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2015/11/09 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:Indochina

Protestors Storm The Streets Before Xi's Visit to Vietnam

Videos posted online show scuffles between protesters and security forces in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. One person with a bloodied face is heard shouting, “This is the bloodstain of Xi Jinping! I was beaten up because of Xi Jinping.”

2015/11/05 | Shih Yuan

Taiwan Will Complete Preparation for TPP by November 2016

Director-General of the Bureau of Foreign Trade Jenni Yang says after the full text of the TPP was released, the government will compare the text with existing regulations in Taiwan. They will explain the gaps the government should deal with, assess TPP’s impact and provide each ministry with advice for amending laws.

2015/11/05 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:馬六甲

ASEAN Defense Chief Fails to Reach Consensus over South China Sea Dispute

The ASEAN defense forum held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has failed to sign a joint declaration due to the lack of consensus among the attending countries. An US official says it's because the US and China have differences over mentioning the South China Sea dispute in the declaration. On the other hand, China pointed out that the failure was due to certain Southeast Asian countries leaning towards Japan and the US.

2015/11/03 | 阿Ken

US Congress Supports Taiwan's Participation in Interpol

This is the third time the US Congress has called on the administration department to obtain observer status for Taiwan in international organizations, including WHA (World Health Assembly) and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization).

2015/10/30 | Anita Chow

Is China's Two-Children Policy Too Late?

The two-child policy seems too late for the older generation. It is estimated that young people born after 1980 are the ones that can benefit from the new policy. People.cn mentions that the government should provide relevant support for education, childcare and medical equipment to improve the environment for raising children. They also have to make sure the milk powder is safe.

2015/10/29 | Sid Weng

2015 Freedom on the Net Report Shows China Offers Internet Users Least Freedom

Freedom House has been rating the degree of Internet freedom from 2011. Iran has placed last in the last four reports, but this year China has surpassed Iran and is now the country that offers least freedom on the Net.

2015/10/27 | Yuan

USS Lassen to Sail into Disputed Chinese Islands

The US argues that under international law, building up artificial islands on previously submerged reefs does not entitle a country to make a territorial claim.

2015/10/26 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:Indochina

Vietnam Warns Chinese Exporters Not to Print "Diaoyu Island Belongs to China" on Apple Cartons

The carton messages violate international and Vietnamese law, according to a statement on the official Vietnamese customs' website. In addition, China's territorial claims are under protest from the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan and Brunei.

2015/10/22 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:馬六甲

ASEAN News: Indonesian President to Relax Restrictions on Foreign Investments

In an interview before he visited the US, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said he would assess the limits on foreign investments in Indonesia's strict regulations. He says these relevant laws are why Widodo hasn’t been able to fulfill his promise of a couple billion US dollars of foreign investment.

2015/10/20 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:馬六甲

Apple to Build Research Center in Indonesia and Google to Help Develop Internet in Remote Areas

During Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s visit to the US on October 25, he will drop by the Apple Inc. headquarters to meet with its CEO, Tim Cook and discuss their investment plan in Indonesia. Joko Widodo will also meet with representatives from Google Inc, Microsoft Corp and Facebook to discuss investing in the country, such as discussing with Google about developing Internet in remote areas in Indonesia.

2015/10/18 | 阿Ken

HSBC Survey Ranks Taiwan as 8th Best Country for Expats

HSBC Bank’s 2015 Expat Explorer Survey shows that Singapore ranks first as the world's best destination for expats while Taiwan ranks eighth. One of the reasons Singapore ranked first in the survey is that they have lower tax rates compared to the US. For Chinese communities, Singapore also offers the potential advantages of having a similar culture.

2015/10/18 | 阿Ken

China's Investment in British Nuclear Power Plant Worries British Military

A British national defense official says the military is "very worried" about China's participation in the construction of nuclear power plants, and that the Chinese might take the chance to hack the computer system and add traps or loopholes to take control over the nuclear power plants.

2015/10/15 | Sid Weng

Japan Displeased with Inclusion of the Nanjing Massacre in the Memory of the World by UNESCO

During Chinese State Councilor Yang Jie-chi’s visit to Japan, UNESCO decided to include the 1937 Nanjing Massacre documents in the Memory of the World. Tokyo remains suspicious about the credibility of these documents and protests against the decision. Japan is also considering suspending its funding for UNESCO.