Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)

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As China threat rises, can Aukus alliance recover from rancorous birth?
Questions mount about pact’s ultimate purpose and implications for other Asean countries

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

23, Nov, 2021 @1:47 AM

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UK invites south-east Asian nations to G7 summit amid Aukus tensions
The alliance between Britain, the US and Australia has divided the region and angered China

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

22, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Myanmar junta leader declares himself PM as election timeline stalled
Six months after seizing power, Min Aung Hlaing extends coup with promise of elections in 2023

Guardian staff and agencies

01, Aug, 2021 @5:35 PM

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‘Will the killings stop?’ Demands for Asean to ensure Myanmar honours pledge to end violence
Asean says consensus with junta was ‘beyond expectations’, but there is no timeline or explicit commitment to stop violence

Rebecca Ratcliffe

25, Apr, 2021 @6:06 AM

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Myanmar's street protesters need the world's help to restore democracy | Vasuki Shastry
Sanctions against the coup plotters aren’t enough, says Vasuki Shastry, an associate fellow at Chatham House

Vasuki Shastry

09, Mar, 2021 @12:58 PM

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Australia faces calls to cut military ties with Myanmar after coup
Australia is understood to fear that isolating country risks driving junta into China’s embrace

Daniel Hurst and Ben Doherty

02, Feb, 2021 @9:59 AM

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China and 14 Asia-Pacific countries agree historic free trade deal
Signing of RCEP unites nations totalling 2.2 billion people and covers 28% of global trade

Jasper Jolly and agencies

15, Nov, 2020 @8:57 PM

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Asean summit: US condemns Chinese 'intimidation' in the South China Sea
National security adviser Robert O’Brien says Beijing has bullied smaller nations by militarising resource-rich waters

Ben Doherty

04, Nov, 2019 @9:05 AM

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World's largest trade deal RCEP faces delay as India pushes back against China
Sixteen-nation Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership will cover half the planet’s people

Ben Doherty

03, Nov, 2019 @10:15 PM

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Small bombs explode in Bangkok during Asean summit
Six devices go off at skytrain station, beside main road and at government complex

Hannah Ellis-Petersen

02, Aug, 2019 @4:07 AM

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Dominic Raab to urge firms to focus more on exporting outside EU
Business reiterates importance of frictionless trade with EU as foreign minister flies to Bangkok

Peter Walker Political correspondent

30, Jul, 2019 @11:01 PM

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'Legend in his own lunchtime': Frydenberg rebukes Pyne over Israel embassy comments
Treasurer says defence minister is ‘giving his opinion freely’ as divisions within cabinet intensify over controversial move

Amy Remeikis

19, Nov, 2018 @3:47 AM

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