After Taiwan’s president heralds trade talks with the United States as a ‘golden opportunity’ to boost economy, some analysts say that reducing the self-ruled island’s exposure to mainland China may be impossible.
Partners in the Blue Pacific (PBP) is made up of US, UK, Japan, Australia, New Zealand; some say France is already interested in joining despite anger over the Aukus security pact and the new PBP will become ‘multilateral rather than minilateral’.
US firms in mainland China have reported small improvements in supply chain logistics and business recovery, a new survey shows, but Covid-related policymaking still lacks consistency and predictability.
Japan is the only G7 state that does not legally guarantee joint custody to separated parents. Currently, the Civil Law grants full custody of children to one parent after divorce, often to the guardian who has the child.
The son and namesake of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was sworn in as president of the Philippines on Thursday, completing a stunning comeback for one of Asia’s most famous political dynasties, 36 years after it was ousted in a popular uprising.
Tourism hotspots Thailand and Indonesia are trying to take advantage of business-leisure travellers – a subset of digital nomads, living and working abroad for longer than a typical holiday without taking up permanent residence.
British International School, Phuket offers students from around the world a curriculum with IGCSE and IB academic programmes, and professional coaching in football, tennis, swimming, golf, aerial arts and gymnastics
Nato country leaders and European Union heads of state and government got to admire some of the world’s greatest art and listen to a Ukrainian classical orchestra live as they gathered to dine at Madrid’s Prado Museum.
A surge in enthusiasm among Chinese art collectors early this year may already be waning, as investment confidence is undermined by poor global economic growth and weak domestic consumption, industry insiders say.
New Zealand has in recent years tried not to antagonise China, its largest trading partner, at times choosing not to co-sign statements from the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance criticising Beijing.