Asia News In Brief

Asia News In Brief

Malaysia’s Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Industries, Ahmad Shabery Cheek, announced that his country will hold a three-day festival in China to promote its durian.
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  • Asia News In Brief

    14:40' 07-07-2017

    Asia News In Brief

    ASEAN and China have sought to raise tourist arrivals, considering tourism links as an important part in cultural exchanges and cooperation, and encouraging the sector’s growth and inclusive socio-economic development.

  • Asia News In Brief

    14:41' 26-06-2017

    Asia News In Brief

    According to a report on obesity in ASEAN nations prepared by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU), Malaysia has the highest obesity rate in Southeast Asia. It indicated that the obesity rate in Malaysia was 13.3%, while the overweight rate stood at 38.5%.

  • Asia News In Brief

    19:19' 08-06-2017

    Asia News In Brief

    Cambodia is hoping for the prospect of a rubber price recovery amid dropping global prices.

  • Asia News In Brief

    15:32' 24-05-2017

    Asia News In Brief

    The largest Cambodian crackdown on counterfeit makeup has led to the seizure of 68 tonnes of fake cosmetic products.

  • Asia News In Brief

    13:04' 11-05-2017

    Asia News In Brief

    Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has suggested renegotiating a crime repatriation agreement signed with the US 15 years ago.

  • Asia News In Brief

    15:22' 27-04-2017

    Asia News In Brief

    According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Cambodia’s economy is forecasted to grow by about 7% in 2017 and 2018.

  • Asia News In Brief

    19:42' 19-04-2017

    Asia News In Brief

    The 2017 ASEAN Film Festival was opened at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 27 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of ASEAN. The 2017 ASEAN Film Festival introduces films originating in ASEAN member states to share the diversity and way of life of the ASEAN community, acquire a better understanding of their values and cultures, and encourage and celebrate their film productions.

  • Asia News In Brief

    18:14' 04-04-2017

    Asia News In Brief

    A crackdown against opposition politicians and activists in Cambodia is part of a wider authoritarian “disease” infecting the region, Southeast Asian politicians have warned.

  • Asia News In Brief

    18:35' 16-03-2017

    Asia News In Brief

    Hollywood film director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has been appointed as Vietnam’s tourism ambassador for 2017-2020. Mr Vogt-Roberts, best known for his 2013 comedy drama “The Kings of Summer”, said he is honoured to hold this position, and will do his utmost to boost Vietnamese tourism.

  • Asia News In Brief

    13:12' 01-03-2017

    Asia News In Brief

    Thanks to the development of tourism, construction and garment export, Cambodia is forecast to maintain the 7% growth rate it achieved last year in 2017 and 2018.

  • Asia News in Brief

    19:17' 16-02-2017

    Asia News in Brief

    The Cambodian National Assemblys standing committee on February 13 transferred a proposal to amend the Law on Political Parties to the Legislative and Justice Commission for consideration.

  • Asia News In Brief

    13:59' 08-02-2017

    Asia News In Brief

    A campaign called “Visit ASEAN@50: Golden Celebration”, to promote ASEAN as a single travel destination, was launched on 18 January in Singapore, at the opening ceremony of the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2017.

  • Asia News In Brief

    13:51' 25-01-2017

    Asia News In Brief

    China is likely to become the world’s largest market for virtual and augmented reality headsets by 2020, as major domestic suppliers emerge and the application of these devices expands to various industries. Shipments of virtual reality (VR) headsets in China may reach more than15.5 million units in 2020, up from an estimated 609,000 this year.

  • Asia News In Brief

    13:42' 01-12-2016

    Asia News In Brief

    From next year, Beijing will ban high-polluting old cars from being driven whenever air quality alerts are issued, the citys environmental protection bureau has said.

  • Asian News in Brief - 9/11/2016

    17:14' 17-11-2016

    Asian News in Brief - 9/11/2016

    The holiday was established to celebrate the anniversary of Cambodias independence from France.

  • Asian News In Brief

    13:25' 16-11-2016

    Asian News In Brief

    Chinas Parliament passed an interpretation of Hong Kongs Basic Law on Monday 7 November, which says politicians must swear allegiance to Hong Kong as part of China. This has barred two democratically elected, pro-independence politicians from taking office.

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