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We cannot call it #India-#Bangladesh prime ministerial meeting in true sense of the term, since #SheikhHasina came to the WEF meeting. The bilateral visit is scheduled later. However despite its limited scope I find the meeting very encouraging and beneficial for either side. 1/n
Key takeaways from #Modi-#SheikhHasina
Meeting 1) The LPG deal is consequent to #India's decision to invest in LPG terminal in #Chittagong. With time we wil see rise in supplies and #Bangladesh-#NorthEast LPG pipeline. 2/n
LPG deal is a mirror of #India-Bangladesh #diesel pipeline with the exception that in the case of #LPG, #Bangladesh is also getting #FDI. This is early stages of creation of a regional oil & gas grid, which may be expanded to #CLMV #Asean in the days to come. #Modi- #Hasina
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1/6 Amazing to see @qoalaid surge so quickly! The # of policies sold per month have grown 15x in the last six months -- shows that #TheTimeisNow for #InsurTech in Indonesia and #ASEAN.
2/6 In many emerging markets, FinTech evolution starts with payments, then moves to lending, then to insurance and wealth management. We’re clearly at the inflection point: 80% of @qoalaid customers never purchased insurance before!
3/6 @qoalaid founder @harshet is leveraging tech to create better experience. Claims on flights booked on OTA partner PegiPegi, for eg, are paid after a 45 min flight delay (others only cover 4 hr + delays) & a Qoala chatbot pays that in seconds vs the 14 day industry standard.
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❤️🇺🇸 Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo
❤️🇺🇸 Secretary Of Defense Dr Mark T Esper

#ASEAN — Association of Southeast Asian Nations • #IndoPacific
— Thailand 🇹🇭
— Australia 🇦🇺
— Federated States of Micronesia 🇫🇲

