The Straits Times – Australia moves to find new critical minerals partners but risks China’s ire
For decades, Australia has been a crucial supplier of the iron ore that has helped to quench China’s insatiable appetite for steel.
Asia Times – The G7 anti-China façade shows cracks in Europe
Nikkei Asia – China rate cut in focus after big banks pave way
Major Chinese state-owned lenders decided Thursday to reduce interest on deposits across the board, a move widely seen as a harbinger of a policy rate cut by the country’s central bank.
The Diplomat – Bajau: The Vanishing Seafarers of Southeast Asia
Today, only 100-200 seafarers remain on traditional “Lansa” houseboats near Borneo’s shorelines.
Yonhap News Agency – Yoon gov’t unveils National Security Strategy highlighting N.K. threat
The Yoon Suk Yeol administration on Wednesday unveiled a National Security Strategy highlighting the threat of North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs and outlining its objectives for the realization of a “global pivotal state.”
Asia Times – Open-standard, open-source tech body defies US sanctions