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President Xi highlighjts significance of Arab-China relations

President Xi highlighjts significance of Arab-China relations

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping has delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the 10th ministerial conference of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum.The following is the full text of his speech: Your Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, Your Excellency President Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi, Your Excellency President Kais Saied, Your Highness President Mohamed Bin Zayed […]

China-Arab States Cooperation Forum: Taking shared growth to the next level?

China-Arab States Cooperation Forum: Taking shared growth to the next level?

MANAMA: The 10th ministerial meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum will convene in the Chinese capital Beijing on May 30. Four Arab leaders, two from Asia and two from Africa will attend the forum in a clear indication of its growing significance. King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, President of the United […]

Ansan tops with natural beauty, vibrant living, futuristic education

Ansan tops with natural beauty, vibrant living, futuristic education

Habib Toumi ANSAN: The stylish picture shows high-rise white buildings near lush multi-colored parks and wide, well-manicured highways with the bold message “Ansan: The best land to live under the sky.” The description is attributed to King Jeongjo (1752-1800), the 22nd King of Joseon, as he was impressed by the abundance of seafood and fertile […]

Kazakhstan’s Tokayev first Central Asian President to deliver Singapore Lecture

Kazakhstan’s Tokayev first Central Asian President to deliver Singapore Lecture

SINGAPORE: Singapore and Central Asia countries should work closely together in areas of mutual interest, a senior Singaporean minister has said. Addressing the 46th Singapore Lecture, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean welcomed the visit of Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to the island country and stressed the significance of bolstering ties […]

Korea’s renewable energy wonder: The Sihwa Tidal Power Plant – High energy capacity, low environmental impact

Korea’s renewable energy wonder: The Sihwa Tidal Power Plant – High energy capacity, low environmental impact

  By Habib Toumi ANSANCITY: The comon view across teh globe is that power plants are associated with degrading the environment and spoiling the aesthetics of their surroundings. But, such a view does not stand in the Republic of Korea where the Sihwa Tidal Power Plant (TPP) has, to the contrary of the generally-held view, […]

Kyrgyzstan purchases record number of cars

Kyrgyzstan purchases record number of cars

By Kuban Andymen BISHKEK: In the first three months of 2024, vehicle registration fees in Kyrgyzstan reached 438.7 million soms (about $5 million). This is significantly higher than last year’s figures for the same period when 238.7 million soms were collected, representing an increase of 84%, , statistics from the country’s Ministry of Finance indicate. […]

Asia Reporters: “Incheon is ideal venue for achieving APEC’s three major goals”

Asia Reporters: “Incheon is ideal venue for achieving APEC’s three major goals”

By Lee Joo-hyung INCHEON: The host city for the 2025 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit will be decided next month, in June. While Incheon Metropolitan City, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, and Jeju Special Self-Governing Province have announced their intention to host this summit in Korea, each local government is busy with last-minute attraction activities such as on-site […]

Incheon, City of International Peace, grand ambitions

Incheon, City of International Peace,  grand ambitions

By Habib Toumi INCHEON: Incheon Metropolitan City is set to become an international meeting point for people from across the world, its vice mayor has said. “Featuring the world’s best hub, Incheon International Airport, Incheon Part that serves as a logistics hub for Northeast Asia, , Incheon is South Korea’s key economic and international city […]

Seoul to upgrade ties with Asean

Seoul to upgrade ties with Asean

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: THE Asean bloc is back in the limelight as South Korea aims to activate President Yoon Suk-yeol’s Korea-Asean Solidarity ( KASI) policy and move towards a “comprehensive strategic partnership”. The KASI plan was launched with much fanfare by President Yoon in November 2022 when he […]

Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project delayed due to international pressure – Iranian Envoy

Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project delayed due to international pressure – Iranian Envoy

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative KARACHI, SINDH: Consul General of Islamic Republic of Iran Mr. Hassan Nourian says that the international pressure was the main cause behind delay in execution of Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project. “Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline project, conceived in 2009, was originally named as Iran-Pakistan-India Gas Pipeline Project, but after India backed […]

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