OPINION: Not smooth as silk

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Indian reservations over OBOR may mean a lost chance for India, Nepal and China.

Favourable country ranking entails tougher job for leaders

The Nation/ANN - Thai people as a whole also have some work to do

Revolution 4.0 challenges Asian countries seeking inclusive growth

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - On the cusp of Revolution 4.0, income disparity could grow, especially in a region where the income gap and inequality in opportunities to access education have been persistent.

The negative impact of fake news

KUALA LUMPUR (Sin Chew Daily/ANN) - If fake news or rumours had an impact on the US presidential election, similar cases have also occurred in Malaysia. 

OPINION: Report, reshape and reconnect: How journalism saves itself

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - There is a perception that traditional media has lost its control over the definition of news and its key position as a main news source for the society. This role has been taken over by decentralisation, by whimsical media technology.

Belt-road changes world order

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia (The Star/ ANN) - China’s ambitious economic plan is set to draw up a new global paradigm with countries seeking to engage the Middle Kingdom.

EDITORIAL: Asean focus: unity, growth

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - While Duterte is expected to highlight his war on drugs and on terrorism, Asean unity and possibly warming relations with China and Russia, he should also touch on how leaders can bridge the economic divide among Asean members. 

Asean: Next 50 years

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Religious extremism is just one problem the grouping faces, but on balance, the future is bright

Myanmar's policy shifts towards major powers

Bangkok (The Nation/ANN) - Myanmar has made substantial shifts towards its relations with major powers comprising China, Russia and the United States. They are key regional players in Southeast Asia which will impact directly on peace and stability as well as economic development in Myanmar.

In the first half of this year, China has made impressive diplomatic inroads throughout Southeast Asia, taking advantage of the lack of policy clarity coming from the new US administration of President Donald Trump.

OPINION: Geopolitical rivalry in South Asia

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Saarc countries are failing to devise a foreign policy to maintain a balanced relationship with the two Asian giants, India and China.