World news

US, China accuse each other of ‘bullying’ nations

By Reuters, published by Channel NewsAsia Hanoi – US Vice President Kamala Harris today (Aug 25) again charged China with bullying its Southeast Asian neighbours, the second time in two days she has attacked Beijing during a regional visit aimed at countering China’s growing influence. Earlier today, Chinese state media accused Harris of seeking to

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Business

Vietnam exports to EU threaten Thai profits

Thai manufacturers and exporters have been warned to improve their competitiveness in the European market as prospective EU buyers may shift to cheaper goods from Vietnam after the EU-Vietnam free-trade agreement (FTA) became effective in August 2020. The director-general of the Trade Negotiations Department, Auramon Supthaweethum, said EU buyers may consider importing products from Vietnam

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World news

Vietnam backs US role in South China Sea, rebuffing Beijing at Asean meeting

By Bloomberg, published by Straits Times Hanoi – Southeast Asian countries want the United States to play a role in maintaining peace in the South China Sea, Vietnam said, pushing back against Beijing’s comments that American forces were destabilising the region. “We welcome the US’ constructive and responsive contributions to Asean’s efforts to maintaining the

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