APPLY NOW! ‘Making AEC Work: Digging Out Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade’ Series

BANGKOK, Aug 21  - The ASEAN Community is around the corner, and the AEC (the ASEAN Economic Community) has become something of a mantra these days. But the AEC is not a magic wand that will turn ASEAN’s 10 member countries into a single, integrated entity of more than 600 million people when the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, 2015. Rather, the formation of a Community – and AEC - comes from concrete steps taken by ASEAN countries, including the removal of hindrances to more trade flows that are a lifeblood of deeper economic integration. more ...

August 21, 2015 (0) comments

Q&A: ‘We’ve Become More Interested in ASEAN’

Myanmar’s weekly newspaper ‘The Voice’ is one of the survivors of the country’s transition to media freedom over the last decade. Today, Zeya Thu, deputy chief editor of the paper, says “we are in a transitional society” and that the country is now learning about ASEAN. more ...

April 01, 2015 (0) comments

ASEAN Literary Festival to address writing in the digital age

JAKARTA, 16 Mar (The Wall Street Journal) - Has social media and the digital world changed the way Southeast Asian writers think and write? It’s a question at the heart of this year’s Association of Southeast Asian Nations Literary Festival, which brings together writers, artists, academics and publishers from eight ASEAN member countries and beyond. more ...

March 17, 2015 (0) comments

ASEAN Foreign Ministers: ‘Our People, Our Community, Our Vision’

"We had a productive deliberation under the theme 'Our People, Our Community, Our Vision' to create an ASEAN Community which is truly people-oriented, people-centred comprising all areas of cooperation. We also had fruitful discussions on regional and international issues as well as our ongoing efforts to maintain peace, stability and prosperity in the region." For the Full Text of the Joint Communiqué, 48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, issued on 4 August 2015, please read: more ...

August 09, 2015 (0) comments

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