Sunday, 03 March 2024

South Asian Update
South Asian Update
China lauds Russia relations and calls for strengthened Asia-Pacific role

China lauds Russia relations and calls for strengthened Asia-Pacific role

China has expressed its appreciation for the robust historical ties with Russia and has called for an enhanced collaborative effort on matters of security, stability, and development in the Asia-Pacific region.

Myanmar junta enforces mandatory military service for young people

Myanmar junta enforces mandatory military service for young people

The military junta in Myanmar has implemented compulsory military service for all young men and women, according to state media reports on Saturday. This move comes as the junta grapples with armed rebel forces seeking increased autonomy in various regions of the country.

Myanmar will include all ethnic minorities including Rohingya: NUG Spokesperson

Myanmar will include all ethnic minorities including Rohingya: NUG Spokesperson

Spokesperson and Adviser to the President of Myanmar`s National Unity Government (NUG) Kyaw Zaw has said the ongoing `Spring revolution` against the brutal military Junta in Myanmar will be successful as the people of Myanmar are now more united than at any other time in history.

Myanmar junta gov’t eases rules governing political parties

Myanmar junta gov’t eases rules governing political parties

Myanmar`s military junta has announced a relaxation of rules pertaining to the registration of political parties, as reported by state media on Wednesday, just hours before the expiration of a state of emergency.

Generals excluded, Myanmar junta sends official proxy to ASEAN summit
Generals excluded, Myanmar junta sends official proxy to ASEAN summit

Military-ruled Myanmar sent a bureaucrat to Monday`s meeting of  Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers in Laos, Indonesia`s top diplomat said, adding the move was in line with ASEAN`s policy on the conflict-torn country`s attendance.

Myanmar ethnic minority fighters declare control of port town
Myanmar ethnic minority fighters declare control of port town

After over two months of fierce confrontations with junta forces, fighters belonging to a Myanmar ethnic minority armed group, the Arakan Army (AA), have asserted control over a strategic port town.

Arakan Army claims control of town bordering Bangladesh, India

Arakan Army claims control of town bordering Bangladesh, India

An ethnic armed group in Myanmar`s Rakhine state the Arakan Army (AA) has claimed control over the town of Paletwa, situated on the Kaladan river near the borders with India and Bangladesh. 

ASEAN special envoy meets Myanmar junta chief

ASEAN special envoy meets Myanmar junta chief

Myanmar`s junta chief Min Aung Hlaing engaged in discussions with a special envoy from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), according to reports from state media on Thursday. 

Chinese President Xi congratulates Hasina on her re-election as PM

Chinese President Xi congratulates Hasina on her re-election as PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping has greeted Sheikh Hasina on her re-election as Premier of Bangladesh.

China ready to work with the new govt of Bangladesh

China ready to work with the new govt of Bangladesh

China congratulated Bangladesh for the successful holding of the 12th parliamentary election and felicitated PM Sheikh Hasina for winning the election.

China sanctions five US firms over Taiwan arms sales

China sanctions five US firms over Taiwan arms sales

China has imposed sanctions on five US defense industry companies in retaliation to a move made by Washington, as stated by a Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Sunday.

Myanmar junta to free 9,652 prisoners on humanitarian grounds

Myanmar junta to free 9,652 prisoners on humanitarian grounds

Myanmar`s ruling junta government will release 9,652 prisoners, including 114 foreigners, under an amnesty to mark the country`s independence day, state media reported on Thursday.

Runway safety concerns in focus as Japan probes Tokyo plane crash

Runway safety concerns in focus as Japan probes Tokyo plane crash

Japanese authorities are gearing up to investigate airplane collision at Tokyo`s Haneda airport, shedding light on runway safety concerns just weeks after the global airline industry received fresh warnings.

Japan earthquake death toll rises to 48; Rescuers desperate to save lives

Japan earthquake death toll rises to 48; Rescuers desperate to save lives

At least 48 people were killed after a powerful earthquake hit Japan on New Year`s Day. The aftermath of the powerful earthquake has presented formidable challenges to rescue teams striving to access remote areas where buildings lay in ruins, roads have been destroyed, and tens of thousands of households endure power outages.

China calls Taiwan president frontrunner a destroyer of peace

China calls Taiwan president frontrunner a destroyer of peace

China`s government has labeled the leading contender for Taiwan`s upcoming presidency as `confrontational` and a disruptor of peace following his remarks during a presidential debate, where he emphasized the island`s sovereignty and its people`s right to independence.

Rebels destroy Chinese made armored vehicle in Myanmar clashes

Rebels destroy Chinese made armored vehicle in Myanmar clashes

The ongoing clashes in Northern Myanmar have witnessed a significant development highlighted by analyst Jesus Roman. A Chinese-made 2nd generation DongFeng Mengshi armored vehicle, likely belonging to the Myanmar Army, was destroyed during combat, signaling a noteworthy shift in the conflict dynamics.