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❤️🇺🇸 Sec Def Esper took a slightly different path #Hawaii
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In pivoting to #China, East Timor may have given
#ASEAN one more reason to exclude it - To join Asean, it needs to improve its economy, but, in improving its economy with China’s help, it may jeopardize its chances of joining Asean scmp.com/week-asia/geop…
Observers warn that in pivoting to China, East Timor may have given the bloc one more reason to exclude it. Previously, doubters in Asean – most vocally, Singapore – have suggested the country’s struggles with its economy and infrastructure would leave it at best unable.......
....... to contribute, and, at worst, a drain on resources. Now they fear its would-be 11th member could act as a Trojan horse for Chinese influence.
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#Vietnamese frigate departs for #Russia to participate in a fleet review on the occasion of the 323rd Day of the #Russian Navy in Vladivostok city, Russia en.qdnd.vn/military/intl-…
As scheduled, the Vietnamese mission will pay courtesy calls on the Pacific Fleet Command of the Russian Navy and the authorities of Vladivostok city. They will also join culinary and cultural festivals and sports exchange in the host city.
The visit will give Vietnamese officers & sailors of Frigate 016-Quang Trung an opportunity to practice long voyages, improve commanding capabilities, combat readiness abilities, master weapons & equipment during long voyages at sea & gain experiences in international events.
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The #Vietnamese Navy & Coast Guard have been mobilized & are in high alert status. The info running around in Viet military circles is that the Chinese ships are acting very aggressively and attempted to ram VN vessels. @CollinSLKoh @duandang @BonnieGlaser
The Chinese survey ship is protected not only by Chinese coast guard vessels, but also by Chinese navy ships positioned behind the Chinese coast guard vessels. The Chinese ships are near the DK-1 area of Vietnamese oil rigs & platforms.
Both sides are keeping things under wraps for now. There is no official information or media news about this situation. The situation is tense, but is not at the level of the 2014 oil rig incidents, for now. Pictures of the DK-1 oil rig area that is next to the contested area.
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1/8 INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATIVE COMMISSION NEEDED TO EXAMINE POSSIBLE PRESENCE OF FOREIGN MILITARY BASES IN CAMBODIA
Through peace agreements signed in Paris in 1991, Cambodia is obliged to respect absolute neutrality in its foreign policy. #SamRainsy #Cambodia @UN
2/8 On the basis of reliable, tallying sources, China, with the agreement of the government in Phnom Penh, is in the process of building aerial and port infrastructure in the coastal province of Koh Kong in Cambodia which could be used for military ends.
3/8 The infrastructure is similar to that built by China on the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, which are the subject of territorial dispute.
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#SupplyChains #India needs to work indipendently with #USA and #China to separate the supply chains headed in the two directions and try to shift as much of them as possible to India
3/n #SupplyChains This is the final opportunity for making India a manufacturing hub, & bring manufacture jobs to India. It would be tragic if we miss this opportunity. I suggest that the new Govt appoint a #MOS(Supply Chains)in @PMOIndia to attract Global supply chains to India.
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Live today: the joint seminar of #ASEAN Secretariat, @ASEANSAI_sec and @AIPASecretariat “Laying The Foundation for Future Cooperation in Promoting #Accountability and #Transparency in Southeast Asia” #ASEANACT2019
Key ASEAN entities hold a seminar today to link between the work of supreme audit institutions, parliaments, and governments in the area of #transparency and #accountability. #ASEANACT2019 @ASEANSAI_Sec @aipasecretariat
The one-day seminar is attended by more than 100 senior officials involved in the projects implemented by #GIZ - ASEC 2024, Support to ASEANSAI and AIPA4ASEAN. Stay tuned for the remarks and outcomes from the seminar! #ASEANACT2019
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Just landed in #Thailand & looking forward to speaking at the @AfiForum. At the event? Come say hello. #AFIF2019.
500+ of the world’s leading #investors & #FI will explore investment opportunities to foster inclusive financial markets across #AsiaPacific
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#Davos #WEF19 or here at the Asia Financial Institutions Forum @AfiForum #AFIForum 2019 in #Bangkok: something to ponder this #MLKDay weekend & beyond. #microfinance #accessstocapital #fintech #finance #inequality
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Vietnam's Air Force Thread - The SU-30MK2 is the main asset of the Vietnamese Air Force. Its combat radious covers the whole contested area of the #SouthChinaSea including the Spratlys, the Paracels & Hainan Island. #Vietnam #ASEAN #SouthChinaSea #Asia #AsiaPacific #IndoPacific
Vietnam's Air Force Thread - The SU-30MK2 is a multi role fighter bomber, Tasked with air defense and naval strike, 35 in inventory #Vietnam #ASEAN #Asia #AsiaPacific #IndoPacific #SouthChinaSea
Vietnam's Air Force Thread - For the anti ship mission, the 35 SU-30MK2s are armed with KH-31 mach 3.5 supersonic missiles, KH-59 & KH-59MK2, KH-35 & KH-29TE missiles. They also carry Israeli electronic warfare pods. #Vietnam #ASEAN #SouthChinaSea #AsiaPacific #IndoPacific
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Thread: A first batch of 31 T-90S/SK tanks arrived to #Vietnam from #Russia, which is the quantity for a battalion. Here are the first leaked pictures. They don't have the side skirts because they were removed for transportation. Much of Vietnam's terrain is good for tank warfare
Thread: #Vietnam T-90 tanks: Vietnam ordered 62 T-90S tanks and 2 T-90SK. The T90SK is the commander's version of the T-90S, with additional communication and navigation equipment. The order value is $250 million or $3.9 million per tank. #ASEAN #IndoPacific
Thread: #Vietnam T-90 tanks: The Vietnamese tanks have the Shtora ("curtain" in Russian), an electro-optical active protection suite for tanks, designed to disrupt the laser designator and laser rangefinders of incoming anti-tank guided missiles #ASEAN #AsiaPacific #IndoPacific
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Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (#ARIA) was signed into Law.

Look fwd to seeing the implementation details.
Text:
It is the policy of the United States to develop and commit to a long-term strategic vision and a comprehensive, multifaceted, and principled United States policy for the Indo-Pacific region that—
(1) secures the vital national security interests of the United States and our allies and partners;
(2) promotes American prosperity and economic interests by advancing economic growth and development of a rules-based Indo-Pacific economic community;
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Impact of trade war on emerging Asia: No short-term winner but #Vietnam , #India and #Thailand to gain in the medium-term.

•Today, 1 out of 5 manufactured goods in the world come from China – a great leap from 3% in 1996

•1 out of 2 labor-intensive manu exports are from China
1) The US is a massive consumer of Chinese manufactured goods. Look at the chart of exports to the US & China's exports to the rest of the world.

