Production News

Vietnam’s service industry development strategy: the growth rate of the service industry during 2021-2030 will reach 7%-8%

Vietnam’s “Vietnam +” reported on April 6 that the Prime Minister of Vietnam recently approved the overall strategy for the development of Vietnam’s service industry from 2021 to…

Indonesian Trade Minister visits China to finalize US$1.4 billion order

According to a report by the Indonesian “Compass” on April 4, Indonesian Minister of Trade Rutfi stated in a press release on Sunday that during his visit to…

The ASEAN Agreement on Trade in Services will further open up trade in services

Singapore approved the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) on April 5, and was the first ASEAN member country to approve the agreement.   Singapore’s Ministry of…

Manufacturing in ASEAN countries resumed growth in March this year

On April 5, the financial information analysis company Escin Huamai released a survey report saying that in March this year, the manufacturing industry in ASEAN countries resumed…

Myanmar’s Online Pop-Up Markets Raise Funds for Protest

BANGKOK – With security forces in Myanmar having shot dead at least 570 protesters and bystanders in the past two months, many of the country’s residents see…

Brunei Launches 5G Pilot Project To Further Digital Economy

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Apr 5 (NNN-BBNEWS) – The Brunei government launched a 5G Pilot Project in the capital, to support strategic objectives and priorities, under the Digital…

General News

Aid flows into cyclone-struck Indonesia as death toll rises

LEMBATA (Indonesia), April 9 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Two Indonesian navy ships packed with aid arrived in a cyclone-ravaged section of the archipelago, as the disaster’s death toll rose…

Why mine action matters: humanitarian diplomacy in Southeast Asia

As UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab visits Brunei-Darussalam — the current chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) — to strengthen ties and invest in…

Myanmar Envoy Appeals for No-Fly Zone, Arms Embargo

Myanmar’s U.N. envoy, who was appointed by the democratically elected government, appealed to the international community Friday to protect civilians from the country’s military with a no-fly…

Human Rights News

UN Human Rights Group ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over China’s Treatment of Uyghurs

A group of U.N. human rights experts says it is “deeply concerned” about allegations regarding China’s treatment of its Muslim Uyghur minority. The Working Group on Business…

Thai Court Conditionally Approves Constitutional Amendment

• BANGKOK, Mar 12 (NNN-TNA) – Thai’s Constitutional Court, yesterday endorsed constitutional amendment bids, launched by Members of Parliament, on condition that public referendums be held twice.• The court delivered the judgment that, legislators in b…

Rights Groups Denounce China For Blocking Democracy Activist’s Trip to US

TAINAN, TAIWAN – Rights groups and activists at home and abroad Friday denounced China for barring a prominent Chinese democracy and rights activist from leaving for the…

North Korean Defectors Call on Biden to Focus on Human Rights

As President Joe Biden was sworn into office Wednesday, North Korean defectors living throughout the United States expressed hope that his administration would place North Koreans’ human…