Simon Tay

A new bank for Asia, not China

A new bank for Asia, not China

China’s initiative for an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has been gaining momentum, with more governments indicating interest and in-principle support. Yet, reports...

Gallery: Strong leaders in a fragile Asia

Strong leaders in a fragile Asia

Not long ago, Asians suffered under weak governments. Japan stumbled through a series of short-lived and unpopular leaders while, in China, the last years under President Hu...

How ASEAN views politics in Thailand

The recent military coup in Thailand that ousted the government of Yingluck Shinawatra has attracted concern and controversy. Very visibly, the United States, the European Union...

ASEAN weathering storms, making progress

ASEAN weathering storms, making progress

When Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders gathered last week in Myanmar, the predicted weather was for high temperatures combined with a chance of storms. The...

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