October 2016

ASEAN legal website set to launch (Bangkok Post, 23 October 2016)

ASEAN legal website set to launch (Bangkok Post, 23 October 2016) An online legal site offering information about the laws and regulations of the ASEAN member countries will be launched with free access early next year, Office of the Judiciary deputy secretary-general Sarawut Benjakul said. The site, which will be launched in all 10 countries,…

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What the China Trade Warriors Get Wrong (WSJ, 26 October 2016)

What the China Trade Warriors Get Wrong (WSJ, 26 October 2016) After three intense presidential debates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump managed to agree on at least one thing: The Trans-Pacific Partnership is bad for America, in part because many trade deals have supposedly caused trade deficits. Unfortunately, they’re both wrong. The country would be better…

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UN calls for protecting civilians as fighting, though reduced, continues in north-west Myanmar (UN News, 19 October 2016)

UN calls for protecting civilians as fighting, though reduced, continues in north-west Myanmar (UN News, 19 October 2016) According to the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), border posts in northwest Myanmar were attacked on 9 October resulting in the displacement of several hundred people. Some 1,200 people are confirmed to have taken…

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