If the US doesn't buy it, then it will go to the rest of the world, which doesn't absorb it since US demand is key, then PRICE falls
2) China has MASSIVE global market share in manufactured goods, & more for specific categories such as machinery, so:

a) HARD to substitute Chinese goods in the short-term;
b) If the US doesn't buy, China will drop prices to unload inventories;
c) No short-term gain for EM Asia
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1/ The President of the United States is systematically dismantling all the institutions we built after WWII to maintain the world order we created.

#Abdication
2/ #NATO, the UN, the WTO, the IMF, World Bank, and our trade agreements are mechanisms for us to have a say in what other countries do. They are tools of our power but they come at a cost.

We cannot just do whatever we want without consulting others and in some cases it costs $
3/ Our modern #empire is dependent upon the US Dollar and US military power. First let's talk about the $USD.

By FAR our most powerful tool, it is based on our political and economic stability. While even DJT can't destroy our economy, he is straining our political stability.
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#demographics #militaries #economies #currencies
#USA
- Best demographics
- Largest military
- Largest economy
- Most used currency
- Liquid financial markets
- Open capital account
- Rule of law
- Best geography
- Can be self sufficient if required
- Not trade dependent
#USA
Top trade partners as of 30 June 2018:
- China: 15.2% (strategic competitor)
- Canada: 15.1%
- Mexico: 14.6%
- Japan: 5.1%
- Germany: 4.4%

The next 10 years could result in the below:
- Mexico (25%)
- Canada (20%
- Japan (7%)
- South Korea (5%)
- Great Britain (4%)
#USA
Bring the manufacturing (jobs) home while negatively impacting China's economy.
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"Trump has used Harley-Davidson as an example of a US business that is being harmed by trade barriers. Yet Harley has warned consistently against tariffs, saying they would negatively impact sales"

Harley, hit by tariffs, shifts some production overseas apnews.com/6c8942f7363743…
Important issue highlighted by @riotwomennn: are tariff exemptions determined by bribes?

Corker: "22,000 companies have asked for exemptions.There is no basis to deal with them. Are they going to grant these exclusions based on political contributions?"
Trump’s trade war with the European Union is going to cost Harley-Davidson as much as $100 million a year and force the manufacturer to shift production out of the U.S. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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Nog een paar gedachten n.a.v. artikel: 'Philippines deploys Japanese-donated plane to disputed shoal' washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pac…
#ScarboroughShoal #PantagShoal #BajodeMasinloc #HuangyanDao #ZuidChineseZee #SouthChinaSea >>
1. Japan springt noodgedwongen in het gat dat de VS en Trump laten vallen in #ZuidOostAzie en versterkt de kustwacht van de #ASEAN landen met de levering van betaalbare patrouilleschepen en -vliegtuigen. De Filipijnen gebruiken nu het eerste vliegtuig om te patrouilleren..
2. ..rond het omstreden #ScarboroughShoal, dat sinds 2012 door de Chinese kustwacht continu wordt bewaakt maar ook geclaimd wordt door Taiwan en de Filipijnen. Vorige week voerden de Filipijnen ook al een vliegtuigpatrouille uit. Dit is opmerkelijk aangezien president Duterte..
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Mỹ Sơn is a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and the 14th century AD by the kings of Champa (South Vietnam). Temples are dedicated to God Shiva.
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#ReclaimTemples
#ASEAN #India
#Be_Proud_To_Be_A_Hindu
Islamization of this Hindu civilization happened after 15th century as their mother civilization India itself was under foreign rule. Mỹ Sơn temple complex got ruined extensively due to carpet bombing by USA during Vietnam war (1969).
Some Champas (estimated at 50000) are still practising Hinduism. They, along with Balinese Hindus are the only surviving non-indic Hindu societies today.
(Pic: Lord Shiva of Champas made of electrum, i.e gold-silver alloy)
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#THREAD: I am at the #COMMA2017 content summit conference. I'll be discussing #ASEAN integration, the digital media landscape and the #millennial agenda.

What is the future of news and media in ASEAN?

Stay tuned!
#CeritalahASEAN started with Ceritalah 25 years ago in the early 90s - during the height of print media. In those days, The Economist, The Straits Times, The New York Times, were really flourishing. Much of the 80s and 90s, I met with and talked to editors across the world.
Those publications were really dynamic and powerful.

But we've seen those publications come down. WSJ stopped printing in Asia. Jakarta Globe stopped printing in 2015. KiniBiz, Volume in Thailand also stopped printing....

What has come up to replace those institutions?
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