecting—through new roads, railways, and other infrastructure—could be the next act.