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EDITORIAL: Year-end shopping sprees aren’t ideal economics

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Tax incentives might boost holiday spending, but the government has to be more far-sighted.

FEATURE: Asean calls for 'non-militarisation' of South China Sea

MANILA (The Straits Times/ANN) - These arise from territorial disputes in the strategic waterway; leaders reaffirmed importance of maintaning peace and security in the region.

South-east Asia's leaders are calling for the "non-militarisation" of the South China Sea to ease tensions arising from territorial disputes in this strategic waterway.

Xi shows great respect for two aged honorees

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - President takes men of great deeds by hand to sit beside him for group photo 

To show his concern and respect for two senior citizens who dedicated their lives to building the nation, President Xi Jinping took them by the hand and invited them to sit with him for a group picture at the Great Hall of People in Beijing.

Biggest Asean-India business summit in Delhi in January

Underlining the importance of building physical connectivity with the ASEAN region to further strengthen its economic ties with India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced that the largest so far Asean-India business and investment summit is slated to be held in New Delhi in January next year.
Addressing the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit here, Modi also said that a conference to discuss increasing connectivity between both regions is also due to take place next month in New Delhi.

Tagore’s revival of cultural links

Since time immemorial, India has maintained a cultural link with South-east Asia. But that was halted owing to multiple factors during the time of colonial intervention. This cultural link is said to have been revived and rebuilt by Rabindranath Tagore’s visit to that region, resulting in a permanent bond between them. It was through Rabindranath, a poet and philosopher, that India’s strong passion for universalism became known to the modern world.

Miss International Laos shines at Miss International pageant in Japan

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Miss International Laos 2017, Miss Phounesup Phonnyotha, dazzled everyone during a welcome party in Saitama city in Japan at the Miss International pageant.

Singapore: More rooftop gardens, urban farms planned

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The bid to make Singapore more green will also see developers getting more options to replace lost greenery.

There could be more urban farms, rooftop gardens and solar panels sprouting up across Singapore, as city planners redouble efforts to make the city more green.

OPINION: Sounding the alarm

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Delhi’s smog is a warning for all countries and cities in Asia where the pollution level is high

FEATURE: Tokyo film festival rolls out red carpet welcome

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - I recently had the great opportunity to travel to the Japanese capital to cover the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) organised at Roppongi Hills Arena.

Trump visit to Vietnam: Hoping for US to reaffirm commitment to the region


BANGKOK • United States President Donald Trump will travel to Danang city in central Vietnam on Nov 10 for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) economic leaders' meeting.

The next day, he will fly north to Hanoi for bilateral meetings with President Tran Dai Quang and other senior Vietnamese leaders. The fact that Mr Trump was travelling to the Vietnamese capital for this meeting was important in itself, analysts said.