ANN Desk (Asia)

The members of the ANN News Desk is located in several Asian countries. Stories under this lable are written by the ANN Team.

NAY PYI TAW (China Daily/ANN) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said he looks forward to renewing China's "pauk-phaw" (fraternal) ties with Myanmar in a signed articled published Thursday on Myanmese newspapers.

BEIJING (Dawn/Pakistan) - A Chinese court on Monday sentenced the scientist who claimed to be behind the world’s first gene-edited babies to three years in prison for illegal medical practice, state media reported.

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) - Will 2020 be a year of clear vision, or another 365 days of muddling through?  We are still wearing Cold War glasses of 1960s vintage tackling the quantum problems of the 21st century.  Get your eyes checked in 2020. 

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) - After the emphatic win of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the Sri Lankan elections last month, there's a central question: Will he manage to pull a Sheikh Hasina on India and China?

SINGAPORE (ANN Desk) - Forget the Asian Century, the region is heading into its most dangerous decade.

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) -  In a study of Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Poland, Turkey and the United States, scientists attribute populism to the rise of decisive leaders who push nationalism, demonise opponents and stir up issues that further divide societies.

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Vietnam to become more competitive with the help of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) if the country reduces trading costs and improves its business environment.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - There are different sets of relationships that each of India’s neighbours harbours towards the South Asian behemoth.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, who led American business leaders to participate in the second Indo-Pacific Business Forum held on the sidelines of the Asean Summit, reaffirmed US' strong commitment to Asia through the Indo-Pacific vision of Trump.

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) - Negative interest rates don’t make sense. Yet, nearly $16 trillion of the world’s bond market yields are in negative interest rate territory. Can this continue forever?