Asia-Pacific

China won't share hydrological data until India withdraws from Doklam

China won't share hydrological data until India withdraws from Doklam

China will not agree to carry out normal cooperation on hydrological data with India unless it agrees to withdraw troops from Doklam,

Aug 20, 2017, 23:41 PM IST

Five things to know about the Japanese royals

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko journey to sites of natural disasters to console victims, most notably after the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

Jun 09, 2017, 09:15 AM IST

Japan, France welcome US leadership in the Asia-Pacific

Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada applauded America's presence in the region and its tough stance on North Korea.

Jun 03, 2017, 20:11 PM IST
Jim Mattis says US committed to Asia-Pacific as allies seek clear policy

Jim Mattis says US committed to Asia-Pacific as allies seek clear policy

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday the United States remains committed to its Asia-Pacific allies, as he arrived in Singapore for the region`s premier defense and security forum. 

Jun 02, 2017, 17:30 PM IST
With eye on China, India and Japan vow to work as 'stabiliser' in Asia-Pacific

With eye on China, India and Japan vow to work as 'stabiliser' in Asia-Pacific

Hailing India-Japan ties, Rijiju said that both countries should go beyond their immediate oceanic limits to serve the interests of the whole world.

Feb 13, 2017, 17:50 PM IST

China, US must avoid being excessive mutual suspicion: Chinese envoy

China`s Washington envoy, Cui Tiankai, said that after “a most unusual political season”, it was important to build consensus and identify common ground.
 

Nov 17, 2016, 09:46 AM IST
Good news! Delhi airport emerges as first carbon neutral airport in Asia-Pacific

Good news! Delhi airport emerges as first carbon neutral airport in Asia-Pacific

This has come to the fore following a series of measures taken by it to reduce carbon footprint, which includes setting up a 7.84 MW solar power plant.

Sep 28, 2016, 11:05 AM IST
India slips one spot to 12th rank in millionaire population

India slips one spot to 12th rank in millionaire population

India has slipped one place to 12th spot in terms of millionaire population, even as their numbers have grown marginally to 2 lakh.

Jun 23, 2016, 19:23 PM IST

India deeply appreciates US' engagement in Asia-Pacific: Ashton Carter

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said that the US-led international coalition is determined to defeat ISIS.

Apr 28, 2016, 05:54 AM IST
PE investments in Asia-Pacific region touch $11.9 bn in 2015

PE investments in Asia-Pacific region touch $11.9 bn in 2015

 Asia-Pacific remained one of the world's busiest markets for energy M&As, witnessing 200 deals, while private equity investment in the region totaled USD 11.9 billion last year, says a report.

 

 

 

Mar 03, 2016, 13:19 PM IST

Obama hails signing of US-led Pacific rim trade deal

President Barack Obama hailed the signing of one of the biggest trade deals in history, saying the Trans-Pacific Partnership would give the United States an advantage over other leading economies, namely China.

Feb 04, 2016, 07:15 AM IST

'Asia-Pacific region faces epidemic of HIV among adolescents'

The report 'Adolescents: Under the Radar in the Asia-Pacific AIDS Response', published by the Asia-Pacific Inter-Agency Task Team on Young Key Populations, which includes UNICEF and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS warned that the AIDS epidemic cannot be ended as a public health threat by 2030 without tackling the issue of adolescents.

Dec 01, 2015, 09:48 AM IST

China weighs on Asia-Pacific business outlook

Business leaders in the Asia-Pacific are losing confidence in their revenue prospects because of China's cooling economy and perceived higher risks in emerging markets, a survey released Monday showed.

Nov 16, 2015, 15:41 PM IST
India calls for early conclusion of SCS code of conduct

India calls for early conclusion of SCS code of conduct

 India on Wednesday called for the early conclusion of a code of conduct by consensus for the strategic South China Sea as defence ministers of Asia-Pacific met here amid rising assertiveness by China in the disputed waters.

Nov 04, 2015, 17:18 PM IST

US unable to leave Cold War mentality: Xinhua commentary

The US is unable to discard its outdated Cold War mentality, said a commentary in Xinhua news agency, which added that China and the US must not allow the Asia Pacific region to "retrogress into a destructive wrestling ring".

Sep 26, 2015, 12:17 PM IST

US plans more Asia-Pacific drills to counter China reclamation

The United States plans to increase the number of military and humanitarian drills it conducts in the Asia-Pacific as part of a new strategy to counter China`s rapid expansion in the South China Sea, the Philippine military said on Wednesday.

Aug 26, 2015, 15:39 PM IST
Indians most experimental travellers in Asia-Pacific: Survey

Indians most experimental travellers in Asia-Pacific: Survey

Indian travellers are the most experimental travellers in Asia-Pacific and are opting for picturesque destinations like Ireland, Sweden, Greece, Switzerland and Japan, says a survey conducted by global travel search company Skyscanner.

Aug 21, 2015, 14:57 PM IST

Asia-Pacific ministers vow to fight IS

 Asia-Pacific ministers today vowed to counter violent extremism promoted by jihadist groups such as Islamic State at a two-day regional summit in Sydney, with Australia's Attorney-General saying their goal was to build societies resilient to terrorism.

Jun 12, 2015, 19:04 PM IST
Asia-Pacific remains firmly behind embattled Sepp Blatter

Asia-Pacific remains firmly behind embattled Sepp Blatter

There were a few fissures but no major cracks apparent in FIFA president Sepp Blatter`s bedrock of Asia-Pacific support as officials began returning to the region from the annual congress of soccer`s world governing body over the weekend.

Jun 01, 2015, 12:13 PM IST

US threatening 'chaos' in Asia-Pacific: China

China accused the United States on Thursday of threatening to sow "chaos" in the Asia-Pacific region by inciting countries whose territorial claims in the South China Sea clash with those of Beijing.

May 28, 2015, 21:46 PM IST