Saturday, January 20 2018 | ASIA TODAY INTERNATIONAL - Reporting the Business that Matters in Asia
DONALD TRUMP is listening – and providing assurances. There are issues of more immediate economic and political relevance to the U.S. in Asia today than there are in Europe, and a Tokyo-Washington axis beckons, with China as an interested party . . .
EVEN China has become an ‘enemy state’ in the shrill rhetoric being spouted by a belligerent North Korea. But is it a symptom of fear felt by the young leadership as China, and to a lesser extent, Russia, join in world isolation of the Hermit Kingdom . . .
A NEW phenomenon is sweeping Asia as new leaders emerge, and the accepted norms of political mores are swept aside . . .
A NEW world order is emerging, and, as reality dawns, the challenges of disruptive technology may pale in comparison . . .
THAI voters have approved a new Constitution put forward by the ruling military Government, Thailand’s 21st new charter since 1932. Considering Thailand’s track record, the odds are that this charter won’t be the last . . .
FRESH from her role as Managing Director of the World Bank, Sri Mulyani Indrawati is making her second run at bringing a new tax regime to Indonesia . .
CHINA has easily wedged ASEAN over Chinese incursions into the South China Sea as self-interest again rules the day, causing despair among ASEAN member States . . .
US pressure on Thailand’s military Government to restore democracy has seen the Kingdom move closer to China on defence matters, undercutting the position of ASEAN allies who are protesting Chinese incursions into the South China Sea .
ONLINE sales in China have almost overnight made some companies very rich — but if today’s social media fancy suddenly becomes tomorrow’s lemon, the corporate dangers are obvious . . .