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Philippines drops hosting 2019 SEA Games citing war costs

The resources will be used to rebuild Marawi, a city partially occupied by Muslim militants.

Southeast Asian nations step up cooperation as Islamic State threat mounts

Fears IS fighers from Marawi may escape to nearby countries.

China, ASEAN agree on draft framework for S.China Sea code of conduct

'We hope that our consultations on the code are not subject to any outside interference,' said Chinese vice foreign minister.
May 18, 2017 | 09:21 pm GMT+7

Vietnam raises South China Sea concerns at ASEAN-US meeting

The move came as China's construction of military infrastructures on its artificial islands in the disputed waters is nearing completion.
May 06, 2017 | 09:11 am GMT+7

Tillerson urges ASEAN to cut North Korea funding, minimize ties

All ASEAN members have diplomatic relations with North Korea and five have embassies there.
May 05, 2017 | 09:30 am GMT+7

Asian nations pulled into China's orbit as Trump puts America first

Many Southeast Asian nations are leaning closer to China as the U.S. commitment to the region is being questioned.
May 01, 2017 | 04:00 pm GMT+7

Southeast Asian summit ends in uncertainty over South China Sea stance

Regional leaders wrapped up a summit on Saturday with no indication of an agreement on how to address Beijing's assertiveness.
April 30, 2017 | 09:09 am GMT+7

Push for troubled waters code stirs ASEAN suspicions about Beijing's endgame

'Here lies the big challenge. You need to understand this is not just a simple matter of conforming to a set of words.'
April 27, 2017 | 11:46 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s car imports jump 34 pct y/y in Q1 on tax cuts

Purchases from Southeast Asian markets jumped 67.6 percent.
April 17, 2017 | 06:31 pm GMT+7

China, ASEAN make progress on framework deal on disputed sea, Philippines says

Negotiations between China and ASEAN are resulting in good progress towards a code of conduct for the disputed sea.
April 04, 2017 | 11:01 pm GMT+7

China, ASEAN to enhance tourism cooperation to new level - Chinese vice premier

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang on Thursday said China is willing to bring cooperation on tourism with the Philippines to a higher level.
March 17, 2017 | 02:19 pm GMT+7

Automakers struggle to keep Vietnam production amid ASEAN tariff cuts

Vietnam had the world's second fastest growing car market last year.
March 02, 2017 | 01:00 am GMT+7

Vietnam's car imports soar in January as tariffs fall

Tariffs on car imports from ASEAN countries will be fully removed by 2018.
February 06, 2017 | 01:31 pm GMT+7

ASEAN floats ambitious plan to boost cruise tourism

The region expects to receive 4.5 million cruise visitors in 2035, jumping 10 times from last year.
January 22, 2017 | 06:10 pm GMT+7

Recruitment demand for managers spikes in Vietnam: report

Qualified personnel are seeking more lucrative opportunities overseas.
January 10, 2017 | 05:56 pm GMT+7