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by Arundathie Abeysinghe
Indebted and grappling with a severe financial crisis, Colombo tries to balance the interests of Beijing, Delhi and Washington. Affected by the pandemic, the island nation needs foreign currency to pay for its growing imports. China’s “debt ...
| 13/01/2022
| SRI LANKA – CHINA
 
Myanmar’s armed forces attacked ethnic militias over the weekend. Fighting was reported yesterday. Despite international sanctions, trade in timber continued in 2021.
| 12/01/2022
| MYANMAR
 
The Burmese population has demonstrated against the arrival of the strongman from Phnom Penh in various parts of the country. Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has reiterated that Myanmar's generals must continue to be excluded from ASEAN meetings ...
| 08/01/2022
| CAMBODIA - MYANMAR
 
by Emanuele Scimia
China is the main economic player in Central Asia, but Russia remains the dominant military power. However, over time Beijing may no longer be able to outsource its trade and energy security in the region to Moscow. Many Kazakhs see the Chinese as invaders ...
| 07/01/2022
| CHINA - KAZAKHSTAN
 
by Giorgio Licini *
The case of the world tennis star is turning the spotlight forced in the same cramped quarters with 34 refugees whose request for asylum has been rejected for nine years. Held first on the islands of Manus and Nauru, they were eventually moved to Australia ...
| 07/01/2022
| AUSTRALIA – PAPUA NEW GUINEA
 
by Dario Salvi
The woman who was fleeing from the Taliban died after being caught in a storm, but her two children, who are now in the care of Iranian soldiers across the border, are safe. Turkish officials offload responsibility. AsiaNews sources: "Many people" have ...
| 04/01/2022
| TURKEY - AFGHANISTAN
 
The year that just began will be crucial for the Asian continent. Although the fight against the pandemic will continue to be the main concern for many governments, several political events are already scheduled. Some of the main dates call for close ...
| 01/01/2022
| THE COMING YEAR
 
From the general of repression in Myanmar to the courageous nun in Kabul, from the voices of freedom in prison in Hong Kong to the Jesuit who died after eight months in jail in India: we retrace these twelve months in Asia through the stories of some ...
| 31/12/2021
| END OF YEAR
“L’Asia: ecco il nostro comune compito per il terzo millennio!” - Giovanni Paolo II, da “Alzatevi, andiamo”