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Indonesia Probes Shopee and Lazada for Suspected Anti-Competition Breaches

Indonesia's antitrust agency said Monday it was probing local units of e-commerce giants Shopee and Lazada for potential breaches of anti-competition rules. The agency said it was closely watching PT Shopee Internasional Indonesia and PT Ecart Webportal Indonesia, the domestic units ...

Myanmar Junta Revives Plans for China-Backed Mega-Dam

Myanmar's junta has revived plans for a $3.6 billion Chinese-backed dam in the north of the country, which was suspended more than ten years ago following huge public opposition. The project to build the 6,000-megawatt Myitsone dam in northern Kachin state ...

Two Chinese Warships in Cambodia for Military Drills

Two Chinese warships docked in Cambodia on Sunday as part of the biggest-ever joint military drills with the Southeast Asian nation. Beijing's ambassador hails their "ironclad" friendship. Cambodia has long been a staunch ally of China and has received billions of ...

Marcos Says Philippines Will ‘Vigorously Defend What Is Ours’

The Philippines will "vigorously defend what is ours," President Ferdinand Marcos said on Saturday, as Manila's maritime row with Beijing over the South China Sea escalates. Marcos told a Philippine Military Academy graduation ceremony that the Southeast Asian country faced "a ...

China, Cambodia to Hold Joint Military Exercises

Cambodia and China will hold joint annual military drills from Thursday, an official said, amid US concerns that Beijing could use a Cambodian naval base to expand its influence in the region. A Chinese warship docked in the coastal city of ...

U.S., Philippine Troops Sink China-Made Vessel in War Games

U.S. and Philippine forces sank a decommissioned China-made Philippine Navy ship Wednesday during South China Sea war games simulating an attack on an enemy vessel, officials said. The exercises are being held near the city of Laoag, around 400 kilometers south ...

Indonesia’s Role in the Burgeoning South China Sea Crisis

Indonesian President-elect Prabowo Subianto will take office later this year at a critical time when regional tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea are surging. And this won't be just a foreign policy ...

Philippines, U.S. Fire at ‘Invasion’ Force in South China Sea War Games

By Faith Brown U.S. and Filipino troops fired missiles and artillery at an imaginary "invasion" force during war games on the Philippines' northern coast Monday, days after their governments objected to China's "dangerous" actions in regional waters.

Philippines Summons China Envoy Over Water Cannon Attack

The Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs said Thursday it summoned a senior Chinese embassy official over the "harassment of Philippine vessels" in the South China Sea. "The Philippines protested the harassment, ramming, swarming, shadowing and blocking, dangerous maneuvers, use of water ...

China Coast Guard Becoming ‘More Aggressive’: Philippines

China's coast guard has become more aggressive towards Philippine vessels in the South China Sea, and its water cannon attacks could threaten the lives of crew, a government spokesman in Manila warned Wednesday. A series of high-seas incidents involving the two ...
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