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Blinken in Indonesia as US seeks to shore up Southeast Asia ties

  By Reuters staff, published by Channel NewsAsia Jakarta – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Indonesia today (Dec. 13), kicking off a short Southeast Asia trip aimed at strengthening relations with a region that has become a strategic arena for Washington and Beijing. In his first Southeast Asia trip since US President Joe

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Asean-China summit held without Myanmar, Malaysia says

  By Reuters and Channel NewsAsia Kuala Lumpur – A summit between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) today (Nov. 22) was held without a representative from Myanmar, Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said. The reason for the non-attendance was not immediately clear, and a spokesperson for Myanmar’s military government did not

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Local news

Thai man files complaint after losing over 3m baht in Chinese business fraud

    A THAI BUSINESSMAN who was defrauded of 3.6 million baht by a Chinese company after a product he ordered was not delivered petitioned the Chinese embassy for help before reporting the swindle to Technology Crime Suppression Division police, Siam Rath newspaper said today (Oct. 15). Mr. Somchai Saengwichaipat, 55, director of Amadeus Piano

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Coronavirus

Health Ministry receives donated medical supplies from China, India

THE Ministry of Public Health has received medical supplies donated by government agencies and private firms in China and India to help Thailand fight the Covid-19 pandemic. This equipment will be distributed to Covid-19 treatment facilities across the country, NNT said today (Sept. 10). Deputy Permanent Secretary of Public Health, Dr Narong Saiwong today accompanied

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Nato designates China a ‘systemic’ challenge as Biden rebuilds bond with Western alliance

By Reuters Staff, published by The Straits Times Brussels – US President Joe Biden today (June 14) told fellow Nato leaders that the defence of Europe, Turkey and Canada was a “sacred obligation” for the United States, a marked shift from his predecessor Donald Trump’s threats to withdraw from the military alliance. Arriving in Brussels,

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China’s Xi offers more help to India in message to Modi amid Covid-19 outbreak

By AP and published by Channel NewsAsia Beijing – Chinese leader Xi Jinping today (April 30) offered additional assistance to India in battling the Covid-19 outbreak ravaging the country, putting aside a simmering rivalry and tensions along their disputed border. State media reported that Xi told Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a personal message of

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