The United States blacklisted Chinese oil giant CNOOC and slapped visa restrictions on officials of the Chinese navy, ruling party and state-owned enterprises, over "coercion" of Southeast Asian claimants in the disputed South China Sea.
Donations of ventilators and supplies are part of a ‘classic tactic’ by the industry to get close to governments and try to undermine health policies, say public health advocates. Should tobacco firms’ CSR activities be allowed?
The sustainability of face masks, migrant workers' cramped quarters, and the reinvention of jobs—these were some of the themes related to Covid-19 that drew our readers this year as the virus evolved into more than a public health issue.
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Ahead of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in November, Eco-Business highlights some of the major issues the Southeast Asian country must address to attain its vision of a low-carbon future.
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The signing on 15 November 2020 of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement concluded 8 years of negotiations among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Australia, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK), and New Zealand.
Real leaders are not those who shout the loudest or tweet the most. We urge richer countries to submit updated climate plans before the end of the year, and to uphold the other promises made in the Paris climate agreement – both for our sake and that of future generations.
If the region's finance giants continue with business-as-usual practices over the next 10 years, there is little chance of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. There will also be clear consequences for the financial sector, writes Bernadette Victorio of Fair Finance Asia.
On the United States' election day, 14-year-old Marshall Cedric Tuazon of typhoon-hit Philippines hopes Americans will spare a thought for him and millions of others at growing risk from extreme weather and rising seas.
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In gridlocked, smoggy Southeast Asian cities, change is afoot to electrify transport and clear some of the world's most polluted skies. This video documents the pockets of hope for e-mobility around the most climate-vulnerable region.