Volume 2, Issue 1

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January - March 2000 · Published: Apr 2000

Daily Digest

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

US and Japan are committed to containing China but leading European countries are open to economic incentives.

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

Alibaba subsidiary T-Head on governing board of new Linux-led RISE association promoting access to high-performance software and chips.