Indonesia

As OECD talks begin, Indonesia faces uphill task in joining elite club

Reforming policies to mirror the group’s stringent anti-corruption and other norms to obtain membership will be very difficult, analysts say.

Pacific

China’s reach is far and wide, tops US on Global Diplomacy Index

Beijing and Washington are neck-and-neck in the number of diplomatic posts, Australia’s Lowy Institute reports.

Indonesia

Fraud, meddling and favoritism taint Indonesia’s 2024 polls: Watchdog groups

They also accuse outgoing President Joko Widodo of tacitly supporting the ticket that included his son.

South China Sea

Philippine congress approves bill establishing maritime zones around archipelago

The legislation, seen as “a marker of our freedom,” must be signed by President Marcos.

Pacific

Tuvalu, a Taiwan ally, elects new prime minister

Tuvalu, northeast of Fiji, is one of only 12 nations that recognize Taiwan instead of Beijing.

Pacific

China’s reach is far and wide, tops US on Global Diplomacy Index

Beijing and Washington are neck-and-neck in the number of diplomatic posts, Australia’s Lowy Institute reports.

Thai opposition leader: ‘Use us as a bridge’

They protect a historic Christ statue in one of the world’s biggest Catholic processions

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